John V Radziwon - Former Owner Passes Away

Remembering John V Radziwon: The Founder of JVR Industries

“…JVR Industries will always remember him as the one who paved the way for our company and for chamber vacuum packaging in North America.”

John V Radziwon - Former Owner Passes Away

Remembering John V Radziwon

On March 19th, 2024, John V Radziwon, the founder of JVR Industries, passed away at the age of 84. John was beloved by many, accomplished much with his life, and was well known for his humor. Although his origins and life were based in Western NY, John loved to travel and make friends around the world. But we here at JVR Industries will always remember John as the one who paved the way for our company and for vacuum chamber packaging in North America.

JVR and Kodak Sealers

John R. (founder of JVR) and Rob E. (Current President) at a 1998 trade show showcasing the products that helped protect Kodak’s film from light with the help of the Sipromac chamber vacuum sealers.

We would like to take the time to celebrate John’s life. He was a generous & comical individual with many accomplishments.
His presence will forever hold a special place here at JVR.

A few of John’s Major Accomplishments

John began his career by working for Jaccard Corporation. He used this opportunity as a stepping stone to the meat industry as well as the distributor network. From there he expanded his horizons to be the successful businessman who founded JVR Industries. Furthermore, John was one of the first to introduce chamber vacuum packaging to the North American market. John started importing the German line of LacoVac chamber vacuum packaging machines in the mid to late 1970s. These high-quality machines would be some of the first chamber vacs to hit the North American market. Some of these units are still being used today by our loyal customer base! John always searched to make new connections and friends across the industry, further expand his knowledge, and provide opportunities to ensure JVR Industries long-standing success in the vacuum packaging world & beyond.

John V Radziwon - March 19th 2024

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Win a free JVR Vac100

JVR Vac100 Giveaway

Congratulations Anthony D!

Today, we are announcing a giveaway for an $899 chamber vacuum sealer – The JVR Vac100!

JVR Vac100 Giveaway

JVR Vac100 - Chamber Vacuum Sealer | what is a chamber vacuum sealer

The JVR Vac100 is the best all-around chamber vacuum sealer equipped with features that set it apart from our competitors. With a commercial grade, oil-lubricated, rotary-style vacuum pump, the Vac100 is capable of achieving vacuum seal levels exceeding 29.5″ Hg and of evacuating 99% of the air in a 40-second vacuum cycle! Reap the oil pump benefits of a longer life span, better vacuum draw, and, overall, less noise compared to dry piston vacuum pumps found in food saver units. Self-serviceability is ease with the hinging body mechanism. Additionally, the 12.3″ seal bar handles a variety of pouch sizes to package your food items.

No longer need to create a dedicated space in the basement, garage, or elsewhere for your future industrial food sealer. The low-profile design measures 8.3” with the lid closed. This being the case, the JVR Vac100 is one of the only chamber vacuum sealers to be able to fit under almost every cupboard on the kitchen counter! This provides a modern look to complement any kitchen while still providing ample room with a 4.3” deep chamber to seal large items such as whole chickens and roasts.

An Overview of the Functions Provided by the JVR Vac100

Our unit is capable of so much more! Your options include, but are not limited to, vacuum sealing liquids, sealing up to two half gallon mason jars, sealing 2 bags with 6-inch-wide mouth simultaneously, sealing wine bottles, accessory capability, retort capability, and more! The quality and efficacy of the seal will leave you with no doubt of eliminating the chance of freezer burn during food storage while also having the capability of sealing delicate foods without crushing.

JVR Vac100 - Chamber Vacuum Sealer | what is a chamber vacuum sealer

What Sets the JVR Vac100 Apart?

While you can find decent units from multiple companies, what sets us apart is our experience. JVR Industries has been in the vacuum packaging industry since 1972! We still service units sold 20+ years ago and we plan on doing the same for the JVR Vac100.

Additionally, JVR has been specializing in vacuum packaging for a long time, which equips us with unmatched customer service. You can expect a same-day diagnosis and non-automated telephone services. The knowledge our service department has acquired is paramount in allowing you to receive the service you require with assurance.

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VacFriday: November 24th-27th 2023

VacFriday 2023

VacFriday - Best Deals of the Year

VacFriday Sale November 24th – 27th!

JVR Industries is launching its Black Friday weekend sale. Shop the best deals of the year! VacFriday 2023 runs from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. 

Find extreme savings and discounts on all of our JVR VacSeries chamber vacuum sealers.

VacFriday VacSupplies Deal

VacSupplies Sale!

