Revolutionary concept for powder filling
Flat pouches are
the trend among all ages. Whether it is coffee, sugar, toiletries or food supplements nearly everything today can be packaged in small, convenient and easily portioned flat pouches, says Bosch Packaging Technology. So with its new Sigpack VPF ( Vertical Platform Flat Pouch), Bosch says it introduces the first freely scalable flat pouch machine to the market. Frank Buehler, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology said that last year the company won the German Packaging Award with the prototype of the Sigpack VPF. He says the Sigpack VPF offers the best performance per square meter of floor space by combining modular flexibility with high production speed at a low overall operating cost.
HIGHLY FLEXIBLE DESIGN EQUIPPED FOR FUTURE MARKET REQUIREMENTS
The Sigpack VPF stands out with its ‘unsurpassed flexibility’ enabling manufacturers to adjust quickly and economically to production volumes and product changes according to market needs, says Bosch. Thanks to the modularisation of the dosing and cross-sealing units, the Sigpack VPF is freely scalable from two to up to twelve lanes. In addition, pouch sizes are easily adjustable. The new decentralized stock of product makes it possible to package different products, such as salt and pepper, at the same time on one machine.
EXACT DOSING AND TOP SEALING QUALITY
Exact dosing, deep pouch filling and hermetically tight seams reduce product loss and waste in the packaging process. This has a positive impact on the manufacturer’s business success, promises Bosch. The machine produces hermetically tight packages, with its long sealing times at low temperatures. This ensures consistently high product quality. Thanks to the hygienic and ergonomic design, the Sigpack VPF is easily visible and accessible, ensuring a safe cleaning process. Short cleaning and changeover times contribute to high overall equipment effectiveness.
NEW I NDUSTRY 4.0 SOLUTIONS FOR I MPROVED TRANSPARENCY AND HIGHER MACHINE AVAILABILITY
The Sigpack VPF can be fitted with the new Condition Monitoring Platform from Bosch. The software solutions provide real-time information about machines, systems or process status on site. It does so through continuous data acquisition, which makes it possible to indicate upcoming errors before downtime occurs. Based on pre-defined tolerance levels, for instance for temperature or cycle time, operators receive notifications of deviations via email. This way, the Condition Monitoring Platform helps to prevent costintensive downtime and increase machine availability.
CUSTOMISED SERVICES FOR ALL MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES
A comprehensive range of services to improve machine efficiency and productivity completes Bosch’s system competence. The focus is on solutions for preventive maintenance as well as services to eliminate unwanted machine conditions as quickly as possible. To this end, Bosch provides a worldwide service network with qualified field service technicians who offer regional support. Thanks to digital services such as Remote Service, which is now supported by a visualisation and chat feature, or the mobile version of the E-Portal, customers receive targeted support regardless of their location.