Traco Super Sealer I-Bar Shrink Wrap Machine Review

Traco I-Bar Shrink Wrap MachinesI-bar shrink wrap machines are economical, compact and perfect for packaging products on a low to medium-volume level. There is a wide selection of I-bar (straight bar) systems to choose from, but the Traco I-Bar shrink wrap machines (found here) continue to be one of the most popular models offered. Here are a few reasons why:

First off, the total cost of packaging a product with this system costs just pennies. The Traco Sealer uses a heat knife to cut and seal shirk film around a product. Once sealed, an included heat gun can be used to shrink the film. The entire process takes just a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the operator.

Traco makes their I-bar shrink wrappers in various different sizes and lengths. They also offer their machines in a Standard (SS) and Deluxe (DS) version. The deluxe version includes a 50 foot starter roll of film and a parts kit. Other than that, the two systems are very similar. Both Traco I-bar shrink wrap systems can use both PVC and Polyolefin film.

The size of Traco system you use will depend entirely on what you are packaging. Be sure, however, to take into consideration what your future packaging needs may be. If there is a possibility that you may be shrink wrapping a larger product a year or two down the road, get the larger machine now. You can easily package smaller products with a larger machine.

Traco has built up a reputation for making some of the highest quality shrink wrap machines available today. The build quality of the Traco I-bar systems is great. You may need to change the wire, pad or tape with consistent use, but you should be able to keep your Traco I-bar shrink wrap system going for years.

The biggest con of these machines is that they is not more automated. You have to manually cut and shrink the film. This is to be expected with an I-bar sealer though, and for the price, you can’t complain too much.

What I really like about the Traco I-bar sealer is that it comes with everything you need to get started. The Deluxe model even includes a starter roll of film. You can view a video demo of the standard Traco I-bar shrink wrap machine here.

You can find the Traco Standard I-bar sealer here and the Traco Deluxe Super Sealer I-bar sealer here. You will find our entire selection of shrink wrap machines  here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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6 Responses to “Traco Super Sealer I-Bar Shrink Wrap Machine Review”

  1. Francis Patterson Says:

    I am trying to purchase an “arm spring” for a SS 24 SuperSealer SHRINK WRAP SYSTEM, Part # S-5109. Please advise.

    Thank You


  2. Dave Says:

    Thanks for your post. We are an authorized Traco dealer and our Service Technician is able to get that part. I am sending your contact information over to them now. You should hear back from us with pricing and availability today. Thank you!

  3. Larry Johnson Says:

    I am looking for a conveyor belt for a T2015 Turbo Tunnel, Super Sealer

  4. Dave Says:

    I am sending this to our Service Department right now. You should hear back from them with pricing and availability on the conveyor belt soon.

  5. Grant Edwards Says:

    Also looking for a replacement arm spring for model SS-13SS.


  6. Dave Says:

    I have sent your inquiry to our Service Department. In the meantime, you are always welcome to call them at 1-800-658-8788 x129.

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