Find even more savings on select VacSupplies including VacPouch, VacFlex, and VacGuard. Add the desired product to your cart and an automatic 15% will be deducted from the VacSupplies in your cart as long as they are VacPouch, VacFlex, or VacGuard! Limited time offer! Lowest prices on VacSupplies all year long!

Our offices will be closed from November 23rd-26th. Normal hours of operation will commence on Monday, November 27th, when VacFriday sale shipments will begin. Please feel free to call our office during business hours with any questions regarding the VacSeries. You can also email us at JVR@jvrinc.com. We will respond to all emails on November 27th.

VacFriday Vac100 Bundle

Vac100 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Gift bundle includes:

100 Pack – 8″ x 12″ (4mil) VacPouch

1 Quart of VacOil

Vac100 Cover (Black)

JVR Industries RTIC Tumbler

 

GET FIRST IN LINE WITH A PREORDER ON NOVEMBER 20th!

VacFriday Vac110 Bundle

Vac110 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Gift bundle includes:

100 Pack – 11″ x 16″ (4mil) VacPouch

1 Quart of VacOil

Vac110 Cover (Black)

JVR Industries RTIC Tumbler

 

GET FIRST IN LINE WITH A PREORDER ON NOVEMBER 20th!

VacFriday Vac310-1 Bar Bundle

Vac310 (1 Bar) Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Gift bundle includes:

500 Pack – 10″ x 13″ (4mil) VacPouch

1 Gallon of VacOil

Vac310 Cover (Black)

JVR Industries RTIC Tumbler

VacFriday Vac310-2 Bar Bundle

Vac310 (2 Bar) Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Gift bundle includes:

500 Pack – 10″ x 13″ (4mil) VacPouch

1 Gallon of VacOil

Vac310 Cover (Black)

JVR Industries RTIC Tumbler

VacFriday Vac410 Bundle

Vac410 Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Available at $3190

Gift bundle includes:

$200 of Free VacPouch

Coupon will be provided via email after purchase. Only available to use online. Expires after 2 weeks.

Please make sure you subscribe at checkout to ensure you get the coupon after purchase.

VacFriday Vac610 Bundle

Vac610 Chamber Vacuum Sealer (Single Phase or 3 Phase)

Gift bundle includes:

$200 of Free VacPouch

Coupon will be provided via email after purchase. Only available to use online. Expires after 2 weeks.

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Save Even More with VacPouch

Save Even More with VacPouch!

Save Even More with VacPouch

“…some of the best pricing in the NorthEast USA”

VacPouch Customizable Variety Pack

Are the predefined and tailored VacPouch variety packs for your JVR Vac100 or Vac110 not cutting it for your needs? Today we fix that issue so that you can achieve the same percentage of savings while customizing your very own VacPouch variety pack. Select up to 5 sizes/thickness of our VacPouch – 100 PACKS and save almost 10%! JVR Vac110 owners can now buy the 11x16s in 500 PACKS using this method as well! So buy more and save more with our customizable VacPouch variety packs any way you please!

Enjoy your savings on our chamber vacuum pouch line – VacPouch today! Thanks for your continued support of JVR Industries. Your support helps us support our customers to the best of our ability.

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Vac100 and Vac110 Preorder bundle

VacSeries SALE!

VacSeries Sale

Check out the big savings you can receive on our limited time VacSeries Sale! Limited Time Offer on new Vac100 cover, Vac100 preorder with a gift of the new Vac100 cover, and Vac110 discount for those who do not want to wait for the arrival of Vac100!

Vac100 and Vac110 Preorder bundle
Been wanting a Vac100? Well now you can preorder and receive a FREE gift: A Vac100 Cover! OFFER EXPIRES JUNE 16TH, 2022!
Can’t wait for a Vac100? Vac110 now available for purchase. Stronger oil lubricated pump and faster sealing! OFFER EXPIRES JULY 1ST, 2022!
You already own a Vac100 and want a case? Well we thought of you all as well. We made the covers for preorder for our faithful customers! OFFER EXPIRES JUNE 16TH, 2022!

Everything you’ll ever need for your JVR Vac100 is here.  Don’t forget to order our popular accessories with your new Vac100 and take advantage of the Free Shipping!  We highly recommend ordering a spare quart of vacuum pump oil with your machine and don’t forget the vacuum bags. Interested in vacuum sealing Mylar or Retort bags?  If so, don’t forget to order a Retort seal bar assembly. Check out the Pleasant Grove Farm website to learn more about Retort canning or if you’re looking for a great source for Mylar and Retort bags. If you have any questions, please contact us, we love talking with our customers!  Email: jvr@jvrinc.com or call (716) 206-2500, M-F 8:30-5 EST.

