Bernhard Vaihinger, head of product management, innovation and technology for Bosch Packaging Systems GmbH said packaging companies working with food have to balance a number of sometimes conflicting factors.
“Manufacturers have to consider increasingly stringent legal requirements that are affecting packaging machinery design in terms of ergonomics and hygiene,” he said. “At the same time, they cannot sacrifice productivity. Our new development enables manufacturers to achieve both.”
Safety and flexibility
The machine features a lowered carton magazine, which helps make operation safer and easier. Glue is refilled with an external hot-glue tube, which protects operators from burns.
The Elematic 3001 is suited for companies running a variety of products, as it can handle many different pack styles. Further, changeovers reportedly are simplified with a tool-less system.
Clean and lean
The case packer has fewer components, an open design and is readily accessible. These features, combined with elimination of horizontal surfaces and corners, helps increase the hygiene of the machine.
Additionally, the wiring and cables are tucked away in conduits to guard against dirt and damage. This helps contribute to the case packer’s cleanability.
The reduced number of components, enhanced technology and other attributes help reduce the machine’s total cost of ownership, according to the company. Further, the case packer is said to be easy to maintain.
The manufacturer has integrated the control cabinet. That, and the machine’s compact design, helps reduce carbon footprint through reduced transport weight.