BEUMER Group receives Innovation Award
Aarhus, 17. May 2018

BEUMER Group beat off strong opposition to win the Innovation Award at this year's Airport Show in Dubai. The prize-winning CrisBag® Reclaim on Demand triumphed in recognition of its being a revolutionary and smart development in airport baggage handling.

Unlike the baggage check-in experience, the reclaim process has hitherto been conspicuously devoid of automation – but the CrisBag Reclaim on Demand system is set to redress the balance.

Integrated into a tote-based baggage handling system such as BEUMER's CrisBag, Reclaim on Demand extends tote-based baggage handling into the arrivals hall. As each item of hold baggage is unloaded from the aircraft/ULD it is placed in its own tote and transported to the arrivals hall, where it is held in an individual, secure kiosk.

Instead of having to wait by the carousel, passengers will have the freedom to relax in the arrivals retail area, where they will have spending opportunities, before being notified via a text message to their mobile phone that their bags are ready for collection. A QR code sent to the same phone is used to unlock the Reclaim on Demand kiosk.

Another major advantage of Reclaim on Demand is that it supports IATA Resolution 753 by extending 100% traceability into the reclaim area and eliminates the risk of bags being taken by the wrong passenger. It also reduces the possibility of bags going astray while being transferred from the plane to the carousel. Further, on the rare occasion when a bag is reported as lost, it will be easier to trace because each bag is in its own individual tote.

"The CrisBag Reclaim on Demand solution uses self-service pick-up kiosks to improve the passenger experience on arrival. We are very pleased to receive this award, which demonstrates BEUMER Group's expertise and ability to integrate emerging technologies," said Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group A/S.

The chemistry is right
Beckum, 07. May 2018

Achema trade fair 2018: BEUMER Group presents itself as single-source provider for packaging lines that work perfectly together

At the Achema trade fair 2018, which takes places in Frankfurt/Main from 11 to 15 June, BEUMER Group presents itself as single-source provider for filling, palletising and packaging technologies. The full-liner is able to perfectly match all components of one line achieving maximum performance for the user. The BEUMER fillpac FFS filling machine will be presented as exhibit to the visitors. A 3D space measurement allows to suitably plan the installation of packaging lines in extant buildings. The Customer Support will present this technology at the Achema.

BEUMER Group develops complete packaging lines from one source for pharmaceutical and chemical companies. This means that the customer can omit or minimise interfaces and only needs one point of contact. What is special is that the system supplier dimensions the performance of the single machines and components as well as the high-level control in an optimum way. Thus the customer receives a complete line with optimum throughput.

The BEUMER fillpac FFS form fill seal system forms a ready-made tubular PE film into a bag and fills it with the customer's technical plastics like PE, PP, PA or PS pellets. Reliable and gentle filling is also possible for salts or fertilisers. The pellets are then weighed before the filling process. For this, the BEUMER fillpac FFS is equipped with an electronic calibration-capable weighing unit. Then the system seals the bags with a weight of up to 25 kg. BEUMER Group offers the BEUMER fillpac FFS both for the high-capacity area of up to 2,600 bags per hour and for low throughputs up to 1,800 or 2,500 bags per hour. Depending on the customer requirements the suitable machine performance class can be selected from the extended product range.

After filling, the bags are stacked on pallets in stable and precise way. The BEUMER paletpac of the system supplier is perfectly suited to this. It is easily accessible for maintenance, can be operated intuitively and flexibly adapted to different packing patterns.

For palletising cartons, boxes, canisters or trays, BEUMER Group offers the BEUMER robotpac. This space-saving, fully automatic articulated robot solves complex palletising and de-palletising challenges. The heart of the line is the high-capacity packaging system BEUMER stretch hood which covers the palletised goods with a high-stretchable stretch hood film. During transshipment and outside storage, the merchandise is protected reliably against environmental influences such as sunlight, dirt and humidity.

Safe planning with 3D space measurement

If for example packaging lines have to be installed in the extant buildings of the customer, BEUMER employees achieve greater planning reliability by 3D space measurement. This method is very precise: single elements as columns, gates, transitions or installations can be indicated as exactly as required. In addition also machines, systems and other structural conditions can be measured automatically. Thus, exact measurements and spatial conditions are recorded in a fast and precise way.

BEUMER at the Achema: hall 3.0, booth F50

A fresh breeze in Asia
Beckum, 27. April 2018

BEUMER Group: Amir Reza Sinai is the new managing director of the subsidiary in Thailand.

On 1 January 2018, Amir Reza Sinai was appointed as the new managing director of the BEUMER Group (Thailand) Co., Ltd., based in Bangkok. The subsidiary, which has 59 employees, acts as the BEUMER Group’s regional headquarters in South East and East Asia, where it covers the divisions Conveying & Loading Systems and Palletizing & Packaging Systems. It also provides solutions for the cement industry.

Before coming to the BEUMER Group, Amir Reza Sinai was chief executive officer of the Indonesian subsidiary of a global plant engineering and construction company. He joined BEUMER’s Thai subsidiary on 1 January 2017, and for almost a year he headed the company’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“Amir Reza Sinai is an expert with more than ten years’ experience in the cement industry of South East Asia and Oceania,” says Dr. Detlev Rose, Chief Sales Officer of the BEUMER Group. “Thanks to him, we will be able to provide even better support for our customers in this region.”

Beckum, 25. April 2018

伯曼集团为墨西哥水泥制造商Cruz Azul提供了灵活的包装线:

Cooperativa La Cruz Azul S.C.L. 是墨西哥第三大水泥制造商,为了灵活灌装码垛包装不同配型的新品瓷砖砂浆,需要一整套全自动包装线。伯曼集团的一站式解决方案在竞争中脱颖而出,深得厂商信赖。解决方案包括适用于不同物料的伯曼回转式包装机BEUMER fillpac R。还配备了伯曼套袋机BEUMER bag placer,提高了灌装高值物料的效率。使用这条新型包装线,Cruz Azul实现了预期的生产能力。

大桥、高楼、过街地道、地铁隧道和污水隧道:现在在墨西哥有许多大型项目正在施工。 因此,在拉丁美洲,墨西哥是巴西之后第二大水泥市场。 为了在国内国际激烈的竞争中立足,水泥制造商研发了很多高值物料。 Cooperativa La Cruz Azul,总部设在墨西哥城),也是这样的水泥制造商,公司始建于1881年,最早只针对本地市场。 在国内设有四个工厂,每年的产量约为8百万吨波特兰水泥。 总厂设在墨西哥Hidalgo州的Jasso,一个石灰石储藏丰富地域的城市。 1927年,工厂的员工组建了一个足球俱乐部,现在还在参加墨西哥足球甲级联赛,在国内国际都成绩斐然。


水泥制造商Cruz Azul也非常成功。 国内市场占有率达22%。 为了进一步拓大市场份额,公司研发了一种新型产品——有八种不同配型的高品质瓷砖砂浆。 “提供高品质的建材,才会更有竞争力”,Cruz Azul的技术总监Victor Luna解释说。  贸易商和最终用户还希望能在要求的时点准时收到预定数量的产品。销售的砂浆装袋,重量约为20-25千克。 为此,制造商需要一整套包装线,能够按照特殊的要求进行包装:新产品线不同配型、不同物料密度、不同的流动特性,包装设备应当能够灵活调整,无需人工装调,即可适用于不同的物料和较小的料袋尺寸。 接着,还要将料袋准确地、稳稳地码在托盘上,再罩膜包装,保护产品不受运输损坏和天气的影响。


