Fischbein Brand Plain Sew System – Model 400 HP

Our Fischbein Brand 400 HP is a high-performance plain sew system that sets the industry standard for high-speed bag closing in the most demanding, high-volume bagging environments. Operating at speeds adjustable up to 75 linear feet per minute, the 400 HP  is safe, easy to use and easily integrated into any semi-automated bagging line using multi-wall paper, woven polypropylene or jute open mouth bags.

Features include a Dura Thread Clipper that efficiently cuts the thread at high speeds and an automated infeed system that guides the top of the bag through the entire bag sewing process.

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  • Closes a variety of pillow style or gusseted bags, including multi-wall paper, laminated and non-laminated woven polypropylene, and jute.
  • Infeed is fast, safe, and automated. The leading edge of the bag is fed into the infeed, which automatically guides the bag’s top through the entire bag sewing process.
  • With its self-lubricating system, the Empress 200 Sewing Head, delivers trouble-free, smooth performance with low vibration.
  • Operating speeds up to 75 linear feet per minute.
  • Dura Thread Clipper designed for high-speed bag closing applications where efficient thread cutting is critical.
  • Exclusive sewing head swing feature makes threading the 400 HP™ a snap, and provides full access for cleaning and easy head removal.
  • Compact pedestal design that is fully mobile and features a manual height adjustable sewing line that ranges from 28 to 60 inches high.
  • 24 VDC controls for safe, low voltage troubleshooting
  • Dust tight NEMA 12 rated electrics


  • Synchronous Sewing Package with direct drive VFD
  • Various infeed lengths 
  • Tagger Assist Front or Back
  • Plain Sew Sensor Package for thread break and oil detection
  • Motor starter and contactor for conveyor
  • Vortex needle cooler
  • 575 VAC

Bag Types

  • Multi-wall paper, woven polypropylene and jute bags

Bag Thickness

Maximum 12 mils

Free Bag Top

Minimum 6″ (15.2 cm)

Standard Specs


46″ (117 cm) L x 41″ (104 cm) D x 78″ (198 cm) H


Up to 75 linear feet per minute

Electric (NEMA 12)

230/380/460 VAC, 3 PH, 50/60 Hz


90 PSI, 15 SCFM