Which Medical Pouch Sealer is Right for You?

In today’s healthcare industry, ensuring a strong, repeatable seal that won’t expose products is an absolute must. The last thing you want is a recall of any kind, and a medical pouch sealer can help you keep that possibility to a minimum. With so many choices on the market today, though, which one might be right for your company? Take a look.

Medical pouch sealers come in three main forms – impulse sealers, constant heat sealers, and continuous band sealers. They all work the same way, too. They activate an adhesive layer on the pouch or melt the pouch materials together to form a seal. The key here, though, is to make sure you’re getting a quality, consistent seal and that you can calibrate the machine so your seal can be validated.

Impulse sealers have been around for decades, and for good reason. The use a timed impulse of electricity that heats rapidly, then creates the seal. The process takes just a few seconds, depending on the requirements of the material used in the bags. They can handle almost anything, and they cool down very quickly, reducing the risk of burn injuries on your line.

Constant heat sealers maintain their heat all of the time. They can be more expensive to purchase than an impulse sealer, but they cycle speed is typically faster. Because they stay hot, however, they do increase the risk of burn injuries on the line.

As you shop for a pouch sealer to meet your needs, the single best thing you can do is contact us. We’ll discuss the needs of your product line and match you with a sealer that is certain to meet your needs, maintaining high levels of productivity and a consistent, repeatable seal, no matter what the product. Contact us today to learn more.