At Interpack 2014, Bosch Packaging Technology will highlight its comprehensive range of filling and packaging equipment for liquid and viscous food, including three innovations tailored to the dairy and baby food markets with their sensitive products.
Adding speed and versatility to thermoforming lines
The new thermoform, fill and seal machine TFC 5532 offers high ouput and flexibility for hygienically packaged products, such as yoghurts or desserts. The machine’s extended 4×6 cup configuration enables output of up to 43,200 cups per hour for various cup sizes, ranging from portion and multi-packs up to dessert cups. The TFC also features a unique labeling system, which allows high flexibility at small footprint.
PET blowing for on-shelf differentiation
Showing the BLO PET blowing module, Bosch is introducing its new portfolio of PET blow and fill machines. The BLO allows producing very thin-walled containers, reducing packaging material. The machines’ unique linear machine concept facilitates maintenance and changeovers, allowing the production of diverse container shapes, types and sizes to quickly adapt to new market requirements.
New aseptic carousel filler with high degree of flexibility
For the aseptic or ultra-clean filling and closing of premade cups and bottles, Bosch presents the new Ampack carousel filling machine KF 2/4. The machines’ caroussel execution offers easy access for maintenance, while servo-technology allows for quick changeovers between packaging types and sizes. An inductive flow meter and a unique filling valve enable gentle product handling, even for products with particles.
“With competition for consumers on the increase, manufacturers demand a technology that will enable them to quickly switch between products or pack styles on the production line,” says Robert Fesl, head of sales for product lines thermoform and pouch at Bosch Packaging Technology. “As a result, we focused on developing systems that provide design flexibility and production efficiency while also helping speed up the time to market.”