Horizontal Flow Wrapper features all-servo motor design.

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With fully adjustable former and multiple cutting head sizes, Pack 101 can package wide range of products, including confectionery and bakery items, snacks, medical devices, prepared foods, hardware, and consumer goods. HMI provides color touchscreen and intuitive icon-driven navigation that facilitates set-up, operation, and diagnostics. Special monitoring software detects errors and stops cutting head, minimizing potential for machine jams and unnecessary downtime.

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New Entry-level Horizontal Flow Wrapper from Bosch Packaging Technology

Wide format range increases flexibility and minimizes future investments
All-servo motor design simplifies changeovers and reduces film waste
Local manufacturing ensures speedy delivery and fast service response

LAS VEGAS – Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of complete solutions in processing and packaging technology, is introducing the Pack 101 horizontal flow wrapper, an entry-level solution that currently offers the widest size range available for a flow wrapper of its class. The Pack 101, which is being launched at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, comes with an all-servo motor design that enables quick and easy setup and changeovers. It also maximizes product and film usage during production, while offering low maintenance costs.

The Pack 101’s fully adjustable former and multiple cutting head sizes permit a wide range of products to be packaged on a single machine, reducing the need for future investment and giving manufacturers the agility to quickly adapt to changing market demands. Designed for the packaging of confectionery, bakery, snacks, medical devices and applications, prepared foods, hardware, consumer goods, and many other foods and non-foods, the machine is ideal for businesses needing a flexible solution that accommodates multiple products. Replacing the Doboy Stratus, the Pack 101’s compact frame enables integration within most production environments.

“The Pack 101 is designed for small to mid-sized companies looking to maximize their return on investment in packaging equipment,” says Craig Collett, director of HFFS and secondary systems, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. “It equips them with state-of-the-art technology and with the flexibility to rapidly adapt to changes in the marketplace.”

Advanced technology for high production efficiency
Outfitted with all-electronic control of motors and drives, the Pack 101 is designed for automated and quick changeovers, increasing operational efficiency. The unit shares production-proven technology applied on Bosch’s higher-end horizontal flow wrappers for reliable and continuous operation. The human machine interface (HMI) provides an easy-to-use color touch screen and intuitive icon-driven navigation that simplifies set-up, operations and diagnostics. Special monitoring software detects errors and stops the cutting head, reducing the potential for machine jams and unnecessary downtime.

In addition, the Pack 101 is designed for easy cleaning and maintenance. Pushers are easily exchangeable, and the cutting head can be cleaned without the need for re-synchronizing. Modules such as the fin wheel section, discharge and infeed parts can be easily removed for speedy cleaning or maintenance. Crimpers, fixed formers, pushers and other sections share parts with Bosch’s other Pack series wrappers, reducing spare parts inventory and lowering the total cost of ownership for customers who scale up with Bosch’s Pack Series of horizontal flow wrappers.

The Pack 101 will be on display 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, active in the fields of automotive technology, energy and building technology, industrial technology, and con­sumer goods. According to preliminary figures, more than 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.3 billion euros in 2012. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 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 4.5 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for over 4,700 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.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket solutions, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

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