• The Bosch Sigpack TTM toploader forms, loads and closes up to 150 cartons per minute.
    The Bosch Sigpack TTM toploader forms, loads and closes up to 150 cartons per minute.

There was so much to see on the Bosch Packaging Technology stand, visitors were spoilt for choice with systems designed to meet manufacturers’ growing demands for increased productivity, flexibility and high quality.

Bosch Packaging Technology (represent in Australia by Nupac Industries) introduced an advanced version of its bar production system that reaches a constant output of up to 1500 bars / min in primary packaging with secondary packaging matching this high speed of the flow wrapper. The Sigpack FIT in-feed system with linear motor technology allows for push-button format change as well as a fast non-contact product feeding.

Additionally, the cross-sealing station of the high precision direct drive Sigpack HRM flow wrapper reaches film speeds of up to 150m / min. Bars of varying sizes can be packed with the same setup reducing the time required for format change.

The new intelligent Sigpack PFI feeding module uses linear motor technology in transferring product from the HRM flow wrapper into the Sigpack TTM top-load cartoner, which forms, loads and closes up to 150 cartons / min.

Manufacturers can maximise their productivity levels with a single-source solution which goes beyond the primary and secondary packaging.

The Bosch Contiline for bar production encompasses the entire production process, from mixing, slab forming, pre-cooling, lengthwise cutting and fanning out bars to crosswise cutting, coating and final cooling. Combined with the bar packaging system, manufacturers can rely on one single source for their bar production process with a complete system solution.

Also presented in relation to bar production was the WRF 600 Flex roller former, whose easy and tool-free adjustments for precise edge-cutting of slabs and minimising waste. Its working width can be adjusted during machine operation, completely eliminating downtime.




Food & Drink Business

Queensland’s Food Technology and Manufacturing Exhibition returns to Brisbane this month! The triennial FoodTech Qld expo is on 28-30 July 2019 (Sunday to Tuesday) at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year’s theme is “Creating new lines in manufacturing” and aims to deliver nothing less.

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