2015年3月:其他供应商已经提交报价并且项目已经处在进展期之后,Kooperative Cruz Azul的负责人还是给伯曼集团发来了询价。“30多年前,我们就开始紧密合作”,Victor Luna表示。“我们的合作关系非常良好,而且非常信赖伯曼的品牌。”

这种信赖不是没有原因的。 这种信赖来自于伯曼集团。 2008年,伯曼仅用了26个月的时间就为其设在墨西哥Puebla工厂的大项目供货并安装了5台斗提机和2条码垛包装线。 码垛包装线由伯曼高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac和伯曼冷拉伸套膜包装机BEUMER stretch hood组成。 和当前的项目一样,都要求包装线能够码垛包装不同的物料,而设备无需人工繁复的装调。 Victor Luna强调说,当时伯曼集团为其提供了非常高效适用的设备,直到现在他的同事们还在使用。


伯曼集团给Cruz Azul展示了伯曼回转式包装机BEUMER fillpac R。“操作员可以根据不同的产品快速简便地调整所需参数,将各种物料高效地装入2-4层纸质阀口袋中”,伯曼墨西哥公司企业负责人Ralph Buchholz介绍说。双方就整套包装线的范围和期限达成了一致,在四月顺利签订了合同。“Cruz Azul非常重视德国制造的品质”,Buchholz说。“项目负责人还来到了我们在德国Beckum的总部,亲自验收设备。”

2015年10月,伯曼交付设备。 由3名伯曼德国的员工和一名伯曼墨西哥的员工负责安装设备。 “安装时,我们必须将包装线与现有的建筑结构和料仓设备无缝集成”,Buchholz介绍说。 “我的同事们克服了困难、顺利完成了任务,因为我们的解决方案可以根据技术和建筑的条件灵活调整。 ”比如说,工程师就重新调整列伯曼包装机BEUMER fillpac的悬架。


伯曼回转式叶轮给料包装机BEUMER fillpac R配有8个回转的灌装嘴。 因此,可以非常安全的处理非常细化的瓷砖砂浆。 叶轮给料迅速、物料通量大。 “在灌装过程中,对料袋进行称重”,Buchholz解释说。 为此,BEUMER fillpac配备了一台可校准的电子称重装置。 确保设备持续等量灌装料袋。 通过特殊软件保持灌装嘴和称重装置之间的平衡。 如果测出料袋重量不符,就会自动踢出料袋,通过滑槽导出,再拆开料袋。 物料再通过回料螺旋输送机和斗提机再回到装袋流程。

设备采用模块化设计。“由于物料非常细,容易发散,我们给设备配备了新型的伯曼套袋机BEUMER bag placer”,Buchholz说。还有空袋架,可以装700个料袋。大大提高了Cruz Azul包装设备的效率。伺服电动机驱动射袋单元和吸入式抓取装置自动准确定位,高效节能。抓取系统和射袋单元能将料袋架上的料袋安全地射到灌装嘴上。每小时可以高效精确灌装1,800个25千克料袋,或是2,250个20千克料袋。“操作员还可以轻松地将伯曼套袋机BEUMER bag placer调节到另一个料袋规格”,Buchholz解释说。

伯曼集团为工厂安装了分层码垛机BEUMER paletpac,能够全自动、可靠、迅速地码垛料袋。 每小时能够精确轻柔地在托盘上码垛2,200个料袋(10袋编组或8袋编组) ,托盘尺寸为1,220 x 1,020 x 245毫米。 “采用的双皮带转位装置将料袋转到所需的位置,不会影响料袋的形状”,Buchholz解释说。 与传统转位方式相比,在定位精确性上有着极大的优势,不是靠机械式,而是靠皮带让料袋转位,不会发生变形:两条平行布置速度不同的皮带机,将料袋快速转到所需位置。 双皮带转位装置的智能控制系统充分考虑了满袋后料袋的尺寸和重量。 根据预设的包装样式,精确定位。 “更换产品时只需稍微调整一下即可”,Buchholz说。


通过辊道,将码好的垛件输送到伯曼冷拉伸套膜包装机BEUMER stretch hood A。 这台包装设备可以每小时给110个托盘垛件罩上40-100微米厚的薄膜拉伸罩。 “取决于瓷砖砂浆的配型”,Buchholz解释说。 “薄膜包装可以在存储和长时间运输过程中防潮防尘,让料袋稳稳地码在托盘上,不会滑落。 ”包装设备没有平台,大大简化了维护保养工作,提高了设备的可用性。例如可以在地面上更换刀具或热封机构。同时还有其他优点,如:设计紧凑,结构高度低、占地面积小。“伯曼冷拉伸套膜包装机BEUMER stretch hood A非常高效节能”,Buchholz强调说。 薄膜输送系统处理轻柔,将裁好、热封成形的薄膜罩输送至包装系统。 在到卷膜拉伸单元的过程中,热封边就已冷却。 立即可以卷膜,没有时间损失。 既不需要高能耗的冷却装置,也不需要很长的冷却时间。 快节奏地进行托盘垛件包装。

2016年6月,Cruz Azul的这条包装线投入使用。 “伯曼包装线是交钥匙项目”,Victor Luna介绍说。 达到了水泥制造商预期的生产能力。 为了保证顺畅运行,伯曼经验丰富的专业人员与客户紧密联系,在故障或停机时及时为客户提供专业的技术支持。 此外,伯曼集团还提供相应的备件。 始终保持设备的高可用性。

这条包装线就是专门为工厂的需要量身定制的,Victor Luna显然对这个新的解决方案非常满意。 尤其惊叹于这种灵活的灌装技术。 节省了大量的时间,减小了工作压力,能够更加快速地将不同类型的砂浆交到客户手中。 完成了这个项目,伯曼集团在美洲大陆安装了一台BEUMER fillpac R。 与伯曼的合作还在继续。 目前,还在讨论关于装卸码垛方面的新项目。

Beckum, 18. April 2018


在德国斯图加特物流展(LogiMAT )上,伯曼集团展示了其最新的分拣机开发成果:BG分拣机能够很好地满足高效分拣的需要。 新系列可以为各类的货件提供专项解决方案。 为客户设计的系统可以采用翻盘式或交叉带式分拣机。 系统始终与运载单元保持通信,确保精确可控分拣,极具灵活性。 无接触式能量和数据传输大大降低了磨损和维护成本。

BG分拣机CB(交叉带)是分拣各类包裹或袋装货件的可靠解决方案。 采用“全交叉带设计”可以保证带宽最大化。 对客户而言,优势就是:在相同规格的分拣机上可以实现多种可用带面组合。 从而,安全简便地处理完全不同的货件。 降低货件在皮带之间的风险。 在E-Tray托盘设计(倾翻托盘)上也有很多优点。 改进的翻盘设计可以防止货件卡在托盘之间。 避免碰撞和设备停机。


“伯曼新的结构系列基于成熟的技术,关键组件(例如机架)采用不锈钢,无接触式能量传输取代了以往的接触线”,伯曼集团物流系统部门全球总监Stephan Heessels先生解释说。 这样,可以大大降低用户的设备维护成本以及磨损。 还可以避免产生粉尘。 在无线局域网中无线通信可以保证实时数据传输,而过去采用红外通信时,只有经过红外传感器点才会发送数据。 BG分拣机的通信时间可以缩短至毫秒,可以实时调整卸放曲线。 无线局域网通信还可以保证轻柔的处理不同的产品:操作员可以随时插入、选择和更改卸放曲线,无需调整硬件。 此外,还可以非常精确地用不同的速度卸放货件。

