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Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: Sigpack Systems Div., a Bosch Packaging Technology Co.: DCI distribution station from Sigpack Systems meets stringent hygiene requirements

The new DCI distribution station from Sigpack Systems, a Bosch Packaging Technology company features easy access for cleaning and maintenance.
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• Output up to 160 products per minute
• Quick belt change without tools by swivel drive systems
• Quick cleaning ensures equipment efficiency
 
The sub frame stands clear of the floor and removable panels provide easy access for cleaning. This configuration allows even dirt-trapping corners can be cleaned by personnel.  Designed to meet the most stringent hygiene standards, it is available in both left-hand and right-hand versions.

This allows optimum use of the available production area and gives maximum flexibility if the DCI is integrated with other packaging machinery

Because of its flexibility, the DCI distribution station becomes a highly cost-effective product distribution system (PDS). It can carry up to 160 rows of bar products, chocolate bars, frozen foods or pharmaceutical products per minute. Its transfer capacity – moving the product from the process belt to the individual infeed conveyors of the packaging machinery – can reach up to 70 rows per minute. The rows of product are moved via a guide to a waiting belt, which evens out any irregularities in the product flow. A pusher moves the rows of product against a powered stop on the transverse belt, and it is then transferred to the gap-closing belts.

The small gaps at the belt junctions ensure that product transfer is problem-free. Transfer points that are virtually gap-free are crucial for small bars or biscuits, and result in a marked improvement in machine efficiency.

A tensioner roller, moving parallel to the conveyer belt, allows the process conveyer belt to be released tool free in 20 minutes due to the swivel drive unit. Compared to other machines the swivel drive unit avoids the destruction of the belt.

"The DCI stands apart mainly through its easy cleaning and maintenance. A machine that can be cleaned quickly can be put back into production quickly, and this makes a major contribution to the efficiency of the plant as a whole," says Detlef Gottstein of Sigpack Systems.

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