State-of-the-art vertical baggers enhance hygiene and productivity
Two new entry-level solutions suit small- to midsized businesses
New case packer allows three-dimensional changeovers in less than 20 minutes
LAS VEGAS – At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, Bosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of complete solutions in processing and packaging technology, is presenting several new technologies that broaden its portfolio which serves the food, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries. All machines are designed for easy integration with existing Bosch technology, giving manufacturers the benefit of a single-source supplier for their entire packaging line. In particular, the company is making the global launch of its latest state-of-the-art vertical bagger platform, designed for enhanced hygiene and customization. Bosch is also launching its new product distribution system, a modular direct-depositing pullnose station able to handle a wide variety of products and designed for easy cleaning and maintenance.
Bosch will showcase two new entry-level solutions for small- to midsized businesses looking to automate their packaging. The new Pack 101 horizontal flow wrapper is ideal for this segment because it offers the widest product size range currently available on wrappers of comparable price points. The machine features a low-maintenance, all-servo-motor design that has the flexibility to facilitate quick and easy setup and changeovers, while reducing product and film waste during operation.
The second new entry-level solution on display at the show is the SVI 2600, a vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) machine designed for growing confectionery, snack, grains, and other manufacturers. Reliable, high-efficiency operation is guaranteed with a number of the same Bosch technologies found on higher-end baggers, such as servo-driven cross-sealing units, vacuum-film belts, and Beckhoff/Rexroth controls. The intermittent motion bagger can produce pillow, gusseted and block bottom bags at rates of up to 120 bags per minute and is available with options such as hole punch and gas flushing.
"Our new entry-level packaging solutions allow Bosch to serve small- to midsized businesses to help them reach their production goals and growth targets," said Paul Garms, product and marketing manager, Bosch Packaging Technology.
In addition, Bosch will display the SVE 2520, a continuous-motion vertical bagger upgraded with new Allen-Bradley (AB) controls. These enhancements facilitate a more straightforward software design for easy troubleshooting and optimized motion profiles for smoother machine running and enhanced overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Bosch will eventually offer the new AB controls option across its full SVE VFFS product line. The SVE 2520 follows the standard industry programming structure, OMAC PackML. The machine also features Bosch's standard human machine interface (HMI) layout with intuitive icon-based navigation for easy operation and short training time.
Designed to easily integrate with VFFS machines, the company is exhibiting a new case packer, the CCM 3100. The machine features a highly flexible design capable of three-dimensional changeovers between both horizontal (lay flat) and vertical (stand-up) bag presentations in less than 20 minutes. The CCM can handle a large range of bag and case sizes to ensure that manufacturers will be able to meet current and future needs with minimal additional investment.
At PACK EXPO, Bosch will also spotlight its after-sales services portfolio with a focus on machine upgrades and enhancements, as well as OEE. Bosch will conduct two live presentations at its booth each day where the audience can partake in the "OEE Challenge"– a game that tests participants' speed, feeding accuracy and productivity using a completely overhauled horizontal wrapper. Bosch will also showcase the entire rebuild process, including details about upgrade options so customers can learn how Bosch can help overhaul their existing equipment.
Bosch's technology and services are on show at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, in Central Hall, booth C-1900 from September 23 to 25.
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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. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 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 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 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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