Integration and flexibility are key trends in the development of packaging equipment. One example is the cartoner Sigpack TTM, a bar packaging line that includes the horizontal flow wrapping machine Sigpack HRM. It is designed specifically for the primary and secondary packaging of bars and bar-shaped products. The bar line addresses the key requirements of bar producers, from speed and hygiene to ease of operation, flexibility and efficiency.
The bar packaging line is a single, seamless system rather than a chain of machines. To achieve a reliable and optimal production flow, the speeds of all components in the line are balanced to eliminate bottlenecks and minimize downtime. The cartoner was developed for speeds of up to 150 cartons per minute, enabling an overall output of a 1,000 bars or more per minute.
This packaging system includes station, accumulator, flow wrapper and cartoner as well as all the interfaces are part of one single design. It makes operation of the entire line like operating a single machine and reduces the risk of operator errors. Standard parts and components, as well as high visibility and accessibility, simplify cleaning and maintenance. Automated precision splicing at high speeds of up to 150 meters per minute means operators simply have to place new reels into the splicer, reducing the risk of human error. The accuracy of the splicing process reduces waste and saves material costs. Cleaning and format changeover times are reduced to just minutes through optimal accessibility, tool-less changeover and innovative changeover strategies.
Bosch Packaging Systems
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