15:58 Oct 5, 2011
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English to Hebrew translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Food production
English term or phrase: Former
This is an important part of any bag packing/filling machine -
where plastic/film bags are filled with food dropped into them.

The former creates the bag open, I guess.
Bag = שקית

"Former" comes from forming - creating a bag out of a roll of film.

See here (

1. A method of forming a bag comprising the steps of: (a) providing a tube of material that will be used to form the body of the bag; (b) positioning the tube of materialabout a former; (c) closing a portion of the tube to form the bottom closure seam of the bag; (d) folding a portion of the closed tube around a portion of the former to define a rim and a bottom wall by pivoting crimping fingers into the closed portionof the tube; (e) welding at least one portion of the rim and, (f) filling the tube with material after step (d).
Doron Greenspan MITI
Local time: 20:26

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Jonathan Addess

Discussion entries: 5



42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5

Explanation: use "מכונה לביצוע שקיות" which sounds stilted to me.
I would use the root ע.צ.ב

Jonathan Addess
Local time: 20:26
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in HebrewHebrew
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks, Jonathan, I have spoken to a couple of people in the business, and found out that it's called פורמט Although the operation is indeed also called עיצוב בחום

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