At the start of each new project we conduct a thorough evaluation of our customers application conditions and product objectives.
From this evaluation, our engineers can initially identify the most suitable heat sealing technology for the application, and from there we can begin an extensive test programme in our purpose built test and development facility.
We have a range of test rigs fitted with all of our heat sealing technologies; this allows us to run extensive tests on our customer’s materials to review the sealing characteristics and results and provide a full report on performance before deciding the final heat sealing solution.
We have a dedicated Vertical Form Fill Seal (VFFS) bagging machine to demonstrate to our customers how our heat sealing technologies are retrofitted to existing machinery, and to replicate their performance within a packaging production setting.
We use infrared thermography to provide supporting data on the consistency of temperature across our heat sealing bars and to determine the best combination of machine set up to gain the highest integrity seals.
All the moving parts within our machine and module designs are tested with FEA Simulation software before the final proposal is presented and we begin production of individual components.
By utilising all of the test equipment and resources we have, we can be sure that our customers get most suitable heat sealing solution for their production needs.
Alongside our heat sealing technology test rigs, we have dedicated laboratory inspection equipment to provide additional data when finalising a heat sealing solution for an application.
To provide information on seal integrity, we use a leak detector submersion tank to pull a vacuum in the chamber and detect any bubble emissions and locate any holes smaller than 20 microns, and we can also provide information on seal strength by providing burst test data.
Our tensile strength testing machine is used to test the shear strength of seal packs manufactured in our customer sample materials.
We use infrared thermography to provide supporting data on the consistency of temperature across our heat sealing bars and to determine the best combination of machine set up to gain the highest integrity seals for our customers.