Bosch Packaging Technology is currently in the middle of a major road show designed to bring its latest vertical, form, fill and seal machine (vffs) to potential customers throughout western Europe. The machine, the SVE 3600 LR, is being transported across the continent on a specifically designed Bosch truck.
The truck, which features a light grey tarpaulin with Bosch Packaging Technology on it, is difficult to miss on the road, but it is what is inside that is the most important. The Bosch truck is fully equipped to give a complete demonstration of the SVE 3600 LR at the customer site, with the only requirement necessary to demonstrate the machine being a power supply.
While the machine is running, potential customers have all the time they need to look at every aspect of the machine. During or after the demonstration, the customer can relax on the couch and discuss any matters of interest with the Bosch team.
The new SVE 3600 LR is targeted at companies involved in the packaging of products such as cereals, vegetables (frozen or fresh), fries (frozen or fresh), fresh produce, potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) and pet food (dry).
The maximum bag width for heatsealable films on the SVE 3600 LR is 360mm, while for PE-films the maximum bag width is 380mm. Like every vffs machine produced by Bosch, the SVE 3600L makes it possible to produce a wide variety of bag styles (pillow, gusseted and stand-up bags).
The new machine is also offered at a competitive price, Bosch said, which, combined with a higher output, reduces the costs per packed product.
The Bosch Road Show is designed to allow the company to meet its potential clients without them having to leave their offices - an important factor in the current climate of tightening belts.
But the road show is also another example of Bosch's commitment to its customers, claims the German company. When one of its customers has a packaging problem, Bosch works with them to develop solutions for their packaging problems, or offers alternative suggestions which they might not have thought of originally.