Bosch brings out modular packing collator

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Bosch Packaging Technology has introduced a modular collation platform for its Elematic case packing series.


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This means that cereals, biscuits, chocolate, cheese, frozen food or coffee can now be case-packed with even more flexibility, the company says.

The platform consists of standardised 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.

"Growing product variety on the manufacturer side requires increasingly flexible packaging solutions," Bosch  product management, innovation and technology head Bernhard Vaihinger says.

"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 Bosch Elematic 3001 case packer

The 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.

Standardised assembly groups enable different infeed scenarios for various pack styles, Bosch says, adding: "Series technology allows for quick and easy setup, and replaces the need for customised developments of special solutions. Customers benefit from proven technology and fast throughput times."

The company says that its ‘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," Bosch says. "Format changeovers can be performed in just eight minutes, depending on the grouping pattern."

The Elematic 3001 case packer has an 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 the packaging processes and ease of use.


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