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At interpack 2023, UNIFILL presents flexible thermoforming machines with drive technology from Bosch Rexroth
With the TF-X series, UNIFILL Srl will present its new generation of thermoforming machines at interpack 2023.
TF-X3 vertical thermoforming machine from UNIFILL for filling liquid and semi-solid products in single-dose packages for the food and non-food industries.
Several new developments from UNIFILL combined with control cabinet- free drive technology from Bosch Rexroth result in a modular machine concept with new functionalities that can be flexibly adapted to customer-specific requirements.
With the X-Generation, UNIFILL has developed a new machine concept for its thermoforming technology. The machine, with up to 35 cycles per minute, is suitable for filling liquid and semi-dense products in single-dose packages for the food and non-food industries. Scalable solutions from Bosch Rexroth reduce control cabinet size and wiring effort. The IndraDrive Mi control cabinet-free drive technology meets the high performance required in the production of squeezable, peelable, stand-up, contour shaped and strip packs and supports the precision and flexibility of the new machine type.
With this machine generation, UNIFILL also offers new technology options: Data processing, predictive and preventive maintenance, and a new HMI interface simplify the interaction between operators and the machine. Based on solutions from Bosch Rexroth's automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION, it also opens up a high degree of flexibility. It is based on the latest app technology: Via the ctrlX Store, users can obtain apps from Bosch Rexroth or apps from third- party providers, or create apps themselves. For example, IoT functionalities or options requested by end users can be installed. Machines can be scaled and customized on this basis. An OPC UA interface enables a secure connection of the machine to the entire plant.
Thanks to UNIFILL's investment in research and development and Bosch Rexroth's support, the TF-X series is equipped with future-oriented functionalities. Synergies quickly emerged as part of the collaboration. As a result, the ambitious goals were quickly achieved.
Sustainability and environmental compatibility have become a constant focus for UNIFILL. More and more functions for saving energy are also being integrated into automation components. Bosch Rexroth offers solutions for energy monitoring as well as functions for increasing energy efficiency. For example, the control platform ctrlx CORE of the automation toolkit ctrlX AUTOMATION makes it possible to collect and evaluate information from all machine components. Intuitive dashboards immediately display processed data and statistics.
In addition to classic paper solutions, UNIFILL would also like to use recyclable materials with a single polymer such as mono-PT, PET or PP. This helps to save resources.
UNIFILL at interpack 2023: Hall 15, Booth B42
Bosch Rexroth at interpack 2023: Hall 6, Booth A42