At Interpack 2014 in Duesseldorf, Germany, Bosch Packaging Technology will present its innovations in bar production and packaging – all designed for simple integration with existing Bosch technology, allowing manufacturers to partner with a single-source solution provider for their entire bar line. Among the innovations to be showcased are the new WRF 600 Flex roller former for bar production, the non-contact product distribution station Transver SDP, and the Pack Feeder 4 infeed system with Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper for primary packaging. Plus, Bosch will present its seamless bar line for high-speed primary and secondary packaging combined with the Elematic 3001 case packer.
The WRF 600 Flex roller former optimizes or eliminates the trim when processing bar masses, including cereal, candy and fruit. To produce different bar formats the smooth slab former offers a flexible and steplessly adjustable working width. Unlike other machines of its kind available in the market, Bosch’s WRF 600 Flex enables width changes without production stoppages, maximizing uptime and output while achieving maximum product usage.
At Interpack, Bosch will also conduct live demonstrations of its seamless system for the primary and secondary packaging of bars, reaching speeds up to 1,500 bars per minute. The bar line’s technology on display at the show comprises the Sigpack DCI product distribution station, the Sigpack HRM horizontal flow wrapper with automated precision splicer, the Sigpack TTM toploader and the Elematic 3001 case packer. Focusing on high ergonomics and user-friendly operation, the Elematic 3001 is characterized by a low blank magazine, and fast and reproducible changeovers with the Elematic click system. Ideal for manufacturers supporting different brands and products, the case packer has the flexibility to handle a variety of pack styles, including tray, classic full wrap-around and two-part, shelf-ready packaging. With the high-speed bar line confectionery manufacturers are able to maximize production and meet increasing demands.
Also on display will be the non-contact product distribution station Transver SDP and Pack Feeder 4 infeed system, which allow bar manufacturers to increase line efficiency. Sophisticated product inspection on the Pack Feeder 4 detects and rejects misaligned products to ensure maximum productivity and less downtime. The Pack Feeder 4 will be showcased with the Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper, now available with a narrower cutting head for higher packaging speeds for heat seal applications.
You will find us at Interpack 2014, Duesseldorf, Germany from May 8 to 14 in hall 6, booth A31 – C58.
director business development and marketing, product division confectionery and food