Stick Pack Packaging Machine integrates weight control system.

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Intended for primary and secondary packaging of free-flowing products, 10-lane Sigpack RAx Stick Pack system can handle range of granules, powders, pellets, and piece goods. Turnkey solution can form, fill, and seal up to 1,000 stick packs/min and pack as many as 120 cartons/min. Dosing and sealing technology ensures precise filling and seal integrity. While auger fillers are available for poorly flowing powders to direct product, tipping fillers can be integrated for easy-flow products.

Original Press Release:

Interpack 2011 Sigpack RAx Stick Pack System from Bosch Offers Accurate Dosing and Secure Sealing at High Speeds

  • Turnkey forming, filling, sealing and packing of stick packs
  • Advanced dosing and sealing technology
  • Different options for material, product and secondary packaging

    Bosch Packaging Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology company announces the launch of its new Sigpack RAx Stick Pack system for the primary and secondary packaging of free-flowing products at Interpack 2011 in Düsseldorf. Suitable for handling a wide range of granules, powders, pellets and piece goods, the flexible system can handle a variety of materials, products and secondary packaging options. The Sigpack RAx is a turnkey solution, able to form, fill and seal up to 1,000 stick packs per minute and pack cartons at a speed of up to 120 cartons per minute. Efficiency and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) are supported through the system's high and reliable output.

    Bosch designed the compact Sigpack RAx in response to a recent surge in popularity for the stick pack format, a long, slim packet that is sealed at both ends to provide perfect content preservation and high product differentiation. Products as diverse as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, baking ingredients, drinking chocolate and various food products can be packaged efficiently and in small quantities of one to three grams with the new system. The stick pack offers cost and material savings of up to 20 percent compared with other packaging solutions.

    The Sigpack RAx's leading-edge dosing and sealing technology ensures precise filling and seal integrity at high speeds to protect product safety and quality. The Sigpack RAx is also equipped to satisfy individual product demands with different dosing options. Auger fillers are available for poorly flowing powders to direct the product while tipping fillers can be integrated for easy-flow products like granulates, pellets or mini tablets. The ten-lane stick pack machine guarantees accuracy through a weight control system that checks each finished stick pack before counting, grouping and cartoning.

    Offering an unprecedented level of flexibility, the Sigpack RAx can handle a number of secondary packaging styles and options. The stick packs can be placed in the carton in single or double layers, which generates valuable savings in space, transport and storage. For the secondary packaging of large quantities of stick packs, the system can place the items randomly in cartons by means of integrated side loading or top loading solutions. "Stick pack systems present high requirements, including exact dosing, and tight and reliable seals. Bosch was able to answer these with the Sigpack RAx, which not only provides a reliably high output and format flexibility, but also offers a highly integrated, compact layout to reduce floor space and production costs," said Uwe Jansen, Vice President Product Line Freeflow and Service Support, Bosch Packaging Systems.

    Uwe Jansen
    phone: +41 58 674 7458

    Contact person for press inquiries:
    Johanna Bauer
    phone: +41 58 674 7416

    The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at

    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, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre¬sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both inno¬vative and beneficial.

    Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "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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