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Costs and Comparisons
How much does delivery cost?
www.packstuff.co.uk The cost of delivering a packing machine to your location. How much does delivery cost? Obviously, that does depend upon the solution that we are sending. That can be anything from around the £10 mark, all the way up to £300. It's the weight and the size and of course the distance. So the best way to figure that out between ourselves is by emailing us with your location. Quite often within the UK, we generally include it within the price, but if we're talking overseas, if you are not in the United Kingdom, then of course we do need to charge to export. I hope that answered your question. If there is anything else you would like to know, then please do get in contact with us. Send us an email or give us a phone call.
How much do your machines cost?
www.packstuff.co.uk How much will a machine cost? Well, quite simply that depends, and that depends on many different factors. However, if you look on our product page, you will see there are some explanations to give you a guide on how much that you expect to pay, for each of the machines that we have in our range. To give you more of an idea about why that is, it's essentially because we don't know what kind of product it is that you are packing, we don't know how much of it that you need to pack, there are various different factors that we need to take into consideration. From the feed, to the actual amount that you are weighing. So, obviously the bigger the packaging that you use, the bigger the dispense amount that you need in the weigh pan. So if you're doing one kilo bags, for argument's sake, then your starting point would more than likely be either, the posse weigh two, or potentially four, if it's a piece type product, or it could be the speed box 3000. We then have to look at standard height, how you're going to place the machine, how you're going to feed into the top of the machine, etc. We will be as transparent and straightforward with pricing, of course, as we can. However, we do need to have a conversation to really understand your business, and what it is that you went to achieve, before we can give you a price. I hope that this helps answer your question. If there is anything that we have not covered in this video, feel free to get in contact with us, and of course we will be more than happy to help. Thanks for watching.
Posiweigh 2 Linear Vibratory Weigher filling 500g of roasted coffee beans
www.packstuff.co.uk The Posi2 is a single tray weigher designed to operate as a ‘stand-alone’ device or as part of an automatic line. Because of it’s small dimensions, the Posi2 is ideally suited for first time buyers who have limited space and budget. Single tray weighers are best suited to dry, free flowing granular or small piece type products where a consistent flow of product can be maintained. Typical products are coffee (ground and beans), many types of tea, whole foods, rice, pulses, nuts, snack foods, small piece confectionery and decorations. Many more products can be handled, call us on 0115 857 5242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
iSeal™️1000 continuous Heat Band Sealer - with Date Ink Stamp Function and Adjustable Print Position
www.packstuff.co.uk sell affordable, cost affective low maintenance packing solutions to any business, producing or reselling non perishable goods or dry ingredients. This video is a demonstration of the iSeal™️1000 which is just one of the many products in our range. Please visit www.packstuff.co.uk for more information, or call 0115 857 5242 or email email@example.com. Special thanks to Print a Pouch https://www.printapouch.co.uk for allowing us to use one of their images in our film. Music with permission from bensound.com
Packing by Hand? - Solution Enclosed! SpeedBox™️500 Demonstration of filling machine, dosing machine
www.packstuff.co.uk sell affordable and cost affective packing solutions to any business, producing or reselling non perishable goods or dry ingredients. This video is a demonstration of the SpeedBox™️500 which is just one of the many products in our range. Please visit www.packstuff.co.uk for more information, or call 0800 048 7021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Print a Pouch https://www.printapouch.co.uk for allowing us to use one of their images in our film.
SpeedBox™ 2500 Semi-Automatic Weighing and Filling Machine
Installation of SpeedBox™ 2500 for Carvetti Coffee Roasters. This is a Semi-Automatic Filling Machine, capable of packing multiple ingredients at speeds of up to 640kg per hour, if programmed correctly. Typical Categories are: Nuts | Seeds | Candy or Sweets | Coffee | Tea | Granola, Cereal & Grains | Hardware | Hazardous | Pet Treats | Laboratory Ultra High Precision | Powders / Spices | Retail Snacks | Others (Unique) Just ask😉 Pretty much most dry ingredients, such as Granules, herbs, Roasted Coffee Beans, Ground Coffee, Chinese traditional medicine, Loose Leaf Tea, Nuts, All Seeds, Dry Pasta, Grains, Rice, Gourmet Spice Recipes, Salt, Spices, Beans, Pulses, Chemical Compounds, Electronic Components, Hardware components, Not on the list? Contact us and ask if we can do it! - www.packstuff.co.uk
Heat Band Sealers
How fast are your sealing machines?
www.packstuff.co.uk - How fast are your sealing machines? Well, the answer to that is, it depends very much on the type of packaging that you are using. But generally speaking, you should be somewhere in the region of 10 to 20 packs per minute. The other way of gauging it is really, the sealing machine will definitely be quicker than the packing machine, and you need it to be a little bit, because if you are sealing a pack after you have filled a pack, then you want it to take the pack away on the conveyor belt, move it across so that it either falls into a box at the end of the conveyor belt or it may just rest on the table or you may have a colleague that will then pick that up, pack it, get it ready to ship out. So it's gauged upon that, as long as you don't get a bottleneck, then it's fast enough, essentially. So if we say yeah, somewhere in the region of 10 to 20. Now, a lot of sealing machines quote meters per minute. Now, that means if you have a continuous flow, say, of 12 meters, it would take one minute to seal a 12-meter length, which is absolutely huge. So I've worked that out, done some calculations, I've also done some tests myself, and if you really go for it, you could in theory get 27 a minute if it was running fast enough and it would seal quick enough. But I would personally recommend to people that between 10 to a maximum of 20 per minute, and at 20 per minute, that gives you over a thousand packs in an hour, which is more than enough to keep up with the filling of the pouches, preparing them ready for sealing. I hope that that helps answer your question on how quick or how fast are our heat sealing machines. If you have any further questions about this video or anything is missing, you know how to get in contact with us, of course, send us an email, give us a call, and of course, we would be happy to help. Thank you for watching.
What type of heat sealing machine do I need?
www.packstuff.co.uk What type of heat sealing machine do I need? That does depend, of course, on the types of packs that you are looking to seal. Generally speaking, as a rule of thumb, if you are looking to pack up to one kilo size pouches, then a horizontal desktop or tabletop machine will do the job absolutely fine. The good thing about having it on a tabletop means that you don't have to adjust, when you're in the horizontal position, you don't have to adjust for pack sizes because when it's in the horizontal position, all you need to do is slide the conveyor backwards and forwards to allow for the different pack sizes. So you can change runs in the sizes of packaging as you go along without making a huge amount of adjustments to the machinery. The particular machine that we do, which is the iSeal 1000 is capable of doing a hot ink date stamp. You can have two lines of characters and you can have 20 characters per line. Moving on from there, we also have a nitrogen flushing system, which is a floor standing unit. It's called the iSeal 1080. The 1080 has a nozzle at the beginning of the machine that fills the pack with nitrogen. You then move the pack into the machine and it takes it away for you. It also adds a hot ink date stamp. Again, two lines of characters, 20 characters per line. If you're looking for something a lot bigger then we have the iSeal 1680. The 1680 is designed again to be floor-standing, and it is a very big, heavy industrial unit that is, well, 1,680 millimeters across. So it's quite a big, big unit. The reason for it being so big is to accommodate the two crank handles on the back. So what you can do is adjust with the crank handle, move the bottom conveyor up, and then you can move the head down to adjust to the pack sizes that you need, very quickly and very easily. There are other models out there where you can adjust the head height, but the actual conveyor is fixed unless you undo bolts and move it up and down, which is very, very time-consuming. So we have chose not to take that into our range for that reason. So the two crank handles are very, very convenient. As standard it comes with hot ink date stamp, but in addition, you can also add a spray date and what a spray date is, or a better way to describe that is actually an ink jet thermal spray. You program, the date or the batch code or whatever information it is that you want to put onto your packs. You adjust the height of the nozzle, and then as the pack goes close to it, a magic eye will trigger the date or the batch code to spray onto your pack in the position that you want on the front or the back. I hope that helps answer some of your questions within the type of sealing machine that you might need. However, if you want to have a conversation with us and give you a little bit more guidance, then please do get in contact with us either by email or phone number and of course we would be more than happy to help. Thank you very much for watching this video.
