The ‘millennials’ generation is constantly on the move, and it’s this key behavior characteristic that makes flexibility and convenience of paramount importance. Consequently, the snacking industry is booming and bar products are currently the ideal match for consumer requirements. However, the modern consumer isn’t just looking for a range of different flavors, they also want a choice of sizes and ingredients, such as granola or chocolate bars. Therefore, the world of bar packaging has had to evolve and now boasts one of the most efficient packaging processes in the world.
Our seamlessly integrated bar line is the first packaging system specifically developed for the packaging of bar and bar-shaped products. As a result of decades of experience in packaging technology, it is equipped with all the features required to cope with today’s specific bar production challenges - from speed, uptime and hygiene, through to ease of operation, flexibility and efficiency.
We know that high output and maximum uptime are critical to running a successful production operation. The seamless integration of packaging machines allows a smooth product flow, minimizing bottlenecks and reducing downtime. Standardized equipment offers important advantages, including ease of use, reduction in operator errors and reduced maintenance costs. Our bar line handles all types of products, from sticky cereal bars to chocolate tablets, at system speeds ranging from 200 to 6,000 products per minute - depending on product size and the factory layout.
This allows you to adapt to evolving market needs. Our highly accurate automatic precision splicer splices packaging material at speeds of up to 150 meters per minute, further increasing uptime and crucially giving you the competitive edge. Using our expertise in effective and innovative sealing technologies, we will test your referred film in advance in our laboratory in Beringen and recommend you the best technology for optimal sealing results.
Our bar line is specifically designed to provide you with the highest quality products at maximum production speeds. Product breakage and waste can clog the system, leading to the accumulation of crumbs and creating jammed parts. The Bosch bar line delivers gentle product handling and smooth transfers to overcome these common industry issues, improving downtime and efficiency.
Advanced distribution technology is also important. Conveyors with smooth interfaces and perfectly matching side guides place minimal mechanical load on the products – protecting product quality. The angled surfaces and crumb trays further improve the cleanliness of the line.
Standardization increases Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Within the bar line, our machines and operating procedures are streamlined to an unprecedented level. Human-Machine interfaces (HMI), spare parts and components are standardized across the entire line. Distribution and feeding - as well as primary and secondary packaging processes - are operated with a single operating interface. This means that the system is as easy to operate as a single machine, with a consistent look and feel throughout all of our equipment. Our standardization approach, including using the same components between system machines, also means less operator training is required - minimizing downtime, reducing the size of spare part stock, increasing the ease of maintenance and, as a result, greatly reducing operating costs.
The bar line enables you to handle a wide variety of pack styles and materials. The range of Sigpack TTM topload cartoners will perfectly match your requirements, especially when you have a variety of brands in your portfolio. The patented tool-free and quick change-over concept ensures a vertical restart within minutes, further enhancing the OEE of the entire line. Speeds range from 30 to 180 cartons per minute. In addition to the Sigpack TTM cartoner, a Sigpack TTM case packer can be added to the line.
With stricter environmental laws, and changes in consumer perception, sustainable packaging is more popular - and important - than ever. The bar line’s TTM cartoner and case packer are therefore optimized for the use of more recycled and environmentally-friendly carton materials. The horizontal wrapping machine Sigpack HRM handles all kinds of films and applies innovative sealing technologies with maximum efficiency in order to avoid waste in product and packaging material. This addresses sustainability requirements for materials and energy consumption, while also saving on costs.