Bosch Packaging Technology is set to introduce its flexible Biscuit on Pile packaging system in North America.
The new cookie and cracker packaging system will be used for plain, sweet and savory biscuits and comprises a vibratory infeed, a magazine feeder, a new horizontal flow wrapper and a new integrated topload cartoner.
Bosch Packaging Technology New Richmond product manager Kelly Meer said: “Bosch’s new Biscuit On Pile packaging system offers innovative features to ensure gentle handling throughout the packaging line that is second to none – from the moment the product is extracted from the magazine, through stacking, collating and up to the sealing of the package.”
The company has developed its ‘The Smart Pile Loader (SPL)’ magazine feeder to enhance product handling and control.
It reduces the pusher’s speed at the point of extraction, allowing higher production speeds.
Bosch claims that SPL will allow manufacturers to select the desired stack count through the HMI independently unlike conventional magazine feeders.
The feeder can automatically extract a variable number of cookies from each magazine and compensate when the product supply from the oven to the packaging system changes.
During this process, the collated stacks are delivered to the Pack 403 horizontal flow wrapper from the magazine feeder.
The SPL, as well as the Pack 403, offers tool-less changeovers for most of the tasks or HMI-based adjustments for various products and package configurations.
The complete system features Bosch’s new HMI 4.0 touchscreen that guides the operator throughout the production process.
It exhibits structured menus providing step-by-step instructions to operators using pictures and videos.
Image: Highly flexible solution for gentle stacking of cookies in pile packs. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch.