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Bosch Highlights Versatile Processing and Packaging Portfolio

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At Hispack 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology will highlight its comprehensive portfolio for processing and packaging of food and pharmaceuticals. To illustrate its highly versatile technologies, which are suitable for a vast spectrum of requirements, the company will showcase a horizontal Module++ line for primary and secondary packaging of biscuits as well as a platform for hygienic vertical packaging of fresh and frozen food.

Experts will also present a Seamless System for two-in-one packaging of biscuits, equipment for vertical packaging of dry, liquid and viscous foods as well as a broad range of solutions for the processing and packaging of pharmaceuticals. The portfolio is complemented by comprehensive customer services.

“Flexibility and agility are a must in today’s evolving marketplace,” said Martin Tanner, director business development and marketing, product division confectionery and food, Bosch Packaging Technology. “Whether manufacturers are installing a new line or upgrading an existing one, equipment not only has to suit individual production and layout requirements but also has to be flexible enough to meet the changing market needs of today and tomorrow. Our portfolio is designed to offer a broad spectrum of entry-level to high-end solutions that allow manufacturers to shape and change their business with minimal effort.”

Modular line solutions: scalable and flexible
A highlight at Hispack will be Bosch’s Module++ line. At the show, Bosch’s capabilities are shown with a biscuit packaging line. The Module++ concept offers unlimited possibilities to link Bosch’s proven standard modules, and is designed to empower manufacturers to create adaptable and scalable end-to-end processing and packaging lines. The modular design, standard interfaces and reduced number of components allow for easy operation, maintenance and integration.

At the show, Bosch will demonstrate the versatility of the Module++ concept by showcasing a comprehensive midrange packaging solution consisting of modules for the feeding, stacking, wrapping and secondary packaging of biscuits:

Part of exhibited Module++ line is the low-pressure Pack Feeder 4 infeed system that gently handles delicate items such as biscuits, chocolate, cakes and bar-type products. The product stacking and collating unit (PSC) in place adds a flexible and gentle solution to create stacks in-line. The line features sophisticated product inspection to detect and reject misaligned products and ensures high package quality. At Hispack, the system will be displayed with the Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper, which efficiently creates high quality packages. The new modular Paloma D3 feed placer and top loader - featuring the latest GD series Delta robot - which can be easily integrated with primary and secondary packaging machines, top loads these packages into boxes. Displayed with two Delta robots, the highly versatile Paloma D3 platform is designed to efficiently handle a wide variety of applications at a reduced cost-per-pick ratio. The modular and open design also simplifies operation, cleaning and changeovers, allowing manufacturers to lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Exemplifying its processing competence for the confectionery industry, Bosch will also showcase its redesigned Rapidsolver BLK for dissolving jelly masses with less counter pressure. The machine is presented with Allen Bradley/Rockwell controls for the first time at Hispack.

Seamless System for two-in-one biscuit packaging
For biscuit manufacturers seeking a complete system designed for speed and maximum flexibility, Bosch offers its two-in-one biscuit packaging line. Part of Bosch’s Seamless Systems portfolio, it is the first system of its kind capable of fast slug to pile changeovers, and vice versa, with the same feeding components. From distribution through to primary and secondary packaging, the line is designed for maximum flexibility and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). An integrated, holistic design minimizes the system’s footprint, eliminates bottlenecks and makes the operation of the entire line as simple as a single machine.

Customized vertical packaging
For producers of fresh and frozen food, Bosch will spotlight the SVC 4020 vertical form, fill and seal machine for highly hygienic and flexible bagging of free-flowing, wet and frozen products in pillow bags. Uniquely customizable, the SVC platform has been tailored to meet a wide range of industry needs and offers tool-less changeovers for multiple bag styles and sizes. With an intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) and a streamlined design, the machine helps reduce downtime and improve productivity.

For the flexible packaging of dry free-flowing products such as coffee or tea, Bosch offers customized vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) machines and mandrel-wheel package makers for a broad variety of pack styles and top closures. The portfolio is complemented by product protection solutions including valves and fully integrable equipment like hygienic auger fillers and checkweighers.

Solutions for liquid and viscous food
Bosch also offers a comprehensive range of solutions for manufacturers of liquid and viscous foods, including dedicated equipment for sensitive products such as dairy and baby food. The highly hygienic technologies include thermoforming machines, pre-made cup and bottle filling solutions and PET bottle blowing and filling systems. With hygienic levels up to aseptic, the versatile portfolio is designed to suit diverse customer and product requirements helping manufacturers differentiate their products at the point-of-sale.

Versatile pharmaceutical processing and packaging solutions
Apart from solutions for the food and confectionery industries, Bosch Packaging Technology offers a large portfolio of machines and lines for pharmaceutical applications. For instance, the new Manesty TPR tablet press range was developed for high outputs. The tablet presses are equipped with a new die table, torque drive and tablet discharge chute, as well as an intuitive human machine interface (HMI). Reduced maintenance efforts and overall ease of use make the TPR series particularly suitable for customers with flexibility requirements.

From laboratory development, production and filling through to inspection, handling, secondary packaging and serialization – Bosch offers customers tailor-made solutions for different pharmaceutical applications and dosage forms. The portfolio is complemented by detailed project and integration competence, as well as comprehensive services such as qualification and validation. Backed by long-standing experience and market-specific expertise, Bosch supports customers all over the world in implementing complex line concepts.

After-sales services from A to Z
At Hispack, Bosch also presents its comprehensive service portfolio. Preventive and value-oriented maintenance agreements help to reduce downtime significantly. The upgrade kits from Bosch Packaging Services make sure that even older machines are always state of the art. Additionally, Bosch supports customers with technical expertise and consulting-based services, such as technical audits. With an extensive training offer, the Bosch Packaging Academy ensures a high level of knowledge for Bosch customers.