Bosch is advancing its bar production system with its Sigpack FIT product infeed with linear motor technology.
The technology allows for push-button format change, as well as a fast, non-contact product feeding.
The seamlessly integrated system reaches a constant output of up to 1,500 bars per minute in primary packaging with secondary packaging matching this high speed of the flow wrapper.
The latest innovation is the intelligent Sigpack FIT product infeed with linear motor technology. It allows for push-button format change, as well as a fast, non-contact product feeding.
The cross-sealing station of the Sigpack HRM flow wrapper is based on high precision direct drive technology and reaches film speeds of up to 150 metres per minute. With the same setup, bars of varying sizes can be packed, substantially reducing the time required for format change.
Bosch says a highlight in secondary packaging is the new Sigpack PFI feeding module using linear motor technology. To transfer the product from the flow wrapper into the Sigpack TTM topload cartoner, the new module gently turns and feeds the products into the grouping chain. It works at high speed without using vacuum. The Sigpack TTM forms, loads and closes up to 150 cartons per minute.
Josua Schwab, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology says, “The rising number of bar variations requires highly flexible production machinery with short changeover times. In order to prevent bar products from cross-contamination by allergens, meeting food safety standards is a must.”