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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 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
Las Vegas, Nevada – Customers from Bosch Packaging Technology benefit from its complete solutions to efficiently link process equipment and packaging. An example will be shown at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 with the innovative Transver SDI product distribution system which will be exhibited as part of a Module++ system including an infeed system and a horizontal flow wrapper for bar packaging. The Transver SDI distributes products to the Pack Feeder 4 infeed system. 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 bars are packaged on the Pack 401 horizontal flow wrapper, ensuring with tight seals. In addition, all Bosch primary packaging solutions can be complemented with processing machinery and secondary packaging equipment to provide end-to-end system solutions.

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. 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 system 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 allow 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).

Enhancing flexibility with easily integrated options
Bosch will also exhibit its Pack Series of horizontal flow wrappers, which range from entry-level models to fully automated solutions. Designed for full automation, the Pack 401 provides a range of options including advanced feeding, automatic film splicing, as well as product inspection and rejection technology. The high-speed wrapper is available as stand-alone equipment, or can be easily combined with other packaging machines such as product handling equipment and various infeed systems like the Transver SDI, Delta robots and secondary packaging for complete solutions. The Pack 201 for mid-range automation is an easy-to-maintain machine designed to handle delicate products such as bakery goods, candy bars, wafers, biscuits and non-food products – also in trays. Adjustable folding boxes enable fast format changes for various product sizes, enabling maximum machine efficiency and improved package quality. The Pack 101 is an entry-level solution that offers the widest product size range currently available for wrappers in its class, with quick and easy setup and changeovers for increased operational efficiency. Flexibility is enhanced with the fully adjustable former and multiple cutting head sizes, which permit a wide range of products to be packaged on a single machine, reducing the need for future investments and giving manufacturers the agility to quickly adapt to changing market demands.

The Transver SDI and Pack Series will be displayed at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Nevada from September 28 to 30 at booth C-2800. To learn more about these technologies, visit www.boschpackaging.com

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phone: +1 715 243-2296

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Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,100 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

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 28,700 associates in more than 100 locations, as of April 1, 2015. In 2014, Bosch generated consolidated sales of $11.3 billion in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide (as per April 1, 2015). The company generated sales of 49 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 roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, 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 objective is to create solutions 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.

*The sales figure disclosed for 2014 does not include the former joint ventures BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH (now BSH Hausgeräte GmbH) and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH (now Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH), which have since been taken over completely.

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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
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.

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PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 Bosch expands its vertical packaging portfolio for maximum shelf differentiation and flexibility Tailored solutions for the fresh, frozen, snack food and confectionery industries

  • New corner seal functionality extends hygienic SVC pack style capabilities
  • Market's fastest vertical Doy Zip bagger produces up to 100 bags per minute
  • Entry level SVI vertical form, fill and seal incorporates high end VFFS technology
Las Vegas, Nevada – To help food producers enliven their brands and stand out at the point-of-sale, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of processing and packaging solutions, will debut several enhancements to its vertical packaging portfolio at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015. Bosch will present a new corner seal option for its vertical form, fill and seal platform SVC, targeting market segments that have high hygiene requirements like salads, frozen food, milk powder or shredded cheese.For nut and confectionery manufacturers, the company will also unveil the fastest vertical Doy Zip bagger on the market, producing up to 100 high-quality Doy Zip bags per minute with maximum output per square meter and high return on investment (ROI). For confectionery, coffee, snack, grain and other food and non-food manufacturers looking to automate their packaging, Bosch will display its SVI 2600 entry level VFFS solution. The intermittent bagger incorporates the same proven technology employed on its higher-end baggers.

“At Bosch, we believe variation in packaging leads to shelf differentiation which is why we provide multiple solutions to drive interest and fit diverse and constantly evolving consumer demands. Corner seal bags catch the consumer's eye in the fresh and frozen food aisles, the Doy Zip bag will win the hearts of snack and confectionery buyers, and our various other bag styles will fill the shelves in all areas of the stores,” says Jonathon Titterton, director of sales & marketing, Bosch Packaging Technology. “Bosch technology lets manufacturers produce popular bag styles for specific market segments while also offering pack style flexibility, hygienic design and ease of use for maximum production efficiency.”

