FachPack 2012 Bosch Presents Technologies for Enhanced Quality Control and Flexibility

· Weighing monitoring through integrated webserver

· Long dwell flow wrapper produces air-tight packages

· Remote diagnostic service allows real-time assistance

At FachPack 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany, Bosch Packaging Technology presents a broad range of solutions for the pharmaceutical, food and confectionery industries and also its service portfolio. The company is exhibiting the latest generation of its checkweighing technology, the KWE 6000, which allows advanced production monitoring with its integrated KDS Web webserver. It enables managers to access production data remotely, using a computer or web-enabled mobile device without the need of additional software. This provides users with enhanced control over production, even when they are not on site.

By adding the KDS 2000 production analysis software, data can also be stored, analyzed and tracked for up to 50 machines, achieving increased production efficiency. The KWE 6000 checkweigher is designed for easy access and cleaning and meets all technical and organizational conditions required for metrological testing, according to the European Measurement Instrument Directive (MID).

Bosch is showcasing for the first time at a trade show the flexible PME 4061 mandrel wheel package maker. Manufacturers benefit from its high format flexibility that enables point-of-sale differentiation through pack style versatility. The PME 4061 is able to produce up to 100 packages per minute, while ensuring high weight accuracy due to its inline weighing system. Its innovative modular and open design facilitates quick changeovers reducing downtime. At the same time, the machine's patented Clean 90 concept ensures a clean machine environment and good ergonomics.

For products requiring more rigorous safety assurance, Bosch's Pack 301 LD Long Dwell Flow Wrapper is on show. The machine's revolving sealing system allows for longer sealing times compared with traditional rotary cutting heads which results in air-tight packages. Applicable for a great variety of products, the Pack 301 LD is particularly ideal for fresh, perishable goods where Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is required. Thanks to its revolving motion, the Pack 301 LD is able to produce 150 packages per minute. To achieve simplified maintenance and maximum uptime, the machine has been designed based on the principle of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). The Pack 301 LD has been reduced to a minimum number of parts and is easy to operate.

At FachPack 2012, Bosch is presenting products of its comprehensive After Sales Service portfolio. An example is the innovative Mavus mobile conference system. It enables customers to communicate directly with Bosch experts in real time, placing them in immediate contact with Bosch's machinery experts to work "hand-in-hand" on their machines. Mavus, which stands for mobile audio-visual service support, promotes the transfer of expertise and knowledge to customers worldwide. For the first time via remote diagnosis, Mavus helps Bosch to quickly gain an overview of the entire situation at the customer site. The system includes a headset with installed camera, display, earphones and microphone. Mavus is an enhancement of Bosch's existing remote service, which allows the company's experts to access customers' machine control systems via the Internet.

Another service product to be exhibited at FachPack is the CBT Mobile maintenance tool, which helps manufacturers streamline operations on packaging lines and support production optimization. The CBT Mobile minimizes downtime and reduces costs with detailed technical guidance for critical production steps. The portable device handles customized information to advise operators on packaging format changes, troubleshooting and standard operating procedures.

Bosch's products and services are on show at FachPack, in Nuremberg, Germany, 25 to 27 September 2012, hall 4A, booth 304.


Johanna Marquette

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The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of processing and packaging technology. In more than 15 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceutical, food and confectionery industries. The comprehensive service portfolio completes the package. The worldwide sales and service network offers local contacts. 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, 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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