Courtesy BoschThe entry-level vertical form, fill and seal machine features many Bosch technologies found on higher-end baggers, such as the "Human Machine Interface" with intuitive icon-based navigation for easy operation and short training time.Bosch Packaging Technology officials plan to unveil several new items at Pack Expo in Las Vegas this fall, including a customizable vertical bagger platform designed for better hygiene on automated packing lines.
The German company also plans to roll out a product distribution system that can handle a variety of products. It is specifically designed for easy cleaning and maintenance, according to a news release.
Also on tap for the show are two new entry-level systems for small- to mid-sized businesses that want to introduce automation to packaging lines. The Pack 101 horizontal flow wrapper works with a wide product size range, according to the release. It features a low-maintenance, all-servo-motor design to speed setup and changeovers while reducing product and film waste.
The second new entry-level system set for introduction at Pack Expo is the SVI 2600, a vertical form, fill and seal machine. It offers high-efficiency operation, according to the company’s news release, and includes several Bosch technologies found on higher-end baggers, such as servo-driven cross-sealing units, vacuum-film belts, and Beckhoff/Rexroth controls.
The intermittent motion bagger can produce pillow, gusseted and block bottom bags at rates of up to 120 bags per minute and is available with options such as hole punch and gas flushing.