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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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In perfect condition to the customer
Beckum, 26. July 2018

BEUMER Group at the Fachpack 2018:

Coming up again in autumn – approx. 1,500 exhibitors will show future-oriented solutions and developments relating to packaging at the Fachpack from 25th to 27th September 2018. As a turnkey solution provider BEUMER Group will showcase tailor-made solutions for consumer goods – from the filling of bags up to packaged product stacks ready for transport, including control and comprehensive customer support.

At booth 121 in hall 1 BEUMER Group will show its competence in the field of packaging technology. The full liner delivers everything from one single source: The customer has only one single point of contact and avoids vendor interactions. 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 operator receives a complete line with optimum throughput.

The BEUMER fillpac R filling machine fills bulk materials such as cement or building materials and other industrial pulverised goods into bags in an efficient and gentle way. It can fill very fine to very coarse materials into different bag formats and types, such as valve bottom bags and flat valve bags. BEUMER Group has now complemented the rotary filling machine with a BEUMER bag placer and a ream magazine. Due to its modular design, the BEUMER fillpac R can be easily integrated and adjusted with existing packaging lines.

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, fills them with the product of the customer and seals them. BEUMER Group introduces the BEUMER fillpac FFS form fill seal system both for the high-capacity range 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 customers' requirements the suitable machine performance class can be selected from the extended product range. Both the BEUMER fillpac R and the BEUMER fillpac FFS are equipped with a specialised weighing unit which ensures the correct quantity of the filled material.

In the next phase, the bags are stacked on pallets. For this, BEUMER Group offers the BEUMER paletpac high-capacity palletiser. It stacks even sensitive and valuable products as well as products with special flow characteristics in a gentle and efficient manner. Depending on the product requirements, it can be equipped with a clamp-type turning device or a twin-belt turning device.

BEUMER Group offers the BEUMER robotpac, a space-saving articulated robot, for palletising cartons, boxes, canisters or trays. This fully automatic articulated robot is able to solve even complex palletising and de-palletising challenges reliably and efficiently. BEUMER has developed fully automatic gripping systems that are easily exchangeable and suitable for each item to be packed.

The BEUMER stretch hood high capacity packaging system is at the heart of the packaging lines. In logistic centres for example, it covers the mixed pallet of merchandise with a highly elastic film hood, but also filled and palletised bags, boxes of detergent, buckets of paint or storage jars stacked on pallets. During transshipment and outside storage, the merchandise is protected reliably against environmental influences such as sunlight, dirt and humidity. This is important for the operators who need their products to be transported reliably and in perfect condition to the customers.

The BEUMER bag-in-bag offered by the system provider packages one or several filled paper bags quickly and reliably in a weather-resistant plastic film. This ensures that the contents are perfectly protected against moisture, dust, insect infestation and other environmental factors when they are transported or stored. The system can be easily integrated in existing filling or packaging Systems.

BEUMER at the Fachpack 2018, hall 1, booth 121

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转型是不可避免的
Beckum, 24. July 2018

伯曼集团推进内部物流行业的数字化转型:

工业、经济和社会正处于数字化转型之中。 事实是:转型是不可避免的,因为客户已经习惯了在很多领域得到的舒适体验,不想放弃。 随之而来的影响是什么呢? 在行业之间许多以前已知的界限都失去了意义,这就是挑战所在。 那么问题来了:谁来推动转型? 今天是供应商,明天还是吗? 无论如何,伯曼集团正在为数字化未来做好准备。

物流行业也受到了转型浪潮的严重影响。 因为数字物流在成本、透明度和速度方面优势显著。 特别是,通过数字技术的智能集成可以使内部物流更加环保和高效。 不断发展的电子商务正在推动这一进程。 随着电子商务过程中物流的逐步发展和相关的退货问题,网络化、自动化和系统集成的程度也在不断提高。 组织和形成连续的供应链——从原材料的原产地到交付到消费者门前,再到退货、废旧处理和回收。

作为系统供应商,伯曼集团为电子商务公司和物流中心提供高速分拣系统。 可以灵活调整满足客户不断增长的需求。 “我们必须不断改进我们的产品,以提高我们的竞争力,以便我们的客户可以降低成本并优化流程”,伯曼集团董事长兼CEO Christoph Beumer博士解释说。 为此,集团多年来坚持把创新管理纳入战略,先后注册了近百项专利。 凭借在自己的领域内持续、多元化发展,伯曼集团获得了2017年度Axia大奖,该奖项旨在表彰中型企业可持续和成功的企业管理。而且,在数字化转型时代,不仅要重视完善内部流程,还需要开发新的商业模式。 不仅仅是优化现有概念的问题。 “我们必须创造新的东西。  机械和系统的效率更高,速度更快”,Beumer博士说。

