• The Bosch Kliklok MEC cartoner.
    The Bosch Kliklok MEC cartoner.

Bosch, represented in Australia by APPMA member Nupac, is set to exhibit its single-source bag-in-box systems at Pack Expo 2019 in Las Vegas.

Bosch will focus on the bakery and cereal markets, demonstrating a pair of machines designed for efficient cracker packaging: the Kliklok Interceptor product handling machine, which deposits bags from a bagmaker directly onto its main conveyor; and the Kliklok MEC midrange endload cartoner.

The Kliklok Interceptor uses a rotor vane system to drop products to the infeed conveyors of endload cartoners, and typically handles 113g or heavier bags of food. According to Bosch, it supports electronic indexing to fill each flight of the cartoner’s infeed conveyor; operating at the same speed as the cartoner will result in less wear and tear from “over-running”, the company says.

The Kliklok MEC can pack up to 170 cartons per minute in a range of sizes from a ¾-inch-thick pizza to a 4-inch-tall cake. Its full-length doors offer easy walk-in access, and according to Janet Darnley, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, format changes are toolless, easily repeatable, and able to be completed by a single operator in ten to twelve minutes.

“We have designed the Kliklok MEC to meet our customers’ needs for future-proof sanitary construction as well as ease of use and maintenance. It also stands out for its fast format changes and good access,” she said.

Also on stand will be a virtual reality display of the Elematic 2001, Elematic 1001 SL, and Elematic 3001 compact case packers.

Bosch will exhibit on stand C-800 at Pack Expo Las Vegas from 23 to 25 September, and at FachPak in Nuremberg, Germany, at booth 204 in hall 1 from 24 to 26 September.

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