伯曼集团在BG分拣机上非常注重低维护保养成本。 通过状态监控和扩展的诊断工具,能够让相关人员尽早发现潜在的问题。 这对产品生命周期成本也有非常正面的影响。 分拣机的维护保养也非常简便。 系统还有紧凑型设计。 有效利用设备上下的空间。


BG分拣机小车系统的小车采用创新设计:每个小车有两个关节点,滚轮和导向轮固定在轴上。 这项专利设计有两个优点:一方面,与传统的小车几何设计相比,相同的节距明显缩小了转弯半径;另一方面,将转弯时的多边形效应最小化,减小系统中的振动。 从而降低了噪音排放,延长了设备的使用寿命。

此外,BG分拣机还采用特制的滚轮,与类似设备相比滚轮大一些。 这大大降低了滚动阻力,直接降低了能耗,降低了噪音排放,让运行更安静。


这个结构系列可采用基于OptiDrive的伺服驱动或无接触式的直线同步电机(LSM)驱动。 两种方式都能够降低能耗和二氧化碳排放。 OptiDrive是有专利的高效摩擦传动解决方案,在高效分拣机中为异步直线电机提供了经济型替代方案。 特点是:可以根据所需驱动力自动调节驱动轮的压紧力,制动的时候也是。 将效率提高至85%,也延长了驱动轮的使用寿命。 直线同步电机(LSM)也非常节能高效,它的优点是移动部件不相互接触,不会出现磨损,也不影响速度、处理能力和可靠性。


BG分拣机CB是高通量交叉带分拣机,速度可达为3米/秒。 每个交叉带的承载能力可达50千克。 “根据通量和产品组合,我们可以将小车设计为单带、双带或三带来输送货件”,Stephan Heessels先生解释说。 “这样可以分拣尺寸达1,500 x 1,000毫米的不同产品组合。” 与每个小车只装一个交叉带的传统分拣机相比,根据货件不同规格设置的多交叉带配置能够明显提高系统的处理能力。

全交叉带设计充分考虑了形状不稳定的货件。 用最大带宽安全承载、输送和准确卸放这类货件。

新型导入单元,可以精确地将货件导入到交叉带上。 导入后会检查货件的位置,根据需要进行纠正,确保货件的准确定位。


BG分拣机ET是翻盘式分拣机。 可以输送重达60千克的货件。 “货件卡在托盘间是这类分拣机最容易导致设备停机的原因”,Stephan Heessels先生介绍说。 “为了防止出现这种情况,伯曼推出了新的托盘设计。” 所谓的“封闭盖板”填平了托盘之间的间隙。 这样托盘之间不会卡住货件。 这个功能降低了停机时间,也避免损坏分拣机或货件。 用户也可以非常灵活地处理不同规格的货件。

“伯曼BG分拣机着眼与未来,为精确、经济、高效地处理各类货件产品组合设立了新的标准”,Stephan Heessels先生表示。 “伯曼为客户提供可以扩容的系统,为客户的成长发展提高助力,助其实现长期的投资回报。”

For a perfect appearance
Beckum, 05. April 2018

BEUMER Group equips BEUMER fillpac R with ultrasonic sealing unit

BEUMER Group, a solutions provider for complete packaging systems, is now offering the option to equip the BEUMER fillpac R filling system with an ultrasonic sealing unit. The filled bags have an even better appearance, giving users a significant image advantage over competitors.

The BEUMER fillpac R fills bags with bulk construction materials and industrial powders efficiently, gently and with the required throughput. It enables bags of different formats and types, such as valve bottom bags and flat valve bags, to be filled with different materials ranging in structure from very fine to very coarse. To optimise their appearance, BEUMER Group can equip the fillpac R with an ultrasonic sealing unit on request.

This is how it works: Before filling, the inflatable sleeve which is mounted to the special filling spout is inflated, preventing the escape of material. When the bag is full, it is automatically pulled from the filling spout and sealed with ultrasound. Afterwards it is very clean and compact. The ultrasonic sealing also ensures that material is not spilled or contaminated during transport by truck. Users can state the filling quantity exactly and do not have to add material later.

BEUMER Group hand-over baggage handling system (BHS) on schedule for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
Aarhus, 20. March 2018

BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems - has successfully completed the hand-over of the Baggage Handling System (BHS) to Sheremetyevo Airport. Completing the hand-over on schedule means that BHS link between the North and South Terminal Complexes will be fully operational in time for the first arrivals for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

The BHS was installed as part of the Sheremetyevo Tunnel Project. Built directly under the airfield, the 2 km tunnels are the first to be constructed under existing runways. One tunnel carries passengers whilst, in the other tunnel, BEUMER’s autover® Independent Carrier System (ICS) transports baggage at speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour.

With a total length of more than 4.8 kilometers, the autover system has 187 autoca® intelligent Destination Coded Vehicles (DCVs). Each DCV transports a single item of baggage to provide the airport with 100% traceability of each bag. This ensures optimum security, efficiency and throughput within the BHS.

The capacity to transport more than 900 bags per hour in each direction enables Sheremetyevo Airport to achieve short connection times, enhancing its role as a major hub and supporting its future growth forecasts. Designed to operate with no moving parts, the autover system also helps the airport to minimise Product Life-Cycle Costs (PLCCs) by virtually eliminating maintenance of the system inside the tunnel.

Sheremetyevo is Russia’s largest airport, carrying over 40 million passengers in 2017 on interna­tional and domestic flights to over 200 destinations. The development of the new Terminal B of North Terminal Complex increases the hub’s capacity to 58 million passengers per year. This is part of the airport’s Master Plan to increase total passenger numbers of Sheremetyevo up to 85 million of passengers per year by 2026.

"Our goal is to ensure the implementation of the strategy of the national carrier, Aeroflot, to create favorable conditions for the development of our other aviation partners and, as a result, to become one of the largest passenger and cargo hubs in the world." Explains Andrey Nikulin, Deputy of General Director of Sheremetyevo Airport. "Today we are building new infrastructure facilities that will be launched for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This allows us to meet the guests and participants of the Championships at the highest level, since their acquaintance with Russia will start from Sheremetyevo".

Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group, adds, “This project combined the twin challenges of installing an autover® system under existing runways and ensuring faultless operation in time for the 2018 World Cup. By successfully meeting the planned hand-over date for the BHS, BEUMER has fully overcome these challenges.”

BEUMER Group sorter introduces industry-first features at LogiMAT 2018
Beckum, 13. March 2018

BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems - will introduce its new high-capacity BG Sorter at LogiMAT, Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Germany, from 13th to 15th March 2018.

Based on a single, common platform, the BG Sorter can be configured for cross-belt or tilt-tray sortation and combines high capacity with the ability to handle the widest mix of items. In the cross-belt configuration, the BG Sorter CB marks an industry first with its ‘full cross-belt’ design. In the tilt-tray configuration, the BG Sorter ET introduces a new intermediate deck design which prevents jams caused by items from becoming trapped between the trays. Both configurations use real-time intelligent wireless communication to increase sortation accuracy and quality.

Full cross-belt design: BG Sorter CB

The BG Sorter CB is the first sorter to introduce a ‘full cross-belt’ design. This design extends both the length and the width of the belts to enable the sorter to handle items up to 1.500 mm in length and 1.000 mm in width.

