FachPack 2012 Elematic 3000 S Case Packer from Bosch to Handle Glass Jars


Reliability and efficient production

· Careful product handling maintains quality and reduces risk of breakage

· Regular product flow boosts efficiency

At FachPack 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany (hall 4A, booth 304), Bosch Packaging Technology presents a new application of its Elematic 3000 S case packer, which is engineered to handle and place glass jars into tray and hood secondary packaging. This version of the machine was designed by Bosch to meet the needs of Rapunzel Naturkost, the German manufacturer and supplier of organic products. It suits manufacturers' needs for an efficient and reliable secondary packaging system for their glass products.

High product protection

Designed to protect fragile and easily breakable glass jars, and reduce the risk of downtime, any machine parts that come into contact with product are made of plastic. In addition, the machine's infeed is surrounded with protective covers, eliminating the risk of jars falling to the floor and breaking. Thanks to the wrap around technology, jars are gently but tightly packed, minimizing the risk of product damage as they are transported to retailers.

Maintaining production line efficiency

The case packer Elematic 3000 S can be easily adjusted to match the preceding filling machine's speed, without affecting efficiency on the production line. Jars are transported from the filling machine to the Elematic 3000 S via two lanes, with each lane carrying a maximum of 95 jars per minute. The machine also features a special grouping system, which includes an accumulation area to help regulate the delivery of products to the machine, and ensure that product flow is consistent.

Quick format changeover and easy accessibility

The modular design of the Elematic 3000 S combines a packaging tray with lid and a full wrap around system, enabling the operator to switch quickly between the two formats and speeding up changeovers. The machine is capable of packaging a variety of different sizes, including 250, 400, 500 and 750 gram jars. The design of the machine is transparent, allowing operators to quickly identify any issues. To facilitate repairs when necessary, all parts of the machine can be easily reached. The MIS (maintenance information system) informs the operator about pending maintenance jobs and when they will need to be done.

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.

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com

Contact:

Bernhard Vaihinger

phone: +49 7151 7007-62

Pia Froese

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+44 207 014 3500

pfroese@abipr.com

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