Raise the Bar with Seamless Systems
Inspired by our customers, we developed bar packaging machine solutions which are ready to cope with the specific requirements to efficient chocolate- and energy bar packaging production.
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The ‘millennials’ generation is constantly on the move, and it’s this key behavior characteristic that makes flexibility and convenience of paramount importance. However, the modern consumer isn’t just looking for a range of different flavors, they also want a choice of ingredients and sustainable packaging, such as granola bars or chocolate bars wrapped in sustainable packaging.
Therefore, the world of bar packaging has had to evolve and now boasts one of the most efficient packaging processes in the world. As a market leader in providing packaging processes for each automation level Syntegon technology is the ideal partner when it comes to solve today’s specific bar production challenges – from speed, uptime and hygiene, through to ease of operation, flexibility and efficiency.
One Step ahead
We know that high output and maximum uptime are critical to running a successful production operation. The seamless integration of packaging machines allows a smooth product flow, minimizing bottlenecks and reducing downtime. Standardized equipment offers important advantages, including ease of use, reduction in operator errors and reduced maintenance costs. Our bar packaging line handles all types of products, from protein bar packaging machines to cereal bar packaging machine to chocolate bar packaging, at system speeds ranging from 200 to 6,000 products per minute – depending on product sze and the factory layout.
This allows you to adapt to evolving market needs. Our highly accurate automatic precision splicer splices packaging material at speeds of up to 150 meters per minute, further increasing uptime and crucially giving you the competitive edge. Using our expertise in effective and innovative sealing technologies, we will test your referred film in advance in our laboratory in Beringen and recommend you the best technology for optimal sealing results.
Quality is King
Our food packaging systems are specifically designed to provide you with the highest quality products at maximum production speeds. Product breakage and waste can clog the system, leading to the accumulation of crumbs and creating jammed parts. The Syntegon bar line delivers gentle product handling, smooth transfers and the easy cleaning of the machine to overcome these common industry issues, improving downtime and efficiency.
Advanced distribution technology is also important. Conveyors with smooth interfaces and perfectly matching side guides place minimal mechanical load on the products – protecting product quality. The angled surfaces and crumb trays further improve the cleanliness of the line.
Optimized Efficiency for Bar Packaging
Standardization increases Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Within the chocolate bar packaging line, our machines and operating procedures are streamlined to an unprecedented level. Human-Machine interfaces (HMI), spare parts and components are standardized across the entire line. Distribution and feeding – as well as primary and secondary packaging processes – are operated with a single operating interface. This means that the system is as easy to operate as a single machine, with a consistent look and feel throughout all of our equipment. Our standardization approach, including using the same components between system machines, also means less operator training is required – minimizing downtime, reducing the size of spare part stock, increasing the ease of maintenance and, as a result, greatly reducing operating costs.
Pack Style Flexibility
The bar line enables you to handle a wide variety of pack styles and materials. The range of Sigpack TTM topload cartoners will perfectly match your requirements, especially when you have a variety of brands in your portfolio. The patented tool-free and quick change-over concept ensures a vertical restart within minutes, further enhancing the OEE of the entire line. Speeds range from 30 to 180 cartons per minute. In addition to the Sigpack TTM cartoner, a Sigpack TTM case packer can be added to the line.
For sustainable Packaging
With stricter environmental laws, and changes in consumer perception, sustainable packaging is more popular – and important – than ever. The horizontal flow wrapping machine Sigpack HRM handles all kinds of sustainable film material and applies innovative sealing technologies with maximum efficiency in order to avoid waste in product and packaging material. The bar line’s TTM cartoner and case packer are therefore optimized for the use of more recycled and environmentally-friendly carton materials. This addresses sustainability requirements for materials and energy consumption, while also saving on costs.
Protein bars packaged with an entry-level flow wrapper
Wilde Snacks were tired of the sugary, low-protein bar options currently available on the shelf. With their meat-based protein bar they wanted the consumer to experience something truly unique. Syntegon worked alongside their team to formulate the best packaging solution to fit their needs.
Packaging of energy bars with robotic solution
YouBar, a family startup business that specializes in manufacturing and developing cutting-edge protein bars. With the custom products and flexible minimum order quantities YouBar produces, a highly flexible packaging line was crucial to their operation. YouBar partnered with Syntegon who designed and manufactured a fully automated packaging solution, including a flow wrapper, robotic machines and secondary packaging equipment.
Processing and packaging of granola bars
Riverside Natural Foods Ltd was looking for a long-term partner who could not only deliver reliable and flexible equipment, but could also provide expert advice on how best to meet complex market demands. The granola packaging machines offer seamless and efficient handling and the maximum flexibility, which are crucial while packing granola bars in different sizes, packaging formats on the packaging machines. The fully automated system offers gentle product handling paired with hygienic design.