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Introducing the Latest Spare Parts PM Kits for Bosch Packaging’s Vertical Form Fill Seal Equipment

Preventive Maintenance is the key to making sure your food packaging lines stay up and running during the most critical times of business. Costly downtimes can be avoided by replacing worn parts on your equipment during a scheduled preventive maintenance visit. Knowing which parts need to be replaced, when is what Bosch knows best. Save time, save money and save downtime by planning ahead.

Take a look at the major and minor PM Kits for SVE 2510 Vertical Baggers.  Available kits are listed below:

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Perhaps you have an SVE 3800. Check out our SVE 3800 PM Kit offerings.

These spare parts kits are just the beginning of what’s to come. Do you have other Bosch equipment? Vertical or horizontal? Let us know! We are always developing more machine specific kits.

Contact your local Bosch Packaging Services Representative for more information about our PM kits.

Coffee AromaAmericans love their cup of coffee. Therefore, it is not surprising that the U.S. is one of the biggest coffee markets in the world, consuming about 2.9 billion pounds of coffee a year*. While coffee houses are very popular in the States, home-brewed coffee is on the rise, following a trend of greener and cheaper coffee consumption. But no matter where you enjoy your cup, consumers demand a wide variety of coffee tastes, leaving coffee producers with new challenges for their business.

To meet changing consumer demands, coffee producers need to adapt their production in order to make it more flexible. With over 50 years of experience in coffee packaging, Bosch Packaging Technology offers dedicated solutions for the coffee industry. Knowing how important it is to save the coffee’s unique aroma and its premium quality, our main focus lies on product protection as well as efficient packaging technology.

Find out more about our portfolio and visit us at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Expo  (SCAA 2014) in Seattle, from 25th to 27th of April 2014. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth # 1011.

*Source: ICO, http://www.ico.org/countries/usa.pdf

  • Bosch’s new VFFS test lab in New Richmond, WI.

    „ $850,000 expansion facilitates full integration and testing of vertical bagging lines with secondary packaging equipment

  • „  Temperature and humidity control to simulate production conditions
  • „  In-house training for customers provides familiarization prior to installation

The expansion of our state-of-the-art vertical form fill seal (VFFS) test facility in New Richmond, Wis was recently completed. The $850,000 vertical expansion, which started in  May 2012 and was completed in  December, helps us accommodate two full VFFS packaging lines that include secondary packaging, such as case erecting, loading and closing. With the expansion, we can now offer optimal product feeding to VFFS machines for extended runs, as well as temperature and humidity control to simulate each manufacturer’s specific factory environment.

Manufacturers across multiple industries, such as fresh and frozen food, as well as confectionery, utilizing our expanded  VFFS test facility can be assured that their line is fully functional prior to installation at their production site. From engineering, parts fabrication and assembly to line integration, testing and trouble shooting, Bosch offers its customers a full range of resources when using the company’s VFFS line testing facility in New Richmond.

Customer equipment training

Via this expansion, we enhance our ability to provide customers access to equipment training and familiarization, which results in a smooth start-and ramp-up of their production. Training can range in complexity, from simple hands-on operation during the Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), to in-depth Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI)-certified classroom training for operators and mechanics, including PMMI-certification testing at the end of the training modules.

“Bosch’s New Richmond test facility provides customers with the assurance that their vertical packaging line has been fully tested and is ready to go,” said Eric Aasen, vertical product line manager, Bosch Packaging Technology. “This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that our customers achieve maximum efficiency and profit.”

VFFS line featuring delta robotic case packing at the expanded test facility.

Global product line, local support

The expansion is part of our strategy of offering a top notch global product line with local support. We supply a wide range of VFFS technologies to suit various market needs, including both continuous and intermittent vertical baggers with its SVE and SVI series, as well as heat and ultrasonic sealing technologies. Our vertical baggers have the flexibility to produce numerous pack styles, including pillow, gusseted, stand up, full four corner seal block bottom, and doy bags; as well as special bag styles and various opening and reclosure aids, on a single machine without adjusting machine height. This allows manufacturers to quickly adjust to changing market demands. We also offer secondary packaging equipment that can be integrated into fully automated lines specific to customer applications, known as Module++.

Sustainable design

We also made sure that the expansion included several sustainable elements, such as windows with low-emissive (Low-E) glass, which reduces energy consumption by allowing light to pass through while reflecting heat, as well as T8 fluorescent lamps with electronic ballasts that produce more light per watt, run cooler and last longer. In addition to meeting building envelope insulation requirements, we also incorporated its highly efficient point-of-use water heater. Other sustainable features include variable frequency drives (VFD), used to further reduce energy consumption for the crane and hoist system, and the high efficiency combination air handler and air conditioning unit.

Bosch’s New Richmond facility serves North America’s various packaging sectors, including the confectionery, bakery, fresh food, frozen food and pharmaceutical markets, and employs more than 270 people. In 2004, Bosch acquired the facility from Doboy, Inc., whose roots in food packaging begin in the 1870s.

More than ever before, our supermarket shelves are a battleground for an enormous array of packaged fresh food products, each competing for the attention of time-strapped, price-sensitive consumers. Particularly in comparison to frozen alternatives, fresh food products such as vegetables, salad and dairy products appeal to modern, health-conscious, environmentally aware shoppers.Ultrasonic_salad

But today’s selective consumers do not just want their food to be fresh—they want it to be fresh for longer, with greater usability. This places complex requirements on both food manufacturers and packagers, and presents an array of challenges.

Eric Aasen, VFFS Product Line Manager, dives into the requirements and challenges of packaging fresh food products in an article published today on Packaging Digest.  The article focuses on fresh produce packaging using vertical form fill seal machines but many of the insights shared in the article can be applied to all types of packaging machines.  Read the entire article here.

http://www.packagingdigest.com/article/523031-A_fresh_perspective_on_flexible_packaging_equipment.php

We invite you to walk through our Pack Expo 2012 booth in a new 3D interactive website (www.BoschPackagingBooth.com). Our new “Virtual Booth” technology makes it feel like you are right on the show floor with 3D machine views, video from the show, and the ability to download brochures and contact Bosch.

See what you missed at our booth, or share with your colleagues the exciting new machines you saw.  The virtual booth includes 17 different displays that you can interact with.  Navigating the booth is easy.  Simply click on the left or right arrows to move around the booth and then select the machine or kiosk that is of interest to you.  It’s a great way to explore new packaging technology without leaving your office!

Select a machine or kiosk to see a close-up view like this with descriptive text. Buttons on the bottom of the screen allow you to watch a video, go to the product page on the Bosch website, request a quote, contact Bosch, or request a brochure.

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