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Bosch Introduces New Horizontal Long Dwell Flow Wrapper to North American Market

- Revolving long dwell sealing system for gas-tight end seal

- Automatic detection of product between cross-sealing jaws minimizes cleaning time and reduces downtime

- Low total cost of ownership through simplified cleaning and maintenance

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Bosch Packaging Technology introduces the Pack 301 LD (Long Dwell) flow wrapper for the North American market at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011. It is the newest addition to its portfolio of horizontal form, fill and seal machines. The machine’s revolving Long-Dwell sealing system allows for long sealing times compared with traditional rotary cutting heads, which results in air-tight end seals. Applicable for a wide variety of products, the Pack 301 LD is particularly ideal for the packaging of fresh, perishable goods where Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is requested. Also, products packed in thick film such as medical goods can be easily sealed using this new system.

“Manufacturers are balancing consumer demand for increased product safety and quality and the internal need for cost control and efficiency improvements through the use of features like hermetic sealing,” said John Otto, product marketing manager, Bosch Packaging Technology. “Technologies like the Pack 301 LD help them achieve this balance, combining a longer sealing time and high productivity levels to meet their needs for efficiency, quality and a faster return on investment.”

With a sealing time of up to one second, the flow wrapper provides a long sealing time to create hermetically sealed seams while ensuring equally high productivity. Thanks to continuous sealing, the Pack 301 LD is able to produce up to 150 packages per minute. Seal quality is further ensured through a feature that allows processing temperature to be independently controlled on both the top and bottom sealing jaws.

The Pack 301 LD also can integrate MAP to increase product shelf life and reduce waste.

The new sealing system automatically detects if products are located between the cross-sealing jaws, ensures that these packages are not sealed and are rejected after the sealing station. This new function eliminates contamination and detects any potential jams on the line, prevents excessive jaw pollution and damage and decreases the amount of scrapped product.

To allow for simplified maintenance and maximum uptime, the Pack 301 LD has been designed based on the principle of Total Productive Maintenance. The machine has been reduced to a minimum number of parts and is highly operator-friendly. For instance, operators can change and clean knives without tools and easily exchange the transport belt at the cutting head for rapid cleaning. Format changes and cleaning of crimpers are further simplified by easy jaw alignment.

The Bosch division Packaging Technology, based in Waiblingen (Germany), is one of the leading suppliers in the field of packaging technology. In 16 countries worldwide it develops and produces complete systems in packaging and process technology for the pharmaceutical, confectionery and food industries. Customized system solutions complete the service package. Bosch Packaging Technology's sales and service teams operate worldwide. More information at www.boschpackaging.com.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is repre-sented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,000 associates in more than 100 locations, with reported sales of $8.8 billion in fiscal 2010. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com.

Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and www.125.bosch.com.

Pack Expo Las Vegas 2011 - August 2011


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