VPR Daily Cleaning

Daily Cleaning Proceedures for ROVEMA VPR series vertical form fill and seal (VFFS) baggers.

Food Contact Surfaces

Proper sanitation of food contact surfaces is of the utmost
importance. It will help prevent contamination of your bagged
product. There are three bagmaker surfaces that contact the
product; the product funnel, the filling tube, and the bag spreaders.
These parts must be removed from the machine and sanitized in
accordance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations.

WARNING: The food contact surfaces must not be reinstalled until
they are clear of product debris and the disinfectant used
to sanitize them.

If you need assistance in determining how to sanitize the food
contact surfaces for your particular application, please contact the
Rovema Service Department.



Machine Housing

Cleaning the machine housing will help prevent sanitation
problems. Remove product debris by vacuuming or sweeping it
from the horizontal surfaces of the machine.

When cleaning painted surfaces, commercially available cleaning
and polishing agents can be used. In addition, commercial
available mild household cleaners may be applied using a moist

When cleaning plastic protective coverings, we recommend that
you use an antistatic cleanser or a mild cleansing agent.
When cleaning the touchscreen display, use only a moist cloth. Do
not use any cleaners; they may damage the surface of the


Sealing Surfaces

Film residue will buildup on the sealing surfaces; especially when
using printed film. Excessive buildup will make it more difficult to
create good seals. To remove the residue, use a brass bristle
brush to scrub it away. The sealing surfaces are on the faces of
the horizontal sealing jaws and the vertical sealing bar. This should
be done just after the machine is locked-out and tagged-out, while
the sealing tools are still warm.

DANGER: Be sure to wear appropriate protective gloves when
working around the sealing tools. The gloves must
protect your hands from the hot sealing jaws and from
the sharp serration of the cutting knife.


Air Filter/Regulator

The air filter/regulator removes condensation from the air supply.
Depending on the quality of your air supply, water can accumulate
in the bowl of the regulator very quickly. Use the following
procedure to drain the bowl.

To Removed Water from the Bowl:

  1. Enable the air supply to the air filter regulator.
  2. Set the regulator pressure to about 5 psi.
  3. Open the drain at the bottom of the regulator bowl.
  4. When the bowl is empty, close the drain.



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