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Training GlobeWould you agree that training employees how to optimize their expected job performance is important?  Is it important for employees to take care of company assets, work safely, and produce as much quality product as they can during the time they are working?  I would hope the answer to the above two questions is yes.  If it is, how much time and money have you spent training your employees how to operate your Bosch Packaging Machinery?  Training is an investment and it is important to calculate your return on your training investment.

If you eliminate employee accidents and lost work days due to accidents, the savings can be calculated.  If your team produces additional cases per shift because downtime is reduced or changeover occurs more rapidly, waste and scrape are reduced, the cost savings or additional revenue can be calculated.   Implementing a Bosch Training Program for your Bosch Equipment for either your Operators or Mechanics can improve your operation and you can calculate the savings or revenue improvement benefit resulting from your training investment.

Bosch has both informal and formal training programs available.  An informal program involves our experienced technician working with your employees right at the machine for a hands on experience.  This is an excellent opportunity for employees to ask many questions that they have and receive a professionally experienced answer.  The technician can also demonstrate how to properly set up the machine and make necessary adjustments to improve performance.

The formal training program is extensive and is tailored to fit your needs.  First, we assess the level of experience of your associates. Based on this assessment, we are able to establish a benchmark and develop a program specific to your needs.  Program materials and workbook manuals are prepared for employees.  The training includes both classroom and hands-on machine training.  At the end of the program, each employee will be tested.  Testing allows you to evaluate improvement and determine your yield on investment.  More and more companies are investing in our Formal Training Program because they are realizing the cost savings and revenue improvements the program can bring them.

Please contact us for more information about how a Bosch Training Program can benefit your organization.

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
E-Mail:  service.packaging.us@bosch.com

  • 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.

Well-trained and motivated employees are the key to your success. Our comprehensive training concept is tailored to the individual needs of your team. Especially when working with complex packaging lines, it is essential that your staff is familiar with the different machine components and is able to make optimum use of them. We therefore closely coordinate our modular training concept with you and the engineers of our plants and offer you customized seminars, instructions and expert training courses.

With our one on one on-the-job (OTJ) training our trainers accompany your team during production runs and offer their professional advice on maintenance and changeover operations.

Our classroom training is a modular group course that can be held at your premises or at our in-house training center.* It is targeted for your company and the group that you need trained.

Computer based training (CBT)* is a multimedia training module specifically adapted for the respective target audience and the existing equipment. CBT is independent, individual and interactive. It is the ideal tool to refresh and deepen your knowledge and to maintain optimum line efficiency.

For more information on our training options contact us.

*Classroom training and CBT options only available for certain machines, please discuss with your sales representative or customer contact if this option is available for your machine. 

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