Constant Heat Foot SealersIf you’re sealing a lot of bags for packaging purposes, and are in need of a good quality bag sealer (found here), there are several that we offer that may be a good option for your business. If you package a lot of products per day, and would like to have the freedom of a hands-free machine, you may want to consider using a foot-operated heat sealer. Foot operated bag sealers are affordable and help free up an extra hand for precision sealing. I would like to introduce you to a few different models.

Bag sealers, often referred to as heat sealers, come in a few different flavors. The two most common are constant heat and impulse. Constant heat sealers are always hot and generally cost a little less than impulse sealers. They still do a great job, but the operator has to be careful of the hot heating element. Impulse sealers only produce heat and seal the bag when needed. This makes them a little safer and a little more energy efficient. We offer foot sealers in both varieties.

Our two main manufacturers of these units are AIE (American International Electric) and SealerSales. Both are solid brands and their products have received well by our customers. Here are the four different foot sealer lines I would like you to consider for your business operations:

  1. KF-150CSTP 6" Foot SealerSealerSales KF-150CSTP (found here) – These guys came up with a very clever kit that combines their KF-150 hand sealer with a clamp and a weighted foot pedal connected with a chain. It allows you to mount the KF-150 to the side of a desk, table or bench. This foot sealer is pretty slick and very intuitive. This is a constant heat foot sealer, which means you will need to wait 5 to 15 minutes for it to fully warm up. The price isn’t bad either for a 6″ heat sealer.
  2. AIE FI Series Impulse Foot Sealer (found here) – This is a full blown foot sealer that includes a stand and the works. The FI sealers come in different sealing lengths ranging from 12″ up to 24″. They also come in different sealing widths, ranging from 2mm up to 5mm. These sealers are excellent for daily continuous use and are made from metal components for added durability.
  3. AIE CH Series Constant Heat Foot Sealers (found here) – These foot sealers uses constant heat to seal bags such as polycello, cellophane, aluminum foil, polyethylene and gusset bags. Using heated clamping jaws, the CH sealers quickly seal the open ends of bags shut. These sealers create a 5/8″ wide mesh patterned seal that is extremely resilient and long lasting. These sealers, depending on the model, range in sealing length from 8″ up to 24″. Using a hands-free design, the operator can easily insert the open end of a bag, press the foot pedal and quickly seal the bag shut.
  4. AIE FD Double Impulse ColdAIE FD Series Double Impulse Bag Sealers (found here) – If you like the convenience of an impulse sealer, but need something durable that can handle film up to 20 mils thick, you may want to consider the AIE FD impulse sealers. These sealers use two (top & bottom) impulse sealers to quickly seal gusset bags and other plastic materials shut. You can buy the FD foot sealers in 12″, 18″ and 24″ sealing lengths. These sealers include the stand, the sealer and the foot pedal. Each of these machines produce a thick 5mm seal, which holds up well for packaging purposes.

Regardless of the type of bags you are sealing, one of these convenient foot sealers should get the job done quickly and professionally. If you aren’t seeing what you need, or if you have additional questions about one of these foot sealers, please call us at 1-800-543-5454. We would love to help you out. If you already own one of these, please share your experience with us as a comment.

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