Commercial vacuum packaging machine adopts a method of packaging that removes air from the space around food prior to sealing. This method involves manually placing the packed items in the chamber and then using a heated bar to fuse the sides of the bag together. Before fusing the sides of the bag together, remove the air from inside. A vacuum sealer packaging machine is usually used in the food industry. The purpose of vacuum package is to remove oxygen from the package to extend the shelf life of food. Exposure to air will spoil food or make it go stale over time. Reducing food waste and spoilage is important to any food service operation, so it’s very essential in the food industry.
Benefits of commercial vacuum packaging machine
1. Extend the shelf life of food
Vacuumed food is through a vacuum sealer packaging machine removing the oxygen from the package, inhibiting the growth of bacteria and fungi, and preventing the evaporation of volatile components. Therefore, food can be stored with freshness for a longer period.
2. Reduce the volume of the contents and package
Packaged food through the vacuum has lighter volumes because the air has been exhausted. The size and weight also have changed.
3. Keep food hygiene and clean
Food is sealed with the help of the smart sealing heat bar, adapting to the bar temperature resulting in the best seal in every condition. It’s insulated with pollution from everywhere.
Types of industrial vacuum packaging machine
There are several types of vacuum sealer packaging machines in our company. Respectively single chamber vacuum packaging machine, double chamber vacuum packaging machine, stretch film vacuum sealer packing machine, and external suction vacuum sealer packing machine. The single-room vacuum sealer packing machine is with a transparent cover so that the packing progress is clear. However, the double room vacuum sealer packing machine has two rooms, improving the work efficiency. Stretch film vacuum sealer packing machine is controlled by the microcomputer control and can perform multiple vacuum packages once. External suction vacuum sealer vacuum packing machine should be with manual assistance, manually taking items to be vacuumed. And it’s a good choice if you will not be sealing liquids.
How do I choose a commercial vacuum packaging machine?
About choosing a vacuum sealer, consider several factors such as what you plan to vacuum, usage, and your budget. A vacuum sealer is generally applicable to every product. Chamber machines can pack almost all items, including liquid. External machines are not ideal for packing liquid-rich food because the liquid has a tendency to come out of the package with air. So, it depends on which material you want to vacuum. And what usage you want is also important. Chamber machines are well-received in commercial applications. The heating bar is optional as you wish, improving the efficiency. External machines are more suitable for light-duty use. Besides, don’t forget the budget. If adequate budget and large production, it’s recommended to buy a stretch film vacuum machine for mass production and mass packaging.
What should you not vacuum seal?
Generally mentioning the vacuum sealer, people always consider how to vacuum products to achieve the goal of extending the shelf life. But have you ever thought about if there are foods you should not be vacuum sealing? There are some foods containing the anaerobic bacteria growing without the presence of air. If this kind of food is vacuumed, these bacteria will spoil the food and cause a bad affect on the health. The food is raw mushrooms/bananas, raw onions/garlic/cabbage/lettuce, whole apples, soft cheeses(blue cheese, brie, Camembert, ricotta, and other soft and unpasteurized cheeses), and freshly cooked or steamed vegetables. It’s helpful to guide you to identify a few items that should not be sealed in a vacuum way.
Are vacuum food sealers worth the money?
When investing in vacuum food sealers, many people will consider the question that whether a vacuum food sealer is worth it or not. It’s worthy for those who own the supermarkets or buy and cook food in bulk. Food that has been vacuum-sealed can last 4-6 times longer than food that is not preserved through vacuum sealing. Obviously, vacuumed food can extend the shelf life of food and, with flexible package forms, make it lighter. Oxygen does promote reactions in food and certain color changes. Thus, a vacuum food sealer realizes that the removal of oxygen in the package will preserve certain quality characteristics and extend shelf life based on quality.