While recently surfing the internet, I was amazed to see the number of used induction sealers that were being offered on"used equipment" web sites.
While a few of the systems were relatively new, the majority of them were either very old, outdated, obsolete, or overpriced!
The majority of the equipment was offered "as is", without any warranty or guarantee that it would even work.
I'm not suggesting that you can't find a good piece of packaging equipment at a reasonable price from a used equipment dealer. However, with the relatively low prices of today's new induction sealing system, why would a packager even take a chance?
New, semi-automatic systems are available for approximately $4,000. Automatic production line sealers can be had for less than $8,000. New systems are guaranteed to work and carry a full warranty.
In addition to the warranty, you receive application assistance, readily available spare parts and an experienced service support staff. Used equipment dealers simply do not have the staff or experience to offer this level of backup.
So, if you're considering purchasing a used capsealer, give us a call for a proposal on a new system. You may be surprised at how economical it is.
At the very least, contact us with information on the used equipment you are considering and we'll be happy to give you an honest appraisal of it and advise you if it's a bargain, or a bust!
Originally appeared in: eNews: Induction Sealing Technology 1st Quarter 2004