Thermoforming packaging machine / Rollstock / Thermoformer

thermoforming packaging machine

Thermoforming packaging machine is a type of horizontal form-fill-seal machine that packs products within the machine using 2 rolls of packaging films. The shape of finalized packages are defined by the molds (toolings, die sets) in the forming and vacuum chambers.

Depending on the packaging film material used, the packages can be flexible or rigid. Thermoforming packaging machine is aimed both at packaging of food and non food products.

Thermoforming packaging machine offers a wide range of options to meet customer individual requirements. Yide Machinery and Package LRZ series of thermoforming packaging machines include machines from entry-level to flexible and compact models up to high performance machines with various ouput capacity, process packaging material of different specifications with different thickness for several film widths, forming depth and cut-off lengths.

Several options with different features can be added to the machines to fulfill any packaging demand.

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Thermoforming packaging machine is also called rollstock packaging machine, thermoformer packaging machine, horizontal form-fill-seal machine, or other names. It’s a type of automatic packaging equipment to enhance packaging efficiency and reduce labor cost.

Yide Machinery’s LRZ series Thermoforming Packaging Machine frame and cover sheets are made of SUS304 stainless steel, for best durability and in line with food hygiene and safety.

Durable transmission chain can clip the film more than 2 million times. Servo motor provides precise and fast forward. Multi-lingual PLC touch screen. The machine is able to be integrated with automatic filling machine, metal detector, date inkjet, water cooling machine, etc. Simple, easy change over for die sets (toolings); Custom die (tooling) size. High-speed production can reduce considerable labor costs. It can be used to package paste, solid and liquid products. We also offer a variety of options for this machine.

thermoforming packaging machine

Thermoforming packaging machine features

LRZ series of thermoforming packaging machines from Yide Machinery and Package share the same features, which make the machines dependable, stable, hygienic and affordable.

  • SUS304 stainless steel framd and side covers for best durability and highest hygiene standards
  • Cycle speed is adjustable by touch panel, easy to read and operate
  • High efficient vacuum pump with options of BUSCH or other brands
  • Possible to apply multiple shapes and sizes of packages in 1 machine with design of die sets (molds)
  • Fast, simple, easy change over for die sets
  • Forming depth is adjustable by add or reduce inserts
  • Machine can be set up for clear and printed film
  • Easy to integrate with automatic devices, such as multi-head weigher dispenser for automatic loading; Printer; Metal detector, etc.
  • Safety measures conform to CE regulations

Thermoforming packaging machine main components list

The below table lists the details of main components of our thermoforming packaging machine.

PLCSiemens SIMATIC S7-200T, Germany
Touch screenSiemens 10″ , Germany
Servo driveSiemens, Germany
A.C ContactorSchneider, France
Vacuum pumpBusch or Rietschle, Germany
ChainsTYC, Taiwan China
Approach switchOmron, Japan
Pneumatic systemAirtac, Taiwan China
RelaySchneider, France
Switch powerSchneider, France
Temperature control systemSiemens, Germany
Data systemSiemens, Germany
Solid-state relayFotek, Taiwan China
Phase sequence protection relaySchneider, France
Registration mark sensorBanner Engineering, USA
Mobile inkject system, Servo drive systemSiemens, Germany
Mobile inkject system, PLCSiemens, Germany
Mobile inkject mechanismCCM, China

Preparation before the machine arrive at your factory

Before and after you receive and install the machine to your workshop, please kindly be noted that to have the machine work properly, you need to prepare and make sure the following items work well:

  1. Electricity: The thermoforming packagiing machine requires 3 Phase power supply. We customize the machine according to the electricity specification of your area. Please make sure of stable electricity supply.
  2. Compressed air: The machine requires compressed air to work, air pressure no less than 0.6 Mpa, norminal air flow 1 m3/minute. The connecting pipe is PU pipe with diameter 16 mm. There must be filter on your air compressor to make sure of clean compressed air.
  3. Cooling water: You can use either clean running water, or water chiller for recycling water.

Products can be packed by thermoforming packaging machine

Thermoforming packaging machine is applicable to wide range of food and non-food products, in various packaging types.

With a thermoforming packaging machine, you can pack a large variety of food and non-food products, such as:

  1. Meat products: Fresh meat, frozen meat, cured meat, sausages bulk package, sausage IVP package, salami, ham, bacon, beef, pork, burgers, bison meat, ground pork meat, ground beef meat, meatballs, etc.
  2. Fish and seafood: Fresh fish, frozen fish, cured fish, salmon fillet, tilapia, shrimp, lobster, octopus, oyster, prawns, herring fish, smoked fish, fish roe, etc.
  3. Poultry products: Whole chicken, whole turkey, chicken thighs, quails, quail eggs, salted eggs, hard-boiled eggs, ground turkey meat, chicken meat, etc.
  4. Cheese and dairy products: Cheese ball, cheese portion, cheese slices, cheese wedges, cheddar cheese, hard cheese, soft cheese, sliced cheese, feta cheese, goat cheese, and so on.
  5. Bakery, pasta and ready meals: Self-heating meals, ready to eat meals, pizza, bread, fresh pasta, gnocchi, cakes, sandwich, toast, udon noodle, agnolotti, blinis, etc.
  6. Vegetables and fruits: Whole durian, durian pulps, Arabian dates, olives, baby leaf, carrots, chestnut, sweet corn cobs, microgreen salad, salad, pickles, potatoes, strawberry, blueberry, dried fruits, etc.
  7. More food products: Pet food, dog treats, dog food, cat food, rice brick pack, beans, etc.
  8. Non-food products: Medical products, medical masks, N95 masks, disposable masks, medical protective clothes, medical instruments, swabs, electric toothbrush head, facial masks, chemical products, hardware tools, electronic components, etc.

There are a lot more products that can be packed by thermoforming packaging machine are not in the above list, contact us to know if your product is available.

What is the packaging speed of thermoforming packaging machine

The packaging speed of thermoforming packaging machine is detemined by machine specifications and package dimensions. If you would like to get the exact packaging speed, please kindly contact us and provide the realted information:

  1. What product to pack. Send pictures and videos of the  products if possible
  2. What is the package dimension, length*width*height
  3. If inkject printer is needed
  4. If you’d like to have automatic filling functions

Thermoforming MAP packaging machine (rigid tray)

Thermoforming MAP packaging machine uses a roll of rigid plastic web as bottom form film, to form rigid trays of various shapes (square, rectangular, triangle, round, etc), load the products into the rigid trays, then seal, vacuum-seal, or vacuum-gas filling-seal (MAP modified atmosphere packaging, gas mixer and gas sources are needed for MAP pack).


Video of mixed sliced vegetables with MAP modified atmosphere packaging

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