Bosch Packaging Technology has announced the completion of expansion of its vertical form fill seal (VFFS) test facility in New Richmond, Wisconsin, US.
Commenced in May 2012, the $850,000 expansion will help the company accommodate two full VFFS packaging lines that include secondary packaging, such as case erecting, loading, and closing.
The expansion will also enable Bosch to offer optimal product feeding to VFFS machines for extended runs, as well as temperature and humidity control to simulate specific factory environment of each manufacturer.
Manufacturers across various industries such as fresh and frozen food, as well as confectionery, using the expanded VFFS facility can be assured that their line is fully functional before installation at their production site.
Bosch offers its customers a range of resources when using its VFFS line testing facility in New Richmond.
The resources include engineering, parts fabrication and assembly to line integration, testing and trouble shooting.
Bosch Packaging Technology vertical product line manager Eric Aasen said the test facility provides customers with the assurance that their vertical packaging line has been fully tested and is ready to go.
"This demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that our customers achieve maximum efficiency and profit," Aasen said.
The facility serves various packaging sectors in North America including the confectionery, bakery, fresh food, frozen food, and pharmaceutical markets.