Bosch Presents Seamless System for the Primary and Secondary Packaging of Bar Products
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Robert Bosch GmbH
Packaging Technology, Stuttgarter Straße 130
Press release date: May 13, 2011
New Development Ensures Optimum Availability
o Highly integrated system for reliable and steady production flow
o Harmonized hard and software for ease of use and elimination of operator error
At Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf, Bosch Packaging Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology company, presents its new bar packaging line. The system consists of the horizontal flow wrapping machine Sigpack HRM and the cartoner Sigpack TTM. It is the first true system designed specifically for the primary and secondary packaging of bars and bar-shaped products. The result of decades of experience in packaging technology, the bar line addresses the key requirements of bar producers, from speed and hygiene to ease of operation, flexibility and efficiency.
The bar packaging line is designed as a single, seamless system rather than a chain of machines. To achieve a reliable and optimized production flow, the speeds of all components in the line are balanced to eliminate bottlenecks and minimize downtime. The cartoner Sigpack TTM was developed for speeds of up to 150 cartons per minute, enabling an overall output of a 1,000 bars or more per minute. The new bar packaging system, including station, accumulator, flow wrapper and cartoner as well as all the interfaces are part of one single design. This makes operation of the entire line as simple as operating a single machine and reduces the risk of operator errors, which can cause lengthy and costly production stoppages. Standardized parts and components, as well as high visibility and accessibility, simplify cleaning and maintenance. Automated precision splicing at high speeds of up to 150 meters per minute means operators simply have to place new reels into the splicer, reducing the risk of human error. The accuracy of the splicing process reduces waste and saves material costs. Cleaning and format changeover times are reduced to just minutes through optimal accessibility, tool-less changeover and innovative changeover strategies.
"With the new bar packaging line, Bosch has designed a system with the operator in mind that reduces the potential for errors.", said Detlef Gottstein, Product Manager at Bosch. In addition to high availability, the system also addresses the present and future market for flexibility. Packaging formats and styles can be changed as needed and the line can be modified for cold, heat and even ultrasonic sealing. In addition, the cartoner Sigpack TTM is capable of handling materials with a high recycling content to comply with increasing sustainability demands.
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The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at www.boschpackaging.com.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 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 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.
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