Product News: Packaging Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools
Flow Wrapping Machine enhances product safety and shelf life.
Press Release Summary:
November 12, 2012 - Suited for products products requiring Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Pack 301 Inverted Long Dwell Flow Wrapper offers capabilities for gentle handling and hermetically sealed seams. Inverted long dwell wrapper features consistent dwell sealing times of up to 1 sec, independent of machine's product flow, to ensure air-tight seal even during ramp up and down periods. Able to accommodate use of thick films, independent control of processing temperature on top and bottom sealing jaws.
Original Press Release
Bosch Introduces New Flow Wrapper Pack 301 ID Increased Shelf Life and Enhanced Product Safety
Press release date: October 28, 2012
• Long dwell technology guarantees consistent seal time independent of machine speed
• Air-tight end seals prolong shelf life
• Direct film transfer gently transports product
At PACK EXPO 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, Bosch Packaging Technology introduces its Pack 301 Inverted Long Dwell Flow Wrapper (ID) in North America. The Pack 301 ID combines the two proven technologies behind Bosch’s inverted and long dwell flow wrappers to create one machine capable of gentle product handling and hermetically sealed seams. The inverted long dwell wrapper features a consistent seal time independent of the machine’s product flow. This guarantees an air-tight seal even during ramp up and down periods for extended product shelf life and less waste. The Pack 301 ID is the latest addition to Bosch’s Pack series of horizontal form fill seal (HFFS) machines.
The Pack 301 ID is particularly ideal for the packaging of fresh produce, soft products, pharmaceuticals, multi-packs, meat and dairy, as well as other products that are difficult to handle using a traditional upright flow wrapper or require Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). Long dwell sealing times of up to one second ensure hermetically sealed packages. A feature that allows independent control of the processing temperature on both the top and bottom sealing jaws accommodates thicker films, further ensuring seal quality.
The machine’s inverted flow-wrapping technology gently transports the product directly onto the film from the former through the cutting head, greatly reducing jams and ensuring a superior package appearance. The Pack 301 ID features a modular film backstand that can be located in various positions relative to the infeed and wrapper, allowing users to optimize the film path. The result is reduced film waste. Additionally, the Pack 301 ID has the flexibility to adapt to specific applications, such as products that are loose in the infeed flight and require a stronger seal level. It can also be used with both automated and manual systems to meet manufacturers’ diverse needs. For example, the machine can integrate with a variety of infeeds such as flighted, lug-less, trough style and belt feeders, and is adjustable to floor plan constraints.
With its design based on Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), the Pack 301 ID assures simplified maintenance and maximum uptime. The machine has also been reduced to a minimum number of parts to make it highly operator-friendly. Additionally, the Pack 301 ID features an open access design for quick cleaning and reduced downtime. Operators can change and clean knives without tools, as well as simply exchange the transport belt at the cutting head for quick cleaning. Easy jaw alignment further simplifies format changes and crimper cleaning. In addition, hinged guide rails allow easy access for loading the product and clearing any jams.
“Manufacturers are always searching for packaging solutions that offer superior performance while ensuring product safety,” said Craig Collett, Product Line Director, Bosch Packaging Technology. “For products that are difficult to handle, the Pack 301 ID is a solution that solves both of these challenges, and the independent and consistent seal time guarantees a hermetic seal, giving manufacturers a production advantage.”
Bosch’s products and services are on show at PACK EXPO, 28 – 31 October 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, USA in booth #S-2212.
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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, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.5 billion euros in fiscal 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 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 4.2 billion euros for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.
The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “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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