Coffee, sugar, pharmaceuticals—nowadays, virtually everything is packed in small, low-cost sachets. The new, flexible flat pouch machine Sigpack VPF from Bosch Packaging Technology ensures correct packaging and a precise mixing ratio. The world's first freely scalable sachet machine uses the new flexibility provided by the digital pneumatics of the Festo Motion Terminal.
Simultaneous filling of different products: with the multi-lane decentralized dosing system
Flexible: With changing pouch sizes and powder consistencies, the Festo Motion Terminal ensures reliable product distribution and a dependable feed process.
Thanks to the fast activation of new functions via apps, machine developers
only have to create one basic machine type. “We can then quickly and easily select apps and equip machines with different specifications in line with customer requirements,” said Product Manager Rolf Steinemann. In the Sigpack VPF, the “Proportional pressure regulation” app controls the product feeding for the multi-lane dosing process. With changing pouch sizes and powder consistencies, the automation platform ensures reliable product distribution and a dependable feed process.
The additional functions include the adjustable cleaning and ejection pulse. The automation platform monitors the filling process and the valve performance using pressure testing. By monitoring pressure and vacuum, wear and contamination can be detected at an early stage. Leakage control ensures reliable processes with reproducible results. The cleaning and air jet pressure can be set individually for each lane.
“The Festo Motion Terminal makes pneumatics fit for Industry 4.0, as process data from the Festo Motion Terminal can be processed on our own condition monitoring platform,” said Product Manager Rolf Steinemann.
Area of business: Development and manufacture of packaging and handling systems for the food, pharmaceutical and other industries.
The head office of the Food division with process and packaging technology is also located in Beringen.