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Vacuum packing machines for institutional kitchens

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Vacuum packing machines for institutional kitchens

Are you looking for a vacuum packing machine for larger, more production-oriented kitchens, for example in hospitals, hotels of canteens? Depending on your requirements, Henkelman offers a range of different vacuum packing machines. This allows you to optimize the workflow, extend the shelf life of fresh products and at the same time prevent food waste.

The advantages of vacuuming for you

Food safety in line with local hygiene requirements

Vacuuming prevents cross-contamination and increases food safety. A deep final vacuum pressure slows down the further development of bacteria. Every machine is designed for easy cleaning and simple daily maintenance, guaranteeing optimal hygiene and productivity. 

Longer shelf life, less waste

Henkelman machines vacuum to a vacuum of 99.8%. This prevents food spoilage and therefore reduces food waste as much as possible. Products also have a longer shelf life compared to refrigerating and retain their quality when frozen.  

Financial advantages of a Henkelman

Vacuum-sealed products have a longer shelf life. This means you throw away less and therefore save money. A longer shelf life also enables you to better organize your purchasing and make the most of possible purchasing benefits. With proper maintenance (and low maintenance costs) a Henkelman will last for years and retain its resale value. 

Efficient workflow

Preparing, portioning and vacuum-packing your dishes when you have time, allows you to work more efficiently when you are busy. This enables you to optimize the workflow of your kitchen staff so that you can do more with fewer people.

Need help choosing a suitable vacuum packing machine?

What functionalities are you looking for in a vacuum packaging machine? Do you want to tenderize products, store them longer or pack liquids? Depending on your needs and budget, one of our dealers can provide you with all the information you need to make the best choice.

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Handy options for your kitchen

Depending on the model and specific type, several Henkelman machines can be upgraded with various optional extras. This can be handy if you want to vacuum-pack specific products, such as soups and sauces (liquid control) or sliced fruit and vegetables (gas flushing, MAP). Using these functions guarantees a perfect vacuuming solution with a longer shelf life and flavour retention. Possible optional extras include:

Soft air

This enables the optimal vacuum packing of sharp or sensitive products without damaging the product or vacuum bag.

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Thermal label printer

Ultra-compact thermal printer (HACCP proof) for labeling products. Only in combination with the Advanced Control System.

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Advanced Control System (ACS)

Advanced full color operating system with 20 pre-programmed or user-configurable programs and extra functions for optimal user-friendliness.

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Liquid Control

Stops the vacuuming process when evaporation is detected. This prevents contamination of the chamber, oxidation of the pump, and dehydration and loss of weight

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Service & Warranty

Standard 3-year warranty on every Henkelman machine

Parts available for up to 10 years after production ceases

Replacement parts delivered to your dealer within 24 hours

Automatic maintenance notification

Frequently asked questions

Do I need certain vacuum packing machines for specific products?

No and yes. The final vacuum result and the basic functions of all our vacuum packing machines are the same. However, the chamber dimensions and/or the available optional extras per model are different. This, as well as your personal wishes, type of product and product seize  , is why certain vacuum packing machines are a better option for you.

Why vacuum pack?

Vacuum packing results in a longer shelf life. This is because the oxygen is removed during the vacuuming process. This slows down the ripening process. The vacuum bag also gives your product air and liquid-tight protection against external factors. 

For how many hours can a Henkelman vacuum packing machine be used?

This depends on the model vacuum packing machine. According to our guidelines, a table top model can be used for 5 hours a day. For floor models and double chamber vacuum packing machines, this is 8 hours per day. It is important that there is sufficient ventilation around the machine to prevent overheating. Some machines can also be upgraded with a heavy duty option, making them operational for up to 20 hours a day. 

What is the difference between a chamber vacuum packing machine and a vacuum sealer?

The shelf life of products is highly dependent on the residual amount of oxygen in the packaging. Henkelman vacuum packing machines remove up to 99.8% of all oxygen from packaging. This is called the final vacuum result. A vacuum sealer achieves a significantly lower final vacuum result. And this in turn results in a shorter shelf life of your product. This is often the reason why vacuum sealers are primarily used in domestic environments.