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Anuga FoodTec 2015 Bosch launches redesigned machine concept for individually packaged slices of processed cheese slices down to 13 grams Complete packaging solution for cheese industry

  • High-speed production and precise distribution of processed cheese
  • Full control over the product from forming through stacking
  • Designed to work as stand-alone solution or as part of Module++ concept
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  • March 24, 2015
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Cologne – To meet the growing demands of the cheese industry, Sapal SA, a company of Bosch Packaging Technology, will launch its redesigned DCS 1000 processed cheese conditioner at Anuga FoodTec 2015. The machine has been redesigned to ensure uninterrupted production of individually wrapped slices (IWS) with an output of 1,000 slices per minute. Bosch experts will deliver presentations about the technology each day of the show at the booth.

“The demand for cheese is growing rapidly worldwide, with International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association projecting a 25 percent growth from 2015 to 2018. The processed cheese market is expected to follow this trend,” explained Louis Monnickendam, senior manager business development at Sapal SA. “The next generation DCS 1000 is the latest in a series of high-speed machines and shows our commitment to delivering solutions that allow producers to capitalize on this growing market.”

Improved sealing accuracy and material savings
A fully redesigned forming group, with now integrated cooling system, provides full control of the product at any given speed. This results in an excellent distribution of the cheese mass and a perfect and precise slice shape even at the lowest slice weight of 13 grams (lowest available on the market). The sturdy designed forming group furthermore allows for a broad span of recipes – from reduced dry matter to non-dairy ingredients – giving manufacturers the flexibility to quickly adjust to changing market demands.

The redesigned sealing process offers greatly reduced, extra thin sealing widths for the transversal sealing enhancing product appearance and ensuring substantial film savings. Regardless of the temperature difference inside and outside the cooling unit, the machine offers full control of the film positioning. In addition the redesigning of the group of knifes has significantly improved the knife life span.

Full control of the product at any given time
One of the main features of this new generation machine is the redesigned distribution drum. Capable of handling and supporting 1,000 slices per minute towards three conveyors, the improved construction ensures accurate alignment of each slice and efficient transportation to the stacking device. The redesigned DCS 1000 is also equipped with a motorized three stack descent device. This ensures that each slice lands in the same position, forming an accurate, vertically stacked profile. Built using Bosch Rexroth's proven technology, each movement is independently driven but fully controllable providing operation flexibility and improving the machine’s user-friendliness.

To learn more about Sapal's latest development visit Bosch at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, March 24 to 27, 2015 in hall 7.1, booth D10-E19.

Louis Monnickendam
phone: +41 21 633 55 81

Contact person for press inquiries:
Christin, Poenisch
phone: +49 711 811-58502

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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