Filling and closing machine from Bosch honored with Red Dot Award

Filling and closing machine… The filling and closing machine AFG 5000 from Bosch Packaging Technology recently received the internationally renowned "Red Dot Award" from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in the category product design. The assessment was carried out by a 40-member international expert jury based on criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability. Designers and manufacturers from 59 nations submitted more than 6,300 objects.

"We are very happy to receive this award. The independent jury verdict shows that our approach to focus on the customer right from the beginning proves successful," said Dieter Bandtel, product manager at Bosch Packaging Technology, during the award ceremony at the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany. "The AFG 5000 was developed and designed according to customer requirements. The result is a machine with a compact and space-saving design, easy handling and a small number of format parts."

Successful market introduction and ongoing development

In autumn 2017, the AFG 5000 was first presented to a selected audience. The flexible machine platform allows the exact dosing of both small and large amounts of powder with an output of up to 480 vials per minute. Customers can choose between statistical or 100% in-process control of dosing weights. While the vials are continuously fed into the filling machine, the transport system adjusts the feed rate to precisely match the rhythm of the individual workstations. Shuttle carrier systems, which can quickly switch between infeed and outfeed, prevent bottlenecks and idle times. "Since its introduction, the machine has been successfully established on the market within a very short time,” said Bandtel.

  Accurate powder filling at high output rate