Entering the world of thermoforming machines - Form, Fill, and Seal (FFS) lines - can be a complex endeavor due to the intricate mechanisms involved and the host of manufacturers present in the industry. Designed to streamline and optimize packaging operations, these machines play a pivotal role in the production lines of countless industries, from food and beverage to pharmaceuticals. This article provides a comprehensive look at these FFS machines, the prominent manufacturers in the market, and crucial factors to consider when purchasing. Additionally, we'll highlight the benefits of buying through Exapro, a trusted platform committed to assisting buyers throughout the sales process.

10 In. Wide X 13 In. High Shrink Tunnel With 15 Ft. Long Conveyor


Description 1-Pre-Owned BSS-1538B Stainless Steel Conveyor Shrink Tunnel. This unit, which is ideal for neck band shrink packaging, has a tunnel opening measuring approx. 10 In. wide X 13 In. high. Tunnel mounted on approx. 15 ft. long Stainless Steel Conveyor with approx. 7 in. wide Stainless Steel Tabletop Conveyor Chain. Tunnel has temperature controls, as well as speed controls. …

Used 3-M Carton Sealer, Model: 200A

Year: 2018

Manufacturer: 3M Model No.: 200A *Price Does NOT include cost of crating, shipping, delivery or installation. Model: 200A Mfg Date: 2018 Top And Bottom Taping Manually Adjustable Product Feed Guides Manually Adjustable Tape Head Height Stainless Steel Infeed And Discharge Rollers Weight: 272 lbs Speed: Up To 40 Cases Per Minute Tape Head Width: 2" Standard Minimum Box Dims: 6"L …

3M-Matic Semi-Automatic Box Sealer


Electrical - 115 VAC, 50Hz, 3.6A 36x31x52 290 lbs 1.5-2" Tape Width Up to 15 inch on a 3-inch diameter core. Box Compatibility: - W 4.5-20" - H 4.75-20" - L Minimum 6" with no limit

Used 3M 700Rks Case Sealer (1 Of 3)

Year: 2013

Mfg: 3M-Matic Model: 700RKS Electrical: 120V / 1ph / 60Hz Controls: Relay Logic Closure: 3″ top and bottom 3M Accuglide tape heads Sizes: Min = 6″ L x 7″ W x 4-3/4″ H . Max = No limit L x 25-1/2″ W x 35-4/5″ H . Weight = 5 to 85 lbs Age: 2013 Condition: Used Footprint: Approx. 48″ L …

3M-Matic A20 Case Sealer

Year: 2009

Used 3M-Matic top and bottom case sealer, model A20, bottom belts, with Paragon case labeler, 3M, built 2009.

AB SD-657S

Year: 2015

Excellent Condition, Last used to seal 24 packs of 12oz. glass bottles in RSC Cases, Automatic Machine, Side Belt Metering System, Safety Lock Doors, Handle Cranks for adjustable width, height, length ITW Dynatec Glue System, Mounted on Casters for Easy Portability

Used Abel Model 502 Case Sealer


Abel Model 502 Case Sealer ABAL Model 502 case sealer. Fitted for top tape seal only. Adjustable height 22" wide track with 66" long roller conveyor.

Used Accolade Shrink Wrapper


A combined L-Bar Sealer and Shrink Tunnel mounted on a stand with castors. A compact small demand unit that seals and shrinks in the one chamber. Good for multi-packs as the whole process is static. Seals with a ni-chrome blade mounted in the base of the seal bed. Comes with detachable legs on locking castors. Digital PLC control panel for …

Used AdPack L sealer and heat tunnel


Used Adpack FP870A and heat tunnel



Brand:Adpack Model:Soldadora en L Condition:IN GOOD CONDITIONS Characteristics: L Sealer from make Adpack

Al.Ma. TF 380 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Thermoforming machine brand AL.Ma. model TF 380-300 in good general condition Visible in Italy

Alfa FRS1719 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 2004

The FRSSF is designed exclusively for the thermoforming filling and sealing of cups. Unreeling of base material Heating of the base material Thermoforming of the base material into cups Filling of the cups Unreeling of the lid material Alignment of the lid material Airtight sealing Technical Spec Product: Sauce Cup: 10 - 50 gms Per cycle 12 cups Filling temperature …

Used Algus 6S +2 1216 3Fe 8 Station Rotary Sealer


Algus 8 station rotary sealer Model 6S +2 1216 3Fe 12'' x 16'' sealing area 3 feeds under power Specifications from OEM brochure and equipped with are described to the best of our knowledge. ALL items should be confirmed by buyer.

Used Aline Sts-7 Tabletop Plastic Tube Sealing Machine


1 – Used Aline Model STS-7 Tabletop Plastic Tube Sealing Machine. This self-contained tube sealer has electrical specifications as follows, single phase, 60 cycle, 110 volts. With controls for seal time and cool time, the table shown in the pictures is available at an additional cost.

Used Aline Hdv-48Vs Vacuum Bag Sealing Machine, Stainless Steel


1-Used Aline HDV-48VS Stainless Steel Vacuum Bag Sealer. On casters for portability, machine is single phase, 60 cycle, 220 volt. Equipped with stainless steel control unit with front mounted screen. Last used in pharmaceutical industry.

