Packing Machine for Dried foods and Nuts

Packing Machine for Dried foods and Nuts

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Packaging machines for dried food These machines come in three types: Automatic, manual and semi-automatic. they can package products in various attractive shapes, including plastic, nylon, foil, plastic trays, sealed bags, etc.

Packaging Machine for Dry Foods is used for packaging products such as various types of nuts, dried fruits, seeds, legumes, etc. These machines come in two types: domestic and industrial, depending on the usage requirements. These packaging machines typically include various auxiliary equipment such as weighing systems, denester, UV tunnels, filler, automatic rower, vacuum and gas injection systems, traffic tables, etc. These packaging machines can package products in various attractive shapes, including plastic, nylon, foil, plastic trays, sealed bags, etc. Usually, these machines are also used in other food industries besides dry fruits, nuts and date.


The Importance of Packaging Dry Foods

For those intending to engage in the sale of various types of dry foods, beside the quality of their products, they must also pay special attention to have standardized and principled packaging. This is because without proper packaging, the quality of the product will decrease. It is obvious that the nuts you intend to sell will not immediately and directly available for customers. This is because they have to go through stages such as transportation, storage, etc. During this time, factors such as physical damage, moisture, contamination, or air temperature can affect the quality of the products. In this case, not only you cannot achieve high profits from your business, but there is also the possibility of incurring losses and damages.

Increased shelf life, beauty, hygiene, and production capacity are among the primary benefits of packaging food products. Additionally, packaging food products allows for branding opportunities for the producer, and good packaging attracts customers and increases product sales. Therefore, the product can be offered not only in domestic markets but also in foreign markets for export.

Packaging in plastic trays and pouches by the packaging machines of the West Asia Steel Company offers all of these advantages.


How to Increase the Shelf Life of Dry Foods?

The best environment for storing nuts is a dry, cool and completely closed environment. Because heat, humidity and secondary cause spoilage of these products.

To extend the shelf life of the product, it is necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Some of these problems can occur during product preparation or packaging, so hygiene standards such as minimizing operator touch, maintaining sanitary conditions in the environment and trays, etc., must be fully observed to minimize food poisoning.

Another challenge in preserving various types of dried goods is worm infestation and insect growth in the product. Producers who bulk package their products face the risk of infestation occurring in a very short time, cannot sell their product and causing them financial loss. Packaging products using a tray sealer machine and the MAP method (removing oxygen from inside the product and injecting nitrogen gas) can completely prevent the growth of insects and larva alongside increasing shelf life.

Pistachio pack

Increase of Beauty in Packaging of Dry Foods

Beautiful packaging directly affects the increase in product sales and also customers prefer to purchase these products with trust in the brand and packaging type compared to bulk products.

If the products are sold in bulk, the producer cannot brand them, whereas if they can package their products inside trays, they can increase their sales several times by branding.

Packaging by seal vacuum compared to traditional methods is more aesthetically pleasing and has lower total costs. Additionally, various types of films, either printed or transparent, can be used. If printed films are used, the producer can have their desired logo design and print on the packaged product.

Exporting dry foods with suitable packaging can be a very important factor in the sales and marketing of these products. Suitable packaging for products such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, figs, dried fruits, etc., all of which are in some way classified as this category, should have the following characteristics:

  • Compliance with the standards of the destination country
  • Competitiveness with foreign brands
  • Increase in product shelf life
  • Beauty
  • Hygiene


Which Products are Packaged by a Packaging Machine for Dry Foods?

Dry foods are the products that have lost their moisture and are offered in a dry and ready-to-consume form in the market. Products packaged by a packaging machine for dry foods typically include:

  • Dried fruits such as dates, barberries, cherries, raisins, figs
  • Dried nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, sesame seeds
  • Dried herbs such as green tea, black tea, mint, saffron
  • Legumes such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, black beans
  • Grains such as rice, barley, wheat, corn, etc.

This list is only examples of types of dry fruits and nuts, and any country may offer different types of dry fruits and nuts to the market that are packable.


What are Different Types of Dry Foods Packaging?

Types of dry foods are usually packaged in various types of packaging, including plastic, metal, paper, and plastic trays. Dry foods packaging should contribute to increased hygiene, shelf life, and product quality.

