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Bosch PM KitsIntroducing Bosch’s Spare Parts PM Kit Catalog for Vertical Form Fill Seal Equipment

Following up to our post earlier this week regarding Preventive Maintenance Agreements, it seemed appropriate to continue the topic of Preventive Maintenance through our PM Kits.   Preventive Maintenance is what ensures your packaging lines stay up and running during the most essential production times, which is why Bosch works continuously to provide you with the most simplified, yet customized, Preventive Maintenance solutions.  Throughout the year we have launched a few VFFS PM Kits. We are now pleased to release our most recent addition: Minor and Major PM Kits for SVB 3601.

With the completion of the PM Kits for the SVB 3601 comes a VFFS PM Kit Catalog.  The PM Kit Catalog is a compilation of PM Kits for the SVE 3800, SVE 2510 and the SVB 3601.

As always, we will continue to develop PM Kits to fit your needs.  Do you have other Bosch equipment? Vertical or horizontal? Let us know!

Contact your local Bosch representative for more information about our PM Kits.


Preventive Maintenance is basic to any operation that involves equipment with moving parts.  The concept reduces unplanned and costly downtime. Implementing a Bosch Preventive Maintenance Program is an investment to increase your operation’s reliability and product throughput and help to keep operating costs low.

Although many customers practice excellent Preventive Maintenance, there are also many customers who use the “don’t fix it until it breaks” method.  Would this method of maintenance work on your personal vehicle? Of course not! Don’t risk the income potential of your business by not performing maintenance. Not using a planned maintenance approach when serving your machinery is like burning operating capital.  With an ill serviced machine, your asset declines in value faster than depreciation and is costing you valuable production time.

Bosch has a cost-effective Preventive Maintenance solution for all of our customers.  Our customers have many reasons for using the Bosch Preventive Maintenance Agreement (PMA). Some use Bosch PMAs to establish a formal program that allows them to track the progress of maintenance that Bosch performs. Other customers use PMAs to help establish a program that they can eventually operate themselves, with only periodic assistance from Bosch Technicians, updates on factory training or other industry improvements. In any event, for whatever reason Bosch customers use PMAs, they experience a higher level of reliability from their Bosch Packaging Equipment with regular use of the PMA.

PMAs offer many tangible benefits:

  1. A 10% discount on labor for PMA visits
  2. One additional emergency service visit during the PMA period that also is eligible for the 10% labor discount
  3. A 5% discount for parts recommended by the technician during the PMA visit and purchased within 30 days.
  4. Direct access to the assigned technician for emergency help if you need it
  5. Opportunities to train your existing staff on the Bosch Packaging Equipment

Contact your Bosch Representative and ask about the Bosch PMA. You can’t afford not to!

Also for more information download our brochure Preventive Maintenance Agreements.

SpringAs we transition from the long, cold winter months and enter into the first warm days of the year, spring cleaning is inevitable.  With spring cleaning comes the opportunity to perform maintenance, spare parts overhauls, machine audits, changeovers and upgrades on your Bosch Packaging equipment.  With field service and spare parts delivery schedules filling up fast, we recommend that you place your orders in advance.

Spare Parts: Safe, reliable and worth every penny.
Included in our spare parts portfolio are Preventive Maintenance Kits, Repairs (Electrical and Sharpening Services) and Stock Optimization.

Field Service: Whenever and wherever you need us.
With Bosch Field Service our expert technicians and engineers are available to perform Machine Audits, General Service/Production Support, Preventive Maintenance Agreements and Training.

Modernizations: You define the target, we find the best solution.
Our Modernizations team is constantly evolving and expanding its solutions whether it’s Controls or Mechanical Upgrades, Remanufactured/Rebuilt Equipment, Change Parts and Line Integration support.

Contact us today to place an order for spare parts, schedule a service tech or inquire about your next equipment overhaul or upgrade.

Telephone: +1 919 877 0886
Fax: +1 919 877 0887

We have all been there: An entire packaging line is down because a small bearing deep inside a machine has failed just as an urgent shipment is scheduled to leave for the distribution center. Prevent this from happening by replacing the bearing – along with other recommended spares – during a scheduled preventive maintenance.

Bosch’s technical experts know your equipment and have compiled minor and major preventive maintenance kits with recommended replacement intervals for the VFFS SVE 3800.  Save time, save money and save downtime by planning ahead.

Download the Brochure: PM Kits for SVE 3800 Vertical Baggers

The SVE 3800 preventive maintenance kits are just the start of what’s on the horizon.  Do you have other Bosch vertical equipment?  Let us know.  We are currently working on creating more machine specific preventive maintenance kits.

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

SVE 3800 Kits

With production time now at a premium one of the first things cut is preventative maintenance. However, some preventative maintenance only takes minutes. Below we’ve listed a few things that can be done during changeovers or short down times due to up or down stream stoppages to ultimately bring you savings by preventing problems before they happen.

  • Remove the front cross jaw beam once a month and clean and inspect it for any signs of wear or trouble spots, then lubricate and re-install.  This will make sure that you will have minimal interruptions due to sealing issues
  • Make sure that all the lubrication points on the cross jaw housing are serviced with the proper lubricant and given a visual inspection for signs of wear.  For example, if you see signs of scoring of the cross jaw housing shafts you should make sure to have replacement seals, bearings, and shafts on hand so that the worn items can be replaced as soon as possible.
  • We all know that troubleshooting, repairs and fixes are under a time crunch, however it is important to make sure that changes made to the machine, especially as it relates to the electrical system, are properly documented and wires and components that are added or changed are labeled and identified so as to speed up future troubleshooting.  In addition it is also recommended to make sure that all terminal connections are still tight by checking the screw connections as some of these might have become loose due to vibration which makes them prone to poor connection.
  • Once a month remove the cover of the SVB 3601 cross jaw housing drive assembly and visually inspect the drive belts, shafts, and bearings.  Excessive dust from drive belts would indicate poor alignment or other issues that need to be addressed.  Turn the assembly by hand to make sure there are no tight or heavy spots in the mechanism which would indicate underlying mechanical issues. This would also be a good time to take a close look at the linkage arms to make sure that these have not twisted out of alignment.
  • Inspect all wiring that moves with each machine cycle on a monthly basis paying close attention to any chafing to the insulation of wires and cables and also frayed wires as these will ultimately result in wire breakage.

For more information on how to keep your Bosch vertical form fill and seal machine running at optimum levels contact us.

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