At ProSweets 2015 which was held in Cologne, Germany from 1 to 4 February, Bosch Packaging Technology showcased its comprehensive portfolio for the efficient and flexible development, production and packaging of confectionery products. Bosch launched its flexible GML03 lab depositor, which has been developed specifically to enable producers of jelly, hard candy, toffee, fondant and other confectionery masses to test small product volumes. This allows manufacturers to upgrade current products and develop new recipes without disrupting the irregular production processes. With an exchangeable pump system and a choice of different sizes of servo controlled pistons, the lab depositor is able to process a wide range of product formulas, including mono, one shot, striped and striped with filling. All product touching components of the GML03 are made from stainless steel meeting FDA requirements.
For manufacturers of bar products looking to reduce product waste and increase productivity, Bosch showcased the new WRF 600 Flex slab former, which features easy and tool-free adjustments for precise edge cutting of slabs in different sizes, minimizing or eliminating trim and product waste. As the only machine on the market the WRF 600 Flex allows operators to adjust the width during production process, completely eliminating downtime. This enables producers of cereal, candy, protein and fruit bars to decrease production costs and helps achieve a faster return on investment.
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