Bosch to debut Sigpack VPF scalable flat pouch machine at interpack 2017

Hall 6 Stand C30

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Prototype Sigpack VPF. Photo Bosch

At interpack 2017, Bosch will debut its new Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform Flat Pouch), the first freely scalable flat pouch machine. Frank Buehler, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology says, “In 2016, we won the German Packaging Award with the prototype of the Sigpack VPF. We are pleased to present the unique advantages of the machine to manufacturers in the food and pharmaceutical industry, for the first time, at interpack 2017.”

The Sigpack VPF enables manufacturers to adjust quickly and economically to production volumes and product changes. Manufacturers from the food and pharma industries will, therefore, be able to tailor production to current market conditions. It is freely scalable from two to up to twelve lanes because of modularization of the dosing and cross-sealing units. Additionally, the pouch sizes are easily adjustable. The new decentralized stock of product makes it possible to package different products, such as salt and pepper, at the same time on one machine. “The complete modularization of the dosing and sealing units allows for flexible lanes, making the new Sigpack VPF a future-proof investment for every
manufacturer,” Buehler says.

The machine produces hermetically tight packages, with its long sealing times at low temperatures. This ensures consistently high product quality.

The Sigpack VPF can be fitted with the new Condition Monitoring Platform from Bosch. The software solutions provide real-time information about machines, systems or process status on site. It does so through continuous data acquisition, which makes it possible to indicate upcoming errors before downtime occurs. Based on pre-defined tolerance levels, for instance for temperature or cycle time, operators receive notifications of deviations via eMail. This way, the Condition Monitoring Platform helps to prevent cost-intensive downtime and increase machine availability.

Bosch will also showcase its training portfolio of the Bosch Packaging Academy. Apart from new assistance solutions, Bosch will demonstrate virtual training concepts enabling manufacturers to acquire demand-oriented know-how for machine operation and maintenance. The company will also illustrate how Preventive Maintenance Parts Kits and tailor-made maintenance agreements help to proactively minimize unplanned downtime. The Sigpack VPF will be demonstrated live at Bosch’s stand C30 in Hall 6.

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