For packaging dry foods, protective polymer materials are commonly used to protect the product from moisture, oxygen, and secondary contamination. Cardboard and paper packaging can also be used for dry foods packaging, which are environmentally friendly but may not have a significant impact on extending shelf life and preserving the organoleptic properties of the product.

Packaging these products in plastic trays along with seal vacuum and nitrogen gas injection not only protects the product from moisture penetration and environmental contamination but also helps maintain the initial quality of the product for a longer period. Dry foods should be stored in dry and cool conditions. Additionally, packaging should be transportable to ensure that the products are not damaged during transportation.

Ultimately, it is recommended to use reputable and experienced companies for dry foods packaging to achieve the best results in preserving the quality and shelf life of dry foods.


You can count on our consultations in this field.

Homely Packaging Machine for Dry Foods

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A homely dry foods packaging machine, as the name suggests, is a machine for packaging dry foods and related products at home or in small businesses. These machines come in two types: manual and semi-automatic. You can contact us at West Asia Steel Company for free consultation.

manual machine 

Most home businesses perform packaging manually, with a team of 3 to 4 individuals filling bags, weighing them, and finally sealing them using a sealing machine.

Manual sealing machines are used for packaging in plastic trays at low capacities, such as for retail and home packaging. These machines are operated manually and also allow the usage of printed films.

Challenges and Difficulties of Packaging Dry Foods at Home:

  1. Human resources are not continuously available, leading to a high dependence on individuals. Absence during peak workload times is a constant concern faced by most producers.
  2. There is no precise control and monitoring over the net weight of the dry foods placed in pouches, which may result in inconsistencies in weight. This can create problems in sales as retailers and distributors frequently complain about weight variations and packaging issues, turning increasing sales into a challenge.
  3. Limited capacity due to the manual nature of the machines does not allow for increased production.


Until your production levels are within the range of 500 to 1000 packages per day, simple manual systems can support your needs, and usually, no problems arise. Starting with them is inexpensive, and setting up the system is very easy. The simplicity of operation, quick and easy setup, and low cost of manual packaging machines are advantages of this method.

However, this philosophy turns into a bottleneck as soon as production capacity increases. If you want to increase work speed at home or in a small business and produce higher amounts, you can perform this by purchasing semi-automatic machines from West Asia Steel Company. By doing so, while paying a reasonable cost for the machine, you significantly increase the level of automation in your workflow.

In a semi-automatic machine, packaging operations are performed automatically, and human touch is only required for placing the dry foods in the tray and some other tasks.

Using this machine, you can package dry foods with high quality and hygiene standards and sell them in local, online stores etc.

For consultation regarding price and selecting the best suitable machine for you, you can receive free consultation from our experts. If your business goes beyond small-scale cases and your production capacity is high, you should use fully automatic machines, which we will discuss below. Wherever you need guidance, you can contact us; we are here to assist you with utmost willingness.

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Industrial Dry Foods Packaging Machine

Industrial dry foods packaging machines are typically fully automatic or semi-automatic types used for packaging various types of dry foods in small and large capacities. These machines operate automatically and perform packaging with high speed and precision. They generally consist of parts such as input conveyor, check weighier system, automatic denester, filler, vacuum and gas injection system, automatic rower, jet printer, automatic lidder, and traffic table (rotary table). These machines are designed with considerations such as hygiene, safety, efficiency, and speed to meet the packaging requirements of industrial dry foods.

Manufacturers of packaged dry foods prefer the purchased machine to have the capability of adjusting weight accurately and easily without changing parts, and also for the operator training to be simple.

A good dry foods packaging machine should be able to remove excess materials from the packaging, reduce packaging time, have accurate weight setting, and perform packaging in a hygienic manner.

If the net weight packaged in each tray is less, it leads to dissatisfaction among distributors and sellers. Therefore, manufacturers are forced to put more product in the tray to alleviate the concerns of sellers. These small amounts distributed as additional gifts on each package accumulate to a very large figure by the end of the year and become one of the most important factors in reducing the overall profitability of the investment.

For this reason, precise measurement systems are used in the production machines of West Asia Steel Company to perform weighing with the highest accuracy and packaging with the highest quality.

Next, we introduce industrial machines of this type of packaging:


Automatic Tray Sealer Packaging Machine for Dry Foods

This machine can perform the packaging using various methods, including gas injection, commonly referred to as Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), pure vacuum, and other advanced methods.

The packaging steps for dry foods in this machine is as follows:

  1. Pre-made trays are automatically (or manually) placed on the machine (automatic denester), and the product is loaded into them either automatically or manually.
  2. The trays containing the product are then directed into the mold of the machine where they are vacuumed and packaged. In this stage, a film is sealed onto the tray.
  3. After this stage, the sealed trays can be directed to a jet printer where dates and other information can be printed on them.

Features of the Machine:

  • Easy setup and installation by the operator.
  • Adjustable for various tray sizes.
  • Various options available according to customer needs.
  • Packaging using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) method.


In addition to dry foods, this machine can also package the following items:

Ready-to-eat cold foods

Pickles (such as pickles, olives)

Various meat and protein products

Vegetables, greens, fruits, and various salads

Packaging various dairy products such as cheese

Bread and bakery products

To view more information, you can visit the page of the automatic tray sealer packaging machine.

 Automatic and semi-automatic triple sealer packaging machine 

Semi-automatic Tray Sealer Packaging machine for Dry Foods

This machine can perform the packaging process using various methods, including gas injection, commonly referred to as Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), pure vacuum, and other advanced methods.

The semi-automatic tray sealer machine is used for daily packaging in small and medium scale. Additionally, this machine is used in stores, restaurants (for takeout food), and laboratories.

The operation of the machine is such that after placing the trays containing the product on its mold by the operator, the machine table must rotate 180 degrees. Then, the operator sends the packaging command by pressing the buttons on the machine.

The semi-automatic tray sealer packaging machine is one of the products manufactured by West Asia Steel Company.


The features of the machine are:

  • Suitable for low to medium packaging capacities
  • Requires small space
  • Affordable price and easy operation
  • Various options available based on customer needs


In addition to dry foods, this machine can also package the following items:

Various types of dates and nuts

Ready-to-eat cold foods

Pickles (such as pickled cucumbers, olives) and mixed pickles

Various meat and protein products

Vegetables, fruits, and various salads

Packaging various dairy products such as cheese

Bread and confectionery

To view more information, you can visit the semi-automatic tray sealer packaging machine page.


Thermoforming Packaging Machine

The thermoforming packaging machine of West Asia Steel Company is widely used in packaging medical and food products, including nuts. For large-scale production and packaging of nuts, the thermoforming packaging machine is extensively used by many nut factories. With this machine, you can automatically package nuts in flexible or rigid film.

Features of the thermoforming packaging machine of West Asia Steel Company:

  • Easy cleaning, stainless steel body resistant to corrosion and oxidation
  • Compatibility with various trays and products
  • Packaging by modified atmosphere method
  • Capability to install various fillers on the machine (for filling diluted and concentrated liquids, multi-head fillers)
  • Ability to install labeler and jet printer on the machine
  • Customizable options according to customer requirements


In addition to dry foods, this machine can also package the following items:

Different types of dates and nuts

Various ready-to-eat cold foods (such as Olivier salad, macaroni) and semi-prepared foods

Pickles (such as pickled cucumbers, olives) and mixed pickles

Various meat and protein products

Vegetables, fruits and different salads

Packaging of various dairy products such as cheese

Bread and confectionery

Various cosmetic products and medical equipment

For more information, you can visit the thermoforming packaging machine page.


Packaging Containers for Dry Foods

Packaging containers for dry foods can be designed in various forms, depending on the type of dry foods and customer requirements. Some types of packaging containers for dry foods include:

Bags or Pouches: Polypropylene bags are used for packaging of products such as nuts, almonds, walnuts, etc. These bags are popular due to their ease of packaging, resistance to water and moisture, lightweight nature, and affordability.

Nuts in pouche

Cans: Cans are used to package products including nuts, dried fruit, legumes, etc. Cans are very popular due to their strength and durability, long life, the capability of opening and closing many times and maintaining the properties of the product.

