Vortex Manufacturing can expertly refurbish bagging systems!


Baggers are classified by the intended use.

Clipping machines are typically used for packing light weights (under 5 lbs.) in a net bag. Most of the machines built during the past 10 years are very similar to the new ones that are available and rebuilding is an excellent option. Older machines can be made very reliable but they are not as fast as newer designs.

Carousel semi automatic baggers are very versatile systems, but require additional labor and are not as fast as automatic machines. Typically a rebuild for a carousel is economically viable.

Automatic wicketed bag machines have been built for many years. Some of the older versions are no longer usable regardless of the condition. Most of the newer systems are viable if they are used as the design was intended. The design characteristics include speed, bag type (mesh or poly or half and half) and configuration. The newer baggers typically require less utility usage (compressed air and current) and are more user- friendly.

If your current bagger is designed for the use the packer intends, rebuilding may be a good option.

Regardless of the brand or type of bagger, if rebuilding is the selected option, any available updates should be considered. All bagger manufacturers have made improvements in the systems they supply. These improvements are dictated by demands from packers and therefore are usually a good value.


Our engineers assure accuracy is priority number one. But a close second is reliability. We know that in this tough economic time, getting a machine to work hard 24/7 is essential to staying profitable and in business. That’s why you rarely see our machines down. But when they are in need of maintenance, we have the parts on hand to get you back to profitability in almost no time.


Here is what just one satified customer had to say:  

"Since putting our bagger online we have drastically reduced waste and labor costs associated with packaging mini bagels and bulk packaged product. It would be wonderful if all our packaging equipment worked just like the Vortex/Affeldt machine."


Troy Schwartzberg
EVP Business Development
Bagelmania Baking


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