Vibratory Linear Weigh Heads
How fast are your weighing and filling machines?
www.packstuff.co.uk How fast are your weighing and filling machines? So we get asked this question a lot and there isn't a very straightforward answer unfortunately, we can't just state, you know, it does naught to 60, in so many seconds based upon the size of the machine. It doesn't really work like that. And I'll explain why that is, so quite simply, you're gonna have a pouch, a bag, a box, whatever it is that you're wanting to dose with your product, you're going to either press a pedal or use a sensor to dose that pack. And then you need to do something with it. So you're gonna put that down, either it gets sealed, passed onto a colleague or processed later, you then need to open another one, get that ready. And by the time you've done that, got the next one open, it should be ready. So the machine is always optimized specifically to your product. So that it will run at the speed to keep up with the operator, or in most cases, the operator needs to keep up with the machine. So as soon as it is dosed and ready to go, then you press a pedal or trigger it. So that it fills that is essentially the speed of the machine. Now that can range from anything from a few packs a minute, very high weight, 'cause you need time for it to fill , you know, 20, 30, 40, in some cases, it just depends upon flow characteristics, size of the pieces, what it is that you're handling. So the only way that we could specifically answer that is for you to send us your product in with your pouches, we will specify the correct solution for your needs. And then we could give you a more accurate answer to that. So I'm not trying to, you know, sound vague, but I just wanna put some thoughts into your head around how you know, speed is kind of measured. And like I say, it's not about naught to 60, it is purely about how the operator works, how your production environment works and the type of products that you pack. So I hope that's helped you to understand a little bit more about that subject. If you've got any questions, you want to send in some ingredients and your packs or pouches for us to test for you so that we can answer that more specifically, please feel free to do so. Just drop us an email or give us a call. Thank you very much for watching.
What type of product can I pack through your machines?
www.packstuff.co.uk What type of products can you pack through our machines? Okay, so it's quite a broad spectrum of products to be fair. So, the first thing is they need to be dry. If it's wet and sticky, it's gonna clog up in the machine. It is not the right fit for you. There are other manufacturers out there that will deal with that type of product more effectively. However, if you can categorize it and again it doesn't have to be food, it can be any dry component you know, you could pack Lego Bricks for example, provided that they're not really big pieces, then it's no problem. But the way to think about it is that it needs to be a dry granular or piece type free flowing product. So, that means anything that are like grains, if you think about nuts, seeds, moving up slightly bigger think about coffee beans, even ground coffee, some powders don't behave very well in certain machines, but we can provide different types of machinery specifically to handle powders. So, you know, again, have a think about the size of it, I mean, we've done confectionery, we've done wrapped sweets that are already twisted in packs, they would run through the machine again, not too big. If we go too big, then we have problems inside the hopper, or we might need to start to look at designing a very specific bespoke machine that will handle your product. If you've got any questions and you want our advice or help or of course, you can send your products into us so that we can evaluate them for you. Feel free to get in contact either by email or of course by telephone and of course we will be more than happy to help. Thank you very much for watching.
Will your machines work with our Ingredients?
www.packstuff.co.uk Will your machines work with our ingredients? Well, there is a reasonably straightforward answer to that question. It's something that we do of course get asked a lot. So, a way to categorize that is, think about it. Firstly, is it a dry, a granular and a free flowing or peace type product? So, for example, if it's grains like nuts, seeds, coffee beans, ground coffee. Some powders, certain powders, won't go through say, for example, a linear whitehead, but they may need to go through something like a auger type, weighing machine. So there are different types of machines for different types of dry ingredients. It doesn't necessarily have to be food. It could also be something like plastic parts, for example, you know, if we think about plastic beads, if we think about components. Also, we can do things like pharmaceuticals, like pills, but again, it really does depend upon the type of product it is that you produce. It depends upon the size of it. It depends upon the flow characteristics. The only way that we can really answer that question is to have a very in-depth conversation with you about what you want to achieve. If we are already experienced with that particular product, and we know that it will work, we will immediately give you our performance guarantee, which will guarantee that, that product will work with our machinery. Alternatively, we can run a test. So all you need to do is send us your product. Send us plenty. It's no good just sending a very small amount that won't run through the machine. We need a bulk quantity. Ideally we need 10 kilos and also we need your different sized packaging. Then we can fully test and set up the machine specifically to your product. If it works a hundred percent, then of course we will then guarantee that, that product will work with the machine. I hope that, that has helped answer the question. If there is anything missing and you want to talk to us, please do get in contact either by email or of course by phone. And thank you very much for watching.
