Economic and automated application of measurement technology in production and quality control
Leipzig – At the Leipzig trade fair for manufacturing, tools and automation, INTEC 2015, Bosch presents innovative solutions for the optical 3D measuring- and manufacturing technology. Originally, the application-oriented solutions and systems were exclusively designed for the manufacturing and measurement facilities of the Bosch Group and have proven their value very well in daily use. Precise measurements as direct respectively close part of the manufacturing process are of crucial importance to ensure high quality, while at the same time minimizing the reject rate. Using automated, production-integrated solutions significantly reduces efforts and costs for a 100 percent control.
The FMS 100 was designed for measurement of rotationally symmetric serially produced precision parts. Rotation speeds of up to 100 rounds per minute and optical sensing arms for diameters less than 0.1 millimeters facilitate rapid form measurement for determining internal and external geometries. Standard applications include measurement of circularity and straightness, cone shape, and diameter. Modular extensions make it possible to customize the measuring machine to meet specific customer requirements. The non-contact optical sensing arms allow the measurement of the parallelism of very thin or very delicate objects without causing any alterations to the objects through contact forces. These solutions, proven in Bosch manufacturing, facilitate the economical and automated application of measuring technology with nanometer resolution in the production context by using innovative measurement principles.
The FTP 40 measurement system enables the rapid measurement of two parallel surfaces of a product in a single measuring process, without the need to move the object. This ensures excellent stability, and markedly reduces the cycle time. The FTP 40 may equally be used for the rapid measurement of flatness, thickness, and parallelism, either as a standalone device in precision measurement facilities, or, alternatively, as an industrial measurement system for optical 3D inspection in manufacturing. The major advantages of the Bosch machines’ interferometric technology are high resolution and precision, short cycle times, and non-contact, non-wearing measurement. When developing these measuring machines, great emphasis was put on achieving a highly robust design, with low sensitivity to vibrations and temperature fluctuations. The focus here was always on practicability and a proven ability of the measurement system.
At the Leipzig trade fair for manufacturing, tools and automation, INTEC 2015, from February 24 to 27 at stand B84 in hall 2, Bosch presents its solutions.
Processes up to 200 folded cartons at 12 inches per minute
High flexibility through servo-controlled format changes
Optimized conveying technology for gentle product handling
Cologne, Germany – At Anuga FoodTec, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, launches the new horizontal cartoning machine CFC 2012. It was developed especially for large-scale secondary packaging formats of the food industry with a width up to 12 inches. “The development of the CFC 2012 is based on our long-term experience with bag-in-box machines and in-feed solutions, and backed by our profound line competence. Thanks to an optimized control and conveying technology, the cartoning machine ensures quick format changes, as well as safe and reliable product handling,” explains Daniel Sanwald, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.
Flexible infeed and fast format changes Due to a wide range of in-feed systems, the machine can be flexibly used for many different products, such as bags with or without side gusseting, as well as stand-up bags with gable top. Even with the largest folded carton and product formats, for instance for cereals, the machine achieves an output of up to 200 folded cartons per minute. Modern servo technology guarantees supported, fast and reproducible format changes.
Optimized conveying technology for safe product handling Due to the insertion aid, the CFC 2012 achieves the highest efficiency and product safety. The products are reliably and gently inserted into the folded cartons, thus ensuring that they remain intact at all times. Since transportation is lubricant-free, no grease can compromise the product infeed. The products are transported via a robust strap conveyor belt, which can be expanded segmentally. Moreover, the CFC 2012 operates quietly and requires little maintenance. A three-star rotor with patented dual drive enables the safe removal from the large stock of folded cartons, and ensures highest process safety throughout the entire format range. Thanks to the especially compact design, the machine can be easily accessed, cleaned and maintained from the operator side. “Together with the intuitive operation with an integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface), the horizontal cartoning machine stands for maximum operator friendliness at minimum maintenance effort,” says Daniel Sanwald.
