Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology has launched its new biscuit on edge packaging system in the US, which is designed to help manufacturers involved in biscuit wrapping.
The modular system includes a loader, a transfer unit, a feeder, and a horizontal flow wrapper called the Pack 301 length slug (LS).
The Pack 301 LS has been developed as an addition to Bosch’s pack series of horizontal flow wrappers, which can be used in entry-level, hand-fed machines and fully automated solutions.
Bosch Packaging Technology sales and marketing director Paul Jenks said: “Due to the strong industry demand for flow-wrapped biscuits on edge, Bosch offers a system that enables biscuit producers to get ahead of the competition and enhance flexibility.
“The highly versatile system allows for fast changeovers and easy maintenance to help manufacturers increase adaptability and increase their competitive advantage.”
The measuring loader included in the biscuit wrapping system provides gentle handling for delicate and brittle biscuits at higher speeds.
It also enables smooth placement of the portioned biscuits into the cross chain.
The new biscuit wrapping system’s transfer unit features pre-acceleration for optimal synchronisation with the infeed chain, as well as prevents damage to the product when bringing it from the cross chain into the machine infeed.
The narrow design of the system's cutting head offers enhanced sealing performance.
Bosch’s new biscuit on edge packaging system can pack rectangular, square and round products and sandwich biscuits.
The system can also be customised to add up to ten vibratory channels.
Bosch plans to unveil the technology at the upcoming International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) and PACK EXPO International 2016, to be held in the US in October.
Image: Full-servo product transfer ensures gentle product handling for delicate and brittle biscuits. Photo: courtesy of Robert Bosch.