Vertical Bagger offers in-field upgrade options.

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Suited for variety of food and non-food applications, intermittent SVI Series produces bags with corner seal and doy style bags with optional zippers. Production of doy style bag can be performed by turning machine cross seal jaws to 90° position. With outputs from 10-120 bags/min, SVI 4020 packages bags with max width of 400 mm, while SVI 2620 forms bags with max width of 260 mm. There is no need to adapt machine height or dosing platform when package style is changed.



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New Bosch SVI Vertical Bagger's In-Field Upgrades Provide Numerous Bag Style Options



o Easy in-field upgrade to corner sealing

o Low machine height enables higher production speed and increases Overall Efficiency Equipment (OEE)

o Economic entry model with multiple in-field upgrade options

The machine's low height and the numerous in-field upgrade options make the new SVI vertical bagger series from Bosch Packaging Technology ideal for a wide range of food and non-food applications. This combination allows the intermittent SVI machines to produce bags with corner seal and doy style bags with optional zippers. For corner sealing, the manufacturer can upgrade the machine with an additional module. The production of a doy style bag can be easily performed by turning the machine cross seal jaws to a 90 degrees position. Whenever the package style is changed, there is no need to adapt the machine height or dosing platform This efficient changeover reduces machine downtime during format change and increases the overall performance of the equipment.

For the production of several standard bag styles the operator simply changes the forming set. This flexibility allows manufacturers to produce a high variety of packaging styles for point-of-sale diversity with a very short time to market. The SVI series is designed to package an unlimited range of food and non-food products, such as powders, bakery and confectionery items, tea, coffee, fresh pasta, as well as pet food and non-food products such as detergents.

The SVI series consists of two machines for packaging different format ranges: the SVI 4020 packages bag sizes with a maximum 400 mm width, while the SVI 2620 forms a bag with a maximum 260 mm width. The machines have an output ranging from 10 to 120 bags per minute.

"The uniqueness of the SVI series is its combination of low machine height, and bag format flexibility due to its versatile upgrade capabilities," says Eric Aasen, Product Line Manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. "The series is the most cost-effective and competitive solution for customers looking to increase their production efficiency and differentiate their products at point-of-sale with a diverse choice of bag shapes and styles."

The flexible SVI series offers heatsealing and polysealing options, with freely adjustable sealing temperatures according to product specification. The various up- and downstream interfaces are part of Bosch's modular machine design concept (Module ++), which allows the easy integration with other packaging machine modules into an efficient packaging line.

About Bosch Packaging Technology

Bosch Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is the lead¬ing supplier of 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. Learn more at www.boschpackaging.com.

Contact:

Eric Aasen

Product Line Manager

Tel: +1 (715) 243-2404

eric.aasen@bosch.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services.According to preliminary figures, some 282,000 associates generated sales of roughly 45 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2008.The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 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.Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide.With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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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