Banding is used to gently yet securely bundle and/or apply a non-adhesive ultrasonically sealed band. Our parcel banding machines are designed to be used in heavy use pharmaceutical and healthcare production environments and are the only ultrasonic machines on the market.
The ultrasonic weld is fast, clean, efficient, and eliminates the side effects that heat can introduce into your product. 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:
- 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)
- Available custom printing on the band for track and trace
- 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 and we'll have an experienced packaging consultant show you how banding can reduce your packaging material and labor costs.
From initial inquiry through post-installation service and support, our main goal is to provide each customer with a complete solution. That includes the proper service, parts and, of course, consumable banding materials that run best in our machines. Designed specifically to work in our ultrasonic banding machines, our materials are optimized to keep your operations up and running. We also work diligently to ensure we have the materials in stock when you need them so you can feel confident your packaging materials will always be available.
Our most popular material options include:
- FWG – Soft ribbon-like plastic film perfect for product with delicate edges
- FTN – Strong, transparent film perfect for showcasing your product
- FSW – White smooth film perfect for high quality pre-printed graphics or real-time in-line printing
- Paper – Brown or White paper for applications where easy removal is imperative (it can be torn by hand)
Other options include:
- Compostable materials
- Recyclable materials
- Latex free materials
Are your machines safe for operators who spend upwards of 8 hours handling products?
Absolutely. Our banders reduce repetitive motion for workers, reduce labor needs and reduce the likelihood of worker injury by removing banding without sharp tools. Clean processing and excellent accessibility make handling and service simple.
Can you help serialize my products (incorporate track & trace technology)?
Inline printers allow for track and trace information, and other variable data, to be printed directly on each band as it's applied. Smart labels can be incorporated into bands for alternative tracking methods.
How can you help my company improve our environmental footprint?
Switching to banding reduces landfill waste by using less material, reducing transportation costs and lowering your overall carbon footprint.
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.
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.
Can we test our products on your machines?
Yes! Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 843-5667 to get in contact with a sales manager to discuss your banding project.
Can we run your machines in a cold room?
Yes, our machines are able to run in a cold room. Our ultrasonic banding technology does not require heat to apply the bands, saving energy by not adding unnecessary heat to a cold room.
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.
How will you help me meet my company's cost saving mandates?
Banding is a highly sustainable form of bundling and provides a return on investment for the purchase of banding equipment and consumable materials. Switching to banding lowers transportation costs, eliminates product damage and optimizes throughput and productivity.
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.