Bosch Packaging Technology will be launching a duplex packaging solution at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle in April 2018.
The company claims that the packaging solution “will enable ground coffee manufacturers in North America to achieve the highest output per square foot in the industry.”
The solutions are based on a combination of a Spee-Dee auger filler and a vertical bagger from Bosch that produces up to 300 high-quality fractional coffee bags per minute on minimum floor space.
The cost-effective design supports product and material waste reduction, while simplifying cleaning and maintenance.
“We are very enthusiastic about announcing the launch of this cost-effective compact system for ground coffee in North America,” said Alden Schiavi, Sales Manager at Bosch Packaging Technology.
Spee-Dee’s 3600 Twin auger filler and Bosch’s SVE 1820 MR continuous motion bagger combine to enable the machines to fit an area of 3.4m2.
The new solution produces up to 300 consistently airtight bags per minute, with a maximum bag width of 7 inches (180mm) – the largest possible bag width for a duplex machine. Coffee manufacturers can produce a wide range of bag sizes for one- to eight-ounce packs (28 – 227 grams).
The company said the Spee-Dee auger filler offers high filling accuracy through tendency regulation with a check-weigher and thus cuts product waste. It also features a patented sliding key tooling lock for effortless changeovers, while a single hopper inlet simplifies the upstream product delivery system. The open vertical form, fill and seal (VFFS) machine design makes cleaning, maintenance and monitoring easy, improving overall equipment effectiveness.
“Tool-less hopper changeovers reduce downtime and minimize cross-contamination risk,” said Bosch. “Customers also profit from the optional nitrogen flushing feature, which extends the product’s shelf life. Furthermore, the high-quality seals work with various film materials – coffee producers can choose between two- and three-ply films without compromising on sealing quality.”