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What Is A Horizontal Flow Wrapper And How Does It works?

April 2, 2024
Posted in Blog
April 2, 2024 Damien Sandoval

A horizontal flow wrapper is a machine that wraps products in flexible film material. It is commonly used for packaging food items, such as candy bars, cookies, bread, and cheese, as well as non-food items, such as soap, cards, or magazines.


The basic components of a horizontal flow wrapper are:


– A feeder, which delivers the products to the wrapper.

– A film unwind, which unwinds the film from a roll and guides it into the wrapper.

– A forming box, which shapes the film around the product and creates a tube with an overlap seam.

– A fin seal, which seals the overlap seam along the length of the product.

– A cutting head, which cuts and seals the film across the width of the product, creating individual packages.

– A discharge conveyor, which transports the packages away from the wrapper.


The horizontal flow wrapper operates in a continuous motion, meaning that the products and the film move through the machine at a constant speed. The speed and size of the wrapper can be adjusted to accommodate different products and film materials. The wrapper can also be equipped with various features, such as date coders, print registrators, photo eyes, or gas flushing, to enhance the quality and functionality of the packages.


A horizontal flow wrapper is a versatile and efficient machine that can produce a variety of packages with minimal waste and downtime. It is suitable for high-volume and low-volume production, as well as for different shapes and sizes of products. It is easy to operate and maintain, and it can be customized to meet the specific needs of the customer.


I hope this post has given you a clear understanding of what a horizontal flow wrapper is and how it works. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.