Eleven years after its launch, Syntegon recently sold its 300th bar packaging system – ample cause for celebration at the Beringen site in Switzerland. The packaging line’s success is the result of seamless system integration and continuous improvement. This has also been recognized by Biscuits Leclerc, the Canadian food manufacturer and purchaser of the 300th system: “We don’t want to buy a new machine every time we launch a new product,” Emilie Allen, Vice President for Projects and Logistics at Biscuits Leclerc, emphasizes. “It’s convenient that we can easily change tools and process different packaging sizes and styles on one line.”
When Syntegon first introduced the bar packaging system at the 2011 interpack trade show, the company pursued an innovative approach: the individual machines were to be linked by a common operator interface to ensure optimal product flow. The original system consisted of a DFR accumulator, Sigpack HRM form, fill and seal machine and Sigpack TTM topload cartoner. Today, further components can be added seamlessly, such as an Elematic case packer – a combination of proven machines for the efficient packaging of bars at a maximum output of 1,500 products and 200 cartons per minute.