At ProSweets 2016, Bosch Packaging Technology has launched its upgraded WRF 600 Flex roller former for multilayer bars. First introduced in 2014, the roller former is used when processing masses for cereal, candy, protein and fruit bars and now enables our customers to produce multilayer bars, such as those consisting of nougat topped with a layer of caramel, on the same production process. The patented, flexible working width allows for step-less and tool-free adjustments for the precise cutting of multilayer bar products in different sizes while minimizing or even eliminating the trim. As a result, less product mass is wasted, helping to decrease production costs and contributing to a higher return on investment (ROI).
Compared to other machines of its kind on the market, the WRF 600 Flex enables width changes during production – completely eliminating downtime. The roller former gently forms the mass slab without applying any pressure, preventing product breakage. The working width ranges between 400 and 1,500 millimeters. As a standard feature, the slab thickness can be continuously adjusted between 5 and 30 millimeters.
With its hygienic design, the WRF 600 Flex allows manufacturers to meet the most stringent hygiene requirements and offers access from all sides, resulting in easy and tool-less cleaning. “Today’s manufacturers need technologies that can efficiently handle delicate products and decrease waste more than ever,” says Frank Jansen, product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology. “The WRF 600 Flex is well positioned to meet these demands thanks to its flexibility and operator-friendly features.”