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Bosch Packaging Technology Extended range of pharma solid seminars Practical trainings on solid pharmaceuticals

  • Global variety of topics under the umbrella of the Bosch Packaging Academy
  • Seminars designed to meet participants' individual needs
  • Practical trainings on globally trending topics
Bosch Packaging Technology has expanded its range of seminars for the development and production of solid pharmaceuticals under the umbrella of the Bosch Packaging Academy. In response to an increasing demand, Bosch now offers more practical trainings on sought-after topics, for instance at the German sites in Schopfheim and Waiblingen.

Learning from industry experts
The lectures are given by Bosch associates from different departments together with external industry and research experts. Participants benefit from a mix of theoretical industry knowledge, long-term experience and practical training in the local laboratories. "Our goal is to consistently adapt the trainings to participants' needs," explains Dr Marcus Knöll, head of the pharma service department of the Bosch subsidiary Hüttlin GmbH in Schopfheim. "Due to keen interest, we have continuously expanded our range of seminars over the years. And most of them are fully booked within a very short time."

In 2016, the Schopfheim site offers specific operator trainings for granulation and fluid bed usage, as well as seminars focusing on scale-up, granulation and coating. In the scale-up seminar, for instance, lecturers provide a deeper insight into the possibilities of scale-up. "Our specialists train the participants regarding the ideal approach and explain all practical process steps in detail," says Dr Knöll.

Seminars on capsules and tablets
The site in Waiblingen, Germany, offers several capsule school workshops. The seminar series provides information about the production and pharmaceutical application of hard capsules, the development of formulations, as well as different filling technologies. Further seminars from Bosch include processes, current trends and developments in tablet pressing and coating for different therapeutic areas.

The structure of the seminars offers flexible possibilities to obtain the title "Specialist of Operation", "Expert of Solid", or “Master of Solid”. In addition to the seminar certificate, the competence centers award credit points in three different categories. Depending on the difficulty level, participants receive one, two or three credit points per completed training course.

Seminar schedule 2016 at a glance
01 – 03 Mar          Granulation: from powder to tablet, Schopfheim (held in English)
16 – 18 Mar          Capsule school, Waiblingen (DE)
19 – 21 Apr           Tabletting compression technology, location tbd. (EN)
26 – 28 Apr           Coating: particles, granules, pellets, tablets, Schopfheim (EN)
17 – 19 May          Tablet coating techniques, location tbd. (EN)
07 – 09 June        Scale-up: transferring products to production, Schopfheim (DE)
27 – 28 Sept         User training high-shear and fluid bed, Schopfheim (DE)
18 – 20 Oct           Tabletting compression technology, location tbd. (EN)
25 – 26 Oct           Operator training high-shear and fluid bed, Schopfheim (EN)
08 – 10 Nov          Tablet coating techniques, location tbd. (EN)
09 – 11 Nov          Capsule school, Waiblingen (DE)
29 Nov – 1 Dec    Granulation: from powder to tablet, Schopfheim (EN)

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  • February 11, 2016
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Propak Africa 2016 Bosch showcases horizontal packaging solutions for the Southern African market Complete line solutions supplied locally

  • Automated to semi-automated horizontal lines to meet individual demands
  • From entry-level solutions to high-speed systems - all from a single source
  • Local service support from the South African office
Johannesburg, South Africa – At Propak Africa 2016 Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will highlight its horizontal packaging solutions for the efficient packaging of biscuits, chocolate, bars, candies and other confectionery treats. This year, Bosch will focus on entry-level and mid-range automation solutions for its customers in the Southern African countries. This enables producers with small to medium production volumes to tap into automation or increase their productivity with a range of innovative horizontal flow wrappers. Bosch's complete line solutions are available from the company's office in South Africa, meaning that local producers also benefit unrivalled service, support and on-site training.

