PACK EXPO 2013
Bosch to demonstrate high-speed bar packaging
Live wrapping of 1,500 bars per minute
Highly integrated system for reliable and steady production flow
Speeds of all components aligned to eliminate bottlenecks and minimize downtime
Harmonized hardware and software for ease of use and less manual operation
LAS VEGAS – At PACK EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas, USA, Bosch Packaging Technology showcases its high-speed bar packaging system with 1,500 bars per minute in a live demonstration for the first time. Using the Bosch high-speed bar packaging system, confectionery manufacturers are now able to boost their production and meet increasing demand for bars. The primary packaging technology on display at the show comprises the Sigpack DCI distribution station and the Sigpack HRM horizontal flow wrapping machine with high performance splicer. These machines can be integrated with the Sigpack TTM toploader to create a system designed specifically for the primary and secondary packaging of bars and bar-shaped products. Using the company’s decades of experience in packaging technology, Bosch has developed a bar line that addresses the key requirements of bar producers, from speed and hygiene to ease of operation, flexibility and efficiency. “With the new bar packaging line, Bosch has designed a system with the operator in mind that reduces necessary manual operation and allows for high speeds of up to 1,500 bars per minute,” said Philipp Schenker, product manager at Bosch.
Seamless design for speedy production
The Bosch high-speed bar packaging line is designed as a single, seamless system rather than a chain of machines. To achieve a reliable and optimized production flow, the speeds of all components in the line are balanced to eliminate bottlenecks and minimize downtime. The Sigpack bar line was upgraded and is now capable of an overall output of more than 1,500 bars per minute and up to 150 cartons per minute. The bar packaging system, including distribution station, accumulator, flow wrapper, toploader as well as all interfaces, are part of one single design. This integrated design makes operation of the entire line as simple as operating a single machine and reduces the risk of operator error, which can cause lengthy and costly production stoppage.
Automated precision splicing
Standardized parts and components, as well as high visibility and accessibility, simplify cleaning and maintenance of the line. Automated precision splicing at high speeds of up to 150 meters per minute means operators simply have to place new reels into the splicer – everything else is done by the machine, reducing the risk of human error. The accuracy of the splicing process reduces waste and material costs. Cleaning and format changeover times are reduced to just minutes through optimal accessibility, tool-less changeover and innovative changeover strategies.
Bosch will showcase its technology and services 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.