Bagmakers are used in several different industries, but the most common use is in the snack or food packaging industry (potato chips, crackers, salad, nuts, confectionary, fruits, etc). They are mostly used in conjunction with a Multihead Weigher. The weigher will drop a precise amount of product down to the bagmaker, which uses a vertical fill, form, and seal technology.
A roll of tube, preprinted with the manufacturer’s label and nutritional summary is fed over a former. In a swift motion, the product is dumped into the tube and the bagmaker seals the bottom and the top of the bag, producing well over 150 bags a minute for many products.