How easy is it to clean a filling and weighing machine?
www.packstuff.co.uk How easy is it to clean a filling and weighing machine? The answer to that question is it is very simple. Just to walk you through our range, starting with the entry-level SpeedBox 200 and 500, both of those machines have a removable hopper and lid that you can place into the sink to simply wash. You then need to clean out the vibration tray using either a vacuum cleaner, or you may need to use a brush to help encourage, for example, powders or any remaining particles inside the machine, and then moving down into the weigh panel on the inside, you just simply brush it out. You can spray them with anti-bac as well. Obviously you can't submerge the machine because there are electrical parts in there. However, spraying it with anti-bac along the food path is absolutely fine, so that you can make sure it's thoroughly clean before you change onto another product. Moving up the range to the bigger machine, so the SpeedBox 2500 and 5000, again, have a removable hopper and lid that can be washed in a sink. You then need to vacuum out the food path on the inside on the vibration tray. Then you clean out the inside of the weigh pan, which is very straightforward. There's plenty of room inside there to get in and clean it out. Again, a paintbrush is very, very useful for that task. The actual dispense shoot is removable and also, the dispense shoot adapters or nozzles that you use for different pack sizes can all be put into the sink. Moving up the range even further, when we start to look at the Posiweigh. So we have the Posiweigh2 and also the Posiweigh4. Both of those machines have complete removable parts on the food path all the way from the big hopper on the top, right the way down, the vibration tray comes out, it's removable. The weigh pan is also detachable. And of course the dispense assembly and the dispense nozzles down at the bottom, all of them can be put into a sink and very simply just washed out and then reassembled. Again, maybe 10, 'cause it's a slightly bigger machine, I would say minimum 10 minutes, maybe 15 absolute maximum. So, I hope that that helps answer the question with regards to cleaning. Of course, if you have any more questions about this video or there's any information missing that you would like to know the answer to, then please do get in contact with us either by email or of course, by telephone. Thank you very much for watching this video.
Customer Service and Support
Do you offer maintenance?
www.packstuff.co.uk Do you offer maintenance? Yes, of course we offer maintenance. However, that depends upon how you view maintenance. Maintenance to us as a company means preventative maintenance. So the way that you maintain a machine is by checking it, for example, once a quarter where we will check the machine over, make sure that it's calibrated correctly, make sure that everything is running smoothly. If anything needs adjusting or changing within the machine, or even it could just be that you need a little bit of training or guidance on site, then of course we can offer that service. If you are outside of the United Kingdom, then of course we would need to arrange with a local agent or somebody that can come and do that on our behalf. We can, of course also arrange that. Again, these machines come with lifetime care and support. So the full life of the machine, you will always have us on the end of the phone or via video chat to help you self-maintain the machine. I hope you found this video useful and that it's answered the question enough for you. If you want more information, please do get in contact with us either by email or of course by telephone. Thank you very much for watching.
Do you provide training?
www.packstuff.co.uk Do you offer training? Absolutely, we train all of our customers on every solution that we put together for them. The type of training that is required depends of course, upon the type of solution or equipment that you purchase. If it's something very straightforward, such as a small desktop, entry-level like the Speed box 200 for example and maybe a small desktop sealing machine, then that can all be done, you know, over the phone or it can be done via video chat and that's no problem. If you really do want us to come out of course, for the smaller machines, we would happily do that. However, we would have to charge for that service because obviously it's time out of the office, got to get onto the road. It's fuel, these things are expensive as we all know, however, we do it and we have done it, you know on occasions for the small machines when people require it. So when we become a little bit more complex with our solutions, so, you know, something a lot bigger, for example, a vacuum feeder that has been attached to the top of a Posiweigh four machine and you also have a big floor standing sealing machine, you know, that there's a fair amount of variables in the sense of the operational side of it. And you need to understand, you know, how to set the machines up and get them working for all of the different products. And again it also depends upon the complexities of the products that you produce. So there may be different sealing temperatures, there may be different ways you need to change the machine or alter, you know, the way that it's configured. It'd be straightforward once we show you how to do it. It's not that it's difficult, but you need a bit of time on site with some of these solutions and of course, then we absolutely insist that we come out for that. We do build that into the quote. So we will show you a breakdown, show you what we're going to charge for coming to do the installation and training. So yes, of course we can help you with training at either end of the spectrum of the types of equipment that we provide for you. So, any questions on this video, please do get in contact with us either by email, you can give us a call and of course we'll be happy to help you. Thank you very much for watching this video.
