Cartoning Machine outputs 150 folded boxed per minute.

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Featuring modular design, CUT 150 facilitates packaging of vials, bottles, blister sachets, and pillow packs or inserts. Universal screw feeders and pick-and-place feeding achieve output of 450 packages/min. For production security, machine includes track and trace system for mass serialization with 2D matrix code, which allows identification and traceability of folding box and content. One machine combines track-in, hot- melt-, safety-, and combined closure folding box modules.



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New CUT 150 Carton Machine with Enhanced Capacity



Bosch Augments Line Feeding Portfolio

Small footprint machine can handle large carton formats

Output of 150 folded boxed per minute

Universal screw feeders for assembly of 450 single or multiple packages per minute

High security through Track-and-Trace module, and 2D-Matrix-Code

Bosch Packaging Technology has developed the CUT 150 cartoning machine with enhanced efficiency and new feeding technology, based on the proven CUT 120 cartoning machine. The flexible CUT 150 is suitable for the packaging of products in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industry for single or multiple package operations.

The cartoning machine facilitates the packaging of vials, bottles, blister sachets, and pillow packs or inserts such as spoons or folded leaflets. The efficiency of the new CUT machine has improved from 120 to 150 folding boxes per minute. The screw feeder and the pick-and-place feeding achieve an output of 450 packages per minute.

Even prior to sorting products in the folding box, the single content com­ponents are examinated for errors in quality to ensure that no defective products enter the production process. For enhanced production security the system features a track and trace system for mass serialization with a 2D matrix code. The 2D-Matrix- Code allows clear identification and traceability of the entire folding box and content. This marking technology pro­tects against counterfeiting and provides additional security for the con­sumer.

The modern servo-design simplifies format changeover. One CUT combines the usage of different folding box modules (track-in, hot- melt-, safety-, and combined closure).

The modular construction of the machine allows for economical additions to the packaging line to account for changing market or production condi­tions. During the development of the CUT 150 the engineers avoided chains. In comparison to other commercially available machines, there is no switching station for chains or drive belt disks, making lubrication un­necessary and reducing the maintenance of the cartoning machine.

"We have significantly upgraded the proven technology of the CUT 120. The current CUT 150 is much quicker, more flexible, and offers enormous production security which is very important, especially in the pharmaceuti­cal, cosmetic, and food industries" says Uwe Stroinski product manager at Bosch.

About Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is the lead­ing supplier of holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 15 countries worldwide, the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries. In 2008, 4,650 associates achieved a turnover of approximately 700 million euros. Learn more at www.boschpackaging.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, some 282,000 associates generated sales of roughly 45 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 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. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 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.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

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