Taking hygiene to the next level
At PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, Bosch will present the new corner-sealing capabilities of its SVC 2620 VFFS machine. The SVC platform was designed with simplicity, versatility and cleanability in mind, focusing on hygienic design to help manufacturers meet diverse food handling regulations.

The new corner seal option can be easily integrated into the existing SVC machine without increasing the floor space needed. This increased pack style flexibility supports the needs of brand marketers who are increasingly choosing stand-up pack styles to enhance product appeal at point-of-sale. By adding the corner seal functionality, the machine can now produce up to four different pack styles, including pillow bag, gusseted, block bottom and corner seal.

Designed to excite – the new Doy Zip pack style from Bosch
Bosch will also present the new SVE 2520 DZ vertical bagger. Based on Bosch's well-proven SVE platform, the new bagger provides high-quality output within a compact, six square meter footprint, fitting easily within manufacturing lines. Its continuous-motion operation is coupled with a unique, patent-pending zipper applicator to enable high-speed production and ultimately a lower cost-per-bag for increased ROI. The machine offers seven different bag styles: pillow, gusseted, block bottom, corner seal, full corner, 3-sided, and doy, with various reclosure options, including zipper.

Premium quality and attractive shape of Doy Zip bags help drive greater visibility and consumer preference for food products at the point-of-sale. The standability of the bag protects the contents for future consumption as well as allowing for easy opening and reclosing, features that further contribute to consumer convenience and enhance brand loyalty. By being able to vertically form, fill and seal, the machine has also been engineered for easy operation and maintenance and maximum flexibility. Changeovers from pillow to Doy Zip take as little as 45 minutes.

At PACK EXPO, the SVE 2520 DZ will be displayed with a Yamato scale and Bosch's CCM 3100 case packer. The Yamato scale ensures accurate dosing for precise bag filling and product savings. The CCM 3100 is designed for ease of use and increased flexibility. The case packer enables quick and tool-less changeovers between vertical (stand-up) and horizontal (lay-flat) bag orientation in the case and handles up to 180 products per minute. In addition, it integrates easily with vertical and horizontal FFS machines and works with a wide range in both bag and case sizes and styles.

Entry-level solution with high-end technology
The company will also highlight its entry-level SVI 2600 VFFS machine, suitable for a wide range of industries, including confectionery, snacks, grains and other food and non-food products. The machine is ideal for small- and mid-sized companies looking to automate their packaging technologies and for large manufacturers seeking a cost-effective option for small-volume processing or for test marketing new products. The SVI 2600 incorporates the same proven technology employed on high-end baggers, such as servo-driven cross-sealing units, vacuum belts and Bosch/Beckhoff controls to ensure reliable, high-efficiency packaging. The servo-driven sealing jaws and vacuum belts enable high seal precision with accurate sealing time, ensuring package integrity and fast operations with minimum machine wear. The intermittent motion bagger can be easily integrated with existing equipment and produces pillow, side-gusseted and block-bottom bags at rates up to 120 bags per minute.

Ultimate product protection for U.S. coffee producers
Bosch will also display the SVI 2600 with its proven coffee valve applicator technology for the prevention of coffee deterioration. Bosch's product protection portfolio includes inside and outside valves and valve applicators. For easy integration, the valve applicator works in line with Bosch's vertical baggers and package makers or can be retrofitted into existing packaging machines from both Bosch and alternative suppliers for a space-saving option. At the show, attendees will see a live display of the VIS valve with the CVA VIS applicator for inside valves. The applicator uses heat or ultrasonic sealing for internal application of coffee valves to flexible bags providing a visually appealing package with a barely visible, strong sealing seam. External application of the V55 outside valve, launched at last year's PACK EXPO, is also available with the CVA V55 applicator, providing precise application at high speeds. The external placement of the valve also enhances safety by enabling easy monitoring and inspection of functionality. Bosch's valve applicator technologies can be used as stand-alone options or can be combined with additional technologies providing complete solutions from valve application to coffee packaging.

