The Chocolate & Bar Show is taking place February 25 and 26 while the Cookie & Cracker Show is taking place on March 2 and 3
At two virtual events from February 25 to March 3, Syntegon will present its packaging systems for bar production and cracker handling.
“We not only want to show our customers our future-proof solutions; we also would like to foster a dialog,” said Bruno Oberle, VP Product Group Horizontal Packaging Systems. The online events will include live machine demonstrations as well as discussions on food industry topics including sustainability, flexibility and hygienic design. “Small and exclusive event sessions offer customers the opportunity to ask questions, address their needs and challenges, and discuss them with our experts.”
The Chocolate & Bar Show starts on February 25th and 26th, where the company is presenting a system for primary and secondary packaging of bars. After the bars have been formed, dried and cut, the Sigpack DCIE discharge station gently arranges them crosswise and distributes the bars onto the packaging leg.
A 3D quality check is performed to remove products with poor quality from the packaging process. In the next step, the FIT product feeder transports the bars using intelligent linear motor technology. The bars are cold-sealed and wrapped in paper using the paper-ON-form module in the Sigpack HRM flow-wrapping machine. The primary packaged bars are then put into the correct position via the PFI infeed and are fed into the integrated Sigpack TTM2 topload cartoner.
The Cookie & Cracker Show, on March 2nd and 3rd, the company will present a system for the handling and packaging of crackers. The system features gentle handling and hygienic design with a small footprint, Syntegon says. Owing to its flexible configuration, different shapes can also be processed on the line. Crackers are grouped at speeds of up to 400 slugs per minute.
The HCS flow-wrapping machine with automated heat-sealing technology enables extended sealing times and tighter packages designed for a longer product shelf life. Customers have the option to switch between mono and multilayer films, and the system can be switched from short to long slugs within ten minutes.
Syntegon also uses the virtual event for an active exchange with customers. The focus is on current trends and challenges. “These include, for example, technologies such as linear drive, 3D vision inspection and sustainable solutions such as paper or mono-material packaging,” said Oberle. “We want to thoroughly understand our customers and their needs. Last year we began running digital factory acceptance tests, which were very well received. We want to build on this and further intensify global partnerships despite limited travel opportunities.”