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Bosch debuts next-gen rotary filler for dairy

Servo fill and seal equipment provides accurate dosing with quick product changeovers.

Pw 310092 Bosch Osgood Rfs Series

Bosch Packaging Technology debuted its next-generation Osgood RFS-Series rotary in North America at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in booth C-2800. The machine hygienically fills, seals, and caps dairy and food products into premade cups.

“This machine is a perfect example how the North American market can benefit from Osgood and Bosch collaboration on product development,” says Rich Mueller, Sales Director of Osgood Industries. “The best solutions from teams across the globe are brought together, making the products better, more efficient, and complete product line solutions from one service provider, much easier to deliver.”

The Osgood RFS-Series servo rotary machine offers abundant features while keeping its footprint to a minimum. The four-lane RFS-4001 fills cups at speeds of up to 160 cups per minute (9,600 cups per hour) and is a good alternative for producers with limited production space. Available in both clean and ultra-clean execution, the machine can fill a wide range of dairy and other food products into different pack styles—for example, round or square cups, trays, and heat seal using pre-die cut foils or roll stock film plus overcap.

The RFS-4001 filler is shown with a harmonized pump design, which provides high filling accuracy and easier interchangeability between different machines. Just four basic dosing parts cover nearly all dosing principles and applications making product changeovers faster and easier. Upgraded servo motors allow quick and easy adjustments to the set-up, enabling changeovers in as fast as 15 minutes. The RFS-Series filler can utilize one of three different machine controls (Bosch Rexroth, Rockwell, or Siemens), allowing customers an easy integration of the machine into their existing production lines.

The Osgood RFS can be equipped with the latest HMI 4.0, which automatically leads operators through each of the production steps for easy operation and report functions. With the new HMI 4.0 as gateway to connected industries, it’s the first step to an intelligent, completely coordinated production line.

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