Bosch Packaging Technology is all set to unveil its new PME mandrel wheel packaging machine, which can process a variety of packaging materials such as paper, cardboard or film.

Designed to accommodate a range of film and paper-based packaging, the new technology helps to save packaging material, and enable flexibility in terms of packaging designs and sizes.

According to the company, the packaging materials can also be combined on the machine.

The PME mandrel wheel machine has an increased flexibility that allows for the production of a range of package sizes from 30g to 2.5kg on one machine.

"PME has an optional inline weighing system and offers a high degree of weight accuracy."

Manufacturers will be able to select from a range of new pack styles, such as cube-shaped packaging and a wide selection of top closures using the technology.

Bosch said the wheel machine occupies less space and has the capacity to achieve an output of up to 100 packages a minute.

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PME has an optional inline weighing system and offers a high degree of weight accuracy, the company claims.

Allowing for a better packaging of free-flowing goods, the high-precision dosing technology reduces product loss during the filling process.

Manufacturers can also optimise their storage capacities and logistics processes, as the machine enables achievement of an ideal material-to-product ratio depending on the pack style.

Bosch will present the new pack styles at FachPack 2015, which will be held from 29 September to 1 October, in Germany.

The company will showcase various pack styles for dry, free-flowing goods such as coffee, tea or sugar, in order to demonstrate the new technology.

Image: The PME mandrel wheel machine`s technical capabilities enable easy and quick changeovers. Photo: courtesy of Bosch.