Flat pouches are the trend among all ages. Whether coffee or food supplements, nearly everything today can be packaged in small, convenient and easily portioned flat pouches.
With the new Sigpack VPF (Vertical Platform Flat Pouch), Bosch introduces the first freely scalable flat pouch machine to the market.
The company claim the Sigpack VPF offers the best performance per square meter of floor space by combining modular flexibility with high production speed at a low overall operating cost.
The Sigpack VPF is freely scalable from two to up to twelve lanes, using modularisation of the dosing and cross-sealing units. In addition, pouch sizes are easily adjustable.
The new decentralised stock of product makes it possible to package different products at the same time on one machine.
Exact dosing and top sealing quality
Exact dosing, deep pouch filling and hermetically tight seams reduce product loss and waste in the packaging process. Over or under dosing of powdered medication is also more easily avoidable. The machine produces long sealing times at low temperatures.
Improved transparency and higher machine availability
The Sigpack VPF can be fitted with the new Condition Monitoring Platform from Bosch. The software solution provides real-time information about machines, systems or process status on site.
It does so through continuous data acquisition, which makes it possible to indicate upcoming errors before downtime occurs. Based on pre-defined tolerance levels, for instance for temperature or cycle time, operators receive notifications of deviations via e-mail.
Customised services for maintenance
Bosch provides a worldwide service network with qualified field service technicians who offer regional support.
Customers will receive targeted support regardless of their location via digital services. These include Remote Service, which is now supported by a visualisation and chat feature; and the mobile version of the E-Portal, which will be presented at Interpack 2017.
Bosch will demonstrate virtual training concepts enabling manufacturers to acquire demand-oriented know-how for machine operation and maintenance. The company will also illustrate how Preventive Maintenance Parts Kits and tailor-made maintenance agreements help to minimize unplanned downtime.
The freely scalable flat pouch packaging machine will be on display at Bosch’s stand C30 in Hall 6, Interpack 2017.