“Our portfolio of horizontal packaging solutions range from entry-level through to high-end automation making Bosch the ideal partner whether your brand is testing a new market, or requires high-volume production lines. Our solutions are designed to complement your business growth, equipping you with the technology to elevate your offering,” said Steffen Manke, general manager, Bosch Packaging Technology South Africa. “All of our product offerings benefit from our renowned global knowledge sharing with our experts based right here in South Africa and all over the world.”

Highly versatile flow wrapper for multiple applications
Bosch offers its Southern African customers the Pack Series horizontal flow wrappers ranging from entry-level models to fully automated 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. Easy adjustable folding boxes allow for fast format changes for various product sizes, enabling maximum machine efficiency and improved package quality.
The newly introduced 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. It permits 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.

Reliable, high-speed miniwraps for candy
During the show, Bosch will exhibit the BVK 2000 A – the cost-effective horizontal flow wrapper for the high-quality packing of standard candy products and chewing gums. The machine is able to wrap one or several candies in a single pack, enhancing product variety in the market. Its feeding disc is specifically designed for gentle product handling – even at high operating speeds of up to 2,000 products per minute. The integrated automatic splicing makes film reel changes at full production speeds possible, increasing uptime. The user friendly color touch panel enables easy operation, saving time on training and reducing downtime.

Bosch's Miniwrap BVK 2000 A displays power consumption levels of up to 50 percent less than comparable machines on the market. The patented cross sealing unit guarantees the best sealing seams for high-quality packs, ideal for the region's challenging climate.

Flexible and high-quality packaging of biscuits on edge
Bosch also offers its new Pack 301 LS (Length Slug) horizontal flow wrapper for the efficient and flexible packaging of biscuits and crackers on edge. The mid-range automation solution is comprised of a Smart Measuring Loader, a Smart Slug Feeder and the Pack 301 LS horizontal flow wrapper. With innovative features for gentle product handling, as well as fast and simple changeovers, all components have been developed with a holistic approach, high reliability and robustness in mind. Depending on the product characteristics, operators can easily exchange side belts with side chains and vice versa for enhanced flexibility and optimal support of the slugs in the feeding chain. Developed to address the challenges of today and tomorrow, the Pack 301 LS solution is capable of packaging rectangular, square and round products, as well as sandwich biscuits. Depending on the manufacturer's requirements, the loader can be equipped with up to ten vibratory channels for maximum infeed capacity, resulting in high productivity. Its modular design allows for scalable solutions and layout flexibility, enabling manufacturers to expand their production capacity or increase the level of automation.

Committed to service
Bosch experts will be on hand throughout the show to explain the company's full portfolio. The team will also be available to discuss its after-sales services offerings ranging from standard services to complete service packages, which provides the Southern African markets with on-the-ground Bosch support.

To learn more about the full range of horizontal packaging solutions, visit Bosch at Propak Africa in the Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg, South Africa, from March 15 to 18 in hall 6, booth 6F6.

Bosch in Africa
Bosch has been present in Africa since 1906. Today, the company is active on the continent with all four of its business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The focus of the company's activities is currently South Africa, where there are two manufacturing sites, in Brits and Midrand. They primarily manufacture automotive components and assemble packaging machinery. Bosch has increased its presence in Africa considerably in the past years and is currently represented in ten African countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, and Tunisia. Bosch generated total sales of around 350 million euros in Africa in 2014 and currently employs some 800 associates on the continent.

Steffen, Manke
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  • February 09, 2016
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Award for Two-in-One biscuit packaging system Bosch Packaging Technology receives WorldStar 2016 Jury convinced by unique flexibility

  • International jury assessed 293 projects from 35 countries
  • Unique flexibility for pile and slug formats
  • Seamlessly integrated system for maximum overall equipment effectiveness
Beringen, Switzerland – The Two-in-One biscuit packaging system will be awarded with the WorldStar 2016 packaging award. The award is presented annually by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Essential to the assessment is for a product to combine innovation with outstanding execution. The jurors evaluated a total of 293 projects from 35 countries across ten categories. The official award ceremony will take place in May 2016 during the International Packaging Conference in Budapest, Hungary. After winning the German Packaging Award 2014, Bosch Packaging Technology has now be honoured with a second prestigious award for its innovative packaging solution – the WorldStar 2016.