Do you service the machines?
www.packstuff.co.uk Do you service the machines? Yes, of course we can service the machines for you. If you are in the United Kingdom, that's very straightforward. We can arrange a service contract with you where call-out is included. There is of course a 12 month parts only warranty included with all of our machines. However, if you do need a service contract, then do ask us and we will put a quote together for you, depending on the type of machinery that you have. If you are looking to self-service, then we can of cause give you lifetime care and support on the machine for free. We can help you either over the phone, or we can help you via video chat to self service the machines. Generally speaking, they are made in such a simple manner that there are very few parts that tend to go wrong. However, if something does go wrong, then of course we will support you and help you no matter where you are in the world. I hope that helps answer the question that you have around servicing. If there's anything missing on this video and you want more information, help or guidance, please do get in contact with us either by email or of course by telephone. Thank you very much for watching.
Do you install the machines?
www.packstuff.co.uk Do you install the machines? Yes. Absolutely. We can install the machines. It depends upon the type of machine. Some of the machines are so simple to install yourself. Then we just send them to you via Korea or on a pallet. You then set the machine up, and we can talk you through it, and guide you over the phone or by video chat. It's very, very straightforward. However, there are some circumstances where we must come to site. If that is the case, we will have that conversation with you, and make that very clear at the time of your purchase. If you have any further questions about this video or any others, please do get in contact with us by email, or of course, telephone. Thanks for watching.
What payment methods do you accept?
www.packstuff.co.uk What payment methods do you accept? We accept everything. Generally speaking, the majority of our customers send a bank transfer. If you want to pay by a credit card or your business debit card, that is also not a problem at all. When we send the invoice, there is a payment link on the invoice that will take you straight through to a secure system where you can make that payment. There is a slight caveat to that in the sense that some cards, we're happy to accept everything, because we don't want to dictate to you how you pay. That's completely up to you as the paying customer. And that's only right, but sometimes like a diners club card, you know, we've had some people ask about American Express. Now I look at the fees and think, well, on the invoice, what we do is we just put a very small admin fee to help cover a little bit of the cost of that. And we just meet you halfway. That's all that we ask, you know, we want to be fair to everybody. Again, we're not gonna dictate how you pay. We just want to help guide you through the process in the best way for you. So hope that helps answer your question. If you want any further information, you know how to get in contact with us, drop us an email, or of course, you know, pick up the phone. We'd love to hear from you. Thanks very much for watching.
Which countries do you ship to?
www.packstuff.co.uk Which countries do you ship to? We can ship anywhere in the world. If you need a quote on shipping, please do get in contact with us because it depends upon the size, the weight and the distance. Hope that helps. If you've got any further questions, please do get in contact with us by email or telephone. Thanks for watching.
Do your machines come with a warranty?
www.packstuff.co.uk Do your machines come with a warranty? Yes, absolutely. They all carry a 12 month parts only warranty. We can send the part out to you if anything goes wrong at all Within the first 12 months. We will guide you through how to replace that part. The vast majority of what we do is so straightforward. We can talk you through it or we can help you over video. If call-out is required, and we agree that with you, then, of course, we will have to charge call-out to come to site to replace the part. If for any reason you need that service and you request us to do that, then of course we would charge. But we do not charge for any of the parts. The only exception for charging for parts would be obviously customer damage. So if you've had an accident, pulled a wire out, broken something, snapped something. Then, unfortunately, we do have to charge for that as I'm sure you would more than understand. But, you know, generally speaking, most of it is very straightforward to replace. We can help you and advise you on the way forward. So you're covered for 12 months. There are options to extend that. And, of course, there are options for, you know, service and maintenance contracts as well should they be needed. I hope that that's helped cover that question. If you want any further information around this subject at all, please do get in contact with us. Of course, by email or give us a phone call, we'd be happy to talk to you. Thank you very much for watching.
Where are your machines manufactured?
www.packstuff.co.uk Where are your machines manufactured? So the Posiweigh machines are designed and manufactured in Great Britain. Also our vacuum conveyors are manufactured in Great Britain as well. The rest of our machinery is manufactured in China under very strict and controlled conditions. We have an agent that goes out to the manufacturing site to check that they are adhering to ISO 9001. And of course they all, across everything that we do, carry the CE certification. And we now also have the UKCA certification which following Brexit is the certification needed for all manufacturers that manufacture within the UK. I hope that that helps answer your question. If you've got any further questions on this video at all, please do get in contact with us of course by email or by telephone. Thank you very much for watching.