The BG Sorter CB offers a choice of three belt configurations: a single belt per carriage, or the option of two or three belts per carriage.

The combination of these features allows large items to be sorted on the same automated system as fragile and high-friction items. This significantly increases efficiency and supports the ability to offer later cut-off times for customers.

Tilt-tray with new intermediate deck: BG Sorter ET

A new intermediate deck design introduced by the BG Sorter ET helps to prevent one of the most common causes of unplanned down-time for tilt-tray sorters: the risk of items becoming jammed between the trays.

The deck closes the gap between the trays so that items are prevented from becoming trapped between trays. This feature significantly reduces the down-time required to clear a jammed item and avoids potential damage to the sorter or the item. The movable deck accurately follows the movement of the sorter and adds more flexibility to handle odd size items to reduce the level of manual handling.

Intelligent wireless communication

Both configurations of the BG Sorter use slotted wireless communication to provide contactless, secure and interference-free data transmission for the sorter controls. Unlike infrared communication, which sends data only when passing an infrared sensor point, wireless communication sends data instantly and in real time. This allows communication to be timed down to milliseconds and discharge profiles to be adapted in real-time. A full chute can therefore be by-passed by re-routing items on-the-fly to another chute. For the BG Sorter CB, the intelligent controls also allow automatic repositioning of items on the belts to ensure correct positioning and an even flow of items. These features optimise the sorting process by enabling greater accuracy and efficiency.

Intelligent wireless communication also provides advanced diagnostic tools and condition monitoring. This contributes to minimising cost by enabling early detection of potential system malfunctions. The combination of preventative maintenance and remote configuration directly from the control room, or via BEUMER Group’s Hotline, significantly reduces sorter down-time.

Reduced PLCCs and sustainable sorting

The BG Sorter uses innovative technologies to achieve ultra-low Product Life-Cycle Costs (PLCCs).  In addition to a servo drive based OptiDrive, the sorter offers the option of using BEUMER Group’s contactless Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) contactless drive system.

In addition to reducing maintenance costs, both drive technologies offered provide a significant reduction in energy consumption of up to 70% compared to conventional drive technologies. This not only contributes to reducing the PLCC it also increases the environmental sustainability of the sorting process.

Extensive testing is an essential part of BEUMER Group’s approach to ensuring robust operation from the time that any system is installed and commissioned. To test every aspect of the BG Sorter’s operation a live trial of the system has been conducted in an Austrian Post hub. Hub manager, Ms. Kathrin Fischer, provided BEUMER with initial feedback on the system’s performance: “The system performed perfectly throughout the peak Christmas period but what impressed us most was its ultra-low noise level. The extremely quiet operation makes a significant contribution to improving the work environment and the level of care that we can provide for our staff.”

Stephan Heessels, Director, Logistic Systems, BEUMER Group concludes, “The BG Sorter brings together innovative features which deliver a new benchmark for the precise and cost-effective handling of the widest possible mix of items. In addition, the BG Sorter provides the flexibility to ensure that the system has the scalability to support future growth and deliver a long-term return on investment.”

BEUMER Group will be in Hall 5, Booth A41 at LogiMAT, Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Germany, from 13th to 15th March 2018.

BEUMER Group launches a new class of line sorter at LogiMAT 2018, Stuttgart
Beckum, 13. March 2018

BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems – will launch a new class of line sorter at LogiMAT, Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Germany from the 13th to 15th March 2018. The innovative BG Line Sorter provides an alternative to traditional sliding-shoe line sorters by combining the broad handling mix of a cross-belt sorter within the compact footprint of a line sorter.

The increased handling capabilities are achieved by replacing the traditional sliding-shoe discharge mechanism used on conventional line sorters with active slat-belts. The introduction of active slat-belt technology allows the new BG Line Sorter to overcome the limitations in the handling capability of traditional line sorters. These limitations are caused by the sliding-shoe discharge mechanism which does not efficiently discharge items which are not a standard shape. This limitation means that, whilst line sorters are used extensively to handle boxes, cartons or totes, they are not efficient for handling bagged, fragile, high-friction or thin items such as small polybags.  In contrast, the rolling discharge mechanism of the slat-belts handles standard and non-standard items on the same belt and with the same high level of efficiency. The BG Line Sorter therefore extends the handling mix to include standard and non-standard items.

Active slat-belt technology

Although active slat-belt technology is a new concept in line sorting, it has been proven extensively in high-speed loop sorters. The slat-belts discharge items by rolling them off the belt into chutes located on either side of the line as seen with the industry-proven, belt-based loop sorters. The belts are manufactured in a high-friction material to ensure precise positioning of each item and they provide extended weight-carrying capabilities.

A single slat-belt can accept an item which weighs up to 25 kg. As items can be inducted onto one or more slat-belts, the sorter can handle items with a maximum weight of 50 kg each.

Plug and play installation and easy scalability

The BG Line Sorter uses standard modules to simplify installation and provide an adaptable solution which ensures a long-term return on investment.

The standard unit is 2.95 metres long and is pre-assembled with all of the mechanical and electrical components, Information Technology (IT) and controls. Each unit is fully tested and certified in-house by BEUMER Group prior to installation.

The pre-assembled modules allow installation to be achieved using a minimum number of connection points. This ensures fast installation and commissioning to deliver almost plug-and-play operation. The modular structure also provides the flexibility for the system to be easily re-configured, re-positioned or expanded. This allows the BG Line Sorter to be adapted to meet changing business priorities and future-proofs the customer investment.

The use of industry-standard software and controls also contributes to a fast commissioning process. Low-level control is based on a centralised Programmable Logic Controller with distributed Input/Output (I/O). The Process Field Net (ProfiNet) communication protocol ensures stable and reliable communication combined with a high degree of flexibility whilst Infrared Data Association (IrDA) communication is used to interface with the carrier controllers.

The high-level control system is integrated seamlessly with host systems including the Warehouse Management System (WMS); Material Flow Control (MFC) and Warehouse Control System (WCS), in addition to subsystems and peripheral equipment. It can also be integrated with BEUMER Group’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The high level of software integration provides access to vital management information which can enable the system to be continually optimised for Maximum efficiency.

Ultra-low Product Life-Cycle Costs (PLCCs)

The need to ensure ultra-low Product Life-Cycle Costs (PLCCs) was another priority in the design of the BG Line Sorter. Unlike conventional line sorters, the BG Line Sorter features Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM) technology.

LSM technology uses permanent magnets to generate magnetic fields which drive the chain of slat-belt units inside the frame. The LSMs eliminate contact between the stationary and moving parts of the drive system which prevents the components from being exposed to wear-and-tear whilst in operation. The elimination of wear-and-tear makes a significant contribution to the sorter’s ultra-low PLCCs. A further benefit of the LSMs is that they achieve an ultra-low level of acoustic noise to provide a safer and more comfortable working environment for operators.

Other features which contribute to the ultra-low PLCCs include pre-tensioning of the slat-belts before installation and life-lubricated driving wheels. These features enable the BG Line Sorter to eliminate the need for constant adjustment and servicing which results in a lighter maintenance requirement. The easy accessibility of all the components within the modules further reduces maintenance costs by making maintenance faster and more time efficient.

“Stephan Heessels, Director, Logistic Systems Division, BEUMER Group comments, “The launch of the BG Line Sorter introduces a radical new approach to line sorting. The active slat-belt technology enables the sorter to achieve a capacity of 1,500 to 10,000 items per hour in a compact and flexible footprint. It will also enable logistics companies to increase efficiency by handling an extended mix of items on a single belt.”

