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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is vacuum packaging?

Vacuum packaging is the process of removing air from a bag prior to sealing. This process is commonly performed within the food industry using a vacuum chamber machine.

What are the benefits of vacuum packaging?

Vacuum packaging is primarily used to extend the shelf life of perishable foods such as meats and cheeses by reducing atmospheric oxygen and limiting the growth of aerobic bacteria. It is also commonly used to store dry foods over a long period of time, such as cereals, nuts, cured meats, coffee, and potato chips. This form of packaging is becoming increasingly popular in other industries such as electronics and medical for its advantages of providing a clean, dry, and low oxygen environment for sensitive goods.

How do I determine which vacuum chamber machine is best for me?

First you need to determine what size vacuum pouches you will be using. Then you will need to consider how many packages you will need to seal on a daily basis and how many hours you wish to operate. Once the above is determined then you can contact us and we will determine which machine is best for your application.

What vacuum pumps are used in Promarks vac machines?

Busch vacuum pumps are standard in all Promarksvac PROMAX brand vacuum chamber machines and vacuum tumblers.

Where are Promarks vac machines manufactured?

Promarks vac Corp owns a manufacturing facility in Taiwan where all of the stainless steel welding and fabrication is performed. Machines undergo final assembly, inspection, and approval at Promarks vac U.S. based facility in Ontario, California.

Does Promarks vac offer custom sizes or features?

YES-Even with Promarks vac extensive line of sizes and options you may find that Promarks vac doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for. One of the major advantages of owning our own manufacturing plant is the ability to customize equipment to suit customer’s needs.

How does Promarks vac primarily sell equipment?

Promarks vac equipment is primarily sold through a network of privately owned distributors around the world. Promarks vac works one on one with each dealer to insure that Promarks vac high standards of customer service are met. In the territories where a distributor is not present Promarks vac will work directly with a customer to assist in providing what they are looking for.

Why should I buy my machine through a local distributor?

Promarks vac firmly believes that by having a local distributor Promarks vac is able to provide customers with superior service that many others fall short of. Having someone close by provides additional assistance both before and after the sale that would otherwise be difficult. Having a means of obtaining local sales, service, and parts has been found to be very beneficial to customers of Promarks vac.

Who stocks parts for my Promarks machine?

In most cases your local dealer will stock the common wear items for Promarks vac machines. In addition both our California and New York facilities carry a full line of parts.

Does Promarks vac sell used equipment?

Yes, we sell and recondition equipment manufactured by ourselves and others.

How can I locate my closest Promark vac dealer?