Company: Bosch Packaging Technology, New Richmond, WI
Equipment Snapshot: Bosch Packaging Technology will introduce its Two-in-One biscuit packaging system to the North American market at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015. According to the company, it is the first system of its kind capable of slug-to-pile pack changeovers in less than three minutes. Featuring state-of-the-art product handling, horizontal flow wrapping and secondary packaging equipment, the system is designed for gentle and versatile wrapping and case packing of even the most delicate biscuit products. Additionally, 3-D product inspection technology detects broken biscuits and sorts them out, while a hygienic design prevents crumb buildup and allows for easy cleaning, facilitating continuous production and maximized uptime.
As part of Bosch’s Seamless Systems portfolio, the speeds of all line components are balanced to eliminate bottlenecks and optimize production flow, from distribution to secondary packaging. The integrated design concept—the same look and feel across the entire line with standard operating procedures—makes the entire system as simple to operate as a single machine, according to Bosch, and reduces the risk of operator errors. The biscuit system is designed for a wide range of case-packaging formats for regular (RSC) or half-slotted (HSC) cases with retail-ready functionality. The case erecting, robotic loading and optional case closing units are all integrated in the case packer, resulting in a reduced footprint.