New dual-lane high-performance system for single-, pile- and slug-packs provides Industry 4.0 solutions to increase productivity.
April 20, 2017
by Canadian Packaging staff
Düsseldorf – Bosch Packaging Technology will present its dual-lane version of the Two-in-One biscuit packing system at interpack 2017, May 4-10 in Düsseldorf, Germany at booth No. C58 in Hall 6 of the trade show. The single-lane system premiered at interpack 2014, and is now used by customers worldwide.
The new high-performance Two-in-One system goes even further in terms of flexibility and speed: it is the first system to produce single-, pile- and slug-packs on two independently operating lanes.
Ground-breaking technology teams with robust design and harmonized processes to ensure a high level of overall equipment effectiveness.
“The development of the Two-in-One biscuit packing system builds on our existing market success. Our compact system stands for maximum efficiency and productivity, from product distribution to the closed carton,” says Bosch Packaging Technology product manager Daniel Bossel.
Intelligent solutions for maximum performance
The distribution station is the first of many innovations.
The new Sigpack DHRG reliably forms up to 400 rows of round-, oval- or square-shaped biscuits per minute which can be fed in a sorted or unsorted way. This innovative solution ensures gentle and flexible handling of the product.
Two lanes transport the biscuits flat to the new flow wrapper Sigpack HMAD’s dual sealing station, ensuring extremely gentle handling.
The Sigpack HMAD stands out due to its high speed in heat or cold sealing.
The heat-sealing process reaches film speeds of up to 90 meters per minute and up to 150 meters per minute in the cold-sealing process.
This advanced system solution also enables fast and flexible format changes. The two lanes can package up to 2,400 biscuits per minute.
Manufacturers can configure each lane to produce different packaging formats in varying batch sizes.
The Sigpack PMI infeed module is also new to the Bosch Group portfolio but will not be displayed at interpack.
As the link between flowwrapper and cartoner, it merges the flow of products from two lanes into one lane.
Each product can be controlled and positioned individually thanks to linear motor technology.
The technology is highly adaptable without using vacuum.
The Sigpack TTM cartoner allows for quick, reproducible and tool-free format changes. A vertical restart only takes a few minutes to complete.
With an output of up to 150 boxes per minute, the toploader guarantees high overall performance on compact footprint.
Easy to use and gentle handling of products
The system was designed with ease of use in mind.
All the components are seamlessly integrated into the HMI (human-machine interface) and follow standardized processes.
The two lanes can be cleaned and adjusted independently of one another, meaning that production does not need to be halted at any time.
The novel design of the product-conveyance system, which works without guide profiles and baffles, means the biscuits are subject to less mechanical pressure than in traditional solutions, thereby guaranteeing a high level of quality overall.
New industry 4.0 solutions increase efficiency, productivity and quality
The Industry 4.0 solutions from Bosch support the production process and increase productivity.
The biscuit system can be fitted with the Line Dashboard, which gives operators a transparent system overview and detailed information of the complete system status, as well as an easy drilldown to single machines.
The Line Dashboard is accessible from each connected HMI 4.0, tablet, Shopfloor Dashboard and PC in the network.
Notifications, such as error alerts, can be sent to other HMIs and mobile devices in real-time.
This enables operators to react quickly and initiate countermeasures, reducing walking distances and machine downtime.
In addition, the Line Dashboard can be used to check individual machines or complete lines, including pre-defined reports and KPIs in real-time, for instance before a shift or operator change.
Visitors to interpack 2017 in Düsseldorf can experience the new Two-in-One biscuit packaging system live at the Bosch stand No. C58 in Hall 6.
About Bosch Packaging Technology
Based in Waiblingen, Germany, and employing 6,200 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops and produces complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. Additional information is available at www.boschpackaging.com.
About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of €70.6-billion (~CDN $102.5-billion) in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life.
Additional information is available at www.bosch.com.