How Does an Impulse Heat Sealer Work?
You might be dubious to think that one simple machine could be of use to a doctor's office, a specialty food store, a full-time homemaker, and to a craft enthusiast alike, but the fact is that an impulse sealer can be a great help to all those operations and individuals, and more!
That's because, in the simplest possible terms, an impulse sealer is nothing more than a custom packaging maker.
With the right bags and/or films and just a few minutes spent learning how to use this piece of technology, you can create reliable, airtight sealed, and attractive custom bags for years!
First let's explain exactly how an impulse heat sealer works, and then we'll get to some of the many applications they can have, both for use in the home and in a variety of businesses. As you might have guessed, the key "ingredient" to this mechanism is heat. You choose the film or bagging material you want to use to seal your goods --this will vary depending on whether you are packaging up foods, hardware, medicines etc. Usually people opt for polyethylene and polypropylene bags, or for thermoplastic packaging. Then you place the goods you need safely and securely sealed between the layers of film. One quick push down on the impulse sealer when using the manual version (as easy to operate as a common stapler!) or one flip of the switch to run the pre- programmed automatic models, and you're done!
A quick "pulse" of heat sent through an electrical wire instantly and securely seals the two sides of your packaging film together, creating a strong, airtight seal!
For the record, the way an impulse sealer works, as opposed to the way similar constant heat sealers work, is that an impulse heat sealer heats up and cools down rapidly, as opposed to constant heat sealers, which are always hot when turned on. This makes the impulse heat sealer both safer and more energy efficient.
Now, let's talk about how impulse sealers can be used, and who can benefit by using them. Because you can choose from a wide variety of packaging materials, and because you can create almost any different size of package (the only limit is the size of the sealer itself), you can create myriad custom packages using the same films and the same machine. That means that a retail shop that sells various different types of electronic hardware, for example, need not stock one type of packaging for the circuit boards the sell and another for tiny little adapters: the same type of packaging and the same machine can make custom sized packages for all types of different items!
The reason an impulse heat sealer offers the ultimate type of packaging, though, is not merely because of how flexible a packaging solution it offers, but because of the reliability of the sealed packets it can create.
If you sell, handle, or simply want to store any item that is delicate or subject to spoiling, using an impulse heat sealer and the right films can make your goods much more resilient than any other kind of packaging. You can create a strong, airtight seal around, for example, a fine cut of raw steak that will then freeze and be preserved in its best possible manner. You can also pack and store away wool or cotton clothing items you want to make sure will be safe from insects, moisture, and mold throughout the months where they are out of season. And if you operate a retail outlet, you can give your customers the peace of mind that their purchases are being sealed up properly right before their very eyes. You get the benefit of custom packaging with the reliability of a "professional grade" package every time.
You will be amazed at how much space saving can be gained from using an impulse heat sealer for simple household storage, as well.
If you buy goods in bulk and want to store the surplus safely and in the most compact fashion, use an impulse heat sealer to create your very own storage-ready packs!
And for those dealing with sensitive goods, such as those in the medical fields who may handle patient samples, medicines, or sterile implements, you simply can't beat an impulse heat sealer for creating fast, durable, and contaminant-preventing packaging. Your medical practice can benefit from having the best quality, safest packaging available, while actually saving money over time by not having to buy and keep other packaging supplies in inventory.
Impulse heat sealers are small enough and affordable enough to fit into any shop, or into any home. You'll find yourself using your sealer more and more every day, and you'll be thrilled at how quick, easy, and reliable it can make tasks that used to be daunting.