Affordable Pizza Packaging Machines
I recently had a customer ask me if we sold anything that could be used to package pizza for a local pizza shop. I told him that we had several “pizza packaging machines” and the model he used depended entirely on how many pizzas he needed to package. You know what that pizza packaging machine was? It was a shrink wrap machine. I’ll explain.
Shrink wrap machines aren’t only used for packaging DVDs, CDs and software boxes. They are also very commonly used to package food. That’s right! Shrink wrap machines can be used to package pizzas, chocolates and even fruits. The trick is to use the correct type of shrink wrap film.
PVC film, which is often used to package DVDs, CDs and other products is not safe for use with food. If you are packaging food, you will need to use Polyolefin film. Polyolefin is 100% food safe, has a stretchier feel than PVC and looks very professional.
One of our manufactures, Minipack, told us that a lot of people use the Minipack Galileo to package pizzas. This is because the Galileo has a large chamber area and can be used to package a pizza in just seconds. In fact, it operates at a speed of up to 300 items per our. That’s about 5 seconds per item. Of course the speed can vary depending on the operator.
We also offer what’s known as an I-bar sealer. These types of sealers take longer to package ranging from 30-60 seconds, but they also cost less money to buy. Our I-bar sealers use a heat gun, rather than a heat tunnel, to shrink wrap pizza.
Here are a few popular shrink wrap machines you can use to package pizza:
- Minipack Galileo
- Compack 5800 Shrink Wrap Machine
- Traco SS Standard Super Sealer
- Traco DS Deluxe Super Sealer
- AIE I-Bar Shrink Wrapper
All five of these models have a great track record. As a general rule, L-bar sealers like the Compack 5800 and Minipack Galileo are better for higher-volume packaging. The I-bar sealers, such as the Traco and AIE models, are best suited for medium-volume pizza packaging.
Packaging pizza is very easy to do and you shouldn’t feel intimidated by the prospect of packaging your own food. You can find our entire selection of shrink wrap machines here. Feel free to call us up at 1-800-658-8788 to speak with one of our shrink wrap specialists. They should be able to answer all your pizza-packaging questions.