Bosch Packaging to launch new packaging solutions at FachPack
At FachPack 2019, Bosch Packaging Technology will showcase its portfolio in secondary packaging with new cartoning and case packing solutions.
Kliklok MEC: Easy access, sanitary design and fast format changes
The Midrange Endload Cartoner Kliklok MEC will be launched for the European market. It is designed to handle a wide range of carton sizes, from 20-100 millimeters and packs up to 170 cartons per minute.
“We have designed the Kliklok MEC to meet our customers’ needs for future-proof sanitary construction as well as ease of use and maintenance. It also stands out for its fast format changes and good access,” said Janet Darnley, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.
The endload cartoner has full-length doors that allow walk-in access for easy changeovers and maintenance. Format changes are tool-less, easily repeatable, and can be completed by just one operator in 10-12 minutes. With its open-channel stainless steel frame and angled surfaces, the machine complies with stringent sanitary standards. Moreover, the machine is IP65 washdown rated, which makes it easy to clean. An additional feature is the standard open flap detection to prevent opened or partially opened cartons from exiting the machine, which ensures high product quality.
Elematic 2001 with compact and flexible design
In addition, Bosch will introduce the new Elematic 2001 WA case packer, which complements the Elematic series for one-piece and shelf-ready two-piece cases.
The machine has a compact, ergonomic and simple machine design, featuring a 25% smaller footprint compared to its predecessor, the Elematic 2000. Configurable modules and optional features enable the easy integration into new and existing production environments.
“With speeds of up to 40 cases per minute and an infeed of 600 products per minute, it is one of the fastest and most flexible case packers available on the market,” said Bernhard Vaihinger, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.
“The Elematic 2001 is available in different versions for wrap-around cases, trays as well as cases with inner or outer hood. Format changes are easy to perform, taking about six minutes. There is no need for further adjustments since the machines gets the ‘first case right’.”
The machine was developed specifically for products that are difficult to process, such as bags. “We use a special process that allows carton forming without any pressure on the product. This takes the strain of the products,” Vaihinger explained.
The Elematic 2001 also features a number of new, out-of-the-box innovations. First of all, the machine’s frame pillar comprises an integrated granulate tank, which automatically feeds granulate into the hot glue melt station throughout the production process. This eliminates any risk of injury from hot glue and reduces the frequency of refilling. Using a newly developed blank feed movement, the Elematic 2001 has a higher tolerance for blanks that are slightly bent due to humidity and changing temperatures. As a result, fewer blanks need to be thrown away, contributing to a more sustainable production.
To learn more about Bosch Packaging Technology’s cartoning and case packaging solutions, visit FachPack in Nuremberg, Germany from September 24 to 26, 2019 in hall 1 booth 204.
Bosch Packaging Technology also showcases the MEC as a bag-in-box solution and the Elematic as a VR demo at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, USA, from September 23 to 25, 2019 at booth C-2800.