Banding is an efficient way to apply adhesive-free labels and sleeves. Our ATS banding machines are designed to be used in high production environments and are the only ultrasonic food sleeve packaging machines on the market.
The ultrasonic weld is fast, clean, efficient, and eliminates the side effects that heat can introduce into your process. The combination of this innovative ultrasonic technology and other customizable features makes ultrasonic banding ideal for many applications in the food industry. Additional benefits include:
- Sustainable, efficient alternative to sleeving
- Diverse number of machine options, configurations, sizes and features
- Easy to setup, use and maintain
- Robust ultrasonic welding technology
- Digital operator interface
- Highly versatile for limitless applications
- Variety of material options available (see Materials tab below)
- “Branding with Banding”- custom imprinting on the material
- Automation and customization options available
- Complimentary operator and service training available
- World class, local service and support
Provide us with a few details in the contact form on this page and we'll have an experienced packaging consultant show you how banding can reduce your packaging material and labor costs.
Banding Materials FOR LABELING & SLEEVING
- Designed to flow through ATS banding machines without jams and breakage
- Large stock of paper and plastic banding material in US distribution centers
- Guaranteed to work consistently and reliably
- Variable strength ultrasonic weld
- Pre-printable for branding and product information
- Print inline for consumer information – variable data, bar codes, expiration dates, etc.
- Colors available
- Sustainable & recyclable
- PAPER – To replace chipboard sleeves
- PLASTIC – For vibrant colors and graphics
- TRANSPARENT - For showcasing products
Read more about our food labeling and sleeving materials on our blog.
Are Felins' machines available in stainless steel? Are they wash-down?
Our banders, both manual and automated, are available in stainless steel and powder coat, food-grade paint that can expand and shrink in changing temperatures without cracking or rusting. However, on all of our machines, the parts that come in direct contact with products are fully stainless. Ultrasonic banding solutions are typically at the end of the line for secondary packaging. While we offer fully stainless steel machines, they are wipe-down, not wash-down. Many customers have their banding solutions in their pack out rooms or wheel their machines in and out to avoid washdowns.
Do you have a solution to automatically apply a paperboard sleeve?
We have developed a thicker paper that can be pre-printed with a glossy or matte finish for a paperboard look. Our banding machines can then automatically apply the thick, paperboard-like label to your product at up to 30 bands per minute, helping increase throughput, decrease labor and increase your overall bottom line.
Can we test our products on your machines?
Yes! Reach out to email@example.com or call (800) 843-5667 to get in contact with a sales manager to discuss your banding project.
Does banding use adhesives or glues?
Our ultrasonic banding technology does NOT require heat or adhesives to apply label bands. In fact, we refer to it as a "cold weld." With a sonotrode and generator inside the machines, ultrasonic welds are made in seconds, adhering banding material to itself.
Describe your target audience and what will motivate them to purchase a bander.
We offer non-traditional banding solutions that increase throughput, protect product quality and integrity, and significantly reduce packaging material and labor costs. Regardless of the industry you're in, we can provide you with bundling equipment to reduce packaging mass, help lower your carbon footprint and improve overall product quality.
Are banding machines and materials FDA approved? Recyclable?
All of our materials are recyclable. With banding, minimal materials are needed to label and unitize products, therefore reducing waste. We offer papers, plastics and transparent films, all FDA-approved to come in contact with food and healthcare products. All of our materials can be pre-printed with stunning graphics to suit your branding needs and, with variable data printers, data such as expiration dates can be printed live on the banding material.
Is banding expensive?
The most widely believed myth about banding is that the technology and consumables are too expensive. However, the most widely overlooked statistics (and prices) are those related to post-purchase productivity. Not only does introducing banding (and automation) to a production line reduce labor costs, it decreases material waste from a master carton, helps increase productivity and, ultimately, quickly generates ROI. The majority of our customers have an ROI in 12 months or less.
Does Felins manufacture banding machines?
Our machines are manufactured by ATS in Switzerland. Felins is one of two master distributors in the US, supporting the 30 midwestern and western states. Sales support, customer service and technical support for your machine will come from Felins in Milwaukee, WI.