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.

Multivac M855FMC Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line


Moulding length 263 mm
Forming depth 60 mm
Moulding width 265 mm
Total power requirement 12 kW

Texwrap Automatic L-Bar Sealer & Tunnel


Mfg: Stork Texwrap Model: 1810EH (wrapper) . T1322-01 (tunnel) Serial #: T1810-029 (wrapper) . D1307 (tunnel) Electrical: 240V / 1ph / 60Hz (wrapper) . 240V / 3ph / 60Hz (tunnel) Controls: AB MicroLogix 1200 PLC Sizes: 10″ x 18″ cross seal jaw opening . Film capacity 27″ CF Speed: OEM rated Up to 100 fpm film speed Condition: Used Footprint: …

Used Poly Pack IL-40-XL shrink bundler


Description: Poly Pack IL-40-XL Stainless Inline Bundler Shrink Wrapper Model #IL-40-XL Stainless construction 40” Seal Bar Rated up to 30 per minute; based upon product specifications 16” Max Product height clearance Dual Film Rolls Clear and Random Print Film Product detection Dual Chamber Heat Tunnel 42” wide x 19” High Tunnel Opening Stainless rollers throughout heat tunnel Product infeed conveyor …

Cellophane Machinery Marden Edwards & Co. -


Marden Edwards & Co Cellophane Machinery Very good condition

Price on request

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Used Omega Sl-18 Shrink Bundler & Heat Tunnel


Mfg: Omega Design Corp Model: SL-18 Electrical: 240V / 3ph / 60Hz Controls: AB SLC 500 PLC Sizes: Max bundle width 17″ . Max product height 11″ Condition: Used Walk-Around Video: Footprint: Approx. 125″ L x 50″ W x 74″ H Notes: Single-lane bundler; Stainless steel frame



Mfg: Padlocker Model: CF 151 Electrical: 230V / 3ph / 60Hz Controls: OMRON C28K PLC . with handheld programmer included Closure: Nordson 3500 hot melt glue Speed: OEM rated at Up to 40 cases per minute Condition: Used Footprint: Approx. 110″ L x 76″ W x 72″ H . plus approx. 6′ L extended hopper Notes: Includes many spare parts …

Multivac M72 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1973

Moulding length 280 mm
Forming depth 60 mm
Moulding width 65 mm
Total power requirement 6 kW

ADOLF JLLIG 100UA Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1973

Moulding length 600 mm
Total power requirement 38 kW
Moulding width 1000 mm

Multivac M 800 D Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1979

Moulding length 184 mm
Total power requirement 6 kW
Moulding width 120 mm

Hassia THL 28/22 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1980

Moulding length 40 mm
Forming depth 20 mm
Moulding width 50 mm
Total power requirement  kW

SIG Model CL Chocolate Bar Wrapper

Year: 1983

SIG Model CL Chocolate Bar Wrapper - Built in 1983 - Rebuilt 2012 - Set for bar 147 x 73 x 10mm - Foil from reel/Label from stack - Walking beam infeed - Glue system - 3phase, 60hz, 208 volts - Complete and last run March 2020 - Minimum: 90 X 35 X 6 MM - Maximum: 170 X 90 …

Multivac R-5100 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: ~ 1985

Moulding length 225 mm
Forming depth 140 mm
Moulding width 175 mm

Hassia THL 24/28 Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1986

Moulding length 50 mm
Forming depth 15 mm
Moulding width 39 mm
Total power requirement 29 kW

Sapal model Bi-b Die Fold Wrapper

Year: 1988

Sapal model Bi-b Die Fold Wrapper - Built new in 1988 - Set for a piece 45 x 45 x 5 mm thick - Size range minimum 12 x 12 x 8 square - Size range minimum 12 diameter x 8 thick round - Size range maximum 40 x 35 x 15 thick rectangular - Size range maximum 30 diameter …

Bosch/Höller / BMR 200 1988/2010

Year: 1988

Horinzontal running fully automatic 3-edge and 4-edge sealing bag (sachet) machine for filling/sealing of liquid/creamy products in simplex/duplex operation: • Formate range simplex (width x height) min. 120 x 60 mm, max. 220 x 180 mm • Formate range duplex (width x height) min. 60 x 60 mm, max. 110 x 180 mm • Output 25 - 80 cycles/min • …

FORMAPACK 320STFE Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1989

Moulding length 80 mm
Forming depth 60 mm
Moulding width 60 mm
Total power requirement 8 kW

Partena-Cam M82S Thermoforming - Form, Fill and Seal Line

Year: 1990

Moulding length 50.4 mm
Moulding width 136 mm

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.