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Ohlson’s Versatile Bagging Machines

Ohlson Packaging has been delivering quality vertical form fill seal machines for decades, and know exactly how to deliver quality pillow bag projects.

Pillow bags are formed when roll-stock film is fed over a forming tube, which shapes the film into a tube matching the desired bag size. Heat sealing jaws seal the bottom of the bag, and after the product is dropped into the bag, the top of the bag is also sealed.

Side gussets, tear notches, and hole punches can all also be added to the bag design.

For a more detailed explanation of how the bag forming process works, you can see our blog article on the topic.

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Wide Variety of Applications

While perhaps most commonly associated with snacks such as candy or potato chips, pillow bags can be used with a variety of product types – including powder, liquid, or other types of fills. Accessories and options such as gas flush, zippered film integration, date code printing, and product settlers allow for almost limitless possibilities.

We work closely with our customers to understand their product needs, film layouts, and other needs – which means we deliver machines which meet (and exceed) their needs – the first time.

And because Ohlson can also deliver any type of filling equipment – from multi-head weighers and augers to piston filling – our engineers can deliver a full end-to-end solution.

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Equipment That Fits Your Vertical Bagging Needs.


Weighing, Counting, and Filling
Bagging and Packing
Conveyors & Material Handling
Combination Weighers & Counters
Ohlson Stainless Steel Multihead Scales & Counters are perfect for an array of high-accuracy and high-speed applications.
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Linear Weighers
Ohlson Stainless Steel Linear Weighing & Counting Systems are an ideal solution for automating your highly repetitive, labor-intensive processes.
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Augers and Auger Fillers
Ohlson Packaging manufactures a number of different styles of augers and other equipment to help move powered and granulated substances through the packaging process.
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Volumetric Fillers
Ohlson's volumetric filler uses cups to fill a container with a specific amount of free-flowing product and is designed to integrate with our VFFS machines.
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Vertical Form Fill Seal
Ohlson Packaging manufactures a variety of vertical form fill seal machines for various applications.
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Container Indexing System
Ohlson Packaging’s container indexing system provides a high-speed bottle and jar filling solution, filling 8 containers at a time in a single lane.
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Bucket Elevators
A bucket elevator is a great tool for those who need to deliver powder or small granule materials vertically for additional processing or packaging.
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Rotary Collection Table
Rotary tables are work positioning devices that allow for precision when dealing with metalworking, milling, other CNC machining techniques as well as bagging end-of-line production.
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Supply Hopper
Supply hoppers allow for the steady flow of product onto a conveyor, bucket elevator, weigher, or other pieces of the packaging process, and are often integrated into weighing and filling systems.
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