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Bosch Rexroth’s modular VarioFlow chain conveyor system has helped plastics manufacturer RPC Containers to enhance production processes.

RPC manufactures extrusion blow-moulded rigid plastic containers, operating 33 production lines and producing up to 8.5 million containers per month. Due to increased volumes, the manufacturer needed to source an efficient conveyor system that offered a seamless transition from product manufacture to label printing.

Graeme Stephenson, operations manager at RPC, said: ‘When required to manufacture hundreds of thousands of containers, it’s imperative to ensure production processes are as efficient as possible, not only to help increase production but also to reduce costs. Having secured a new contract, we felt it was important to source a system that would streamline the process.’

With this in mind, RPC contacted automation solutions provider PCE Automation for advice. Speaking about the project, Julian Tarratt, sales manager at PCE, said: ‘We conducted an extensive review of RPC Containers’ existing production process. Having considered the options, we recommended the use of a belt conveyor system that allowed containers to be fed straight from manufacture into the label printer.’ PCE recommended the use of Bosch Rexroth’s VarioFlow system as it has the flexibility to allow bends in a single run.

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Key benefits of product application

  • The flexibility of the VarioFlow system ensures the fastest possible route between the blow-mould machine and the label printer, while maintaining maximum machinery uptime.
  • The system has the ability to be fully contained, allowing RPC to minimise any potential damage and contamination of the final product.
  • Speaking about the results, Stephenson said: ‘The installation of Rexroth’s VarioFlow chain conveyor system has transformed how our business operates and has allowed us reduce our handling stages, packaging costs and potential damage to the finished product.’

Bosch Rexroth

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services.

Economical, precise, safe, and energy efficient: drive and control technology from Bosch Rexroth moves machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation to develop innovative components as well as tailored system solutions and services. Bosch Rexroth offers its customers hydraulics, electric drives and controls, gear technology, and linear motion and assembly technology all from one source. With locations in over 80 countries, more than 33,700 associates generated sales revenue of approximately 5.6 billion euros in 2014.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 360,000 associates worldwide. The company generated sales of 49 billion euros in 2014. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including its sales and service partners, Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2014, Bosch applied for some 4,600 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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