Used Aline Jaws (Tp-30) Semi-Automatic Plastic Tube Sealer


1-Used Aline Heat Sealing Corporation “Jaws”TP-30 Tabletop Semi-Automatic Plastic Tube Sealer. Capable of up to 50 seals per minute, depending on tube diameter and operator’s dexterity. Supplied with a 12 Cavity Carrier (1-3/8 in. diameter each cavity) and 13 Cavity Carrier (1 in. diameter cavity). This Air Operated Filler also operates on single phase, 50-60 cycle, 120 volt electrics.

Alloyd Blister 1669


Alloyd semi-automatic blister sealer model 1669, serial # 87-708. Features 9" x 6" heated sealing platen, full safety guarding dual palm switches, air operated movement requiring 13 cfm @ 100 psi, 115 volt single phase, cabinet style mounting . Variable temperature and dwell controls. Formerly used in consumer products.

Used Aranow Four Lane Liquid Form/Fill/Seal For Ice Pops/Lollies

Year: 2008

1-Used aranow araice four lane “stick pack” vertical form/fill/seal machine. Rated up to 320 units per minute, machine was manufactured in approx. 2008 and was used only briefly for the production of ice lollies and ice pops. With top mounted stainless steel tanks and plc control. With electric eye registration for film.

Used Arencomatic 1000 Aluminum & Metal Tube Filler/Sealer, 100 Per Minute


1 – Used Arenco “Arencomatic 1000” Fully Automatic Aluminum and Metal Tube Filling and Sealing machine, type GAR-3. Rated up to 100 tubes per minute. filler has metal tube crimping head and is currently tooled for 1.5 In. diameter tubes. Additional tooling can be supplied at an additional cost. Electrical specifications 3/60/208-230 volt.

Arpac Bpmp-5342 Shrink Bundling Machine


Description 1-Used Arpac Model BPMP-5341 Multi-Pack Wrapping/Shrink Bundling Equipment. Equipped with numerous features including Domino Ink Jet Printer. Last wrapping plastic beverage bottles at speeds up to 50 packages per minute.This recent vintage machine can be inspected at the facility where last operated. (Stock #L1187)

Technical Components and Functionality

The core of any thermoforming machine comprises several crucial components: the thermoforming station, the filling station, and the sealing station.


The thermoforming station begins the process by heating a plastic sheet, typically polyethylene, polypropylene or PVC, until it becomes pliable. This softened sheet is then formed into the desired shape using either a vacuum or pressurized air.


Next, the newly formed packaging is moved to the filling station where it is filled with the product. This process can be automated and customized depending on the product in question, such as liquids, solids, or powders.


Finally, the filled packaging is transported to the sealing station, where a top film is applied and sealed to ensure the package's integrity and product safety.


Manufacturers of Thermoforming Machines

Multivac: A top-tier manufacturer globally recognized for its innovation and reliable machinery. Multivac has a rich portfolio of thermoforming machines that cater to a variety of industries and packaging needs.


ULMA Packaging: Based in Spain, ULMA is revered for its high-quality equipment. Their thermoforming machines offer exceptional versatility and durability, making them a popular choice for businesses worldwide.


Illig: A German powerhouse in the world of thermoforming machinery, Illig has an impressive range of equipment, each boasting unique capabilities. Known for their precision and efficiency, Illig machines are a worthy investment.


GEA: A Dutch-based multinational, GEA is a major player in the thermoforming sector. Their machines are known for their advanced technology, high-speed performance, and energy efficiency.


Ishida: A Japanese manufacturer, Ishida is recognized for its cutting-edge machinery. Ishida's thermoforming machines stand out for their user-friendly interfaces and optimal output capacities, fulfilling various packaging demands.


Purchasing Considerations

When purchasing a thermoforming machine, you must take several factors into account.


Firstly, inspect the machine's condition, ensuring all components are operational and maintained.

Consider the machine's compatibility with your products. The filling system must be suitable for the type, size, and consistency of the products you'll be packaging.

Inquire about the machine's output capacity to ensure it matches your production needs.

Check if any special electrical or environmental conditions are required to operate the machine.

Benefits of Buying Through Exapro

Exapro simplifies the buying process by providing a secure platform that facilitates each step of the sales process. The team at Exapro can offer invaluable advice, ensuring buyers make the most informed decision possible. They also assist with communication between buyers and sellers, making transactions smoother and more transparent.


Budget Considerations

Keep in mind that Thermoforming Machine - Form, Fill and Seal, FFS Lines typically range in price between 14,000€ and 65,000€. Consider all costs, including maintenance and operational expenses, when defining your budget.


Organising Transportation

While buyers are responsible for the machine's transportation, both the seller and Exapro can provide assistance if needed. Prior to transport, it's vital to conduct a thorough check of the machine, confirming all components are secured, and the machine is safe to move. Remember, a comprehensive inspection can help you avoid potential issues and costly repairs in the future.