Bosch Packaging Technology wins German Packaging Award 2017

Award for sensor-controlled product detection

  • Concept convinces jury thanks to optimized output and reduced waste
  • Automatic adjustment of sealing process
  • International jury rated 200 projects from twelve countries

Berlin, Germany – The sensor-controlled product detection and adaptivity of the concept machine SVC 1820 BH from Bosch Packaging Technology has been honoured with the German Packaging Award 2017. The award is presented on an annual basis by the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut – dvi). The vertical form, fill and seal machine SVC 1820 BH convinced the jury with sensors inside the forming tube. The machine is designed to package food.

The jurors rated a total of 200 projects from twelve countries and rewarded the best innovations in ten categories. “By winning the German Packaging Award, enterprises show their outstanding innovative power and make a strong statement,” says Dr. Bettina Horenburg, dvi Board Member and person in charge of the German Packaging Award.

Senior development engineers André Philipp and Peter Langers from Bosch Packaging Technology in Weert, The Netherlands, accepted the award at the winners’ gala in the Humboldt Box in front of the Berlin City Palace on September 26, 2017. „I am proud that with our innovation we can contribute to a more sustainable production and increased Overall Equipment Effectiveness at our customers,“ states André Philipp.

Adaptive technology for an optimized output

The patented sensor-controlled product detection of the SVC 1820 BH is one of Bosch’s Industry 4.0 features, allowing to detect the product while it is falling and adjusting the sealing process automatically. Usually, if product is caught in between the sealing jaws, the machine stops and depending on product cleaning might be required, causing machine downtime. With sensor-controlled product detection, the sealing jaws only close when there is no product in between, resulting in an increased OEE. Moreover, it also reduces the risk of contamination, thereby complying with the ever-demanding food safety regulations. Additionally, the adaptivity of the machine contributes to a sustainable production by reducing waste of product, film and energy.

The German Packaging Award

The German Packaging Award has been presented since 1963 on an annual basis by the German Packaging Institute across ten categories ranging from machinery and technology, economy to logistics and material flow. Under the auspices of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, this is an opportunity for the trade association to honour outstanding technical solutions and innovations – for the manufacture of packaging – which have been deemed to improve packaging still further for consumers, the environment, and the markets and add greater value to it. Companies may put forward equipment already on the market and also prototypes. All winners of the German Packaging Award may also be nominated for the international WorldStar Packaging Award, which has been presented by the World Packaging Organization (WPO) since 1970.

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Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,300 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 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017). The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 64,500 associates in research and development.

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