领潮流 不要错失

对于每个行业来说,最坏的情况就是错过潮流。 这可能会给市场领导者带来灾难性的后果。 举个例子:模拟摄影。 德国公司爱克发(Agfa)在公司100多年的历史中建立了良好的声誉。  爱克发研发出了第一个显影液和第一个闪光灯、第一个安全胶片和第一台全自动相机,但不是第一台数码相机。 数码相机是柯达(Kodak)公司的工程师研发的。 然而,他的雇主长期以来一直将这项创新锁在抽屉里。 但是很快就发现这是个致命的错误:在20世纪90年代,苹果(Apple)、卡西欧(Casio)和佳能(Canon)等竞争对手推出了第一款大规模使用的数码相机,至今,仍将这两个全球最成功的影像产品公司甩在身后。 如果没有及时赶上数字化列车,就输了。

“对于3D打印技术,机械工程和内部物流行业可能遭遇相同的命运。 如果什么时候3D打印技术能够制造钢梁,将会彻底改变整个行业”,Beumer博士预言。 可能会出现一种全新的仓储方式。 不是随时保留大量备件,而是按需打印。 可以精确控制时间和数量。 并且消除费时的订购流程。 “我们将备件的图纸发送到我们在泰国或巴西的公司。我们的同事可以通过3D打印技术现场打印组件。 我们不需要海运将其运输数周”,Beumer博士说。

现实技术可以节省差旅时间和成本

没有必要把有资质的服务工程师派到海外几个星期。 可以想象这个情况:现场负责的员工配备了3D眼镜。 用移动设备对准现场的目标。 通过物流设备上的自动ID标记(例如一台输送机)和专门为其开发的App,可以显示所属的信息。 如电路图、维护说明或是引脚分配。 所需数据显示在设备摄像头的实时图像上。 工程师查看有问题的部件,可以立即调出所有相关的手册或库存。 显示每个流程步骤。 如果流程非常复杂,还可以在现场呼叫同事,通过直播流与他们一起解决问题。

伯曼集团已经在几个使用其行李处理系统的机场成功使用平板电脑。 新加坡樟宜国际机场就是其中之一。 作为东南亚的主要航空枢纽,因不断进取和优质的客户服务而闻名。 机场采用的行李处理系统是伯曼集团研发和集成的。 伯曼负责行李处理系统的运行和维护,确保系统以最佳的状态保持长期稳定的运行。 行李控制室7天24小时都有客户支持的员工值守。 进行设备预防性维护,确保设备以最佳状态连续运行。

领潮流  而不是随波逐流

进步无可阻挡。 问题是:谁来推动其发展? 类似于汽车行业,受到电动汽车的冲击,问题就是将来是谁来开发和制造汽车,特别是驱动,内部物流行业也一样,竞争对手可能不仅仅来自同行业。 可能是苹果(Apple)、谷歌(Google)和Facebook,在伯曼集团看来,甚至可能是Spotify。 伯曼的产品中不包括音乐,但是其分拣系统用于音乐行业,用来分拣CD。 随着流媒体服务越来越流行,CD生产和销售显着减少,这个行业就不再需要分拣系统。 “这虽然是个小众市场,但是也可能发生在与我们相关的其他行业”,Beumer博士担心。“我们的系统在全球机场行李处理行业口碑非常好。 但是,现在已经有供应商提供服务,直接上门取行李,再送到目的地。 旅客都不用管行李。” 这仅仅是创业企业实现的一个想法。 所谓的“独角兽俱乐部”,即评估潜力相当于数十亿的初创企业,正在稳步增长。 像伯曼集团这样的供应商还在等着被这样的发展甩在后面吗?

