Bosch to unveil new confectionery packing systems

Bosch Packaging Technology is to launch two new cookie and confectionery systems in North America next month, designed to address demand for efficient and fast production.

The first is a modular system that packages cookies and crackers on edge. It consists of a loader, a transfer unit, a feeder, the Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) horizontal flow wrapper, a modular GD series Paloma D3 robot and a high-speed Kliklok Enterprise endload cartoner. Suitable for rectangular, square, round and sandwich products, the system is designed for gentle product handling of delicate and brittle products – even at higher speeds.

The enhanced D3 Paloma robot picks and places payloads of up to three kilograms and ensures speeds of up to 500 products per minute. Specifically designed with optional article buckets and an overhead confiner for bag-in-box applications, the Kliklok Enterprise, meanwhile, can run at speeds of up to 240 cartons per minute.

For confectionery producers requiring shorter production runs and flexibility in pack styles, formats and sizes, Bosch is also offering a system solution that includes the new SVE 3220 DZ vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) machine integrated with a CCM 3100 case packer for simplified packing of stand-up and lay-flat bags on one machine.

The system features a wide format range in both bag and case sizes and styles, including the Regular Slotted Container (RSC), Half Slotted Container (HSC) and other shelf-ready packaging styles. Capable of picking and placing at up to 180 packages per minute, the machine’s single frame is attached to an infeed system that handles products individually or in groups.

The modular and scalable design of the systems, Bosch says, enables manufacturers to adapt quickly to consumer demands immediately and in the future, enhancing the product offering and growing with the business.

“Due to the strong industry demand for flow wrapped cookies on edge, as well as sweet snacks in bigger formats, Bosch has designed solutions that enable American producers to get ahead, and stay ahead, of the competition,” says Paul Jenks, marketing and sales director at Bosch Packaging Technology.

“The modular design of these solutions allows for layout flexibility and scalability, enabling manufacturers to easily expand their production capacity or increase the level of automation from entry level, hand-fed machines, right through to fully automated solutions.”

Both systems will debut at the Pack Expo International 2016, which takes place in Chicago from 6-9 November.

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