Foil: Foil is used for packing products, including dried nuts and dried fruit. Beautiful appearance, protection of product properties are the characteristics of this type of packaging.

 Nuts in foil

Vacuum: After being poured into nylon bags, the products are vacuumed and take an interesting shape.

Vacuum packaging of nuts 

Plastic Trays: Packaging in plastic trays, by tray sealer packaging machines, not only have lower final costs compared to other packaging methods, but also result in increased packaging attractiveness, sanitary, and product shelf life. In packaging by tray sealer machines, there is no limitation on the shape and dimensions of the tray, as the machine mold is designed and manufactured according to the desired tray by the producer.

 Packaging nuts in plastic trays

Attractive-shaped trays can contribute to the beauty of dry foods, considering its expertise in the packaging machinery industry, can provide customers with customized molds for tray production.

Therefore, customers who require a unique-shaped tray for dry foods packaging, in order to differentiate themselves from the generic trays available in the market, can present their designs. At West Asia Steel, we create the initial prototype using a 3D printer, and upon your approval as a customer, the mold is made, and the desired tray is produced for you with your desired quantity.

You can consult with West Asia Steel Company for selecting the best tray for dry foods packaging and acquire your suitable tray by the best price.


Types of Films Used in Packaging of Dry Foods

Since we at Steel West Asia Company specialize in packaging various food products as well as medical and pharmacy items, we can provide you with the necessary information on how to correctly choose the type of film and suitable packaging tray for dry foods.

You can consult with our experienced specialists and procure your desired film and tray by the best possible price.  

   Pistachio in glass jar

Important Points to Consider When Purchasing a Packaging Machine for Dry Foods

Purchasing a packaging machine for dry foods is an important and costly matter that requires thorough research and examination. Below are some key points to consider when purchasing this machine:

  • Type of dry foods: The selection of a packaging machine should be based on the type of the products you intend to package. This is very important in terms of packaging type and size, machine type, filler type, necessary auxiliary equipment, etc.
  • Machine capacity: The most important point in purchasing a packaging machine for dry foods is selecting a machine with suitable capacity. When buying a packaging machine, you should determine how much dry foods you want to package in a specific time unit and select the machine capacity accordingly.
  • Machine quality: Before purchasing a packaging machine for dry foods, you should examine its manufacturing quality. You should pay attention to factors such as the parts used in the machine construction, packaging accuracy, adjustability, working temperature range, machine performance, and similar aspects.
  • Installation and setup costs: Before purchasing the machine, discuss about installation and setup costs with the seller.
  • Spare parts and after-sales service: Ensure the manufacturer provides spare parts and after-sales service. Make sure that the manufacturer is capable of supplying spare parts and after-sales service if needed.
  • Hygiene standards: Packaging of dry foods must comply with hygiene standards due to contact with food substances. Make sure that your selected machine meets the necessary hygiene standards.
  • User training: Packaging of dry foods requires skill and training. For optimal use of the packaging machine, ensure that the manufacturer is capable of providing appropriate training to users.
  • Payment terms: Discuss payment terms with the manufacturer. Payment in full or in installments, the number and amount of installments, etc., are among the factors that should be examined before purchasing.
  • In general, before purchasing a packaging machine for dry foods, precise research should be conducted about the manufacturer, their experience and background, used equipment, conditions, and methods of after-sales service, etc.

We, at West Asia Steel, consult and ensure you in all above-mentioned aspects to make a good purchase. 


The Price of Packaging Machine for Dry Foods

This price depends on factors such as tray dimensions, brand, technical specifications, and optional features.

For more detailed information regarding machine prices, you can contact us and inquire about the technical details and pricing, Based on your requirements, we can recommend a suitable machine.


The Price of Production Line for Dry Foods Packaging

As mentioned in the previous section, various factors should be considered when purchasing a machine. Similarly, the price of a production line for packaging of dry foods depends on factors such as machine size and performance, quality and used parts, production capacity and power, level of automation, market conditions, etc.

You can contact our experts to learn about the setup process and pricing of the production line of dry foods packaging. They will provide you with the necessary information.


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With the support of more than ۲۲ years of experience in the packaging machinery industry, West Asia Steel is specialized in the field of designing and manufacturing all kinds of trisealer packaging machines.

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