BEUMER Group sorter transforms Freightways’ parcel sortation in first six months of operation
Beckum, 13. March 2018

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated parcel and post distribution systems, announces that the largest automated parcel sortation system in the South Island of New Zealand has completed its first six months of operation. Installed in Freightways’ new South Island hub at Christchurch Airport, the BEUMER system is Freightways’ first automated material handling system.

“The investment in the automated system has transformed the Freightways Group’s network by enabling us to handle a record number of deliveries over the peak Christmas period,” explains John Charles, Freightways’ National Operations Manager. “This is helping the business to go from strength to strength in handling increased volumes year-on-year to our large New Zealand customer base”.

The mix of items which have been sorted includes wine boxes and polystyrene containers of fresh fish shipped through the Freightways Courier Network, so it was important to the business that these items were conveyable.

Stephen Clark, BEUMER Groups Area Sales Director Logistic Systems, comments, “Freightways needed an automated sortation system which could safely handle as wide a range of parcels as possible in a very short window. Assured gentle handling of every package was important to minimise the number of non-conveyable items.”

The system is based on BEUMER Group’s LS-4000CB cross-belt sorter which combines flexibility with extreme energy efficiency. With the capacity to handle up to 15,000 items per hour, the system should enable Freightways to meet its future volume growth forecasts for the next fifteen years.

The automation of the material handling process has supported the integration of multiple Freightways brands into a single operation. As New Zealand’s largest independent courier network the Freightways Group includes New Zealand Couriers, Post Haste, Castle Parcels, Now Couriers, Sub 60, DX Mail and Kiwi Express. The high speed and capacity provided by the automated system places the group in a strong position to respond to the growth in both business to business and e-commerce deliveries.

“The decision to award the contract to BEUMER was influenced by the fact that they took the time to understand our business and operations. They also transferred that knowledge into a system that met and exceeded our operational requirements. This has been reinforced by the systems performance over the just completed peak Christmas operation” concluded Charles.

BEUMER Group reveals more ‘Ultimate Baggage Handling System’ features at Passenger Terminal Expo 2018
Aarhus, 20. February 2018

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, will reveal more insights into the Ultimate Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Passenger Terminal Expo 2018, Stockholm, 20-22 March.

The Ultimate Baggage Handling System transforms the conventional ‘push’ approach to baggage flow into a super-efficient ‘pull’ system. Among the new features are:

Reclaim on demand; the use of Big Data and Machine Learning using neural networks; and a 3D Advanced Visualisation Tool which will be demonstrated on the stand. Reclaim on demand uses self-service pick-up kiosks to improve the passenger experience on arrival. It also enhances security by eliminating the risk of bags being claimed by the wrong passenger.

The use of Big Data is the basis for many new capabilities such as Predictive Analytics, 3D Visualisation and Machine Learning. Predictive Analytics allows the Ultimate BHS to optimise baggage flow and maintenance, whilst Machine Learning with neural networks improves the read-rate for bag-tags.

These new features add to the efficiencies introduced by the dynamic Early Baggage Store (EBS) which provides speed-loading of carts and ULDs. The Ultimate BHS also proposes use of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) to handle ULDs and dollies.

“The integration of emerging technologies is re-defining the vision for the airport of the future,” explains Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, , BEUMER Group. “The Ultimate Baggage Handling System provides levels of flexibility, control and optimisation that are simply not achievable with a conventional ‘push’ system.”

Beckum, 15. February 2018

伯曼为德国Umweltdienste Bohn公司提供了整套输送和处理替代型燃料的解决方案:

为了使运行更具经济效益,Dyckerhoff公司旗下的水泥公司Deuna Zement GmbH未来将在德国图林根Deuna工厂给两个回转窑 的主燃烧器通过新的连接使用新的替代型燃料。基于与替代型燃料供应合作伙伴关系,位于德国黑森州Alsfeld的Umweltdientste Bohn GmbH接受委托在Deuna Zement的厂区内安装一个处理系统。

Umweltdienste Bohn作为总承包商委托伯曼集团提供整套解决方案,高效输送不同的混合物料、按量给料。 管状带式输送机是这套系统的核心:封闭系统确保安全、环保、无排放、低能耗地输送物料。


“客户选择伯曼,因为伯曼能够一站式提供整套解决方案”,伯曼集团项目经理Tomas Hrala先生说。“凭借专业知识和定制的系统,伯曼可以为其提供最好的支持。”Umweltdienste Bohn得到了全方位的支持,随时可以与伯曼专业的项目联系人联系。

Bergen Airport Reports Success with New BEUMER Group Baggage Handling System
Aarhus, 13. February 2018

Terminal 3, the new terminal at Bergen Flesland Airport in Western Norway reports operational success with its new BEUMER Group baggage handling system (BHS), in its first three months since opening.

The airport is the second largest in Norway and the expansion was part of the National Transport Plan to provide capacity for up to 7.5 million passengers per year. Having dramatically outgrown its original capacity of 2.8 million, the airport currently handles more than 6 million passengers per year.

From the outset, one of the key focuses for the new terminal was optimising operational and environmental efficiency, particularly for baggage handling. The performance and energy savings offered by the BEUMER Group system helped the airport achieve this goal.

The flexibility of the BEUMER Group BHS improves efficiency and passenger experience at Bergen Airport, and enables all check-in positions to feature automatic Self-Bag Drop. The CrisBag system is designed to handle normal size and long bags (up to 1,400 mm), transporting them on the same track, at the same speed to reduce the use of the oversize-bag lines. The BHS system also combines the CrisStore® dynamic Early Baggage System (EBS) with the CrisBag® tote-based system, providing dynamic storage for up to 600 bags at a time and enabling on-demand retrieval of baggage for speed-loading to ULDs and trolleys.

The tote-based CrisBag® system provides the flexibility for Bergen to handle normal and long bags from the same check-in desk and to transport it on the same track, at the same speed. The CrisBag also provides high-capacity, in-tote ECAC Standard 3 security screening for both standard and extended totes ensuring that Bergen Airport is secure and complies with all screening legislation. The system also delivers low operating expenses (OPEX) by minimizing the use of spare parts and energy consumption, reducing total cost of ownership.

The departure system is designed with redundant loops to maintain 70% fallback capacity. The arrival system consists of five carrousels, each featuring a dedicated CrisBelt® loading line. Petter Hope, Project Manager for Terminal 3 at Bergen Airport, says, "The BHS system from BEUMER exceeds our efficiency goals. The CrisBag tote-based system is a pull-system instead of the common push-system because of the inclusion of the dynamic EBS. This meant we were able to reduce the number of sorting bins required, saving space and allowing the ground handler to plan the loading process more efficiently."

"We found the electricity consumption of the CrisBag system to be considerably lower than any other suppliers bidding for the project, which is important to our "green" airport project, adds Petter Hope."

BEUMER Group to install sortation system for NACEX at new cross-docking super-hub near Madrid
Aarhus, 06. February 2018

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated parcel and post distribution systems, has been awarded a contract by Spanish courier, NACEX, part of Logista, to design and install the sortation system for its new cross-docking super-hub in the ‘Corredor del Henares’ near Madrid, Spain.

BEUMER Group's cross-belt sortation solution will help NACEX to expand its hub capabilities in this important region. It will also reinforce the company’s position as a leader in the express courier sector throughout Spain, Andorra and Portugal and enable its abilty to deliver cutting-edge service.