Primary packaging solutions for dry food products For the packaging of dry free-flowing products such as coffee or tea, Bosch offers customized and modular vertical form, fill and seal machines allowing for high flexibility and a broad variety of pack styles and top closures. For customers looking for packaging solutions for flour or sugar, the new mandrel-wheel machine concept and its design provide a high degree of flexibility by shortening size changeover times. The portfolio is complemented by product protection systems such as valves and fully integrable equipment including hygienic auger fillers as well as checkweighers. Depending on customer requirements, the primary packaging machines can be combined with the respective cartoning machine to form a line. This way, the bagged products receive the matching secondary packaging.
Bosch’s technologies are on display at Anuga FoodTec, Cologne, Germany, from March 24 to 27, hall 7.1, booth D010 – E019.
Osgood Industries, Florida, develops, manufactures and distributes fill- and seal equipment for pre-formed containers in liquid food industry
US-based company fosters strategic growth in key market segment and enables additional regional growth in North America and other regions
Planned acquisition is latest of several targeted moves of Bosch to strengthen process and packaging technology portfolio
Farmington Hills, Michigan / Waiblingen – Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, plans to acquire Osgood Industries, Inc., based in Oldsmar, Florida. Agreements to this effect were signed on February 6, 2015. Bosch thereby intends to further strengthen its engagement in the liquid food industry in North America and additional markets. With sales of approximately 26 million USD in 2014, Osgood Industries employs about 150 associates. The transaction is pending the successful completion of all necessary antitrust approvals. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Well-known worldwide in packaging industry Osgood Industries is well-known in the packaging industry for its expertise in developing, manufacturing and servicing complete rotary and linear machinery lines. They accurately fill pre-formed containers with products which require clean or ultraclean hygienic standards. This comprises both standardized and customized applications. The types of foods typically packaged in this classification include ice cream, yogurt, dessert, salad and cheese, among others. The acquisition will involve a comprehensive service portfolio of maintenance, spare parts, customer engineering, rebuilds and retrofits of existing equipment.
Important step in PA 2020 strategy “With Osgood Industries, we are further adding to our strategic activities in the area of liquid food,” said Friedbert Klefenz, president of Bosch Packaging Technology. “This is an important step for us on our journey to fulfilling our PA 2020 strategy, so we are eager to complete this transaction. The experience of the Osgood team, their dedication to customer satisfaction and their expertise in this growing segment make this a much-valued addition to the Bosch team.”
Global sales channels help growing in liquid food market Martin J. Mueller, president of Osgood Industries: “For almost four decades Osgood Industries has taken pride in developing the highest-quality products for our customers. As a family-owned and operated business, we look forward to joining Bosch, with its worldwide sales channels and rich heritage. Bosch has demonstrated its commitment to growing in this market and we are proud to be part of that growth.”
Bosch and Osgood Industries have an already established business relationship. Osgood Industries is a North American sales agent for Bosch Packaging Technology, representing Bosch’s portfolio of thermoforming, fill- and seal-technology. The planned acquisition of Osgood Industries follows two major strategic acquisitions Bosch has recently made:
In August 2013, Bosch acquired Tecsor Machines et Systèmes S.A.S., based in Meyreuil near Marseille, which develops and sells machinery for making and filling polyethylene (PET) containers for liquid and paste-like foodstuffs.
In October 2012, Bosch acquired Ampack in Königsbrunn, Germany. Its portfolio includes filling machinery for cups and bottles. This machinery is mainly used to fill and package highly sensitive foodstuffs such as dairy products, baby food, and hospital food.
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Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 25,000 associates in more than 100 locations. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico according to preliminary figures.
Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 5,600 associates (2013), 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.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 290,000 associates generated sales of 48.9 billion euros in 2014. 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 more than 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic goal is to deliver innovations for 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”.
Daily expert presentations on clean, ultra-clean and aseptic filling
Ampack inline cup filling machine for flexible production of dairy products
PET blowing for on-shelf differentiation and efficient production
Cologne – At Anuga FoodTec 2015, Bosch Packaging Technology showcases its extensive expertise in dosing, filling and packaging technology for high product protection of liquid and viscous food, including dairy, baby and clinical foods. Bosch will provide insight into various hygiene filling levels with daily expert presentations on the booth. On show are an Ampack inline cup filling machine for ultra-clean filling of dairy products as well as a linear PET container blowing module for dairy products and non-carbonated beverages.
