Top Loading Robot minimizes changeover time.

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Designed for secondary packaging applications, Paloma-D2-Delta Robot aligns and places pre-packaged and wrapped products into trays and shipping cartons at rates from 50-240 per minute. Gemini v3.0 Software allows simulation of new production processes and products on virtual machine; 3D view lets operators adjust and optimize pick-and-place patterns and other settings for each product. Available with up to 3 arms, stainless steel robot can support one additional axis of movement.



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Paloma-D2 Top Loading Robot with New Software Reduces Changeover Time



  • Gemini Software optimizes pick-and-place processes
  • Automated secondary packaging from 50 to 240 products per minute
  • Hygiene standard for processing of fresh and frozen food

    Bosch Packaging Technology introduces the new Paloma-D2-Delta Robot, the second generation of the proven Paloma Top Loader series. The top loader is ideal for secondary packaging of fresh, chilled and frozen food as well as several non-food applications. The pick-and-place robot aligns and places pre-packaged and wrapped products into trays and shipping cartons. Positioned on a parallel flow belt conveyor, the cartons are transported and filled in continuous motion.

    The new Gemini 3.0 Software allows simulation of new production processes and products on a virtual machine. A 3-D view enables operators to adjust and optimize pick-and-place patterns and other settings for each product in an intuitive manner. All individual parameters can be saved and recalled if required. The software and tool-free changeable form sets, like end-effectors, guarantee changeover time of less than five minutes.

    Together, the Paloma-D2-Delta Robot and Gemini 3.0 Software reduce downtime during charge and product change significantly, positively impacting overall production efficiency.

    The Paloma-D2 is available with up to three arms. Depending on model and the product, the Delta Robot allows a pick and place movement of up to 240 products per minute. With additional corresponding end-effectors, the standard 3-axis arms can be extended to a fourth movement axis. This is necessary if the robot has to rotate the product before placing or if it needs to place several products into tight trays and packages. A vision control system ensures that even misaligned products can be exactly picked and placed into secondary packaging. Thus there is no need for any additional intermediate infeed process.

    The stainless steel construction of the Paloma-D2 meets all current hygiene standards and regulations for food processing. Additionally, its high ingress protection class of IP 65 makes it ideal for deep frozen food applications.

    About Bosch Packaging Technology
    Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers for holistic systems for packaging and process technology. In 15 countries worldwide the company develops, produces and distributes modules and systems for the pharmaceutical, confectionery, and cosmetics industries, as well as other food and non-food industries. In 2008, 4,650 associates achieved a turnover of approximately 700 million euros.

    Contact for reader inquiries:
    Paul Garms
    Marketing Manager
    Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.
    Packaging Machines
    Marketing (PAUD/MKT)
    869 South Knowles Ave.
    New Richmond, WI 54017
    USA
    boschpackaging.com
    Tel. +1 715 243-4567
    Fax +1 715 243-4566
    Mobile +1 612 298-1715
    paul.garms@bosch.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, some 272,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euros in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. 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.

    Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

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