The 11,400 sqm logistics hub will comprise 104 loading docks for vans and light vehicles and 10 for trailer trucks, making it NACEX's largest hub in Spain. The BEUMER Group system will be based on two LS-4000CB cross-belt sorters and integrate induction units with weighing scales, chutes and a conveyor system. High and low-level controls with full sortation logic, visualisation and an information system will also be fully integrated with business logic and SCADA. The system will provide NACEX with a total capacity of 24,000 items per hour divided equally between parcels and fliers.

“There were two important factors in the decision to award the contract to BEUMER Group,” explains Manel Orihuela Chacón, General Subdirector, NACEX. “The first was the fact that the legacy BEUMER Group systems installed in our other hubs operate efficiently and continue to adapt to our future needs after more than a decade. The second reason was BEUMER Group’s meticulous proposals for optimising the parcel-flow within the super-hub. These proposals demonstrated the importance of designing the system to meet real-world operational needs and capacity rather than just theoretical capacity.”

“In short, we realised that, with BEUMER Group, we would not only get an optimum solution but also a reliable, long-term partner,” concludes Manel Orihuela Chacón.

BEUMER Group’s Stephan Heessels, Director for BEUMER Group Logistic Systems, explains, “The design of the system incorporated the need to handle fliers in addition to parcels up to 1000mm in length. The integration of the complete system will allow NACEX to handle this wide mix of items without limiting the overall system capacity.”

The Madrid site will be one of the first logistics platforms to achieve LEED certification from the US Green Building Council. Its status as a sustainable building has been achieved by adhering to the highest quality standards, both in the conceptual design and in its choice of materials. As the industry’s most energy-efficient sorter, the LS-4000CB sorter will strengthen the super-hub’s green credentials.

The new NACEX hub is scheduled to begin distributing parcels, locally and nationally, by the end of 2018.

BEUMER Group wins contract to extend the baggage handling system at Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2
Aarhus, 30. January 2018

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has been awarded a contract by Finavia for a redundant baggage handling system for the extension to Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport. The new contract is in addition to BEUMER Group’s previous successful partnership with Helsinki Airport. In 2009 BEUMER Group installed a complete baggage handling and transfer system in Terminal 2 which enabled Helsinki to achieve ultra-fast transit times. The new Terminal 2 extension to the baggage handling system is designed to provide Helsinki Airport with even greater transfer capacity, redundancy and flexibility.

The contract comprises a system based on two energy-efficient LS-4000 tilt-tray sorters, a CrisBag® tote-based system with in-tote screening and CrisBelt conveyors, all from BEUMER Group’s Crisplant® product range.

The new extension to the baggage handling system has been designed to ensure full redundancy throughout the sorting, make-up and dynamic Early Baggage Store (EBS). The sorting process achieves full redundancy with a seamless link between the new and existing systems and the ability to control both systems from a single control room.  For baggage make-up, redundancy is ensured by allowing each pair of sorters to discharge to the same destination chutes.

The integration of BEUMER Group's CrisStore® dynamic EBS will allow operators to recall individual items of baggage from any of the 1000 storage positions. This provides increased efficiency by enabling Helsinki to implement future batch-building of baggage in the make-up area. The new EBS will also support the existing lane-based storage which was installed as part of the first CrisBag System.

“The extension of Terminal 2 will ensure that Helsinki Airport maintains its strong competitive position, especially in transfer traffic between Europe and Asia,” explains Mr. Henri Hansson, Technical Director of Finavia Corporation. “The passenger volumes between Helsinki and Asia have increased steadily for several years now. One of the main goals of Finavia’s Development Programme 2014 - 2020 is to increase Helsinki Airport's transfer capacity.”

The extension will provide the high unload capacity needed to support fast and secure handling of transfer baggage. Transfer baggage which has been deemed as having a ‘safe’ origin will be diverted directly to its destination via the LS-4000E tilt-tray sorters. Transfer baggage where the origin is ‘unsafe’ will be routed via the new CrisBag system to in-tote ECAC 3-compliant screening. To minimise the number of screening machines, the system also merges the oversize baggage with the in-tote screening System.

Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group adds, “Helsinki Airport has been using BEUMER Group technology since the T2 system was installed in 2009. The technology has proven to meet Helsinki Airport’s high-performance targets. In addition, the operators’ familiarity with this technology means that minimal training will be required for them to operate the new extended system.”

Beckum, 18. January 2018

土耳其水泥制造商OYAK Denizli Çimento Sanayii T.A.Ş采用伯曼集团的管状带式输送机快速环保地进行替代型燃料供料

水泥制造属能源密集型行业,节能降耗至关重要。 OYAK集团Denizli Çimento Sanayii T.A.Ş. 水泥厂决定预热塔、煅烧炉和主燃烧器均采用替代型燃料和原料作燃料,以达到经济高效可持续生产的目的。 秉持着这种理念,Denizli Çimento决定投资购买伯曼集团的AFR系统(Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials替代型燃料和原料)存储、混合、输送不同成分的物料,例如旧轮胎碎片。 解决方案的核心就是项目中使用的两台管状带式输送机。 全封闭式的输送系统能够低能耗无尘环保地输送燃料和原料,最重要的是还能减少人员需求。 2017年1月Denizli Çimento水泥厂投资的伯曼AFR系统已投入运营,非常高效节能。

土耳其水泥市场正在蓬勃发展。 从伊斯坦布尔的第三个国际机场,到伊斯坦布尔-伊兹密尔的高速公路,还有很多大型基础设施、市区重建和住房建造项目,对建材的需要量非常大,而且在接下来几年还会持续增长。 显然,像OYAK集团这样的建材制造商会在这些基础建设项目里占有很大的份额。 Denizli Çimento Sanayii T.A.Ş. 位于爱琴海地区西安那托力亚,是OYAK集团下属最重要的水泥厂。

采用二次燃料 替代一次燃料

为了顺利生产,这个水泥制造商非常注重如何在生产过程中做到经济高效。 “我们的行业一直属于能源密集型行业”,OYAK Denizli Çimento Sanayii的副厂长Berkan Fidan先生说。 “但这也是一个可以调节的因素。”  2015年,公司代表共同商议决定,要实现高效的可持续的生产,尽可能地将昂贵的一次燃料(例如煤、煤气和石油)的用量降到最低。 目标是,从替代型燃料获得大部分所需的能源。 主要是用作煅烧炉和主燃烧器的燃料,是不同成分的混合物,就是垃圾衍生燃料(RDF)以及旧轮胎碎片(通常尺寸不超过120x120毫米)。

现有设备当初的设计目的不是为了使用替代型能源。 “我们需要一个合作伙伴,给我们提供和安装全套的解决方案。 用这套设备可以存储、混合不同成分的物料,再将其输送到预热塔和主燃烧器”,Denizli项目经理Güngör Aydin先生解释说。 通过寻找和比较,这家水泥制造商决定选择伯曼集团。 “以前的项目里,伯曼给我们安装过一台斗提机”,他说。 “使用体验非常好,我们非常满意。”


理想解决方案 满足各种需求

伯曼集团设有专门的AFR系统业务部门,为水泥制造商在替代型燃料和原料领域提供全力支持。 “结合专业的知识和定制的系统,我们竭诚为客户提供最优质的服务,”伯曼集团捷克公司董事总经理Michal Hrala先生说。 “我们不仅有多年的成功经验,还始终以满足客户需求为己任。” 伯曼能够根据客户要求提供并安装流程链上的所有环节,从固体燃料的收货、卸车到存储、运输及定量给料。伯曼竭诚为最终用户提供一站式服务,客户只需一个联系人。

