Bosch to launch new packaging equipment

Bosch Packaging Technology is to launch its modular collation platform for its Elematic 3001 case packer, offering greater flexibility when packing products such as chocolate and biscuits.

The platform consists of standardised assembly groups for the infeed and accelerator belt, collation chain and product transfer, which can be configured as required. Products can be fed horizontally, vertically, in line or at a 90-degree angle.

The case packer Elematic 3001 packs products into full wrap-around, into a tray or into two-part shelf-ready display cases. Different pack styles can be grouped, such as folding cartons, flow wraps, stand-up pouches, doy packs, cans or tablets.

According to Bosch Packaging Technology, the ‘Elematic click system’also enables easy, reproducible and tool-less changeovers in less than eight minutes. It indicates acoustically to the operator when parts successfully lock into place. This, it says, eliminates the need for fine adjustments and removes the risk of errors when reading from scales, while also reducing scheduled downtimes.

Bernhard Vaihinger, head of product management, innovation and technology at Bosch Packaging Technology in Remshalden, Germany, says, “The growing product variety on the manufacturer side requires increasingly flexible packaging solutions. With the new modular collation platform, our case packers will be able to offer even more flexibility.

“In future, the platform will be available for the entire Elematic series – from the wrap-around case packer and side load case packers for pre-glued blanks, right through to the top loaders.”

The new grouping platform on the Elematic 3001 case packer will be presented at the FachPack 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, from 27-29 September.

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