Press Release Summary:
Using ultrasonic technology, Model WRQ 0400 US cuts product arriving in mass ropes into individual bars and applies minimum pressure while cutting to preserve product quality. Knife ensures that product does not stick to surface of blades, making system suitable for cutting sensitive, sticky, laminated, or layered products. Capable of producing 80 cuts/min, Model WRQ 0400 US has max cutting height of 30 mm and can be adjusted to handle cutting lengths from 20-200 mm.
Original Press Release:
Bosch's New Ultrasonic Guillotine Cutter
Hygienic design allows easy access for cleaning
Easy retrofitting of existing machines
Quick and flexible production adjustments
Bosch Packaging Technology launches the new WRQ 0400 US ultrasonic cross-cutting guillotine device for bar production in October 2011. The device is particularly suitable for products that are difficult to cut such as bars, cakes and pet food. The WRQ 0400 US uses ultrasonic technology to cut product arriving in mass ropes into individual bars and applies minimum stress and pressure while cutting to preserve product quality. "Due to its high-speed micro vibration, the ultrasonic technology results in clean cuts with sharp edges and smooth surfaces for further quality benefits" explained Frank Jansen, Product Manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.
High product quality and easy cleaning
The ultrasonic-powered knife ensures that the product does not stick to the surface of the blades. Thus, the system is ideal for difficult cutting applications such as sensitive, sticky, laminated or layered products. The machine's hygienic, open design allows easy access to all parts with product contact. Good accessibility enables quick cleaning after production as well as easy inspection before the start of production. This feature produces aesthetically pleasing products and also results in reduced cleaning times and minimal product waste.
Easy retrofitting of existing machines
With its universal design, existing WRQ guillotine machines can be easily retrofitted with the ultrasonic blade, capable of producing 80 cuts per minute. When equipped with a standard knife, performance is increased to up to 180 cuts per minute.
Flexible adjustments for various production conditions
On WRQ cutting machines, the speeds of the independent infeed and discharge conveyor belt can be infinitely adjusted. Thus, any desired gap between the product rows for packaging is easily achieved. Pneumatic belt tracking and tensioning ensure good performance and a long lifecycle.
Flexibility is achieved with two independent and linear servo axes controlling the knife movements, for precise rectangular cuts at any speed. The controls allow for rapid set-up and quick changeover to handle various bar lengths. The ultrasonic guillotine can be easily adjusted to handle cutting lengths in a standard range from 20 to 200 millimeters. The standard cutting height has a maximum of 30 millimeters and any working width within a standard range from 400 to 1,600 millimeters is possible. As an option, the control is able to provide customized cutting profiles such as matched marks.
"For sticky and layered bar products, traditional cutting challenges can be quickly overcome with ultrasonic technology," said Frank Jansen, Product Manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, and explained: "Our machine combines this innovative cutting technology with the benefits of flexibility, hygiene and ease-of-use."
Worldwide service support
Bosch Packaging Technology has a worldwide service network. Therefore, the ultrasonic guillotine is supported by Bosch's worldwide service team, allowing for local support and ease of spare parts ordering through the company's E-Portal platform.
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