“我们评估了不同类型的机械运输系统,”Berkan Fidan先生解释说。 最终,OYAK Denizli选中了伯曼集团的基于创新型管状带式输送机技术的一站式解决方案。 2016年5月,伯曼许可的供应商CTN MAKİNA制作完成了系统所有钢结构,开始安装进口部件和本地制造的部件。 两条线,伯曼集团安装的两台输送机长度分别为206米和190米,还包括其他附属设备。 每台管状带式输送机的输送能力可达每小时15吨。 “这两台输送机不仅生态环保、几乎不需要维护”,伯曼集团的Michal Hrala先生介绍说。 “采用封闭式结构,避免物料掉落及降低排放,还能保护环境。 此外,在运输过程中,还不会产生粉尘”。 管状带式输送机可水平垂直转弯,完美适配地形。 与其他输送机相比,需要更少的转运站。 伯曼集团还可以根据系统特点个性化调整输送路径,大大节约了投资成本。

伯曼集团的专家还可以负责仓库以及所需设备的规划。 包括多种输送机和管路、机械设备和钢结构的供货、安装和调试。 此外,伯曼集团还给每台管状带式输送机安装了两个带卸料装置的容器,确保燃料完美混合。 在输送机末端还装有分料的容器。


采用活底式挂车输送RDF物料。 在接收站卸载和存储替代型燃料。 从仓库用抓斗式起重机对所有4个装着送达物料的容器装料,接着这些不同的燃料在炉子的煅烧炉和主燃烧器中燃烧。

“在系统设计的过程中,我们也面临着一些挑战”,Michal Hrala先生回忆说。 “因为水泥厂所在地属于地震多发地区。 我们必须相应地进行系统设计”,具体来说:管状带式输送机的设计不仅要能够耐受地震的动态负载,还有余波影响。 现有的预热塔也是一个障碍。 可用空间很小,伯曼集团的员工必须在狭窄的条件下匹配所需的设备。

2016年10月,合同签订后不到一年,系统调试。 “我们对伯曼集团的整套系统非常满意”,Denizli项目经理Güngör Aydin先生总结说。 所有输送系统及相关配套设备相互间无缝集成,确保连续供给燃料。 “我们不仅节约了成本,而且大大降低了所需的昂贵的一次燃料。 现在明显更节能高效了”,他说。 “也就是说,我们的投资成本已经开始快速回本了。”

BEUMER Group baggage handling system in operation at Terminal 4, Changi Airport, Singapore
Aarhus, 09. January 2018

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems announces the start of operations of the baggage handling system installed in the new Terminal 4 at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The system integrates a CrisBag® tote-based sortation system and CrisBelt® conveyor system from BEUMER Group’s Crisplant product range.

The system began operation successfully and on-time due to extensive testing prior to the opening of the Terminal. This included BEUMER Group processing over a million bags in addition to the training of all ground personnel. In addition, Changi Airport Group (CAG) conducted more than 100 trials involving 2,500 airport staff and 1,500 volunteers during the Operation Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) period in preparation for the opening of Terminal 4.

The Terminal 4 baggage handling system integrates conventional check-ins, self-check-ins, a CrisBelt conveyor with integrated hold baggage screening, a CrisBag tote-based Independent Carrier System (ICS), overall controls and CCTV. The CrisBag system, with integrated Early Baggage Store (EBS), spans 5,000 linear metres and is designed to provide the highest level of availability and the shortest transport times combined with 100% track and trace capability.

Controlled by BEUMER Group’s software suite, the system enables Terminal 4 to process 5400 bags per hour. By allowing the airport to handle an additional 16 million passengers per year, Terminal 4 increases Changi’s total capacity to 82 million passengers annually.

Changi Airport has been using BEUMER Group technology since 2002, when the tilt-tray sorter was installed in Terminal 2,” explains Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group. “The original contract was followed by the installation of a CrisBag system in Terminal 3 which operates as a dual baggage sorting system and an inter-terminal transfer baggage system between Terminals 1, 2 and 3.”

Systems supplier presents innovative intralogistics
Beckum, 07. December 2017

BEUMER Group at LogiMAT 2018:

The BEUMER Group will be exhibiting under the theme of "Innovation and Logistics" at LogiMAT 2018, which takes place in Stuttgart from 13th to 15th March. The systems supplier will be celebrating its premiere at the trade fair with an innovative new development from the field of sorting and distribution solutions. The solution provider will also be presenting the BEUMER stretch hood high-performance packaging machine together with the appropriate components for implementing sector-specific material flows. Customers can therefore obtain complete packaging lines and intralogistics systems from a single source.

The intralogistics solutions provider, BEUMER Group, will be presenting its cutting-edge solutions and expertise to a professional audience in Stuttgart. Guests to the exhibition stand will experience an new and innovative, high-performance sorter solution, for which the BEUMER Group will be providing detailed information. Using augmented reality, visitors will be able to see the new technology in action, examine different stations more closely, and operate them in the virtual environment. The solution provider will be setting trends with the new technology, in particular to provide optimum support for warehouses and distribution hubs operating in the demanding e-commerce and Industry 4.0 environment. Potential customers will receive all data and facts relating to this new development exclusively on the exhibition stand.

As a systems supplier, the BEUMER Group also supplies and installs complete packaging lines fitted individually to match the handled products. For example, the range includes the innovative BEUMER fillpac FFS Form-Fill-Seal system, which is mainly used in the chemical industry for filling plastic bags. With the BEUMER fillpac R, users have a machine which enables paper bags to be filled with different materials – particularly those used in the building materials industry – with structures ranging from very fine to very coarse. The powerful BEUMER paletpac layer palletizer efficiently stacks the filled bags on pallets. These machines are equipped with a clamp or double-belt turning device, depending on the product requirements. The BEUMER stretch hood high-performance packaging machine range enables palletized goods to be securely fixed to the pallet during transportation by means of a stretch film. This also protects them against dust, rain and other effects of the weather when stored outdoors. The systems supplier will be presenting this system in action to visitors to the exhibition stand.

There is even more to come once the stacked goods have been enclosed with the stretch hood. With its palletizing and packaging systems, the BEUMER Group is implementing industry-specific applications, which the supplier uses to enhance its packaging lines to create complete intralogistics solutions. This is done by fitting the lines with standardized components such as conveyor equipment or vehicle-based systems, a variety of handling solutions, and manipulators such as robots, buffer and storage modules. BEUMER Group also integrates the appropriate controls and automation systems, which can also be incorporated into the customer's ERP solution. Customers can obtain the complete intralogistics from a single source with just one reliable and competent point of contact.

BEUMER at LogiMAT 2018, Hall: 5, Booth: A41

Like a second skin
Beckum, 23. November 2017

BEUMER bag-in-bag: film packaging protects paper bags from the environment

The new BEUMER bag-in-bag system quickly and reliably packs filled paper bags individually or in groups with a weather-resistant plastic film. This protects the contents against moisture, dust, insects and other environmental influences during storage and transport. The BEUMER bag-in-bag is easy to integrate into existing filling and packaging systems.

The impermeable film keeps dust from escaping from the filled bags, and it prevents product losses. The films have thicknesses of 30 to 100 microns, so material costs are low. The outer packaging in the paper bags does not require an intermediate layer made of PE, a fact which also cuts costs and increases filling performance. The highly efficient system is so reliable that ultrasonic welding of the bags is usually not necessary.

