Bosch Packaging launches D3 robotic platform for food packaging

5 July 2015 (Last Updated July 5th, 2015 18:30)

Bosch Packaging Technology has launched improved version of its Delta robotic packaging portfolio with improved packaging efficiency.

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Bosch Packaging Technology has launched an improved version of its Delta robotic packaging portfolio with improved packaging efficiency.

The new D3 robotic platform with GD series is capable of handling higher payloads up to three kilograms and ensures faster speeds to increase pick rates.

Designed for quick changeovers, the D3 platform allows manufacturers to meet the growing demand for a variety of products, such as biscuits, cereal bars, chocolate, confectionery treats, baked goods and vertically packaged products.

Bosch Packaging Technology sales director Marc de Vries said: "With the launch of the D3 robotic platform, we offer a highly versatile portfolio of primary and secondary packaging solutions. The new modular and scalable design enables multiple robot solutions by combining standard machine modules.

"The new modular and scalable design enables multiple robot solutions by combining standard machine modules."

"Through increased modularity, Bosch demonstrates its commitment to engineering customer-focused technologies that enhance productivity, reduce lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and enable a faster time to market.

"Combined with added flexibility, the platform helps our customers leverage robotic automation to generate competitive advantage."

The D3 platform also includes Gemini 4.0 Delta robot controller and software new product formats that can be simulated offline without the need for physical products, by reducing set-up and installation times.

This can be easily integrated with both Bosch and third-party primary or secondary packaging machines, the company claims.

"By increasing performance, payload capability and working volume height, as well as offering optional fourth and fifth axes for improved product rotation, we have significantly extended the application range," added Vries.


Image: The Paloma D3 feed placer and top loader, designed for vision-guided picking and placing into primary or secondary packaging, now features the latest GD series Delta robot. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch.