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ProSweets 2015 Bosch presents comprehensive portfolio for confectionery manufacturers Flexible solutions from single-source solutions provider help adapt to changing market demands

  • New lap depositor: Testing and improving of products without production stoppages
  • Width-adjustable slab former for bar production increases efficiency and minimizes waste
  • SVE 2520 WR vertical bagger offers high-speed packaging for wide range of formats
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  • January 13, 2015
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Cologne – At ProSweets 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its comprehensive portfolio dedicated to the efficient and flexible development, production and packaging of confectionery products. At the show, Bosch will launch its GML03 lab depositor, which is designed to enable candy manufacturers to test new products and bring them to market. Bosch will also present its recently launched roller former for minimized trim, a versatile vertical bagger and robotics solutions designed for difficult-to-handle jelly products.

“The confectionery market is booming – and the diversity and volume of new products coming to market has never been greater,” said Frank Jansen, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. “As a result, rigid production lines that cater to a single product are no longer viable. Manufacturers need greater agility to adapt to changing market needs, which is why we are committed to delivering solutions that enhance productivity and uptime while enabling the testing of new products.”

Testing and trialling of products to meet new demands
At ProSweets, Bosch will launch its flexible GML03 lab depositor, which has been developed specifically to enable producers of jelly, hard candy, toffee, fondant and other confectionery masses to test small product volumes. This allows manufacturers to upgrade current products and develop new recipes without disrupting their regular production processes. With an exchangeable pump system and a choice of different sizes of servo controlled pistons, the lab depositor is able to process a wide range of product formulas, including mono, one shot, striped and striped with filling. All product touching components of the GML03 are made from stainless steel meeting FDA requirements. By achieving hygienic and authentic production standards experimental results can be easily transferred to existing lines. The lab depositor can be purchased or rented, reducing product development costs and improving time to market.

Precise cutting, minimized product waste
For manufacturers of bar products looking to reduce product waste and increase productivity, Bosch will showcase the new WRF 600 Flex slab former. The smooth slab former features easy and tool-free adjustments for precise edge cutting of slabs in different sizes, minimizing or eliminating trim and product waste. As the only machine on the market the WRF 600 Flex allows operators to adjust the width during production process, completely eliminating downtime. This enables producers of cereal, candy, protein and fruit bars to decrease production costs and helps achieve a faster return on investment (ROI).

Simple integration with existing Bosch technology means manufacturers have access to a single-source solutions provider for their entire bar production line.

High flexibility for multiple products and pack styles
At ProSweets, Bosch will also exhibit its SVE 2520 WR high-speed continuous motion vertical bagger designed to package many varieties of confectionery and chocolate products. The highly flexible machine is ideal for manufacturers who need to switch between different bag styles, including pillow packs, block bottom, four-corner seal, doy and doy-zip, as well as multiple reclosure and opening features. Designed for intuitive operation to minimize operator error and maximize uptime, the machine features color coding for easy and fast changeovers between different formats. The bagger can be easily integrated with other modules such as dosing units, robotic solutions, checkweighers, case packers and third-party equipment and can be adapted for heat and ultrasonic sealing.

Robotic solutions for jelly products
With jelly products representing 25 percent of globally growing confectionery production1, Bosch offers robotic solutions specially tailored to the challenges associated with the handling of delicate products: For individually wrapped jellies, Delta robotic solutions provide vision guided quality inspection to detect and remove substandard products. Sugar coated jellies can be gently picked and placed by a Delta robot equipped with a hygienic minimum-contact gripper that avoids contact with sprinkled sugar. This not only ensures high quality products but also boosts uptime and efficiency across the line.

Tailor-made service portfolio
At ProSweets, Bosch Packaging Services will showcase its comprehensive after-sales services portfolio, focusing on solutions that improve packaging flexibility, machine efficiency and productivity. Machine upgrades and modernizations enable customers to flexibly adapt their existing equipment to new market requirements. Bosch demonstrates how tailor-made service packages support customers in achieving maximum output and minimum downtime, ultimately resulting in higher profitability of their packaging machines.

To learn more about Bosch’s complete portfolio for confectionary products, visit us at ProSweets in Cologne, Germany, February 1 to 4, 2014 in hall 10.1 at booth C10/D11.

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Frank Jansen
phone: +49 2162 248-452

Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, 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.

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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 euros 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. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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