The BEUMER bag-in-bag, offered to customers in cooperation with Tentoma, has a wide range of uses. For the BEUMER Group the focus is on packaging of bags, but the technology is also suitable for goods with lengths of up to eight metres and product circumferences of 600 to approximately 5,600 millimetres. Thus the system can also be used for bar stock, insulation materials or consumer goods. Users can integrate it seamlessly into their work processes by simply installing it in existing feeding line. Thus the BEUMER bag-in-bag supplements the BEUMER fillpac inline packer and the BEUMER paletpac high-performance palletiser.

Bagging, film packaging and palletising can be easily and seamlessly combined in a continuous production line. Expensive modification and system changes are unnecessary. The BEUMER bag-in-bag is designed for inline packers with a capacity of up to 800 bags per hour. The flexible BEUMER system can be configured for three different applications: a semiautomatic insular solution, a fully automatic depalletising, packaging and palletising line, or an integrated solution in which machines can be switched on individually. Thus the system can be adapted to specific customer requirements.

Transfers made easy
Beckum, 09. November 2017

Airport logistics: BEUMER autover offers flexible conveying of standard and oversize baggage

Short layover and transfer times at airports require reliable and fast baggage handling especially at peak times. BEUMER Group provides the perfect solution with its BEUMER autover high-speed baggage conveying system. The system supplier developed the intelligent autoca vehicles for quick and careful transport of standard suitcases, bags and oversize baggage to their intended destination. They convey baggage items of different shapes and sizes on the same rails and at the same speed. This visionary solution is chosen by international airports such as Moscow-Sheremetyevo putting them in a great position for future growth.

The BEUMER autover system is comprised of a passive rail system and individual vehicles, the BEUMER autoca. Each of those vehicles receives orders from a central unit that is equipped with the BEUMER logistic software BeSS (BEUMER Sortation System). After check-in, they are driven to their destination autonomously, quietly and independently from each other with a speed of up to ten kilometres per hour and a maximum item load of 50 kilogram. Their on-board controller computes the ideal route. Furthermore, the vehicles can deposit bags in, and withdraw bags from, early bag storage. If one of the x-ray devices fails, the BEUMER autoca with the baggage that needs to be scanned is directly diverted to a device that is ready for use. This ensures a high degree of operational reliability. "New segments can be easily added, in case the rail system at the airport needs to be extended," explains Thomas Frank, Senior Systems Manager Airport at BEUMER Group. The baggage conveying system requires little space, because narrow curves and switch points are used with small radii of 1.25 metres. The vehicles also navigate long distances and challenging layouts that include climbs and drops.

From suitcases to surfboards

"We continued to develop the BEUMER autoca vehicles further, in order to make our high-speed baggage conveying system even more flexible and adaptable to very different baggage items," reports Frank. The goal was to transport standard suitcases and baggage items with lengths of up to 2.5 metres with different carriers in the same rail system and at the same speed, getting them to their destination quickly and gently. Depending on the transported items, the BEUMER autoca vehicles are used with belts or containers mounted on the BEUMER autoca. "This means that we can now use the BEUMER autover to also safely transport oversize baggage like surboards, skis, umbrellas or strollers," emphasises Frank. During operation, the number of active vehicles can be automatically adjusted to the number of items to be transported in order to minimise energy and maintenance costs. The BEUMER autover then transfers the the baggage seamlessly to other systems, such as the tote-based baggage transport and sortation system CrisBag from the BEUMER Group product range.

The new BEUMER autoca, with the designation NG III, now has a concave shaped belt with a grid pattern. This prevents even suitcases with wheels from slipping. "The previous model used a smooth and even belt," reports Frank. "In order to secure the load, both sides were equipped with flaps that could open and close automatically during loading and unloading." These are now no longer necessary. BEUMER engineers have instead made the side walls higher and equipped them with a robust sheet metal structure. Six photocells in each vehicle permanently monitor the position of the baggage item, so it can be centered during the transfer.

In order to make maintenance easier, this new version has the entire drive technology located on one side of the vehicle. The wiring was moved to the back side. For better positioning, the conveyor drive was equipped with a new pulse generator. The BEUMER engineers also installed a central processing unit that is four times faster. This considerably improves its utilisation and the response time of the system compared to the previous version.

In order to guarantee a smooth operation, the self-diagnostic functions of the BEUMER autoca vehicles check in autonomously for maintenance at customisable intervals, if necessary. Just one mouse click and the corresponding vehicle drives towards the central maintenance area. This does not influence the remaining baggage transport. If required, operators can receive a text message notifying them of vehicles due for service. "But thanks to contactless energy and data transmission, the operational and maintenance costs are very low for our BEUMER autover," explains Frank. The lack of wear parts, and a rail system that is essentially maintenance-free, reduces total operating costs. "If baggage volume is low, the BEUMER autoca vehicles simply drive into their preset parking zone and wait for their turn. This saves additional energy," says Frank. The system also provides complete compliance with fire protection regulations: If the baggage conveying system runs through fire protection zones, the rails are automatically raised in case of fire allowing fire protection doors to close.

Seamless tracking

The BEUMER autover allows only one baggage item per load carrier or container. This improves traceability and safety. During each processing phase, the transported item can be located with absolute accuracy. This becomes increasingly important since in recent years, airports and airlines have wanted to provide this as a service to passengers. Meeting the requirements of IATA Resolution 753, which will come into effect in June 2018, is another factor of having this ability. It basically states that members of the International Air Transport Association will have to be able to more precisely track the baggage of their passengers. BEUMER Group's BEUMER autover uses the Independent Carrier System (ICS) that meets the high demands coming from passengers and authorities. "Our system guarantees absolute traceability during each transport phase, because each item remains in the same container or on the same belt, from check-in and early baggage storage to screening and discharge," says Frank. "At Montreal airport for example, we tied in the BEUMER autover directly with various phases of security checks." At any point in time, each baggage item can be clearly assigned to a BEUMER autoca vehicle and to the passenger: Any bag, which is deposited in the early baggage storage system by the BEUMER autoca, is not released and transported to its final destination until a passenger and that passenger's corresponding baggage have been identified as "secure".

Moscow-Sheremetyevo: Secured for the future

Besides Montreal, the BEUMER autover is already used at other international airports such as Dubai, UAE, and Nice, France, and will soon be in operation in Stansted, UK, and Russia's largest airport Moscow-Sheremetyevo. The current volume of passenger traffic is 31 million per year. The operator's strategy is to handle an increased volume of 40 million passengers by 2030. In order to achieve this, they are expanding their northern terminal complex. Almost two kilometres separate it from the southern part of the airport. They are connected via a tunnel. It is planned to equip the tunnel with the BEUMER autover, so that the connecting times for passengers can be shortened.

BEUMER Group's scope of supply includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and the implementation of the baggage conveying system. Installation work began in February 2017. The overall rail length will be almost five kilometres. 187 BEUMER autoca will be in operation. The goal is to move 900 baggage items per hour, in each direction. "The rails operate without any moving parts, which means that only minimal maintenance work will be necessary in the tunnel," says Vladislav Dementiev, General Director BEUMER Russia. By opting for the BEUMER autover system, Moscow-Sheremetyevo will be able to minimise the baggage connecting times between the terminals. Each baggage item will be properly handled and transported to the correct destination. The airport will become the most important aviation hub in Russia.

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