How a chamber vacuum sealer works
Chamber food sealers work by vacuuming virtually every molecule of air from the chamber, then automatically sealing the mouth of the plastic pouch in a heat sealing strip. The bags (also called vacuum pouches) are made of double-layered film. An inner polyethylene layer allows the edges of the bags to be heat sealed together, and their outer nylon layer provides an impenetrable barrier to air and moisture. Quality bags, properly sealed, can protect their contents for years.
Vacuum sealing extends foods’ shelf life up to five times its normal refrigerated storage life. This preserves quality, reduces spoilage, and lets you buy food in larger quantities for convenience and lower pricing. Removing the air also completely eliminates freezer burn, which is caused by dehydration.
Greater economy of commercial chamber vac sealers
Chamber vacuum sealers cost more initially than consumer-grade, or “home” food sealers. They’re built heavier for a far longer service life, and they’re designed to run continuously in heavy duty use with no cool-down time required; this is referred to as a 100% duty cycle. But it may come as a surprise that if you use one much, their net operating cost is actually much lower than that of consumer food sealers. Besides machine durability, a major reason for their economy is that the pouches they use cost much less. Consumer machines require more expensive embossed plastic, while commercial chamber machines use lower-priced smooth plastic.
Based on using medium size bags, total costs to operate a commercial sealer will reach breakeven vs. a consumer-duty sealer after sealing just 1000 to 1500 bags. At that point the chamber sealer has paid for itself in plastic savings, then it starts saving you money through continued use of the very economical commercial vacuum sealer bags. Add to this the commercial vacuum's convenient high speed operation and long lifespan and it's clear that the advantages of a chamber vac for your business are attractive even for serious home users.
Whatever your requirements, our wide selection of vac sealers for business provides a size and configuration for every need. We have chamber sealers from very compact units up to floor standing machines that can process thousands of pouches per hour.
Options to choose from
The basic functions of all chamber sealers are the same, but several configuration and equipment options are available. While all models have at least one seal bar, dual seal bars are available to increase the number of smaller bags that can be sealed per cycle.
Another option, gas flush capability, lets you do normal vacuum sealing where the vacuum bag is sucked down tightly around the material being sealed, or you can first remove the air, then replace it with an inert gas such as nitrogen before the pouch is sealed. This gives you a package that’s free of air and oxygen (as well as water, if the material being sealed is dry), yet the bag doesn’t squeeze down around its contents. Chamber vacuum machines can be used for a wide variety of non-food items, and gas flush is a good option for sealing delicate products.
Chamber vacuum sealers by ARY & Dajiang
ARY’s VacMaster vacuum sealers have been providing reliable service to our customers for more than a decade. ARY is a U.S.-owned company whose VacMaster sealers come standard with stainless steel cabinet, easy to remove seal bars and a one-piece, self-opening acrylic lid. Options include dual seal bars and gas flush capability. The ARY VP-545 chamber sealer is a popular floor standing model, and the ARY VP-540 sealer is similar but omits the gas flush option for those who don’t need it. The ARY VP-215 chamber sealer is a very popular vac sealer. Like every ARY VacMaster sealer, it offers great performance at pricing that’s a real value.
ARY also has a couple of smaller chamber sealers made for lighter duty applications: The VP-120 and VP-112 let you use economical commercial style pouches for exceptionally low initial investment. Both are lightweight, convenient, and feature no-maintenance vacuum pumps.
Dajiang (DMC) offers six chamber vacuum sealers, with gas flush and dual seal bars available as options in each basic model. The tabletop Dajiang model 260-PD vacuum sealer and the larger DMC 450-A are among our most popular machines. Our Dajiang vac customers appreciate the extra chamber depth in their larger models (up to 9-3/8”) which is useful for sealing taller items.
Pleasant Hill Grain: The smart place to order a chamber vacuum sealer
Pleasant Hill Grain has represented reliable, high-performance ARY and Dajiang vacuum sealers for over ten years, and we're one of the largest stocking distributors in the U.S. In contrast to Johnny-come-lately “vending machine web stores” that don’t actually know the product, we’ve been in business over thirty years and have extensive experience in vacuum packaging. Click on any of the models above to explore options, and please call us if you have any questions about your vac sealing needs. Our friendly and knowledgeable vac specialists are here to support you before and after the sale. We would appreciate your business, and look forward to serving you!