With the ALF 5000, Bosch Packaging Technology wins the prestigious German Packaging Award 2018 in the category “Packaging Machines”
Bosch Packaging Technology has been awarded the German Packaging Award in the “Packaging Machines” category. The company receives the award of the German Packaging Institute (dvi) for the ALF 5000, an innovative filling and closing machine for ampoules and vials. The award ceremony will take place on September 25, 2018 in Nuremberg. “We are very proud and happy about this prestigious award”, says Tobias Göttler, Product Manager of Bosch Packaging Technology GmbH. “This award confirms the great work of the entire team.”
High output and flexibility
A particularly flexible solution was sought for the latest generation of the ALF series, which can be adapted to specific customer requirements worldwide.
Both the market for ampoules and vials is growing. Bosch therefore wanted to invest in a machine that could serve both market segments. Previously, customers could fill either ampoules or vials and ampoules on a combined machine; a separate machine platform was required for filling vials. Besides many detail improvements, the output quantity should be increased. Absolute process reliability was of course one of the top priorities in the developments.
The latest version of the ALF series impresses not only with its extremely high output of up to 600 containers per minute but also with its exceptionally good accessibility and compact design. Many years of experience and a high degree of precision and safety are required to achieve identical filling weights at such maximum outputs. Bosch also relies on an optional 100% fill weight check (IPC), which reliably weighs the containers immediately before and after the filling process without interrupting the continuous process.
The ALF 5000 also sets new standards in terms of flexibility. In the combi version, in addition to ampoules, the machine also optionally processes injection bottles, which means even greater production flexibility and easy changeover for drug manufacturers and contract bottlers.
The German Packaging Award
The German Packaging Award has been taking place since 1963 and is awarded annually in ten categories by the German Packaging Institute. Under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, the association honors outstanding technical solutions for the production of packaging that make it even better and more valuable for consumers, the environment and markets. The prerequisite for a nomination is the development of a machine or technology that increases the quality, economic efficiency and efficiency of the packaging process.
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