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Gary Anderton, General Manager – Bosch Packaging Services, talks about what we’re looking forward to in 2013.
In honor of Thanksgiving we would like to thank all of our customers for their support in our fifth annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Distributed every year in October, we donate 10 Euros to UNICEF for every completed response received. This year we had an overall 13% global response rate and because of that support were able to donate approximately $3000 to UNICEF’s Safe Water Saves Lives program.
To find out more about the Safe Water – Saves Lives program visit the Unicef website.
Although the Customer Satisfaction Survey is our primary way of gathering feedback from our customers please feel free to use this blog as a forum to provide us with your feedback year round by simply completing the Contact Form or commenting below.
Well-trained and motivated employees are the key to your success. Our comprehensive training concept is tailored to the individual needs of your team. Especially when working with complex packaging lines, it is essential that your staff is familiar with the different machine components and is able to make optimum use of them. We therefore closely coordinate our modular training concept with you and the engineers of our plants and offer you customized seminars, instructions and expert training courses.
With our one on one on-the-job (OTJ) training our trainers accompany your team during production runs and offer their professional advice on maintenance and changeover operations.
Our classroom training is a modular group course that can be held at your premises or at our in-house training center.* It is targeted for your company and the group that you need trained.
Computer based training (CBT)* is a multimedia training module specifically adapted for the respective target audience and the existing equipment. CBT is independent, individual and interactive. It is the ideal tool to refresh and deepen your knowledge and to maintain optimum line efficiency.
For more information on our training options contact us.
*Classroom training and CBT options only available for certain machines, please discuss with your sales representative or customer contact if this option is available for your machine.
Our OEE Projects typically start with an OEE intro. With the intro we perform a line check up to analyze the machine status and then, together with you, define the next steps. Depending on the availability of a measuring system and available data we can start an OEE Audit. Alternatively, we also offer a Technical Audit on line efficiency for manually based tools.
In both cases, we complete this step with a report on the overall line efficiency. Based on the analysis we can either start a technical solution, which is an implementation of a measuring system to obtain daily machine data, or an OEE Improvement Project.
The OEE Improvement Project enables us to develop specific solutions for you by combining our joint expertise and competencies. We assess the machine’s performance potential to reach your defined target using tailor-made solutions. A cost-benefit analysis lies at the center of this operation.
With our online ordering platform not only can you get spare parts information and ordering capabilities around the clock but we also offer an Open Catalog Interface (OCI) and a Corporate Portal.
Using the OCI, product information may be transferred to your internal purchasing catalog or ERP system. This allows you to order parts via your company’s internal system while still being able to use the E-Portal information.
In the Corporate Portal, several location-specific E-Portals may be combined. This combination can be a big benefit for a corporation, or a purchasing organization. It enables an E-Portal user to manage the ordering process for several locations and still have access to the relevant information on all the spare parts.
For more information on the Bosch Packaging Services’ E-Portal contact your sales or customer service representative or visit the E-Portal site.
With production time now at a premium one of the first things cut is preventative maintenance. However, some preventative maintenance only takes minutes. Below we’ve listed a few things that can be done during changeovers or short down times due to up or down stream stoppages to ultimately bring you savings by preventing problems before they happen.
- Remove the front cross jaw beam once a month and clean and inspect it for any signs of wear or trouble spots, then lubricate and re-install. This will make sure that you will have minimal interruptions due to sealing issues
- Make sure that all the lubrication points on the cross jaw housing are serviced with the proper lubricant and given a visual inspection for signs of wear. For example, if you see signs of scoring of the cross jaw housing shafts you should make sure to have replacement seals, bearings, and shafts on hand so that the worn items can be replaced as soon as possible.
- We all know that troubleshooting, repairs and fixes are under a time crunch, however it is important to make sure that changes made to the machine, especially as it relates to the electrical system, are properly documented and wires and components that are added or changed are labeled and identified so as to speed up future troubleshooting. In addition it is also recommended to make sure that all terminal connections are still tight by checking the screw connections as some of these might have become loose due to vibration which makes them prone to poor connection.
- Once a month remove the cover of the SVB 3601 cross jaw housing drive assembly and visually inspect the drive belts, shafts, and bearings. Excessive dust from drive belts would indicate poor alignment or other issues that need to be addressed. Turn the assembly by hand to make sure there are no tight or heavy spots in the mechanism which would indicate underlying mechanical issues. This would also be a good time to take a close look at the linkage arms to make sure that these have not twisted out of alignment.
- Inspect all wiring that moves with each machine cycle on a monthly basis paying close attention to any chafing to the insulation of wires and cables and also frayed wires as these will ultimately result in wire breakage.
For more information on how to keep your Bosch vertical form fill and seal machine running at optimum levels contact us.
A Track and Trace system is a mass serialization solution for pharmaceutical and food companies that prints a unique identifying code onto each product after it has been packaged. This enables individual products to be tracked throughout the supply chain, from production to the end consumer, and helps manufacturers significantly reduce counterfeiting by ensuring products can be easily identified. The track and trace system can also support product efficiency, warehousing, and supply chain improvement strategies by providing real time assessment data.
Already proving successful with many manufacturers, our Bosch Track and Trace solution can be customized to meet unique needs, allowing us to offer a range of technologies from basic mark and verify systems, to complex tracking and tracing for complete packaging lines. It can also be combined with a checkweigher, labeler, or both, to eliminate the need for purchasing an additional machine.
The Bosch Track and Trace is designed to minimize impact on overall production output. Easy integration into existing packaging lines ensures print quality and speed are maintained. In addition, it offers the flexibility to handle many different product formats.
For more information on our track and trace solutions, contact us.
We had such a great time at Expo Pack this year. Thanks to everyone that came by to chat with us!
For more information on the machines you saw or the services we can offer, contact us.
Bosch Packaging Technology and Bosch Packaging Services are looking forward to seeing you at Expo Pack Mexico next week from June 26-29 in Mexico City!
We will be located at booth #1716 and will be exhibiting a number of our machines.
This year we will feature a Pack 201 Wrapper with Paloma D2 Robot, SVI 2620 Vertical Form-Fill-Seal Bagger and B-550 Band Sealer.
For specific information on our spare parts, field service, and upgrades our services representative, Lety Gillette, will be available during the show.
Bosch Packaging Technology y Bosch Packaging Services estaremos participando en el Expo Pack México la semana entrante, de Junio 26 al 29, en la ciudad de México.
Estaremos localizados en el Stand #1716, exhibiendo los siguientes equipos Bosch:
Envolvedora Pack 201 con Paloma D2 Robot, Formadora-Llenadora-Selladora Vertical modelo SVI 2620 y nuestra selladora de banda continua B-550.
Para información específica sobre repuestos, servicio técnico y mejoras (upgrades) de los equipos Bosch, nuestra representante de servicios, Lety Gillette, Gerente de Ventas, estará disponible durante esta exposición.
Los esperamos en nuestro Stand!
Sales Manager – Aftermarket Products/Services
Bosch Packaging Services, Inc.
New Richmond, WI 54017
Direct Tel. + 1 (715) 243-2216
Mobile: + 1( 612) 385-7574
Upgrades are integral to the long term maintenance of your Bosch machine. We provide a number of different upgrades for our Doboy machines. Select your machine type below to review all of the upgrades available for that machine.
For questions about price and availability please contact your Bosch Packaging Services sales representative or send us a direct message. We will direct your inquiry to the appropriate party.