Rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­cept for pow­der fill­ing

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD AND BEVERAGE -

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.

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