Quick and easy changeovers of case packing formats with Bosch technology

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Modular design increases flexibility for manufacturers

  • Rapid format change for different pack styles
  • Tool-less format changeovers via ‘Elematic click system’
  • Ergonomic design for increased ease of use and safety

Nuremberg – Cereals, biscuits, chocolate, cheese, frozen food or coffee can now be case-packed with even more flexibility. Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading provider of processing and packaging technology, has developed a modular collation platform for its Elematic case packing series. This platform consists of standardized assembly groups for the infeed and accelerator belt, collation chain and product transfer, which can be configured as required. Products can be fed horizontally, vertically, in line or at a 90-degree angle.

Bernhard Vaihinger, Head of Product Management, Innovation and Technology at Bosch Packaging Technology in Remshalden, Germany, says: "The growing product variety on the manufacturer side requires increasingly flexible packaging solutions. With the new modular collation platform, our case packers will be able to offer even more flexibility. In future, the platform will be available for the entire Elematic series – from the wrap-around case packer and side load case packers for pre-glued blanks, right through to the top loaders." The new grouping platform on the Elematic 3001 case packer will be presented for the first time at the FachPack 2016 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, from 27-29 September, 2016.

Grouping folding boxes or bags

The case packer Elematic 3001 packs products into full wrap-around, into a tray or into two-part shelf-ready display cases. Different pack styles can be grouped, such as folding cartons, flow wraps, stand-up pouches, doy packs, cans or tablets. Standardized assembly groups enable different infeed scenarios for various pack styles. Series technology allows for quick and easy setup, and replaces the need for customized developments of special solutions. Customers benefit from proven technology and fast throughput times.

Format changeover in eight minutes

The ‘Elematic click system’ enables easy, reproducible and completely tool-less changeovers on the Elematic 3001. It indicates acoustically to the operator when parts successfully lock into place. This eliminates the need for fine adjustments and removes the risk of errors when reading from scales, while also reducing scheduled downtimes. Format changeovers can be performed in just eight minutes - depending on the grouping pattern.

Ergonomic design and easy operation

The Elematic 3001 case packer is characterized by its ergonomic design with a low blank magazine. The granulate for the hot melt system can be safely refilled from the outside and the machinery has an open and easy-access framework, allowing for good visibility of packaging processes and increasing ease of use.

The Elematic 3001 case packer with the new modular collation platform will be presented for the first time at FachPack 2016. Visit Stand 337 in Hall 3A to experience the system first hand. Experience the Elematic 3001 case packer live in action under the following link.

Tags: Industry 4.0


Bernhard Vaihinger

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Jela Grubesa

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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.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. 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 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 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 nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

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