Highly flexible biscuit packaging system
The biscuit packaging solution from Bosch is the first of its kind which allows for fast changeovers between slug and pile packs on the same line. This ensures optimal product flow and combines high output with careful handling of all kinds and shapes of biscuits. It also enables manufacturers to change pack sizes in a minimum of time. No machine parts are required to be changed for the purposes of switching between pack formats. This kind of capability allows food manufacturers to introduce different formats and special sales campaigns at very short notice, addressing fast changing consumer demands.

As part of the Bosch portfolio, the entire system – from product distribution right through to primary and secondary packaging – has been designed as a seamlessly integrated system for maximum overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). The Two-in-One biscuit packaging system also takes up less floor space than the two separate machines previously required to produce both pack styles. Since its launch in 2014, several systems have already been sold to well-known biscuit manufacturers across the globe.

World Packaging Organization
The World Packaging Organization (WPO) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international federation of national and regional packaging institutes and associations as well as other member such as individual companies. The federation was founded in 1968, inspired by the vision of a 'better quality of life through better packaging for more people'. One of its goals include promoting the development of packaging technology.

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  • January 28, 2016
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Packaging Technology Bosch expands downstream portfolio for syringes Flexible processing of pre-sterilized syringes

  • Automated removal of glass and plastic syringes
  • Fast and reliable rod insertion and labelling
  • First customer projects implemented in Europe and Asia
Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of process and packaging technology, is further expanding its line competence in the filling and processing of pre-sterilized syringes. “After successfully establishing our fill-finish portfolio, we also strengthen our line competence in downstream processes,” says Klaus Ullherr, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology. “Two steps are required: the rod has to be inserted and the pre-filled syringes have to be inspected. The USD de-nester and the RIL rod insertion and labelling machine are ideal additions to our filling and closing machines, such as the recently launched FXS Combi.” First machine combinations are already in operation in Europe and Asia.

Gentle removal and transportation
The syringes filled with liquid pharmaceuticals are either manually or automatically placed on the infeed belt of the de-nester in tubs. Using a gripper, the USD removes the syringes in rows and gently transfers them to a horizontal single-lane transport belt. The products remain in a safe and controlled position at all times. Depending on the model, the USD de-nester achieves an output of up to 400 syringes per minute. In combination with the respective inspection machines for particle and cosmetic inspection as well as leak detection, a ZPS buffer system and a RIL rod insertion and labelling machine, lines for middle and high performance can be implemented.

Safety for products, operators and patients
The high-performance machines of the RIL series accomplish exact and gentle rod insertion, and provide for reliable labelling of the syringes. First, the transport belt transfers the syringes to a segment wheel, which ensures that screwing in of the rod is done at optimum conditions in standstill mode. A separate sorting device conveys the rods to a star wheel, which positions the rods and inserts them accurately into the rubber stoppers. The torque control makes sure that the stoppers do not move. In the next step, the segment wheel transfers the syringes to the labelling station, where the labels are applied and checked with a control sensor. A number of additional options are available to read out label data or inspect the quality, readability and coding of the labels.

To ensure optimum product and operator safety as well as high product quality, the RIL models are equipped with a tip closure control, which checks the presence of the protecting cap on the injection needle. All defect syringes are conveyed to a customer-specific reject station via a star wheel. After rod insertion, labelling and inspection, the processed syringes can be additionally equipped with a backstopper on the RIL. Designed for patient safety and ease of use, the stopper prevents the plunger head from being pulled out of the syringe and also broadens the finger flange.

First machine combinations in operation
“The downstream equipment is an important part of our line competence for syringes,” says Klaus Ullherr. “The new models meet the requirements in the European, as well as in the growing Asian market. Our specialists have already delivered, installed and put into operation several machines together with our customers.” Further steps for a consequent portfolio expansion are in the planning stage, such as the integration of so-called safety devices for syringes.

Klaus Ullherr
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  • November 26, 2015
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