interpack 2023: Rotzinger Group presents expanded packaging and processing portfolio

interpack 2023: Rotzinger Group presents expanded packaging and processing portfolio

The Paloma feed placer picks and places products into cartons, cases, thermoforms, flow-wrappers and cartoning machines using vision-guided high-speed delta robots. Image: Rotzinger Group.

At interpack, the Rotzinger Group will present its expanded packaging and processing portfolio for the first time. The Paloma feed placer, the FLK/VRM Filling & Capping machine as well as a bar production line will be among the highlights at booth C07 in hall 1. Visitors can also learn about the company’s digital solution that can be customised to individual needs.

“Paloma is our high-performance robot cell that offers outstanding pick and place accuracy”, says Christian Vouillamoz, product manager at the Rotzinger Group.

The Paloma feed placer picks and places products into cartons, cases, thermoforms, flow-wrappers and cartoning machines. Using vision-guided high-speed delta robots, the machine identifies incoming products on the conveyor belt and places them correctly into the feeding of the following process. The system can handle both unpacked and packed products and its modular design allows to directly integrate an infeed chain of the packaging machine (horizontal or vertical) into the cell and to load it with oriented products. Paloma is perfectly suited for food and confectionery applications and can be used in many areas such as bakery or fresh products – and offers new lean layout opportunities when combined with a new integrated buffer.

In bar production, manufacturers can maximise their productivity levels with a single-source solution for the entire process from processing up to secondary packaging. The Rotzinger Group will showcase the unique WRL Flex slitter developed by Hansella, which has been part of the Rotzinger Group since 2021. The WRL Flex slitter offers an adjustable cutting width. As a result, adjusting the cutting width can be done with minimal effort and without changing parts. Be-sides higher flexibility, this decreases production costs and contributes to faster return on investment (ROI).

The smooth slitter allows for an easy and stepless adjustment for precise cutting to produce different bar sizes. Unlike other machines of its kind available in the market, the WRL Flex enables repeatable cutting width changes without the change of the cutting knife shaft or the complete slitter. This reduces set up times significantly. In addition, manufacturers benefit from a hygienic design and easy tool-less cleaning.

When processing bar masses including cereal, candy, protein and fruit, the patented flexible WRF Flex slab former eliminates the trim. Less product is wasted, contributing to decreased production costs and faster return on investment (ROI). The WRF slab former is the only roll former on the market on which the width of the mass slab can be precisely and continuously adjusted without interrupting the production process. The phenomenon of lower density at the edges is solved by forming a correspondingly wider slab and then compressing it to the finished width. Depending on the type of bar, trim can either be reduced to an extreme minimum or completely eliminated with our flex solutions.

Rotzinger’s chocolate enrober provides a quick mass changing system for chocolate when coating bars. The removable and exchangeable mass trough as well as the exchangeable enrobing head and curtain device ensure mass changes in minimal time – to complete the efficient en-robing portfolio, Rotzinger also offers chocolate melting and tempering units.

“The Rotzinger Group combines many years of experience within the group and offers a turnkey solution from the bar line process to secondary packaging with highest efficiency along the line,” explains Adrian Müller, director product management/marketing.

Visitors to the Rotzinger Group’s booth at interpack will have the opportunity to witness the company’s digital solutions firsthand. For example, the Digital Factory Software Suite promises to increase both efficiency and quality in processes while also ensuring continuous access to data. Paperless production is facilitated by fully digitised Q-Checks and a management cockpit, which work together to ensure continuous improvement on the shop floor. Rotzinger also offers system integration services to help organisations implement the software in a step-by-step manner. Additionally, customers who sign a maintenance contract can take advantage of ongoing updates and advancements to the Digital Software Suite. The service experts will be at interpack to support customers with any questions regarding the company’s service support.

Learn more about the Rotzinger Group’s packaging and processing portfolio and meet the team from May 4 to 10 at our booth C07 in hall 1 at interpack in Duesseldorf.

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