An expert guide to hygienic filling At Anuga, Bosch will host daily presentations for dairy and liquid food producers from 10:30am – 11:30am, sharing its expertise on clean, ultra-clean and aseptic filling technologies to suit different product requirements. The sessions will cover the entire production process, from appropriate sterilization technologies, such as hydrogen peroxide, UV light, pulsed light and steam to filling systems for different product characteristics. Transportation and storing requirements, such as inside or outside of cooling chains, will also be addressed. “With over 50 years of expertise in food protection, our aim is to not only develop technologies capable of achieving even the most stringent hygiene levels, but also to share our experience to help our customers find the most appropriate solutions for their needs,” said Peter Müller, industry expert at Bosch Packaging Technology.
Flexible decontamination and filling of dairy products in pre-made cups At the show Bosch presents its Ampack AF 8/8 inline cup filling machine dedicated to the needs of dairy, baby food and clinical food manufacturers. The machine can be equipped with either pulsed light or hydrogen peroxide as a cup decontamination system for ultra-clean applications to suit customer and product requirements. Pre-assembled cell-plates for two different diameters allow for fast changeovers in 15 minutes. This not only increases format flexibility for different cup shapes and sizes, but also reduces changeover and cleaning times. All major movements are propelled via servo motors, enabling quick and easy adjustments to the set-up, enhancing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and enabling speeds of up to 40 cycles per minute. Stations for additional features, such as snap-on lids, can be easily integrated, further enhancing flexibility.
PET blowing for material savings and shelf differentiation For dairy and beverage producers seeking to minimize material use and energy consumption while still providing a wide range of package shapes and sizes for differentiation at the point of sale, Bosch will showcase its linear PET blowing module. With speeds of up to 32,000 containers per hour, it can be combined with hygienic filling technologies for aseptic applications such as dairy-based yogurt and coffee drinks. Other application examples are mineral water and further non-carbonated beverages. The machine produces lightweight, thin-walled containers with the smallest bottle neck rims on the market, reducing material requirements and costs. An intermittent step-by-step production feature ensures high flexibility, access to multi-flavour simultaneous production and the production of short neck bottles with lid closure.
Flexible packaging solutions for dry food products For the packaging of dry free-flowing products such as coffee or tea, Bosch offers customized and modular vertical form fill and seal machines allowing for high flexibility and a broad variety of pack styles and top closures. When looking for packaging solutions regarding flour or sugar, the new mandrel-wheel machine concept and its design provide a high degree of flexibility by shortening size changeover times. The portfolio is completed by product protection systems such as valves and fully integrable equipment including hygienic auger fillers as well as checkweighers.
New cartoning machine for large-scale formats Visitors to Anuga FoodTec will also see a world premier from Bosch’s secondary packaging portfolio. Based on the proven technology of its bag-in-box lines, Bosch has developed the new CFC 2012 horizontal cartoning machine for the food industry. The CFC 2012 is designed for large-scale secondary packaging formats, for instance for cereals. Even for the largest format size, the machine achieves an output of up to 200 folded cartons per minute. Thanks to automatic format adjustments by servo motors, the machine ensures fast and easy format changes. The user-friendly control system further optimizes the infeed and packaging process. Due to reliable rotation and carton pick-up systems, the CFC 2012 allows for safe handling of all carton types.
Band Sealers for high quality bags in many formats Additionally, Bosch will exhibit two semi-automated band sealers from the Doboy line for the European market. They seal pre-made bags and provide an economical alternative for low quantity applications at the highest quality standards. The band sealers can be used for smallest goods weighing only a few grams up to large volumes of several kilos, and can be customized according to customers’ requirements. They reliably pack food products, such as meat, vegetables, fruits, spices, sweets and food supplements.
Tailor-made service portfolio Also at the show, Bosch will showcase its comprehensive after-sales services portfolio. 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.
Presentations To attend one of the daily presentations and learn more about Bosch’s technologies for product protection visit Bosch at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany, March 24 to 27, 2015 in hall 7, booth D10 – E19.
Bosch will also host a media event offering expert insight into dosing, filling and packaging technology for liquid and viscous food at 12.30pm on Tuesday, March 24. Lunch will be served and a Q&A session will follow.