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"We support our customers in growing"
Beckum, 19. June 2019

Interview with Thomas Wiesmann, Director Sales Logistic Systems at BEUMER Group

At LogiMAT in Stuttgart, BEUMER Group presented its newly developed BG Sorter from the sortation and distribution technology segment. The high-capacity system enables precise and controlled processing of a wide variety of packages. The system integrator also has an efficient warehouse control system in its range for optimum flow of goods. In an interview, Thomas Wiesmann explains how users can benefit from this comprehensive competence and what trends they can expect. He is Director Sales Logistic Systems at BEUMER Group.

Mr. Wiesmann, at LogiMAT you showed the newly developed BG Sorter, which BEUMER Group first presented in 2018. How was the high-speed sortation system received in the market?

Wiesmann: Very well. We have already been able to implement some exciting projects since the market launch. This includes, for example, the new distribution centre of Austrian Post in Wernberg in Carinthia. Up to 30,000 parcels are handled on a daily basis. Our BG Sorter is at the heart of the centre. Availability, reliability and, above all, speed are valuable assets in this industry and are of paramount importance to our customers. With our system, Austrian Post will be the only parcel service provider in Austria to deliver parcels six days a week, from Monday to Saturday. The BG Sorter is powerful, energy-efficient and extremely quiet – much to the benefit of the employees.

What makes this high-capacity sorter so special and how do users benefit from it?

Wiesmann: With our BG sorter, operators benefit from very precise and controlled sorting with maximum flexibility. This means that both tilt tray and cross-belt sorters can be used in customer systems. The new sorter family provides the ideal variant for any type of items. The BG Sorter CB ("cross belt") is a reliable solution for sorting a wide variety of articles such as parcels and bags. The so-called "full cross belt design" means that the maximum belt width is ensured. The actual benefit for the customer: More usable belt area is available with the same sorter size. The risk that products remain lying between the belts is reduced. The tilt tray design also offers some advantages. We have designed the tilt trays so as to prevent items from getting stuck between the trays. The so-called "closed deck" closes the gap between them. This function reduces downtimes and avoids possible damage to the sorter or the goods. Users can handle items of different sizes with more flexibility. The tilt tray version can transport items weighing up to 60 kilograms. Furthermore, the construction series is available either with the proven OptiDrive, which is based on servo drives, or the contactless linear synchronous motor as the drive system. Both reduce energy demand and CO2 emissions compared to products offered by our competitors.

With this development, you have combined the best of Crisplant technology with the best of BEUMER technology. Can you give us more information?

Wiesmann: Both Crisplant, which today operates under the name of BEUMER Group A/S, and we have acquired extensive know-how in the development of high-quality sortation systems over decades. Since the acquisition in 2009, we have been able to expand our portfolio, exploit synergies and further expand our strengths in technology. The BG Sorter combines future-oriented features, which set new standards in sorting as large a product range as possible. Providing our customers with this scalable system, we facilitate their future growth and enable them to respond to changes in the market.

What demands do online retailers make on sortation technology today and how have they changed over the years?

Wiesmann: The competitive pressure on postal and CEP companies continues to increase. They must not only save costs, but also adopt a more environmentally conscious approach and follow market trends. Basically, material distribution technology is becoming more complex, and the systems must be able to perform increasingly specific tasks or adapt to changing conditions. Highly efficient processes are necessary to ensure quick delivery of parcels to the customer. Mail order companies are offering more and more products whose dimensions previously made it difficult to transport them automatically. In order to meet the increased performance requirements, more automation is required. In addition, the number of the required sortation and distribution systems is increasing, as more small-scale distribution centres are being built close to customers in order to be able to supply them even faster.

As a system integrator, you offer a flexible and modular warehouse control system (WCS) to control complete material flows in distribution centres from goods receipt to goods issue in real time. What are the features of this solution?

Wiesmann: Our WCS centrally connects and controls material flows from quality assurance, picking of goods and order picking to goods issue, always in accordance with the actual occupancy rate. How effective this system is can be seen, for example, in the new European logistics centre of the Polish automotive spare parts supplier Inter Cars near Warsaw. There it controls the packing and goods issue sorter as well as the put-to-light system in the goods receipt department, coordinates the automatic provision and application of the labels required for shipping the goods, and handles the routing of the individual items on the conveyor lines. This route planning optimises the performance of the system and controls the distribution of the various spare part types.

As an additional module we also offer our BG Fusion system to operators. This visual display system provides the operator with a web-enabled user interface for configuration, monitoring and reporting. It displays system data as alarms in a uniform and centralised way and shows status messages, fault messages and all relevant data. The entire system status can be monitored via the interface to the machine control. BG Fusion combines machine and order data so that the responsible employee can track the current order status in real time.

Why are such software systems becoming more and more important, and what are the concrete benefits for the user?

Wiesmann: The software systems serve as link between the customer's enterprise resource planning (ERP) or warehouse management system (WMS) and the entire material flow equipment. They ensure that the products reach the right place in the desired time within the distribution centre. Operators can perfectly coordinate their processes, increase throughput and reduce costs. With our know-how in sortation technology, we know exactly how to use these systems so that the user gets the most value out of it.

When developing the WCS software, what did you focus on?

Wiesmann: Unlike many competitors, our focus is not on adapting the customer's processes to the WCS. We rather adapt the system with its modular design to the respective needs of the customer on a project-by-project basis.

Outlook for the future: What challenges do you see for the logistics industry, and how must providers develop their IT skills?

Wiesmann: E-commerce is picking up speed and we are expecting double-digit growth per year in this area. In order to hold their own against competitors, the future success of mail order companies and logistics service providers will depend even more on the performance of their distribution centres. To increase performance, digitisation is inevitable.

What does that mean in concrete terms for us as suppliers? To position us for the future, we must complement our expertise in machines and systems, including the necessary software and controls, with digital innovation. We have competence in mechanical engineering. Here in Germany, there are many hidden champions who are global leaders with their products and systems. In my opinion, it is more convenient to adapt digital technologies for the required digital competence. For this purpose, we founded the BEAM GmbH in Berlin. With this autonomous company builder, we want to solve B2B challenges that are unique to the logistics industry in cooperation with start-up teams. For this we are planning on founding three start-ups per year and transfer them, consolidated under BEAM, into a separate company. Our goal is to open up new, but also disruptive business areas in logistics.

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A healthy batch of safety
Beckum, 17. June 2019

Davert opts for BEUMER stretch hood® A for packaging its palletised organic products:

Davert GmbH specialises in organic foods and stands for the continuous further development of processing methods and careful monitoring of these products, from cultivation to packaging. And this is where BEUMER Group comes in. The finished, high quality organic products like rice, legumes and cereal products like sugar, dried fruit, nuts, oilseeds and sprouting seeds must be protected from dust and pests during storage and then transported without damage to drug and health food stores. The system supplier provided the BEUMER stretch hood A for this task. It covers the mixed pallets of bags, cartons and buckets with a highly elastic stretch film, protecting them against external influences, keeping the merchandise secured during transport, even through sudden braking.

Healthy and sustainable nutrition plays an increasingly important role to consumers. Not only because it tastes better and is good for you, but also because consumers are taking a more critical look and want transparency when it comes to the production and processing of their food. Organic supermarkets and health food stores respond to these demands. Davert GmbH is a trading and manufacturing company for high-quality organic products. The company with its 150 employees is based in Ascheberg, in the southern Münster region, right next to the eponymous nature reserve Davert. "With our guarantee of origin, we are committed to fair trade and long-term business relationships world-wide," says Erwin Tenbrink, Technical Director at Davert. The company acts as a consultant for its partners when it comes to product selection and cultivation and coordinates infrastructure projects. For its customers, Davert follows a multi-channel strategy: the merchandise is sold via their own online shop and in in selected drugstores and health food retailers.

Cleanliness has the highest priority

"We are ensuring the highest degree of cleanliness to meet our strict quality standards," explains Tenbrink. Before being shipped out, the legumes, rice etc. have undergone special quality controls. The employees examine the incoming raw products and set up the required cleaning steps. In one mill for example, air flow from the aspiration channel removes stalk remnants, husks and dust from the cereal. Different sized grains are seperated using screens. Weed seeds and light particles like defective grains are also weeded out by the system, an optoelectronic sorter removes the foreign particles. "Another preventive measure is the pressure treatment that we use to prevent any pest infestation from the start," reports Tenbrink. "The sudden pressure release kills off any pests like bugs, moths or mites and their larvae and eggs, without compromising the quality of the product in any way."

In compliance with the quality assurance process, employees pack the merchandise in a variety of ways, depending on the product: rice, flour, linseed and grains are packed into bags, larger storage quantities into big bags. Packaged legumes, nuts, dried fruit and muesli is filled into boxes, honey into buckets. Depending on the store order, the team stacks the various unit loads onto mixed pallets. "Up to this point in the process, we assign the highest priority to cleanliness," explains Tenbrink: "And now it is just as important to keep this level of cleanliness and protect the products from dust and pests during storage in our high-rack warehouse." The units also have to be loaded safely onto the back of the trucks and reach the distributor without any damage. This is where the packaging comes into play.

Reliable and powerful packaging system

The managers were looking for a solution that could meet all these requirements, ensuring fast and reliable operation, high levels of availability, easy maintenance, and a small footprint. They found BEUMER Group. The single-source provider for filling, palletising and packaging technology delivered the BEUMER stretch hood A high-capacity packaging system. "The machine is very easy and safe to operate," describes Volker Feldmeyer, sales engineer at BEUMER Group and responsible for the project at Davert. "In order to make work easier for the maintenance personnel, which also means higher levels of availability, the machine does not require any platform." Maintenance work, such as changing the blades or the sealing bars, is handled at floor level. The operator simply opens a drawer, providing free access. Additional benefits include the compact design and the resulting low height and small footprint.

A film transport system, which is particularly gentle on the material, introduces the previously cut and sealed film hood into the system. On its way to the crimping and stretching unit, the sealing seam on the film hood cools down so that it can be crimped without losing time. Energy-consuming cooling units and delayed cooling times become obsolete. This means that the pallets can be packed in a shorter cycle time. Economical engines and a lower demand in compressed air optimise the energy balance. Environmental considerations are also important to Davert. In order to save resources and produce minimum waste, the company opted for this type of film wrapping. The palletised goods are also clearly visible through the smooth surface of the transparent, highly flexible film. The wrapping protects the merchandise against atmospheric influences and humidity, and ensures an aesthetic appearance on the shop floors. "The elastic film also increases the safety during transport considerably," describes Feldmeyer. At Davert, the BEUMER stretch hood A packages the pallets for high-bay storage systems: the pallet base remains unwrapped, so that the forks of the fork-lift truck won't damage the film. This prevents any remaining film from interfering during the contour check before the pallet is stored in the high-rack system.

Easily operated

The system supplier has introduced the BEUMER Group Human Machine Interface (HMI). This newly-developed operator panel with an optimised user interface and graphical navigation for operating the system offers an even more ergonomic workflow to the user. This easily understandable and intuitive interaction concept helps to define efficient working sequences. "The soft-touch panel uses pictograms to guide the user through the menu of the Siemens SIMATIC S7 machine control," explains Feldmeyer. ""The panel also gives the operator access to all required training programs and content."

"We implemented this project in close cooperation with BEUMER Group," Erwin Tenbrink is happy to report. He is entirely convinced of the great technical cooperation during the planning and installation of the system. One important aspect for him is reliable customer support, as even this high-quality machine needs maintenance and service. "If necessary, we send our service personnel to the plant to check the system and perform any required adjustments," Feldmeyer promises. "This way we can ensure high-levels of availability at any time."

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"Our system solutions are used everywhere"
Beckum, 05. June 2019

Interview with Andrea Prevedello, Global Sales Director CL-Systems of BEUMER Group:

At bauma in Munich BEUMER Group provided information on their system solutions expertise for the mining and raw materials industries and port handling. The portfolio includes curved belt conveyors, blending bed systems as well as ship loaders. Andrea Prevedello explains in the interview how users can benefit from BEUMER Group as a partner and which trends they can expect. Andrea Prevedello is Global Sales Director CL Systems of BEUMER Group.

Mr Prevedello, at bauma you provided information on overland conveyors and Pipe Conveyors. Can you tell us a bit more about a current project?

Andrea Prevedello: What immediately comes to my mind is this very exciting project in the Belgian town of Flémalle. A coal-fired power plant was operated here in the past. The coal residues are landfilled on a fly ash stockpile. We installed a Pipe Conveyor to transport the fly ash to the Maas river for shipment. Its enclosed design prevents the volatile material from coming into contact with the environment and enables a low-noise transport to the destination. This was very important as the system runs over public motorways, railways and residential areas. The transport of the fly ash is carried out in strict compliance with safety standards, taking into consideration environmental protection and the effect of noise pollution on the local residents. It is planned to dissipate the entire stockpile within the next ten years, and repurpose the terrain into a nature park.

What were the challenges during this project, for example with regard to the installation of the system?

Andrea Prevedello: The installation presented itself as quite a challenge, in this picturesque, but also quite hilly environment and as the Pipe Conveyor runs over roads, rails and residential areas we had to comply with public regulations. We set up three teams. We needed a safe conveying system design, that would prevent any environmental impact and noise pollution during the bulk material transport. In the first team employees of the local authorities worked in close cooperation with our experts. The second team was made up of ten BEUMER Group employees that assembled the system. Special cranes and helicopters were used for the assembly work. We assigned the third team for this: the Heliswiss International AG from Küssnacht, Switzerland. They provide transport and construction flights with heavy lift helicopters. Extremely precise flight manoeuvres were necessary so that the technicians could safely assemble the elements suspended from the helicopter to the steel structure. The pilots had to guide the components exactly to the bore holes of the connecting piece so that team II could then bolt them together. The BEUMER Group employees were working on platforms attached to cranes in heights of up to 45 metres. It was quite a sight!

How can you ensure that the customers always receive the best solution that allows them to remain sustainably competitive?

Andrea Prevedello: An essential feature of our transport solutions is that they enable horizontal and vertical curves. This permits us to adapt the sections to the optimum route and we dont't have to use straight line sections to build around obstacles. Angles of inclination of up to 15 degrees are possible, depending on the characteristics of the material to be transported and the topography, with lengths of more than twelve kilometres. Due to the ability to navigate curves, considerably fewer and in some cases no transfer towers are required. The customer gets an ideal solution which allows for substantial cost savings and the system continuously transports the material even over challenging ascending sections and downward slopes - this was a great advantage especially in Flémalle. Using BEUMER calculation programs, we precisely calculate the static and dynamic tractive forces of the belt during the development phase. This is the prerequisite for the safe dimensioning of the curves. BEUMER Group selects the required types of drive technology and conveyor belts based on these calculations. This ensures longevity of the entire system.

Would there also have been alternative possibilities for this task, using trucks for example?

Andrea Prevedello: Mine operators and manufacturers of cement and building materials often rely on trucks for the transport bulk material, even over long distances. These vehicles certainly also have their justification. However, depending on the terrain, they can rapidly reach their limits: they require well-developed roads and fuel, for example and the costs for the construction, maintenance and possible extensions are significant. The ecological aspect needs to be considered as well: new roads and access roads have a serious impact on the landscape. And this was to be avoided especially in the area around Liège with small villages along the Maas river as well as forests and unique landscapes. In addition, there are the emissions caused by truck traffic, which includes toxic substances as well as noise and dust.

Our belt conveyors are provided with environmentally safe electric drives and low-energy belts. The installed motors are mostly adjustable which permits the loads to be optimally distributed on the drive units under various operating conditions. If the belt conveying system conveys downhill, the system works in generative operation. The generated electric energy is fed back into the public network by a regenerative feedback unit. Depending on the project, our belt conveying systems require up to 90 percent less primary energy than comparable truck transports. Users often reduce their operating costs by several million euros per year. If you do not know which solution to choose, a cost comparison will help.

As a system provider you also have stockpile equipment in your portfolio. What does the scope of supply look like, how do you support the operators?

Andrea Prevedello: For this stockpile equipment, we offer the full range of stackers and scraper reclaimers. These can cover different functions as for example simple storage or mixing of the bulk material, and ensure a maximum mixing effect. Users can also efficiently homogenise different bulk material qualities which ensures the uniformity of the raw materials used. My colleagues carry out the entire engineering of the system. They calculate the storage dimensions and provide the design and static calculations of the associated storehouses. The blending beds are customised according to the requirements. BEUMER proposes either longitudinal or circular stockpile designs. The recommended design shape results from the spatial conditions and the amount of the material to be stored. Additionally, BEUMER provides material-specific detailed solutions with robust and low-wear equipment. The environmental impacts are also very low as minimal noise and dust occurs during operation.

In what industries are your solutions needed?

Andrea Prevedello: This can vary a lot, because our system solutions are used wherever you need to transport large quantities of bulk material. This is particularly true for the ore and raw materials industry, but also applies to applications beyond these traditional sectors, such as the transport of cereals. In ports, for example, we ensure that different materials are efficiently loaded onto ships.

What is particularly important when it comes to these loading systems?

Andrea Prevedello: The mobile and swivel-mounted ship loaders have a telescopic chute and a throw-off belt conveyor to make loading as efficient and flexible as possible. The ship loader is also equipped with a dedusting unit which keeps the process emission-free. We also offer bulk loading heads which are used to load bulk materials into silo vehicles quickly and without dust. Special fill level indicators are used, tailored to the bulk density, flow characteristics and temperature of the loaded cargo.

Due to rising living standards, especially in emerging countries and the expansion of key and future technologies, there is a growing demand for most raw materials. How will this development affect plant construction in general?

Andrea Prevedello: The prices for raw materials such as iron ore and copper are rising rapidly. This is why we notice that a lot of companies are willing to invest. In order to cover the increasing demand, there is an overall trend towards larger tonnages and throughputs since larger manufacturing facilities are more efficient. Many users don't want to set up several parallel systems, but want to cover their entire requirements with one line or a minimum number of lines. This trend has a considerable impact on how we develop our systems.

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是输送水泥熟料的经济型解决方案
Beckum, 29. April 2019

伯曼集团的胶带熟料输送机坚固耐用:

在水泥厂,为了将熟料经济、安全地从窑炉冷却系统输送到料仓,可采用坚固耐用的链板式熟料输送机(SZF)。 伯曼集团作为唯一的供应商,还提供了一个特殊的变型—胶带熟料输送机(GSZF):与链板式熟料输送机(SZF)上使用的链条作为牵引组件相比,采用胶带速度更快,处理能力相同时,结构更窄。 因此,胶带熟料输送机GSZF也非常适用于更新升级。

通常,熟料离开冷却装置时温度在80度+环境温度。 但是在过程中,会因为预热塔中的粉末脱落或窑中的环断裂出现烧结脱落:几秒的时间,成吨的生料或熟料通过冷却装置。 物料不可能充分冷却,到输送机上时温度约为500至800摄氏度。

伯曼集团的链板式熟料输送机是可靠、耐用的解决方案。 料盘采用特殊结构,保证低磨损、安全输送热物料。 料盘密封重叠的侧板以及底板能够防止熟料溢出,减少灰尘掉落。 输送机通常采用耐用的单排或双排套筒输送链。 除了链式结构,作为市场上唯一的系统供应商,伯曼还推出了采用斗提机技术中成熟的伯曼钢绳芯胶带作为牵引组件的熟料输送机。 其中,料盘固定在耐用的用钢绳加固的胶带上,保证料盘中熟料的热量不直接传递到胶带上。 在冷却装置下方的给料区域,回程段胶带装有可拆卸隔板,便于维护,也保护胶带不受烧结脱落的热熟料影响。

胶带熟料输送机GSZF一个决定性优势在于:达到了0.6米/秒的输送速度,是链板式熟料输送机速度的两倍。 因此,非常适用于改造或升级。 运营商如果想提高窑炉的处理能力,可以将现有的链板式熟料输送机换成相同结构大小的胶带熟料输送机,无需更换钢结构或输送机桥架,即可让处理能力翻倍。 对于新建项目,水泥厂也可以从中受益:因为胶带熟料输送机GSZF更轻、更窄,降低了钢结构和运费成本。 此外,减轻自重还减少了静、动载荷,例如,对熟料仓或地基的影响。 运营商可以在新建项目中将其设计为负载更轻的结构,更具成本效益。 轻型结构也能降低运营成本。

安静 可靠 低维护

胶带平放在驱动滚筒和转向滚筒上。 这样,能够避免在链条上出现的不好的多边形效应。 运转安静,大大降低了噪音排放。 人耳感知到的噪音只是传统的链板式熟料输送机的一半。 保护员工,保护周围环境。

使用可靠耐用的伯曼钢绳芯胶带,可以降低维护成本,延长维护间隔。 而且,如果预防性维护不得法,链条还容易断裂,可能会导致输送机坠落。 带钢绳的胶带只会老化,橡胶会变脆,但是不会完全断裂。 此外,胶带无需润滑,链条经常需要润滑来降低噪音。 润滑油脂不仅昂贵,也会污染环境、污染输送机。 熟料粉尘落在输送机上,会沉积在链节中,从而加速磨损。

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BEUMER Group’s tote-based baggage handling solution the preferred choice for Kuwait City’s iconic Terminal 2 international airport project
Aarhus, 09. April 2019

Kuwait International Airport has opted for a tote-based baggage handling system for its iconic new Terminal 2 airport project, which brings together the best of contemporary design and technology. Once operational, it will bring Kuwait to the forefront of global aviation.

The BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems (BHS), is providing the bespoke BHS based on its technology range. Designed specifically to meet the various demands of the new hub, which includes fast transfer times, the new system will incorporate industry-leading technology such as in-tote hold baggage screening (HBS) and an 1800-position early baggage storage (EBS) CrisStore® function.

The new terminal’s state-of-the-art BHS with the CrisBag® system, will overcome various challenges through the use of BEUMER Group’s advanced high and low-level control system, which will be key to ensuring a flexible and reliable performance when handling major baggage flows.

Explaining Kuwait’s decision to build one of the world’s most innovative and advanced airports, Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem al-Humoud al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), says that the new USD 12 billion mega-hub will meet the rapid growth in air traffic in the region.

In a statement released last year at the Kuwait Investment Forum, he predicted, "Kuwait will witness a rapid growth in passenger and cargo movements in the coming 20 years. To keep pace with this growth, the DGCA has also revamped the existing airport through a number of projects, such as the construction of the new passenger Terminal 2.”

Given Kuwait Airport’s strategic location, the new airport, which is scheduled to be completed by 2022, is expected to serve as the region’s leading hub for traffic flowing between Africa, Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.

The new passenger terminal will have the capacity to handle 25 million passengers per year and accommodate all aircraft types through 51 gates and stands. Kuwait airport has contracted the BEUMER Group’s Middle East Customer Support Team to provide ongoing residential maintenance functions, with BEUMER Group specialists responsible for all day to day functions of the CrisBag® operation.

Klaus Toftgaard, CEO of BEUMER Group Middle East, applauds this decision, pointing out that this is by far and away the best strategy for the owner of a technologically-advanced BHS to ensure optimum efficiency. He stresses “this is now the solution being adopted by leading global airports, since it draws upon the in-depth knowledge of the system’s designer and builder to ensure that the system will continue to run smoothly, even in the most challenging environments.”

The Ministry of Public Works Kuwait is leading this prestigious project with Foster and Partners in association with Gulf Consult as the designers and Limak Insaat as the main contractor.

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BEUMER Group’s baggage handling system plays important role in the smooth running of Singapore Changi Airport’s baggage operations
Aarhus, 26. March 2019

Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) recently released 2018 performance figures make for impressive reading. The multi-award-winning airport is now handling more than 65 million passenger movements annually.

Behind the scenes, BEUMER Group’s BHS plays a key role in ensuring the overall smooth handling of passengers’ baggage.

"Changi Airport first put its trust in our baggage handling technology in 1998,” says BEUMER Group Managing Director, Klaus Schäfer. He explains that the airport has deployed BEUMER’s baggage handling system in Terminals 2, 3 and 4, and over the years, has also extended the relationship by having BEUMER undertake year-round operational and maintenance support of the BHS as part of the overall care package.

The confidence placed in BEUMER’s technology by CAG has paid off.

Significantly, the company continues to deliver industry leading BHS reliability using the same number of personnel as when the contract first started in 2001. Furthermore, they have put in some truly noteworthy performances.

While the number of bags handled across the whole airport doubled in the last five years, the number of staff employed by BEUMER remained the same. With an average increase of 26,000 bags processed each day, BEUMER’s expertise ensured that the BHS could handle the rising demand on capacity and continued to run smoothly.

BEUMER Customer Support Director, Finn Laugesen, is in no doubt as to why Changi Airport’s BHS can operate so reliably, "We build long term relationships with our customers, so we genuinely understand their needs and are thus able to deliver the required performance. As a direct result of customer understanding, we have demonstrated that peak loads on the system don’t require extra staff. Instead, by combining meticulous planning and rigorous on-going system checks we are able to avoid any surprises.”

He adds that in terms of passenger satisfaction, Changi Airport continues to receive awards.

CAG's Vice President for BHS, Ng Hoe Seng also acknowledges the success of the BHS relies on the strength of the operational relationship between the two companies, " The BEUMER Group has invested time and effort to understand our requirements. They play an important part in our operational ready acceptance tests, most recently at Terminal 4, where the new BHS began operations successfully and on-time, after extensive testing prior to the opening. This included BEUMER Group processing over a million bags in addition to the training of all ground personnel".

The original contract was followed by the installation of a CrisBag system in Terminal 3 which undertakes dual baggage sorting and inter-terminal transfer baggage, linking to Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Terminal 4, also benefits from the BEUMER Group technology, having its own dedicated CrisBag tote-based system.

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合适的包装
Beckum, 05. March 2019

伯曼集团可以根据客户的需求一站式提供专业定制的包装线:

无论客户来自水泥行业、建筑行业、化工行业、消费品市场还是物流行业,伯曼集团能够根据客户的需求和产品特性一站式为客户提供专业定制的包装线及其补充内部物流解决方案。 产品采用模块化结构,丰富多样,给客户提供了多种选择。 德国药妆连锁零售企业dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG也是伯曼的客户之一,其物流中心位于德国科隆附近的Weilerswist。

伯曼集团为(石化)化工行业提供的包装线基本上是这样的:化工行业的散料通过输送段从料仓输送到成型-灌装-封口系统BEUMER fillpac® FFS。 这台高效的包装机将预制的PE膜管制成料袋,装入客户的工程塑料,例如PE、PP、PA或PS颗粒。 还可以可靠、保护性地包装盐类或肥料,极具可持续性。 在灌装过程前会先称重料袋。 为此,BEUMER fillpac® FFS配备了一台可校准的电子称重装置。 确保系统持续等量灌装料袋,符合预定公差。 然后,系统封袋,每袋重量可达25千克。 处理能力可达2,600袋每小时。

为了高效纸袋包装散料,特别是水泥、建材以及其他产品,伯曼产品系列推出了BEUMER fillpac® R。 这款设备能够按照所需的通量要求、可靠、保护性地灌装物料,极具可持续性,不污染环境。 这个产品系列还专门配备有称重装置。 根据物料容重、颗粒大小、物料密度或流动特性的不同要求和物料特性,伯曼集团提供BEUMER fillpac® R空气给料包装机和叶轮给料包装机。 空气给料包装机适用于包装颗粒大小达10毫米的松散粗颗粒物料,叶轮给料包装机适用于水泥、石膏等可自由流动的细颗粒产品。 系统还可以配备套袋机BEUMER bag placer®以及空袋架,让包装更高效。

齐稳定地码放在托盘上

装产品的料袋有不同材质(如纸袋、PE袋或PP袋),不同规格、重量以及不同的类型(平边阀口袋或方底阀口袋),装满后能够准确、稳定地码在托盘上。 为此,伯曼产品系列推出了伯曼高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac®。 系统采用模块化结构,可快速安装、使用直观、易于维护,灵活适配不同的包装样式。 根据产品要求,伯曼高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac®可选用夹紧转位装置或双皮带转位装置,快速、轻柔、准确地定位料袋。 对于码垛纸箱、板条箱或托盘,伯曼集团有码垛机械手BEUMER robotpac®。 这款机械手占地面积小,能够可靠高效地完成复杂的码垛、拆垛任务。可根据客户包件提供合适的抓取系统,还可以根据不同的产品灵活、自动地更换抓取系统。

可靠包装dm药妆产品

包装线的核心是伯曼高效包装系统BEUMER stretch hood®。 给码好不同产品的垛件罩上高弹性的拉伸罩。 例如,装好码好的料袋、码在托盘上的装清洁剂的纸箱、油漆桶/罐。 在转运和户外存储时,包装可以保护货物不受环境影响,防晒防污防潮。 这一点非常重要,因为运营商要将货物完好安全地送到客户手中——就像dm-drogerie markt GmbH & Co. KG公司。

dm这个药妆连锁企业在德国巴登的Waghäusel和科隆附近的Weilerswist有自己的配送中心。 在配送中心,员工给分店装箱货物。 在Weilerswist,还有一个小件配送中心。 在这里,将小个单件无法安全放在托盘上的产品装入周转箱和纸箱,然后配单、码垛、发运。 在Waghäusel和Weilerswist的配送中心,产品类别涉及12,800种。

安全保护托盘

每天有多达3,000个装有货物的托盘运抵Wilerswist。 员工进行登记和检查。 通过输送线将货物送到两个全自动的高架仓库进行临时存储。 空托盘沿着悬空轨道和AGV系统的42个通道移动。 光信号指示多少数量的哪件产品进到哪个托盘。 必须可靠安全的输送货物,保证将货物完好无损地送到dm的卖场。 这就对包装系统提出了很高的要求。 为此,dm采用了两台高效的BEUMER stretch hood®系列冷拉伸套膜包装机。 每小时可分别包装90个托盘,设计处理能力达100个托盘。 采用卡车运输,可自定购起72小时内将货物运达分店。

选色灵活

系统运行顺畅。 薄膜罩的平滑表面增加了托盘商品的可见度,与拉伸缠绕包装机相比,BEUMER stretch hood®可用性更高,还有个优点是,包装系统的颜色更丰富。 根据dm的要求,系统可漆上多种颜色。 符合整个配送中心的和谐色彩概念:黄色、橙色、绿色、蓝色和紫色——这些基本色贯穿整个设计。 这个独特的设计由STOLLSTEINERart&business负责。 背后的理念:用颜色向员工传达所有工作步骤都是相互关联的想法。

就像第二层皮肤

另一个保护料袋不受环境影响的解决方案是伯曼袋装袋技术BEUMER bag-in-bag®:系统可以用耐天气变化的塑料薄膜将一个或多个装好产品的纸袋快速可靠地包装起来。 在运输和仓储过程中,给产品更好的防潮防尘防虫保护。

伯曼包装线的所有设备均采用相同的人机接口(HMI)。操作面板带给操作员简单直观、易于理解的互动体验,保证所有设备流程快速高效。

包装线还不是结束:伯曼集团还可以提供系统解决方案,将满托盘或单个料袋送入连接的仓库进行存储或送去直接装车。 组成部分主要是输送技术,如输送机或基于小车的系统。 再结合处理解决方案和机械手如机器人、缓冲模块和存储模块。 伯曼系统均采用模块化结构。 这样,可以随着客户的发展需要,随时对解决方案进行扩容。

软件基于模块化设计

为了达到最佳结果,保证物流和数据跟踪的一致性,灌装、码垛、包装系统及其他系统设备必须相互协调。 为此,伯曼集团将模块化的BG Software Suite设计为更高级的计算机系统。 可根据任务进行个性化定制。 与第三方供应商的产品集成也完全没有问题。 用户可以根据需要随时对解决方案扩容,不断地优化物流。 BG Fusion是跨程序的用户界面,可以显示流程数据或报告。 无需切换不同的应用程序即可调用所有可用的数据。

通过伯曼集团仓储控制系统,软件套件还可以通过网络轻松连接到客户的仓储管理系统或ERP解决方案。 伯曼可以确保用户不同控制级之间的通信。 伯曼集团不仅可以智能地连接各个系统,还可以将其集成到现有的流程控制或库存管理系统中。

时在线控制

伯曼集团还新研发了一个App:BEUMER Overall Operation Monitoring App(伯曼整体运行监控)。 操作员或者管理层可以在移动终端(如智能手机或平板)上用这个应用综览整套包装线或单个设备的所有相关数据。 这个App可以显示可用性、性能等级、质量水平、能耗和压缩空气消耗的当前状态。 以随时保证高效运行。 客户还可以定制程序满足特定的要求。 以确保更好地组织和控制其价值增值链,目标是在动态网络中水平和垂直地集成所有相关人员、系统、设备和产品。 随着网络互联逐步增加,需要系统结构的高度联结——也就是工业4.0。

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Beumer-PCL Awarded GTAA Baggage 2025 Master Agreement
Aarhus, 31. January 2019

Toronto, Ontario (January 31, 2019)PCL Construction, one of the largest contracting organizations in North America has, in joint venture with BEUMER Group, a global leader in baggage-handling systems, signed a master agreement with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) for Toronto Pearson International Airport’s​ Baggage 2025 initiative.

To accommodate growth and to improve capacity, reliability, and efficiency at the airport, the GTAA is embarking upon an ambitious upgrade to Toronto Pearson’s baggage-handling operations, with a state-of-the-art, automated system.

The master agreement includes several design-build work packages that together will revolutionize the way the airport operates, enhancing the passenger experience and ultimately moving Toronto Pearson closer toward the vision of being the best airport in the world.

“With over a century of helping our partners succeed, our company takes pride in partnering with the best,” said Dave Filipchuk, PCL president and CEO. “Having successfully delivered a number of projects at Toronto Pearson, PCL is excited to continue building our relationship by partnering with Beumer to deliver a best-in-class solution that supports the GTAA in growing Toronto Pearson’s status as an international gateway.”

The modern and fully automated approach that the Beumer-PCL team will deliver is relatively new in North America but has been more broadly implemented in Europe and Asia.

“BEUMER Group values long-term partnerships, and with this contract we are set for a journey that will last for many years with a clear aim to transform Toronto Airport's baggage handling into a leading airport hub operation,” said Dr. Christoph Beumer, chairman and CEO, BEUMER Group. “We have listened to the GTAA's plans and applied our open mind and creativity to lay out the best solution for developing the airport's baggage-handling process for the benefit of their passengers and their staff."

“As Toronto Pearson’s passenger traffic continues to see significant growth, the GTAA recognizes the importance of planning to meet the demands of a future airport that could grow to welcome over 80 million annual passengers in the next twenty years,” said Howard Eng, president and chief executive officer, GTAA. “With the innovative solutions designed by our partners at BEUMER Group and PCL Construction, the airport will be well equipped to provide efficient, resilient baggage service and ready the system for an estimated 80 million pieces of luggage per year by the mid-2030s.”

As part of the master service agreement, the GTAA will implement Beumer’s automated tote-based baggage transport and sortation system, CrisBag®, at Toronto Pearson. With this solution, each item of baggage remains in the same individually controlled tote and is 100% tracked and traceable at every stage of the baggage-handling process, which is key to complying with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) requirements for US transborder clearance.

Beumer and PCL look forward to working with the GTAA and partners that include Brock Solutions, B+H Architects, Peter Sheffield & Associates, The Mitchell Partnership, and Mulvey & Banani International. Construction on the first four work packages is set to begin at the end of January, with completion scheduled for 2021.

About PCL Construction

PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $9 billion, making PCL the largest contracting organization in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.

About GTAA

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. The GTAA’s vision is to make Toronto Pearson the best airport in the world. Towards this objective, the GTAA focuses on ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport employees, enhancing the passenger experience and supporting the success of its airline partners. Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport and the second-busiest North American international airport.

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Reliable across rough terrain
Beckum, 29. January 2019

BEUMER Group at bauma 2019:

At bauma, which will take place in Munich from 8 to 14 April, BEUMER Group will provide information on their efficient transport solutions for the mining industry, among other areas. Overland conveyors and Pipe Conveyors transport various raw materials over long distances and often through rough terrain. This is generally faster, more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly than trucking. The system supplier also offers comprehensive technology for the cement and building materials industries and is the only supplier to provide complete packaging lines from a single source – from filling and palletising to transport packaging of the pallet.

The overland conveyors and Pipe Conveyors of BEUMER Group can be used by companies in the mining industry to transport various bulk materials, even over long distances and often through rough terrain. High angles of inclination and tight curve radii enable individual routing adapted to the respective task and topography. BEUMER Group relies on camera-equipped drones for the planning, projection, implementation and documentation of these systems. Using special software solutions, the system supplier evaluates the aerial photographs photogrammetrically to generate digital terrain models.

The product range of the system supplier includes stackers and bridge reclaimers for storage yards, whether with or without blending bed systems. These stack bulk material and guarantee a maximum blending effect. Users can also efficiently homogenise large quantities of different bulk materials and bulk material qualities and thus ensure the uniformity of the raw materials used. For efficient loading, BEUMER Group supplies ship loaders with fixed booms and extendable telescopic belt conveyors, as well as bulk loading heads, which are used to load bulk materials into silo vehicles quickly and without dust.

BEUMER Group will present economic solutions for companies from both the cement and building materials industries at the trade fair. In cement plants, clinker with temperatures of 500 to 800 degrees is transported from the kiln cooling system to the silos. With its belt apron conveyors, BEUMER Group offers robust solutions for efficient transport. A belt instead of a chain as the traction element allows higher speeds and a slimmer design while still delivering the same level of performance. These conveyors are therefore particularly suitable for modernisations.

When it comes to filling, palletising and packaging cement, BEUMER Group offers complete packaging lines from a single source - a unique selling point in this industry. The system supplier offers the BEUMER fillpac filling machine for different requirements in various versions. The unique feature of this filling technology is that it can handle a wide range of materials, from very fine to coarse structures. In addition, various palletising solutions and a high-performance packaging system with sophisticated features are available.

Against the background of the global climate debate, the use of so-called alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR) in the energy-intensive cement production is steadily increasing. BEUMER Group offers tailor-made systems for the entire material flow chain in cement plants - from receiving and unloading the delivery vehicle to storing, sampling, conveying and dosing the solid alternative fuels.

BEUMER at bauma: hall B2, booth 413

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Secure packaging
Beckum, 23. January 2019

BEUMER Group at POWTECH 2019:

BEUMER Group will exhibit its expertise as a system provider for complete high-capacity packaging lines at POWTECH 2019 in Nuremberg from April 9 – 11, hall 1, booth 627. BEUMER Group optimizes the performance of each machine, its components and the high-level controls to ensure high throughput of the lines for (petro)chemical products and building materials.

The behaviour of powders and bulk material can change entirely according to operating conditions, handling methods and the intended use, whether it is for (petro)chemical products or building materials. This impacts the flow behaviour, which has a considerable influence on how to optimally design the conveying, filling, palletising and packaging systems. BEUMER Group designs, constructs and installs systems that are tailored in detail to industry-specific requirements.

The BEUMER fillpac R filling machine fills bulk material from the building materials industry and other industrial pulverized goods into different bag sizes and types like valve bottom and flat valve bags in an efficient and gentle way and with the required throughput. The structure of the materials can be very fine to very coarse. The BEUMER bag placer and the ream magazine supply the rotary filling machine with empty bags to ensure the high throughput. The highly efficient form fill seal system BEUMER fillpac FFS is used in the chemical and petrochemical industries. It forms bags from a prefabricated tubular PE film and fills them with the product. The customers can select the optimal machine performance class from this product family depending on their requirements.

BEUMER Group offers different palletising solutions, depending on the packaged items. The BEUMER paletpac is suited best for bulk material. It is incorporated into high-performance packaging lines to process even sensitive and valuable products as well as products with special flow characteristics in a gentle and efficient manner. Depending on the product requirements, these palletisers can be equipped with a clamp-type or twin-belt turning device which turns the filled bags quickly into the required position for stacking, ensuring their dimensional stability without any deformations.

Products for the (petro)chemical industries are filled in special bags, barrels, canisters, cartons or buckets. To palletise them, BEUMER Group offers its space-saving articulated robot, the BEUMER robotpac. Depending on the packaged items, BEUMER Group equips the robot with the appropriate gripping tools which can be easily and automatically changed, if the packaged items change. The fork gripper for example was designed specifically for palletising cardboard boxes, the finger gripper for bagged goods. For maximum performance, BEUMER Group offers a double gripper for both types. They also offer parallel grippers for dimensionally stable packed items, suction grippers for items with a smooth surface and many other special grippers and combination tools.

Packaged items stacked accurately on pallets can then be transported successfully to the downstream packaging system – for example, the BEUMER stretch hood. It covers the palletised goods with a highly stretchable film. During transshipment and outside storage, the merchandise is protected reliably against environmental influences such as sunlight, dirt and humidity.

BEUMER at the POWTECH 2019, hall 1, booth 627

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BEUMER lands $33 million contract at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport
Aarhus, 08. January 2019

BEUMER Group has signed an agreement with Aruba Airport Authority N.V. for the design and installation of a $33 million, high-speed baggage transportation and sortation system at Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport. The installation, which also includes BEUMER’s residential program for on-site operation and maintenance, is part of the airport’s Gateway 2030 expansion and modernisation program.

The baggage handling system (BHS) features a tote-based CrisBag® high speed baggage transportation and sortation system, with integration to a full TSA-compliant EDS screening system with in-tote screening functionality, and a Baggage Image Weight Identification System (BIWIS) to streamline the airport’s U.S. pre-clearance process.

The new system will eliminate the requirement to reclaim checked luggage and undergo a second passenger screening process which presently is in place for U.S. travellers. Additionally, the new system will allow U.S and non-U.S. bound flights to operate from a common-use check-in facility. Aruba Airport handles approximately 2.8 million passengers annually, with 67 percent coming from the United States.

The Aruba Airport project is the first airport in the Caribbean and Latin America to showcase BEUMER Group’s integrated ICS system (CrisBag) and bag storage system (CrisStore) to handle the peak flight demands of the airport, according to BEUMER Senior Vice President Barry Lagerstedt.

“The application of U.S. Customs Pre-Clearance as well as the interface with TSA-compliant protocol baggage screening is a perfect application for our integrated CrisBag baggage handling and storage solution and provides the highest reliability and security of any system available,” BEUMER Senior Vice President Barry Lagerstedt said. “Our team has worked very closely with the Aruba Airport programme team to verify system capabilities, operational benefits and future capabilities. We are proud to design a scalable and redundant tote-based system, and we look forward to a successful long-term relationship with Aruba Airport."

The final design of BEUMER’s tote-based CrisBag system will be carried out in collaboration with the airport’s main terminal designer, NACO, and program management consultant Satterfield & Pontikes to ensure that the baggage handling system and the building are properly integrated and that the new system is designed and built with the optimal efficiency.

“We are very pleased to have crossed this important milestone,” said Aruba Airport Authority N.V. CEO James Fazio. “The new baggage handling system is the centerpiece of the airport’s redevelopment project and will allow for the modernisation and streamlining of many of our passenger processes, most notably, a significantly more efficient U.S. Customs pre-clearance operation, improved baggage screening, and a more efficient use of the airport check-in hall capacity. We are very pleased to be partnering with BEUMER Group on this important system and look forward to working on transforming our airport in the upcoming years.”

Installation will begin in Q3 of 2020, with completion expected in Q2 of 2021 in coordination with the opening of the Gateway 2030 project construction phase 1.

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"We have all the opportunities in the world"
Beckum, 22. November 2018

Interview with Johannes Stemmer, Director Digital Transformation at BEUMER Group

Digital transformation is inevitable. Industry, economy and society are already there. How can a medium-sized mechanical engineering company and leading global systems supplier of intralogistics solutions face these changes and get the most value out of it? Johannes Stemmer, Director Digital Transformation at BEUMER Group, is here to give us answers.

Mr Stemmer, how do you understand digital transformation within the context of your company?

Stemmer: It basically comes down to the safeguarding of our future sustainability. We are combining 80 years of experience, which made us one of the leading global systems suppliers in the intralogistics industry, with innovation that is driven by today's challenges from digitization.

What is important for a successful digital transformation?

Stemmer: We are already experiencing digital transformation, not only in our business, but also in our private lives. Almost everybody owns a smartphone, streaming services are taking over and digital platforms are continuously growing. Many of the companies that are active in this field have no relation to standard business models which have existed previously. In August this year, Apple became the first company in the world to have a net worth of more than one trillion US dollars. That is more than the 15 largest DAX-listed companies combined. This switch to mobile end devices also affects the buying behaviour in our society. E-commerce is picking up speed, and we are expecting double-digit growth per year in this area. It is an important business field for BEUMER Group. We have to be fast and flexible in adapting new technologies.

Property rights are an important topic that we will need to examine thoroughly. A traditional technical innovation can be patented, but when it comes to software, things get a littler more difficult, and for business models it becomes almost impossible. For any digital innovation, data plays an increasingly important role. Their value tends to be underestimated in the industrial context. Data, and the resulting efficiency gains, are beneficial for customers and companies and the use of this data can be transferred into new business models. In this regard, other countries are way ahead of us, which has to make us rethink our strategy.

Where is Germany in this process at the moment?

Stemmer: I think that German companies are generally in a better position than it is often portrayed in the media. We have many hidden champions who are global leaders with their products and systems. That is a very good starting position to acquire the necessary digital literacy needed to ensure future sustainability. In my opinion it is easier for a company to adapt the digitization technologies instead of trying to catch up on the know-how lead in the manufacturing sector from a software perspective.

The goal is to complement the capacity of the machines and systems, including the required software and controls, with digital innovation. Especially the B2B environment offers us every chance to play a leading role.

The name "digital transformation" already implies that there is an important change involved. What does this mean for the business world and for the individual, what will be the challenges?

Stemmer: First of all we have to include the people in this, at an acceptable pace. We at BEUMER Group have a large group of different experts. Some of the colleagues work on innovation and software every day, other areas are less affected by this. It is important to make all employees more aware of this topic. Digital transformation is inevitable and it will change our entire business environment. So we should avoid alarmism and find quick and consistent answers instead.

How can you make people more aware of this topic?

Stemmer: One good example are streaming services. Everybody knows Spotify, Apple Music or Netflix. What is new is that we have to look at them as our competitors. Not because they offer the traditional products in the intralogistics field like we do, but because streaming services have changed the entire market mechanisms. Our sortation systems were used for sorting and distributing CDs for the music industry, for example. Within only a few months this entire market was cancelled out, almost no one went to a record store anymore because now there were streaming services. With these business models, the services contributed, within a very short period of time, to the disruption of a market segment that we are active in. This can happen in other segments too.

What are the reactions among the employees?

Stemmer: They can see that there is a lot happening right now. They also see the opportunities, if we respond quickly and efficiently. We can't just ignore the changes. BEUMER Group's core lies in plant engineering. In the past, we focused primarily on physical products and their automation, like a packaging system, a sorter or a belt conveyor. That is our expertise. But over the course of the last few years, software became increasingly important, so that we are now employing more than 200 software engineers in our group. This trend will only continue.

How can this transformation process play out? Are there different steps?

Stemmer: It would be naive to think that we could make this change happen at the push of a button. It is a process that will take several years: we need to prepare our company for the digital age and bring our employees on board. For this we are launching several pilot projects that are aimed towards solving concrete customer problems, improving our processes and targeting new business models with the help of digitization. Depending on the success of the pilot phase, the lessons learned will be integrated and developed further in our processes, products and services.

BEUMER Group wants to be a driver of the digital change and launched two spin-off companies. Can you tell us a little bit about these teams and their fields of activity?

Stemmer: We started BG.evolution at the university location of Dortmund, with the intention to bring digital innovation from outside into the company. The means that the colleagues are working on a customer problem and develop so-called minimum viable products, prototypes that feature minimum equipment, and check, if applicable, their market potential up to marketability. This makes it easier for us to decide quickly whether a new technology will work for the concrete customer problem. Let's take for example the use of smart glasses: if our colleagues on site need the support from other departments at the head offices, for example for a concrete error pattern or maintenance. Here the new technologies can help us to support our service technicians or the customer directly. This is what we are testing the video glasses for. The advantages: with the glasses, the colleagues on site can continue to work hands-free and communicate with everybody involved. The goal of BG.evlution is to validate new technologies for concrete applications in cooperation with the customer.

The second spin-off is Beam GmbH in Berlin. With this autonomous company builder we want to solve problems that are unique to the logistics industry in cooperation with start-up teams. For this we are planning on founding three start-ups per year and transfer them, consolidated under Beam, into a separate company. The goal is to open up new business fields in logistics. One example is that the BEUMER logistics chain at airports ends at the baggage reclaim area. One idea could be to have the bags of frequent flyers or business travellers directly delivered to their hotel. This is not part of the BEUMER core competencies, but a very promising business segment. A young company could accept that challenge and work autonomously on a solution. Our goal is to then successfully establish it on the market. Unlike in Dortmund, the aim in Berlin is to pitch the problem to entrepreneurs and get them interested in working on a solution. What we offer is start-up financing and access to our experts and customers. They get the chance to start their own company.

How do you meet the entrepreneurs?

Stemmer: We launched this process about a year ago at Factory Berlin, the biggest start-up campus in Germany. There is a lot of talent among the 1,500 to 2,000 entrepreneurs. Our Managing Director there is Robert Bach, himself an experienced entrepreneur. In Berlin we are right in the heart of the start-up scene, can benefit from events, give presentations ourselves and arrange offline events to get people's attention. Of course we can also use that framework to advertise for BEUMER Group: Who are we? What is our goal? Who are we looking for and what can we offer young entrepreneurs? It is the perfect platform for us for networking and elevating visibility.

Who are the BEUMER employees in Dortmund and Berlin?

Stemmer: The team in Dortmund is led by Christopher Kirsch. He is an experienced IT specialist and used to work for research institutions and industry projects for many years. Our goal in Dortmund is to bring more software and sensor technology expertise into our company. So we are always looking for new talent in areas like Internet of Things (IoT), sensor technology, full stack development and UX design. All of which are relatively new job descriptions in the plant engineering sector. Let me come back to the smart glasses: we don't only need the hardware in the form of the actual glasses, but they must also be connected and integrated into our existing BEUMER tool landscape. We also need experts that are familiar with the exact conditions on site and can recognise typical error patterns, so that, by using the smart glasses, they can provide better service. This is why Dortmund is working in close cooperation with the colleagues and customers at the head offices, while Berlin has a more autonomous character.

What are your responsibilities?