JVR Vac100 - Chamber Vacuum Sealer | what is a chamber vacuum sealer
Vac110- Front Angle

The JVR Vac110, vacuum chamber sealer, may be small but it’s a workhorse and built with durability and speed in mind.  Capable of sealing up to 11″x16″ vacuum bags, the Vac110 stands apart from its competition.  The 5.2″ maximum chamber height provides ample room for sealing high profile products and the extra-wide, 8mm seal wire, insures optimal seal integrity.  At the heart of every vacuum sealer is the vacuum pump and the Vac110 touts a powerful 1/3hp, oil lubricated vacuum pump, capable of evacuating 99% of the air in 30 seconds.

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Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal

Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal

Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal

Vacuum Packaging

Heat Seals… the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Having issues? Today we discuss “Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal.” Chances are if you’re reading this article you likely have some type of vacuum packaging machine.  Dating back to the 1940s, vacuum packaging continues to be the best solution for extending the shelf life of most perishable goods.  Without the need for freezing or adding unwanted preservatives, fresh meats, and countless other products can benefit from vacuum packaging.  However, the positive results associated with vacuum sealing are greatly diminished when your packaging equipment is not properly maintained.

In this article, we’re going to review a common problem with vacuum-sealed products and a few potential solutions that may save you a lot of time and money.  Commonly referred to as “leakers”, you may find that a percentage of your vacuum-packaged items will loosen up over time thus exposing your product to oxygen and microorganisms that contribute to spoilage.  Since a slow “leaker” is often not immediately identified they can easily be overlooked and sent out to customers.   Many times, defects in the packaging materials are thought to be the cause of a slow “leaker” but more often it is actually the heat seal applied by the machine that is compromised.  So, let’s assume no changes have been made to your process, what should you look for to reduce the risk of “leakers”?

Answer – check the heat seal applied by your vacuum packaging machine.  Is the seal too hot, too cold, not enough pressure, too many creases, or simply no seal at all?  Knowing how to identify a good heat seal from a poor one is critical when determining the cause of a “leaker”.

A good seal requires three things; pressure, temperature, and a flat bag.

Hold your vacuum-sealed bag up to a light so you can really see what’s going on.  Poor seal pressure will result in a seal that looks spotty or broken.  If this is your problem, then you might be tempted to correct it by turning up the seal time, but this won’t provide the results you’re looking for.  The most likely cause would be a leak in your machine’s seal bellow or piston.  Depending on the manufacturer, your machine will either have bellows or pistons located up in the lid or on the deck.  Both systems require either atmospheric pressure or compressed air to be introduced in order to pinch off and seal the bags inside the vacuum chamber.  Over time these bellows or pistons will likely develop leaks and lose their ability to provide adequate pressure during the seal process, thus resulting in a spotty seal and dreaded “leakers”.

What if the seal pulls apart too easily and won’t hold up during normal handling?  You may simply need to adjust your seal time so the wire heats up more.  Or maybe the seal wire you’re using isn’t correct.  Every machine is designed to use a specific width, shape, and thickness of seal wire.  When replacing you must verify that the Teflon tape and seal wire being installed is in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications.  Another cause for a weak seal might be that your seal wire isn’t properly isolated from the bar itself.  Many machines are equipped with metal sealing bars typically made out of aluminum.  These bars provide significant advantages over fiber bars because they can last forever if cared for properly.  However, electricity will find the path of least resistance so it’s possible that a weak seal may result from a seal wire not receiving the power it needs so check to make sure your wire is isolated properly.

Oftentimes the most likely cause for a heat seal “leaker” is also the most obvious.  Pay close attention when laying bags across the bar prior to closing the lid.  The opening of the pouch should be laid flat across the bar and needs to be long enough that the mouth is able to close.  When it comes to using the correct vacuum pouch, size does matter!  Don’t settle for using vacuum bags that are too short or too long just because your supplier doesn’t carry them.  JVR carries over 100 sizes of 3 and 4-mil vacuum pouches to fit every product.  Improperly sized bags will be difficult to lay flat and you’ll likely discover unwanted creases in the seal area.  Every crease doubles up the amount of plastic being sealed, and most machines are not designed to seal through four or more layers of material.  So next time your running your vacuum sealer check to see how the bags are being laid across the bar because it might be the reason for your “leakers”.

This article is one of a series of troubleshooting articles meant to assist customers in addressing concerns with their vacuum packaging equipment.  If you’re currently vacuum packaging but aren’t satisfied with the results you’re receiving, then please consider contacting tech support at JVR Industries.  Based just outside of Buffalo, NY JVR has specialized in vacuum packaging equipment for over 45 years and offers free over-the-phone technical support for all brands of equipment.

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