Bosch Launches Non-Contact Product Distribution System
Robert Bosch GmbH
Packaging Technology, Stuttgarter Straße 130
Press release date: September 17, 2013
Hygienic design and gentle product handling
Flexible solution for companies seeking automation
Enhanced hygiene through easy accessibility and cleanability
Full-servo motion profile allows gentle product handling and fast changeover
LAS VEGAS, USA and NUREMBERG, GERMANY – Bosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of complete solutions in processing and packaging technology, is introducing the new product distribution system Transver SDP in cooperation with its partner Rotzinger AG at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 and FachPack 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany. Ideal for companies seeking to automate their packaging lines, the Transver SDP is especially suited to meet the demands of the world's growing food markets. The product distribution system features a modular depositing pullnose station designed for fully automated format changeovers and simple adjustment to product-specific characteristics. In addition, the modular design of the station supports easy maintenance and cleaning. The non-contact belt system operates without side guides ensuring high product quality – even for sticky and fragile food products, such as cereal bars, muffins, soft biscuits, cupcakes, chocolates and irregularly-shaped baked goods.
State-of-the-art technology for highest efficiency
The Transver SDP features the latest servo-drive technology to ensure efficiency and reliability. The system can be easily integrated upstream into existing packaging lines, giving manufacturers the benefit of a single-source solution supplier. "For companies looking to automate their packaging operations, the Transver SDP provides a particularly attractive price performance ratio," said Andreas Schildknecht, global product manager for horizontal packaging at Bosch Packaging Technology. "Manufacturers profit from the latest product distribution technology to handle even the most challenging food products, achieving a high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)."
Hygienic design facilitates speedy cleaning
To support hygiene, an easy-to-clean stainless steel frame was designed to withstand cleaning solvents and processes. In addition, double wing doors allow full access. Other hygienic elements include the hybrid signal and power cables to minimize wiring and speed up equipment installation.
Quick changeovers for optimum productivity
In addition, the Transver SDP features a fast automatic changeover in less than five seconds by simply switching the software recipes. This ensures minimal downtime, maximum product flexibility and repeatability. The new design also supports easy maintenance enabling belt changes in as little as ten minutes.
Gentle product movement prevents breakage and product damage
Thanks to the functionality of the product distribution system, gentle product handling is guaranteed. The depositing pullnose first moves downwards to separate an individual row of products before it discharges the products onto the cross-feeding belt by pulling backwards. The full-servo motion profile allows an optimum adjustment of the movements according to product-specific parameters and production speed. The cross-feeding belt finally transports the product into the wrapper. Optional belts are available to eliminate gaps.
In addition, the Transver SDP is available with an optional re-feed belt to buffer product overflow, which increases OEE. Bosch can also integrate head of line functionalities, such as row alignment, metal detection, row inspection, as well as rejection of unacceptable rows.
The Transver SDP will be on display in combination with the Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, in Central Hall, booth C-1900, from September 23 to 25. It will also be featured at FachPack 2013 with the Pack 301 IN inverted horizontal flow wrapper, in hall 4A, booth 305, of the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, September 24 to 26, 2013.
Press photo: 1-PA-19524, 1-PA-19525, 1-PA-19575
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Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5,000 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and consumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.5 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group's products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is "Invented for life." Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com
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