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FachPack 2015 New Transver SDI distribution system offers high flexibility and a balanced product flow Designed for high row rates and gentle handling

  • Patent pending movable waiting belt
  • Fast, flexible, and balanced product distribution process
  • Fits perfectly with other packaging solutions from Bosch
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  • September 01, 2015
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Nuremberg, Germany – Customers from Bosch Packaging Technology benefit from its complete solutions to efficiently link process equipment and packaging. An example will be shown at FachPack with the innovative Transver SDI product distribution system which will be exhibited as part of a Module++ biscuits-on-pile wrapping system, including infeed system, a horizontal flow wrapper and secondary packaging. The Transver SDI distributes products to the Pack Feeder 4 infeed system and the product stacking and collating unit in place creates stacks of three biscuits. The sophisticated integrated product inspection on the feeding system detects and rejects misaligned products. As a result, machine stops are minimized, and productivity is increased. Finally, the biscuits are packaged on the Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper. All Bosch primary packaging solutions can be complemented with secondary packaging equipment. At FachPack the system will be integrated with the new Paloma D3 feed placer and top loader which is the first model of the latest redesigned robotic portfolio.

The Transver SDI has been developed by Rotzinger AG, the leading supplier of product flow control, distribution and storage technology, and its affiliate Transver AG and will be shown for the first time at FachPack 2015 on the Bosch booth. Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading company in the field of processing, packaging and handling systems, is a minority shareholder of Rotzinger. This collaboration provides Rotzinger with a strong partner, distinguished by a global footprint and sales network.

Transver SDI – flexible, fast and easy to integrate
Thanks to its indirect feeding configuration the Transver SDI (Smart Distribution Downwards Indirect) is capable of handling high row rates. The movable waiting belt allows for a wide range of applications, including bars, biscuits as well as highly delicate, fragile or sticky products. It can be easily integrated with Bosch's broad portfolio of packaging solutions, such as the low-pressure Pack Feeder 4 infeed system and Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper to help food and confectionery manufacturers increase efficiency.

“From the very beginning, our engineers focused on creating a system that could be easily connected with Bosch's packaging machines and any other third party packaging equipment. Customers can now benefit from the complete line solution as well as the single point of contact through the entire project. With innovative features for handling delicate products at high production speeds, low maintenance and fast changeovers, the Transver SDI will help customers achieve high Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE),” said Markus Kaufmann, chief executive officer of Rotzinger AG.

Gentle and fast product handling thanks to innovative movable waiting belt
The distribution belt tilts downwards to separate a single row of products from the product flow onto the waiting belt. This product row is then transferred onto the cross feeding belt immediately after the preceding row has left, independent of the incoming product flow (indirect feeding configuration). To discharge the row, different options can be selected. Option one: the waiting belt gently deposits the products with horizontal movements onto the cross feeding belt. This perfectly suits the handling of sticky, delicate or fragile products. Option two: the waiting belt feeds the products onto the cross feeding belt at high speed without horizontal movements. This method is applicable for robust and stable products. Thanks to the servo-drive technology of the Transver SDI station, the two options can also be combined: depending on the product, product rows can be partly deposited with a shorter horizontal movement resulting in a faster feeding onto the cross feeding belt.

Specifically designed to prevent product damage during the transport and distribution process, the system's tilting depositing function does not require any pushers or stoppers: the Transver SDI features a smart concept where rows are aligned by a short horizontal movement with the tip of the movable waiting belt.

High productivity thanks to higher row rates
The indirect feeding configuration enables high distribution speeds and adds flexibility to the production. Thanks to the movable waiting belt, the station is able to handle double rows or even batches and helps to ramp up the distribution process more quickly. As a result, production speeds of up to 120 rows per minute and distribution speeds up to 40 rows per minute can be achieved. The distribution of the products is well balanced and therefore prevents oscillation of the downstream packaging process. To ensure high efficiency and reliability, the Transver SDI features the latest servo-drive technology.

Fast changeover and cleaning
The Transver SDI product distribution station is designed for fully automated format changes and simple adjustment to product-specific characteristics. This results in a very short changeover time. Gap closing belts ensure a continuous product flow to the packaging machines. The design ensures gentle product handling and minimized cleaning effort while also keeping maintenance requirements low as no pushers, stoppers, and side guides are needed. Its stainless steel construction and modular design allow for easy cleaning and maintenance. The waiting belt and cross feeding belt are mounted on a removable trolley that allows for high accessibility.

Flexible line configurations
The Transver SDI also offers flexibility in the line configuration, allowing manufacturers to adapt the system to a wide range of applications. For example, product overflow can be refed into the last station either at the end of the production (indirect refeed) or during production (direct refeed).

The Transver SDI will be displayed at FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany from September 29 to October 1 in hall 3A, booth 337.

Contact:
Thomas Frölich
phone: +41 61 815-13 53

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.

Additional information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com

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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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