Product News: Bosch will Showcase Hygienic Packaging Solutions at FachPack

26 Jul 2013

Hygiene will be a key focus for Bosch Packaging Technology at FachPack, Nuremberg, Germany, September 24 to 26, 2013. In addition to launching innovative secondary packaging technology, Bosch will showcase technology designed to maximize product safety for manufacturers. These include a state-of-the-art vertical bagger platform and the Pack 301 IN inverted horizontal flow wrapper, which is on display in Europe for the first time, as well as a fully-integrated coffee packaging solution. The flow wrapper is presented with the new product distribution system, a modular direct-depositing pullnose station, able to gently handle a wide variety of products and designed for easy cleaning and maintenance. All machines have been developed to facilitate integration with existing Bosch technology, enabling manufacturers to source all of their packaging line equipment from a single supplier. Optimizing line performance and efficiency will also be a core topic for Bosch at the show, with exhibiting its service concept Preventive Maintenance.

Following its 2011 North American launch, the Pack 301 IN is now available to European producers. Developed for the packaging of soft, sticky, flexible or difficult-to-handle products, the inverted horizontal flow wrapper transports the packaging film from below, while the product is fed directly from the feeding system onto the film. This prevents pushing the product over a steel plate, which eliminates a potential source of contamination, enhancing hygiene and product safety. Removable covers and catch pans below the finwheel assembly and on the infeed give manufacturers the benefit of easy cleaning. This further enhances production hygiene for manufacturers whilst maintaining high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Transportation of the product on top of the packaging film from the forming shoulder to the cross-sealing unit minimizes jams, leading to reduced downtime and therefore enhances efficiency. The modular film backstand, which can be placed in various positions relative to the infeed and wrapper, allows to set up the machine according to product specific requirements, resulting in high efficiency and an optimized film path, lowering pack rejection rate. The machine can be easily adjusted to accommodate different product heights, which decreases downtime during product changeovers.