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Bosch Flat Pouch Packaging and Cartoning System Ensures High Speed and Flexibility

- High-speed sachet packaging and cartoning in one compact system
- Product quality ensured through dosing accuracy and seal integrity
- Format-flexible cartoner

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – As part of the Sigpack RNx platform, Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase for the first time its vertical flat pouch system, the Sigpack RNGS-6/KG3 at the PACK EXPO trade show in Las Vegas in September. The system, consisting of a sachet packaging machine and cartoning unit, offers an integrated solution for the primary and secondary packaging, transport and grouping of powders, granulates, pellets and piece goods. The flat pouch is an increasingly popular packaging format for today’s consumers. The compact layout of the system requires minimal space, which consequently leads to a smaller footprint for reduced operating costs. With an output of up to 1,000 sachets per minute, it efficiently and reliably delivers high-quality pouches.

Capable of handling the entire dosing and packaging process while meeting food and pharmaceutical industry standards, the RNx platform ensures product quality through gentle handling. With its dosing module, it offers the option of using auger fillers for difficult-flowing powders and granulates, or a tipping filler for free-flowing goods. In the sealing module, extended sealing times create tight and reliable pouch seals. Grippers accurately position the sealed pouches into a transport module.

An integrated weight control system (WCS) ensures 100 percent inline weight control. Faulty products are automatically ejected via a dump gate to guarantee high product quality, while good products are passed through an equalizer unit and stacked according to the requested count. The stacked products are transferred to the side loading cartoning unit, which is capable of handling single or double stacks of sachets intermittently at an output of up to 100 cartons per minute.

The format-flexible cartoner can support the use of a variety of cartons, whether for attractive point-of-sale presentation or tight-fitting racks or drawers.

The RNx platform can be customized to handle various pouch sizes and can include optional modules such as leaflet insertion, carton coding, carton rejection and an after-cartoning checkweigher. In addition, the system is easy and efficient to operate via touch screen, and provides clear and visible depiction of product flow and processes.

“There is increasing demand in the North American market for products such as drink sweeteners and pain relievers to be packaged in flat pouches. Our packaging and cartoning system gives manufacturers the ability to produce these pouches with high efficiency, cost effectiveness and high hygiene standards.” said Frank Buehler, product manager, Bosch Packaging Technology.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas, held September 26-28, is one of the most important processing and packaging shows of the industry in North America. More than 1,600 companies present their latest innovations to an international audience coming from more than 75 countries worldwide. Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its exhibits at booth C-1423 in the Central Hall.

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.

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.

Bosch Flat Pouch Packaging - 2011 - September 2011


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