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We invite you to walk through our Pack Expo 2012 booth in a new 3D interactive website (www.BoschPackagingBooth.com). Our new “Virtual Booth” technology makes it feel like you are right on the show floor with 3D machine views, video from the show, and the ability to download brochures and contact Bosch.
See what you missed at our booth, or share with your colleagues the exciting new machines you saw. The virtual booth includes 17 different displays that you can interact with. Navigating the booth is easy. Simply click on the left or right arrows to move around the booth and then select the machine or kiosk that is of interest to you. It’s a great way to explore new packaging technology without leaving your office!
In recent years, Bosch Packaging sealing systems have had many great improvements. If you are still running your original set of seal jaws contact your Bosch sales representative or customer service representative for information on the new technologies we can now offer. From the latest in poly weld sealing systems to heat seal laminate, Bosch can offer the newest technologies to improve the efficiency of your machine, meaning less product rework and greater case counts with every run.
We strive to not only increase the efficiency of your machine but to also support your overall business. Because many of you are looking for ways to cut cost and implement better inventory control systems we have developed our newer sealing systems to be stretched across different Bosch machine generations. The common seal jaw parts allow you to stock fewer spares and better transfer technical knowledge across bagging lines within your own organization and with less confusion.
So whether you are looking to double the poly seal weld on your continuous motion Bosch bagger or need our vertical serrated seal jaw for your brown heat seal paper, Bosch Packaging Services will work with you to find the best solution.
Be prepared for this, and other potential issues with your packaging machine with Bosch Packaging Services Preventive Maintenance kits. We have compiled kits with OEM parts and recommended replacement intervals to take the guesswork out of preventive maintenance and eliminate time consuming ordering of individual small parts.* Save not only on shipping costs but also 5% off the price of the individual parts when ordered as a complete kit.
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*currently only budgetary pricing is available. For specific pricing for your machines contact your Bosch Packaging Services customer representative with machine serial number and allow for at least a two week lead time.
Having trouble maintaining the temperature in your wrapper can lead to inappropriately sealed packages, burned packaging and overall just a big quality headache. If you are experiencing a problem with your temperature control our technical experts recommend that you do a thorough check of your collector rings. Although other factors could also be contributing to your temperature control problem, these are some quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive things you can check and replace early in the process.
First check the strength of the springs. If they are not holding the silver braids tightly to the ring, they could be causing your temperature control issue and would need to be replaced.
If the springs are still taut, check the silver braids for obvious wear. You will notice an obvious thinness to the braids and they will no longer be making good contact with the collector rings. Again, if you notice any of these issues its time for a replacement of the silver braids.
Next check the carbon brushes. Remember though, the caps on the carbon brushes are spring loaded and have a tendency to get away from you. Remove the cap carefully and check the length of the brush, if less than approximately a half inch that part will also need to be replaced. Also when checking the brushes (or when replacing them) check that the brushes are contacting the center of the rings. If not, adjust the ring assembly to the center the brush.
Also at this time make sure that all four wires attached to the end of the collector ring are secure and undamaged.
And last but not definitely not least, check to make sure the collector ring is securely attached to the shaft. The collector ring set screw should be tightened to 10-12 inch pounds of pressure.
While the collector rings are exposed and the power off go ahead and check the ring surfaces for any minor scuff marks as well. These can easily be cleaned up by carefully buffing them out with a standard pencil eraser.
Be prepared for this, and other potential issues with your packaging machine with Bosch Packaging Services Preventive Maintenance kits. We have compiled kits with OEM parts and recommended replacement intervals to take the guesswork out of preventive maintenance and eliminate time consuming ordering of individual small parts. Save not only on shipping costs but also 5% off the price of the individual parts when ordered as a complete kit.
*currently only budgetary pricing is available. For specific pricing for your machines contact your Bosch Packaging Services customer representative with the machine serial number and allow for at least a two week lead time.
Cutting knives are essential components for the efficient operation of packaging machines. We have developed and manufactured our own cutting knives at Bosch since the inception of the first, hand cranked chocolate wrapper in 1906, but we didn’t stop there. We have continued improving on the overall design of our knives in order to provide you with the best product for your Bosch Packaging machine. All of our knives incorporate a diagonal cutting edge design that will significantly reduce the pressure exerted on the blade and significantly reduce wear and tear. This has proved the most efficient setup for both food and pharmaceutical packaging applications.