Stemmer: My task is to build a bridge between BG.evolution in Dortmund, Beam in Berlin and BEUMER Group. I am responsible for BEUMER internal digitization projects as well as the management of BG.evolution. I'm basically the interface between the colleagues in Dortmund, Berlin and the BEUMER Group companies and I support and foster the mutual exchange. I want to make our colleagues more aware of this topic, which is a big part of my job. Communication is probably the most important element when it comes to digital Transformation.

How does the cooperation with Beckum work?

Stemmer: It works very well in general, and we also learn new things every day and try out new formats of cooperating. Several times a year, we organise "Pitch Days" at our locations in Denmark, Beckum and the US, for example. We encourage our colleagues to bring in their own ideas and challenges from their everyday working life. This takes place in a very relaxed atmosphere in the cafeteria. Our goal is to generate new input that we address internally in Dortmund and Berlin, if possible, and include the colleagues and idea providers in the validation process.

BEUMER Group works in different business segments, such as the Center of Competence (CoC) for Logistics and the CoC Airport. Here we participate in central meetings and present our topics, learn about new problems and challenges and ensure a continuous dialogue. We want to keep our colleagues up-to-date and communicate transparently through various in-house events. They are a crucial key element for us. Because there is a legitimate interest in what we are doing and why. We continue to learn every day what format works and what doesn't. For some projects, our colleagues from Beckum can also come to Berlin or Dortmund themselves.

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BEUMER Group automated parcel sorter goes live at Whistl’s super depot in Bolton, UK
Aarhus, 13. November 2018

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated parcel and post distribution systems, announces the live operation of an automated sortation system installed in Whistl's new super depot in Bolton, UK.

The automated cross-belt loop sorter will ensure faster sortation with greater capacity for e-commerce packets and parcels (cardboard boxes, jiffy bags, poly-wraps) up to the medium size. Cost-effective sortation combined with reduced levels of energy consumption enhance Whistl's commitment to considering the environment, in addition to the competitive and economic factors of each procurement decision.

As the UK’s second largest postal operator, Whistl contracted BEUMER to install the automated sorter in the new super depot. The depot operates as the designated hub for Whistl's sortation operations in the North West of the UK, which is one of the UK’s leading logistics and distribution areas.

Designed to enable Whistl to achieve further expansion to support the soaring e-commerce market, the ergonomic design of the sorter’s man/machine interface also supports Whistl’s drive to provide a clean, safe and secure work environment. In addition to the overall design of the sorter, BEUMER Group tested the interface to ensure that operators would experience minimal twisting and turning and no repetitive stress.

Whistl’s CEO, Nick Wells, CEO explains "The meticulous design of BEUMER Group's sortation system enables Whistl to achieve greater efficiency in the processing of packets and parcels. This is an essential part of Whistl’s growth strategy in responding to the continued growth in the e-commerce market.”

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穿过原始自然和居民区
Beckum, 12. November 2018

亚洲水泥集团在中国四川安装了13.7公里长的伯曼集团槽形带式输送机

2016年,伯曼集团再一次刷新了2009年开始的最长带式输送设备的记录:在中国四川彭州附近,为了将石灰石从采石场输送到料仓,四川亚东水泥有限公司多年前就开始采用伯曼集团12.5公里长的长距离输送机。 这台槽形带式输送机穿过多山地形和自然保护区,穿过河流和不平的地表。 第二个项目中增加了两台长距离输送机,此次总长达到了13.7公里。 继续将石灰石输送到水泥厂。 与第一个项目不同,此次项目建造的输送机要穿过居民区。 不能超过中国政府规定的噪声级。

中国有句古话叫“蜀道难,难于上青天”。 到达目的地,必须要穿越河流、高山和深谷。 位于中国西南的四川省各种矿产储量居全国首位,如钛、锂、银,经济上非常重要。 电子、机械制造、冶金工业、化工、医药、食品、建材等行业也是支柱产业。 水泥制造商四川亚东水泥有限公司在四川省会成都附近。 是亚洲水泥集团(总部在台湾台北)旗下成员。

2004年,集团决定在四川设立新的水泥厂。 在开发阶段,中国政府批准亚洲水泥集团使用废弃的铁路输送石灰石。 工厂工程过半时,政府决定修建新的大坝。 计划输送途经的地区将被淹没,从根本上改变了项目条件:道路被淹,卡车必须绕行。 此外,亚洲水泥集团在这里还要安装两条窑炉生产线。 这样,安装水平和垂直转弯的槽形带式输送机就成了更低成本更省时的选择。 为此,集团转向了伯曼集团。 多年来,亚洲水泥集团一直使用伯曼的斗提机,非常信赖伯曼作为系统供应商的专业实力。

了解客户的需要

伯曼集团负责长距离输送机核心部件的机械电气设计和交付,监督安装和启用投产。 优势是:旗下公司伯曼上海离得不远,可以迅速到达现场。 “我们的同事与客户紧密联系。 此外,他们非常熟悉国情惯例,语言相通,了解市场和客户的需求”,伯曼集团输送装卸系统部门总监Andreas Echelmeyer博士介绍说。

2006年5月,亚洲水泥集团下了总长12.5公里设备的订单。 这台长距离输送机输送量达1,500吨/小时,速度4米/秒。 “与其他输送解决方案相比,开放式槽形带式输送机通量更大。 还能够实现水平和垂直转弯”,Echelmeyer博士介绍说。 可以满足不同作业和地形的要求。 通过自主开发的计算程序,可以准确确定系统设计中的静态和动态胶带张紧力。 这是安全设计水平转弯的先决条件。 此外,基于这些计算,还要选择输送带和驱动技术。 以保证整台设备长期安全运行。

多山地形 软土地面 高度差大

需要克服的地形障碍包括多山地形和茂密竹林,大部分都受到保护。 因此,政府既不批准服务路线也不允许砍伐。 甚至下层土壤也给伯曼集团的工程师们出了个难题:由于先前的煤矿开采,土地不稳固。 土地由花岗石组成,只能在一定程度剥除”,Echelmeyer博士解释说。 此外,还有1.5公里的输送段要经过河流。 这些外部条件使得90%的安装需要现场手动完成。 由于在某种程度上不能进行卡车运输,有些部件必须靠骡子一件一件送到安装地点。

伯曼集团与水泥制造商共同商定长距离输送机的路线方案。 伯曼充分考虑了八个半径1,000到5,000米的水平转弯,计算胶带张紧力。 在现场检查输送路线的可行性。 为此,伯曼员工在崎岖的山路上徒步走完了全部路线,直接在现场检查460个支架的合适位置。 注意输送机的走向,尽可能在技术上符合地形。 要在极短的距离上克服100米的高度差,很多段上设置了高达55米的桥架。 还有一段穿过了130米长的隧道。

伯曼集团与客户紧密合作,负责设计长距离输送机和桥架。 设计、制造、交付驱动装置、张紧装置的核心部件、总长25公里的胶带、托辊以及驱动技术。 从2009年2月起,这台长距离输送机将采石场的散料输送到散料装载系统。 从第一段调试开始,分两个阶段提高输送机的输送量。 如今,输送设备速度为4.5米/秒时的输送量达2,200吨/小时。

集团历史上最长的带式输送机

2013年7月,亚洲水泥集团再次委托伯曼集团:现在不再用卡车将石灰石从散料装载系统输送到水泥厂,而是另一台经济性的长距离输送机。 为了满足工厂的需求,石灰石的输送量需要达到2,200吨/小时。 项目中,还需要调整第一台输送机。 “我们计划第二台槽形带式输送机总长13.7公里”,Echelmeyer高兴地表示。 这个长度可以写入伯曼集团的历史。

这样的大项目总会受到不可预测性的影响。 对此,工程师就要展现出其灵活性。 在规划阶段,水泥制造商又在约10公里远的兰丰买入了一个工厂。 “现在,我们设计输送机时就要考虑能够给两个厂输送石灰石”,Echelmeyer博士解释说。 团队考虑将长距离输送机分成两段。 5.4公里长度后面,将来还可以再建输送机给兰丰送料。 2015年2月,伯曼开始安装输送带支架。

长距离输送机的两段有4个水平转弯,半径为1,200、1,500和1,800米。 “我们提供设计、如滚筒、电动机等部件、驱动和控制技术和全套自动化”,Echelmeyer博士介绍说。 由伯曼集团的安装工程师监督安装,电气工程师支持设备接线。 2016年5月进行了启用调试。 现在,槽形带式输送机给三条窑炉生产线供料,第四条窑炉生产线在计划中。

穿山越岭顺利到达目的地

两个项目的要求有所不同:第一个订单主要是多山地形、地表不稳定,穿过自然保护区和河流,而第二个订单伯曼集团要在居民区安装设备。 中国政府明确规定了设备的噪声排放,不能影响周边的居民。 “我们必须要将噪音级限制在非常低的水平”,Echelmeyer博士介绍说。 为了降低噪音排放,不影响居民,伯曼采取了不同的措施。 “我们的驱动装置采用低噪音托辊和合适尺寸的保护罩”,Echelmeyer博士说。 伯曼集团的团队与运行方合作优化了输送带支架和完全封闭的桥架。

在整个项目中,伯曼集团的设备能够安全安静地输送石灰石,不会影响居民和大自然。

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BEUMER Group wins contract for overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal facility in Illinois
Beckum, 05. September 2018

Four-mile single-flight system to serve company’s Prairie Eagle Mine

BEUMER Groups’ U.S. subsidiary, the BEUMER Corporation, has been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly four-mile overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois.

The Knight Hawk project is a strategic win for BEUMER, allowing the company to broaden its mining sector footprint, according to Brad Williams, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for BEUMER’s Conveying & Loading Division, based in the Kansas City area.

“We are very accustomed to handling coal and coal residuals in the Power industry, but we are excited about the opportunity to focus on a project directly in the coal mining sector,” Williams said.

The curved troughed belt conveyor will carry coal from Knight Hawk’s new underground mine portal to its main coal preparation plant at Prairie Eagle. The overland conveyor will allow Knight Hawk to seal a portion of its underground mine and bring coal to the surface near its current mining activities. Commissioning of the new conveying system is scheduled for April 2019.

“This project is right up BEUMER’s alley from a technology standpoint, as it will become our third overland curved troughed belt conveyor installed in North America in the last five years,” Williams said. “Our curved conveyor technology allows for a single-flight system that costs less to install and operate than a conventional conveying system, and will offer Knight Hawk long-term financial and environmental benefits when compared with trucking.”