Show attendees are invited to meet with Bosch experts at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 28 to September 30, Booth C-2800.

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FachPack 2015 Bosch expands its vertical packaging portfolio for maximum shelf differentiation and flexibility Tailored solutions for the fresh, frozen, snack food and confectionery industries

  • SVC platform with hygienic design for easy cleaning
  • New corner seal functionality for extended SVC pack style capabilities
  • Market's fastest vertical Doy Zip bagger produces up to 100 bags per minute
Nuremberg, Germany – To help food producers enliven their brands and stand out at the point-of-sale, Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of processing and packaging solutions, will debut several enhancements to its vertical packaging portfolio at FachPack 2015. Bosch will present a new corner seal option for its vertical form, fill and seal platform SVC, targeting market segments that have high hygiene requirements like salads, frozen food, milk powder or shredded cheese. For nut, chocolate and confectionery manufacturers, the company will also unveil the fastest vertical Doy Zip bagger on the market, producing up to 100 high-quality Doy Zip bags per minute with maximum output per square meter and high return on investment (ROI).

“At Bosch, we believe that taking a one-size-fits-all approach will not allow manufacturers to sufficiently address diverse and constantly evolving consumer preferences. While corner seal bags catch the consumer's eye in the fresh and frozen food aisles, the Doy Zip bag will win the hearts of snack and confectionery buyers,” says Robert van Mol, product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology. “Bosch technology lets manufacturers produce these popular bag styles for specific market segments while also offering pack style flexibility, hygienic design and ease of use for maximum production efficiency.”

Taking hygiene to the next level
At FachPack 2015 Bosch will present new corner-sealing capabilities of its SVC 2620 VFFS machine. The SVC platform was designed with simplicity, versatility and cleanability in mind, focusing on hygienic design to help manufacturers meet diverse food handling regulations.

The new corner seal option can be easily integrated into the existing SVC machine without increasing the floor space needed. The increased pack style flexibility supports the needs of brand marketers who are increasingly choosing stand-up pack styles to enhance product appeal at point-of-sale. By adding the corner seal functionality, the machine can now produce up to four different pack styles, including pillow bag, gusseted, block bottom and corner seal. With this new option, manufacturers of frozen foods can use film material other than the standard polyethylene traditionally applied for pillow bags.

Designed to excite – the new Doy Zip bag from Bosch
Bosch will also present the new SVE 2520 DZ vertical bagger. Based on Bosch's well-proven SVE platform, the new bagger provides high-quality output within a compact, six square meter footprint, fitting easily within manufacturing lines. Its continuous-motion operation is coupled with a unique, patent-pending zipper applicator that enables high-speed production and ultimately a lower cost-per-bag for increased ROI. The machine offers seven different bag styles: pillow, gusseted, block bottom, corner seal, full corner, 3-sided, and doy, with various reclosure options, including zipper.

Premium quality and the attractive shape of Doy Zip bags help drive greater visibility and consumer preference for food products at the point-of-sale. The standability of the bag protects the contents for future consumption as well as allowing for easy opening and reclosing, features that further contribute to consumer convenience and enhance brand loyalty. By being able to vertically form, fill and seal, the machine has also been engineered for easy operation, maintenance and maximum flexibility. Changeovers from pillow to Doy Zip take as little as 45 minutes. Manufacturers can visit www.doyzip.com to learn more about Bosch's technology and request a sample bag.

Show attendees are invited to meet with Bosch experts at FachPack 2015, Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany, September 29 to October 1, hall 3A, booth 337, and attend live demonstrations of the SVE 2520 DZ and the SVC 2620. To learn more about the Doy Zip bag style, visit www.doyzip.com.

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phone: +31 495 574-027

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