Premium Tool Steel
Tungsten Carbide (offers up to 3 times the service life, compared with tool steel blades)
Available Cutting Edges:
Zigzag diagonal, 2mm and 3mm pitch
Zigzag diagonal, 2mm and 3mm pitch with overcut for easy tearing
Bracket, 6mm pitch, for very easy tearing
Width: 3mm and 5mm
Length: 90 – 300mm
Special lengths on request
For flawless performance and maximum service life of our knives, careful installation and setup of the cross seal station are of upmost importance. As a general guideline we recommend you proceed as follows:
1. Remove the worn knives, anvils and shims
2. Check/adjust cross seal jaws for perfect mesh
3. Run wrapping material (without any product or knives and anvils, but with the heater on if applicable) through the machine and adjust jaw distance and pressure until you achieve the desired seal on the wrapping material and a smooth and quiet interaction of the upper and lower cross seal jaws.
4. Insert the new set of knives and anvils into the cross seal jaws with the minimum amount of shims underneath the anvil (0.1 – 0.2 mm).
5. Test run and if needed, increase the amount of shims underneath the
anvil knife until the film cuts reliably in the speed range of the machine.
Shims are available in 0.05, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3mm thickness
Be better prepared for a quick parts change on your Bosch Sigpack machine with our Preventive Maintenance Kits. We have compiled kits with OEM parts and recommended replacement intervals to take the guesswork out of preventive maintenance and eliminate time consuming ordering of individual small parts.* Save not only on shipping costs but also 5% off the price of the individual parts when ordered as a complete kit.
*Currently only budgetary pricing is available. For specific pricing for your machines contact your Bosch Packaging Services customer representative with machine serial number and allow for at least a two week lead time.
*Please note the following correction: In step 5, the word “anvil” was replaced with knife. Edited 05/02/13 by Carissa Thomas.
Preventive Maintenance, or the “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” mentality, helps harness those precious hours of scheduled downtime in today’s fast paced world, but it comes with its own challenges. The constant questions remain: Which parts do you replace? How often do they need to be replaced?
This is where our PM Kits come in. Bosch has drawn on its experiences seeing equipment in many different plants and circumstances, and has compiled a kit with parts that should be replaced at certain intervals. This not only simplifies the overall ordering process but can save you up to 5% off the price of individual parts orders (only when ordered as a complete kit).
Stay tuned because over the next few weeks our technical experts will share with you some great tips on how to use these PM Kits to make the most of whatever scheduled downtime you may have available. We will feature information on our newest sealing jaw technologies, expert tips on knife replacement, and what to check when you’ve got a temperature control problem.
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Enjoy 24/7 easy and efficient spare parts ordering for your Bosch Packaging Services machines. The E-Portal contains customized as well as machine specific spare parts data, simplifying the ordering process and increasing the efficiency of your spare parts logistics. If required, multiple members of your organization can have logon access to browse the product offerings. Certain approved associates can then also be granted ordering access. With the E-Portal you can search for available products, order what you need, or request a quote 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additional functions include the Open Catalog Interface (OCI) that allows product information to be transferred to your internal purchasing catalog and the Corporate Portal which allows several location-specific E-Portals to be combined.
To access the E-Portal visit www.boschpackaging.com/eportal
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Bosch Packaging Services’ Hxx (Bosch Sigpack horizontal flow wrapper) machines have performed with great success all over the world, with the first machines having been commissioned in the early nineties. In recent years several modernization options have become available in order to improve efficiency and to avoid obsolescence.
Most recently, an improved model of slip rings has become available. They feature harder, rhodium coated slip tracks as opposed to the softer gold plated ones featured on the older generation items and are designed to handle up to 500 million revolutions (approximately 15,000-20,000 production hours). The new slip rings also have the same installation dimensions as the older version and are therefore easily exchanged.
We are also able to rebuild and upgrade certain older generation slip rings at our factory at up to 30% below the cost of new ones. Contact us to find out if this is an option for you.
In addition to individual parts upgrades, we have a number of Preventive Maintenance solutions available. Take a look at our most recent preventive maintenance kits for your HSM and HBM machine and related infeeds.
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