The original request for proposal called for four straight conveyors requiring three transfer towers,” Williams explained. BEUMER’s winning proposal features a single-flight curved conveying system that eliminates the cost of tower steel, and greatly reduces the quantity of components and necessary spare parts. It reduces the dust, noise, maintenance and operating costs associated with the transfer points, and offers 98 percent reliability compared with roughly 92 percent reliability of four conveyors operating in series.

Prairie Eagle is the hub of Knight Hawk's coal mining operations, processing and shipping more than 80 percent of the company's five million tons of annual coal production. Opened in 2005 as a surface mine, the Illinois facility was expanded to include two underground mines, Knight Hawk's primary coal preparation plant, and multiple truck loading facilities. Prairie Eagle is widely recognized as one of the most efficient underground mines in the United States.

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确保您的系统持续运行
Beckum, 29. August 2018

伯曼集团通过可用性管理确保系统无中断运行

公司总是开发新的创意,将其投入使用。 这缩短了产品和产品系列的生命周期。 市场研发也需要给现有系统装配新开发的组件。 为此,制造商也必须经常淘汰一些组件或技术。 在这种情况下,伯曼集团为客户提供多种方案包,保证客户系统无中断运行。

开发节能型电动机就是一个典型的例子。 上市后,通常制造商会淘汰早前的产品系列,也不再提供相关备件。 新的驱动经常与之前的型号不兼容——例如,起动方式不同。 对此,伯曼集团的客户支持会为客户提供有针对性的技术和服务措施。 良好的规划,避免设备停机。 让伯曼客户的老旧系统多年后仍能继续运行。

为长期运行储备充足的库存

有一个措施叫做‘最后购买活动’:“我们的客户在淘汰前买入几个原件或类似组件,让其设备在将来继续保持运行”,Beckum的客户支持总监Guido Hesse解释说。 “我们也会提供让设备持续运行的解决方案,我们的理念是:让客户的设备持续运行。”

还有一种解决方案是为客户提供类似的组件。 设计部和服务部通力合作:专家们鉴定和测试部件,提前准备好。 这样,伯曼集团的用户在旧组件淘汰后仍能让其设备持续运行。 为客户考虑周到,即使在困难的情况下,仍能为客户提供可靠的支持,保证系统的可用性。

新一代组件上市,有时还需要系统控制进行匹配。 这也需要新的调试。 这种情况下,伯曼集团也能提供支持。

系统(几乎)永久可用

前段时间,在德国机场发生了一个有意思的事件:伯曼的行李输送系统运行已超过20年。 其控制技术使用编程语言编写的,已经不符合现有的技术水平。 机场决定由伯曼集团客户支持继续提供5年的技术支持,对伯曼来讲,找到会使用旧的编程语言的专业人士是一个挑战。 当然,这个问题很快得到了解决。 “我们找到了一位已经退休、但是仍然乐意工作的同事为客户重新编程”,Guido Hesse回忆说。 “大家都非常满意。”

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BEUMER Group hands-over new baggage handling system at Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport
Aarhus, 21. August 2018

BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems - announces that the new Baggage Handling System (BHS) at Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport has been handed over to the airport operators, Groupe ADP.

The new CrisBag® tote-based BHS will provide 100% tracking of baggage as it is checked-in at the Airport's Terminal 2E and transported via a 500-meter tunnel to the Satellite 3 (S3) Terminal. The CrisBag system will also provide the speed and capacity to meet the demands of the large-capacity airliners, such as the Airbus A380, which are served by the S3 Satellite.

“BEUMER Group is a long-term partner of Groupe ADP, which is why we were entrusted with the update to the baggage handling system and the integration of the airport’s first ECAC Standard 3 screening system,” explains Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group A/S.

With its high redundancy, the CrisBag system will ensure high availability and enable the airport to offer passengers greater flexibility at check-in. The high-speed transportation of baggage from check-in to S3 will allow very short transport time, less than 20 minutes including ECAC Standard 3 screening.

Groupe ADP chose the CrisBag tote-based system for its high reliability which offers the optimum solution for this type of tunnel-based transport. The system consists of more than 2500 CrisBag modules and has a capacity of 3200 bags per hour.

“The technical performance of the system was demonstrated during 2 months of intensive tests involving carrying test luggage and ensuring integrity from a safety point of view, while working around the need to keep the terminal in operation”, explains Nadine Vennat, Groupe ADP Project Director.

She continues, “The BEUMER Group and Alstef teams provided Groupe ADP with operational support during the first 4 weeks of ramp-up operations to help Groupe ADP teams take control of the system. As a first step, ORAT tests were organised to validate the operational processes. Then the system was put into service progressively, check-in group by check-in group, with technical support from BEUMER Group to pilot the supervision station.

“This transitional phase was the key to a smooth start-up. The proximity of the BEUMER Group teams helped to quickly instill confidence and helped us make the decision to use the TDS3 BHS for full operation only 2 months after initial hand-over, at the beginning of summer 2018.”

The combination of high-level controls for the baggage handling system, with SAC and SCADA systems, and the low-level controls, will provide Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport with comprehensive management of the entire baggage handling system process. The high-level controls also feature a web-based user interface to enable remote control of the baggage handling system from a tablet device. In addition, the integration of RFID scanning of bag tags in the new baggage handling system will ensure that Groupe ADP remains at the forefront of airport technology. RFID baggage labels have been shown to minimise the number of mishandled bags and have been trialed by Groupe ADP since 2013 with the installation of RFID scanners by Air France and KLM.

Continued availability of the new baggage handling system is crucial for Paris - Charles de Gaulle, which is one of the world’s 10 busiest airports by passenger traffic. To ensure on-going optimisation and efficiency, Groupe ADP has also awarded BEUMER Group with a contract for the 24/7 maintenance of the CrisBag system. Based on very high Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), the contract will ensure that the baggage handling operation maintains the agreed high levels of performance. This will enable Paris - Charles de Gaulle Airport to meet its responsibilities to its airlines and passengers.

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BEUMER Group wins contract for overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal facility in Illinois
Beckum, 21. August 2018

Four-mile single-flight system to serve company’s Prairie Eagle Mine

BEUMER Groups’ U.S. subsidiary, the BEUMER Corporation, has been awarded a contract to design, supply and install a nearly four-mile overland conveyor at Knight Hawk Coal’s Prairie Eagle Mine in Illinois.

The Knight Hawk project is a strategic win for BEUMER, allowing the company to broaden its mining sector footprint, according to Brad Williams, Vice President of Sales and Business Development for BEUMER’s Conveying & Loading Division, based in the Kansas City area.

“We are very accustomed to handling coal and coal residuals in the Power industry, but we are excited about the opportunity to focus on a project directly in the coal mining sector,” Williams said.

The curved troughed belt conveyor will carry coal from Knight Hawk’s new underground mine portal to its main coal preparation plant at Prairie Eagle. The overland conveyor will allow Knight Hawk to seal a portion of its underground mine and bring coal to the surface near its current mining activities. Commissioning of the new conveying system is scheduled for April 2019.

“This project is right up BEUMER’s alley from a technology standpoint, as it will become our third overland curved troughed belt conveyor installed in North America in the last five years,” Williams said. “Our curved conveyor technology allows for a single-flight system that costs less to install and operate than a conventional conveying system, and will offer Knight Hawk long-term financial and environmental benefits when compared with trucking.”

The original request for proposal called for four straight conveyors requiring three transfer towers,” Williams explained. BEUMER’s winning proposal features a single-flight curved conveying system that eliminates the cost of tower steel, and greatly reduces the quantity of components and necessary spare parts. It reduces the dust, noise, maintenance and operating costs associated with the transfer points, and offers 98 percent reliability compared with roughly 92 percent reliability of four conveyors operating in series.

Prairie Eagle is the hub of Knight Hawk's coal mining operations, processing and shipping more than 80 percent of the company's five million tons of annual coal production. Opened in 2005 as a surface mine, the Illinois facility was expanded to include two underground mines, Knight Hawk's primary coal preparation plant, and multiple truck loading facilities. Prairie Eagle is widely recognized as one of the most efficient underground mines in the United States.

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积极调整 顺应市场变化
Beckum, 21. August 2018

伯曼集团为Röfix提供全套解决方案 助其高效灌装码垛包装不同的建材产品:

Röfix AG有近200种不同的建材产品——砌筑砂浆、隔热材料、油漆、涂料、基层非粘结型找平层等等。 这个建材制造商非常重视灌装码垛包装技术,希望可以按时按量将产品安全交到客户手中。 伯曼集团为其在瑞士Sennwald的工厂提供了整套包装系统,顺利地集成到现有厂房中。 这套系统可以根据不同的物料灵活调整,无需繁复地装调。 系统中的设备均易于维护,可靠耐用。 可用性高,无计划外停机。

在莱茵河平原上伫立着Chrüzbergen、Stauberen和Hoher Kasten的高峰。 在瑞士圣加仑州的Sennwald,自然主义者、徒步旅行者和骑行爱好者热爱着这里的森林、草地和蜿蜒的小路。 奥地利建材制造商Röfix是Fixit集团成员,在这个约5,000人口风景如画的小镇上设立了在瑞士的第五个工厂。 “我们生产全系列产品”,Röfix瑞士的CEO Josef Sennhauser介绍说。 “我们有近200种不同的建材产品,例如精细石膏、不同品种的混凝土、砌筑砂浆、找平层或胶粘剂”,厂长Gerhardt Welte补充说。 “产品的流动特性都各不相同。”

这是个挑战。 要在竞争中立于不败之地,不仅仅要重视建材产品的高品质。 “制造商必须按时按量把产品交到贸易商和最终用户手中”,Sennhauser强调说。 “按时交货是客户满意度的决定性因素。 ”为此,在瑞士的这个工厂需要一条能够快速灵活地装袋码垛罩膜包装的包装线。 过去,更换产品总会导致很长的停机时间,工人需要繁复地装调设备,浪费很多时间。

选择最佳合作伙伴

Röfix的另一家工厂采用过伯曼集团的解决方案, 体验非常好。 这就是负责人非常信赖伯曼一站式灌装码垛包装技术的原因。 “不仅我们的客户重视供应商的可靠性,我们对供应商的期待也是如此”,Welte说。 对包装线的核心要求,除了灵活性,经济高效的工作方式、易于维护以及专业全面的客户支持都是非常重要的。 双方迅速就范围和期限达成一致,启动了项目。

装袋:不能多也不能少

由于工厂制造的建材产品种类繁多,伯曼集团为其安装了伯曼空气给料回转式包装机BEUMER fillpac R。 在灌装过程中,对料袋进行称重。 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。 系统采用超声波封口,操作干净,效果非常好。 此外,还可以避免物料聚集在阀门周围。

系统采用模块化构造,能够很好地与现有的生产线集成在一起。 使用伯曼套袋机和空袋架,让包装机更为高效。 伺服电动机驱动架和吸入式抓取装置自动准确定位,高效节能。 抓取和套袋系统将料袋快速安全地射到灌装嘴上。 每小时可以准确处理1,200个料袋。 扩展的话,可达1,800个料袋每小时。 “用户可以轻松将伯曼套袋机调节到另一个料袋规格。 大大提高了系统的灵活性”,伯曼集团建材部门资深销售经理Denis Sielemann解释说。

保证轻柔码垛

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。 这台设备可将料袋以6个一层的编组形式准确地码到托盘上。 “设备配有双皮带转位装置,可将料袋轻柔地转到指定位置,不变形”,Sielemann解释说。 “就定位精度来说,这个装置比传统的转位装置有着极大的优势。  ”因为设备部件移动料袋时不会造成机械变形。两台皮带输送机平行布置,运行速度不同,可以快速旋转料袋。将料袋轻柔地转到指定位置。双皮带转位装置的智能控制系统充分考虑了料袋的尺寸和重量。根据预设的包装样式,精确定位。特别之处在于更换产品时,操作员不需要根据变更的参数调节系统,大大节省了时间和成本。

快捷、安全地包装

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。 “操作非常简单、安全”,Sielemann介绍说。 新系统完全没有平台,大大简化了维护保养工作,提高了包装设备的可用性。 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。

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。 将薄膜罩送至卷膜拉伸单元的过程中热封边已经冷却,卷膜时可以节省时间。 既不需要高能耗的冷却装置,也不需要很长的冷却时间。 “我们可以快速地根据薄膜类型调节伯曼冷拉伸套膜包装机BEUMER stretch hood A”,Sielemann说,进一步提高的整条线的灵活性。 “每小时可处理50至60个托盘”,Josef Sennhauser非常满意:“需要的话,还可以进一步提升处理能力。”

一切尽在掌握

伯曼给系统配备了伯曼人机界面(HMI),让操作员能够方便快速地操作生产线的系统。 带给操作人员简单直观、易于理解的互动体验,保证所有设备流程快速高效。 可视化界面能够非常清晰地展示需要设置什么内容、怎样设置、在哪里设置。 例如,操作员可以调出视频序列,演示如何更换膜卷和刀具。 其他设置,例如在伯曼高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac上纠正料袋,设备上也提供图片和分步说明。

在包装线末端,工人用叉车将包装好的托盘先后从辊道取出,送到发货口。 为发货取货做好准备。 这个项目最大的挑战是:“设计规划必须将包装线集成到现有的三层厂房中”,Sielemann说。 但伯曼集团经验丰富的工程师解决了这个难题。 工程师们调整了解决方案,满足了建筑技术的要求。

无需停机 可灵活按照产品进行调整

包装线自2016年年中投入使用。 瑞士的工厂没出现任何停机情况,生产调节也非常灵活,这也正是Röfix期待的。 即使出现失调的状况,负责人也非常有信心,伯曼集团也不会坐视不管。 如有需要,伯曼服务人员可以迅速快捷地从集团德国总部远程提供专业支持。

“我们非常满意”,Welt总结道。 “伯曼集团为我们提供的交钥匙解决方案,运行非常顺畅。 ”Sennhauser补充说:“自从这条包装线投入使用,我们总能随时满足客户需求。 此外,新的包装还带来了新的附加值,垛件稳定性提高了,品牌的展示效果也更好了。”

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“我们的系统能够覆盖客户所有流程”
Beckum, 09. August 2018

伯曼集团:采访码垛包装技术部门总监Gregor Baumeister和化工行业资深销售经理Christian Freise

Baumeister先生,作为伯曼集团码垛包装技术部门的总监,您负责管理和协调全球的码垛包装技术竞争力中心。 您的目标是什么?

Baumeister:领导码垛包装技术部门对我来讲是一个非常让人兴奋、极具多样性的工作。 我和我的团队负责开发和扩展全面的解决方案组合。 我的目标非常简单:我要持续推进这个业务部门的全球业务增长。 要达成这个目标,我们必须在各个地区稳步发展,以最佳状态服务全球客户。 我们专注于有潜力的行业以及我们已经站稳脚跟稳步发展的行业,例如化工行业。 在这些行业里,我们将一如既往用智能化解决方案满足客户的各种需求。

Freise先生,您属于伯曼集团面向化工行业的团队。 您和您的同事都有哪些任务呢?

Freise:我们服务于化工和石化行业的客户,为其寻找合适的包装解决方案。 我们将对行业的了解与现有技术相结合。 可能涉及单个产品也可能涉及整条包装线。 化工行业的需求非常特殊,特别是石化行业。 我们总是能够个性化设计我们的设备和系统满足不同行业的需求。 所以,我们一直在不断开发我们的产品系列。 对一些复杂的任务我们会提供特殊的解决方案。

能不能详细解释一下化工行业的需求? 处理化工产品必须要考虑哪些因素呢?

Freise:与水泥、砂浆或石膏相比,化工和石化产品会有不同的温度和特殊的流动特性。 散料密度或颗粒大小各不相同。 但是有一个共同点:必须以最佳的状态送到分销商和客户手中。 为此,需要保护性的处理,快速完成灌装、码垛和包装。

如何满足这些需求呢? 怎样才能给客户提供正确的系统呢?

Baumeister:我们提供全面的模块化结构的产品组合。 伯曼集团专业实力雄厚,能够为非常复杂的物流流程开发定制的解决方案。 用系统覆盖客户所有流程,包括生料、辅料、燃料以及半成品和成品在工厂指定范围内的存储和输送。 此外,还能处理散料以及料袋、纸箱、罐、桶、斗或大袋包装的散料,可单独或在托盘上输送。 为客户提供一站式服务。 以减少客户的外部接口,客户只需要一个联系人。

客户可以期待什么呢? 比如说,如何高效地将化工行业产品装袋?

Freise我们给化工行业安装的包装线都是这样的:散料从料仓进入伯曼成型-灌装-封口系统BEUMER fillpac FFS。 包装机将预制的PE膜管制成料袋,装入客户的工程塑料,例如PE、PP、PA或PS颗粒。 在灌装过程前先进行称重。 为此,BEUMER fillpac FFS配备了一台可校准的电子称重装置。 确保成型-灌装-封口系统持续等量装袋,符合预定公差。 最后给料袋封口。 高速机型每小时可处理2,600个25千克重的料袋。 现在这个产品系列还提供低速机型。

装袋完成后,还要继续输送。 这方面又给客户提供了哪些设备?

Freise:装好的料袋尺寸和重量不同,后续必须稳定精确地码在托盘上。 我们的产品系列中有高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac。 这款高位码垛机采用模块化结构,安装非常迅速。 也便于维护保养。 操作员可以直观地操作设备,根据不同的包装样式灵活调整。 通常化工行业中的企业都需要保护性处理这些料袋,同时还要快速精准定位。 为此,BEUMER paletpac可以选配夹紧转位装置和双皮带转位装置。

如果客户的产品不是装袋,而是装箱或装罐后成件处理,可以使用码垛机械手BEUMER robotpac。 这款机械手占地面积小,能够可靠高效地完成复杂的码垛、拆垛任务。 对于每种打包物料,我们有合适的抓取系统。 根据要求,码垛好的产品在运输过程中应当稳定在装载面上,或者如果需要转运或室外存储,还要有防尘、防雨或其他天气条件影响的防护措施。 为此,我们开发了高效的冷拉伸套膜包装系统BEUMER stretch hood。 给产品罩上高弹性的拉伸罩。

如何实现简单可视化操作呢?

Baumeister:我们包装线的所有设备都配有相同的人机界面(HMI)。 操作面板带给操作员简单直观、易于理解的互动体验,保证所有设备流程可靠高效。

包装线结束以后呢?

Baumeister:伯曼集团还可以提供系统解决方案,将满托盘或单个料袋送入连接的仓库进行存储或送去直接装车。 组成部分主要是输送技术,如输送机或基于小车的系统。 我们总是使用我们模块系统中的组件。 这样,我们的解决方案非常灵活,可以轻松扩容,满足客户不断变化的需求——例如可以更改或是增加产品或包装系列。

伯曼集团如何确保全程的物料和数据跟踪?

Freise我们相互协调灌装、码垛、包装系统以及其他系统设备。 为此,我们将模块化的BG Software Suite设计为高层系统。 可根据任务进行个性化定制。 与第三方供应商的设备集成也完全没有问题。 用户可以根据需要随时对解决方案扩容,不断地优化物流。 BG Fusion是跨程序的用户界面,可以显示流程数据或报告。 操作员无需切换不同的应用程序即可调用所有可用的数据。

伯曼还设计整套物流方案吗?

Baumeister:当然。 根据任务的复杂程度,可以使用PLC级的一些应用。 另一些需要高级的物流计算机或仓储控制系统。 伯曼集团可以确保用户不同控制级之间的通信。 我们不仅可以智能地连接各个系统,还可以将其集成到现有的流程控制或库存管理系统中。 我们一站式提供所有服务,可以避免接口过多引发的故障。 作为系统供应商,伯曼凭借多年在控制和自动化技术领域积累的经验,处理各项复杂的内部物流任务得心应手。

伯曼在包装技术领域的最新研发是什么?

Baumeister:我们用BEUMER Overall Operation Monitoring App开发了一个应用,操作员以及管理层可以用智能手机或平板概览整条包装线或单个设备的所有相关的参数。 这个App可以显示可用性、性能等级、质量水平、能耗和压缩空气消耗的状态。 以随时保证无故障运行。 客户还可以定制程序满足特定的要求。

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