颠覆性的理念来自外部

当然不是。 作为家族企业,伯曼集团对其员工和客户负有责任。 这就是为什么伯曼要应对这些重大变化,并选择通过创建自己的初创企业来推进颠覆性的理念:“我们建了两家新公司,作为现有的创新部门的补充”,Beumer博士介绍说。 “他们开发最小化可行产品,就是做出一个简单的原型,来测试市场潜力直至成熟适应市场。”

伯曼新公司BG.evolution设立在德国多特蒙德,紧邻创新中心Digital.Hub Logistics。在这里,公司和研究人员共同设计数字化商业模式的物流。 例如,开发一个App,让用户通过智能手机或平板就能够概览相连系统的当前状态。

BG.challenge设立在德国柏林,一切都围绕着新的商业模式发展,会从外部对现有的商业模式形成冲击。 为初创的企业提供启动帮助。 “这有助于我们为未来做好准备,并使我们在数字时代处于有利地位”,Beumer博士说。

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物料流通 把世界连在一起
Beckum, 19. July 2018

伯曼集团提供的定制系统让水泥生产更加节能环保:

水泥是世界上最常用的建筑材料,并且这个行业正不断发展。 然而,水泥制造商也面临着挑战:这个二氧化碳排放量最高的行业中要实行更为严格的环境法规。 与此同时,由于产能过剩(特别是中国)还面临着不断增加的成本压力。 因此,许多国家进口建筑材料,不再自己生产。 伯曼集团为水泥制造商提供适应市场的系统和设备,提高系统效率和制造商的竞争力。

建材行业有句老话,叫“一直在建造”。 无论是在北美、亚洲还是非洲,大型基础设施项目都需要越来越多的建筑材料来建造大楼、街道、机场、桥梁或水坝。 自1990年以来,全球水泥生产几乎翻了两番。 2016年,全球约生产了41.7亿吨。 这一增长主要来自亚洲市场,特别是中国的发展。 尽管水泥销售增长,但全球水泥生产商面临着近年来水泥产能过剩的问题,特别是在中国。 这导致了全球水泥和熟料价格下降。 由于这种产能过剩,各个国家越来越依赖水泥和熟料(水泥生产的中间产品)的出口。 与此同时,越来越多的国家决定进口水泥或熟料,而不是在国内生产。 2016年,超过150个国家进口水泥和熟料。

其中包括澳大利亚。 例如,布里斯班是太平洋沿岸的大都市,是大陆上发展最快的城市之一。 约有200万居民。 预计到2056年,人口将翻一番。 因此,在市中心,正在稳步推进作业。 目之所及到处都是工地。 摩天大楼如雨后春笋般冒出来。 由于澳大利亚严格的环境法规和价格压力,进口水泥、特别是熟料的占比越来越大。 然后,在澳大利亚将进口的熟料磨成水泥。 进口材料来自印度尼西亚、中国或越南等国家。 水泥和熟料进口越来越多地取代国内生产。 2016年,国内水泥生产能力利用率仅为57%左右。

减少对环境的影响 提高能效

在生产水泥时会排放大量二氧化碳。 在各个流程中都会有排放,大部分是制造水泥熟料使用的石灰石排出的二氧化碳。

根据所使用的工艺,水泥生产的二氧化碳排放量为每吨水泥0.6-0.99吨二氧化碳。 据估计,水泥生产约占全球二氧化碳排放量的7%至8%。 制造商可以用粉煤灰、粘土或粒状高炉矿渣等替代材料代替水泥熟料,来降低排放量。

另一种可持续减少温室气体排放和生产成本的方法是增加替代型燃料在水泥生产中的使用。 用替代型燃料作为能量载体代替化石燃料(如煤和天然气)。 除废油或溶剂等液体材料外,大多数固体替代型燃料由市政和工业废物组成,例如塑料、纸张、复合材料或纺织品的混合物。 此外,还有整个或破碎的旧轮胎,例如,在德国,2016年旧轮胎占水泥生产替代型燃料的6%。 旧轮胎的橡胶具有与硬煤相当的热值,增强材料中的铁可以矿物结合到水泥中。 还可以减少了含铁校正物质的添加。

适应生产的系统

作为系统供应商,伯曼集团根据水泥厂的需求开发定制的个性化解决方案:输送系统 - 例如槽形带式输送机和管状带式输送机、不同型号的斗提机、熟料输送系统和装载系统以及整条的包装线。 涵盖整个物流链,从卸车到存储、取样、输送和定量给料固体替代型燃料。 伯曼集团还提供全自动系统,可以对大型和重型轮胎控制进料、分离并输送到回转窑的入口。 伯曼集团为国际化发展的水泥公司提供创新的内部物流解决方案,帮助客户可持续且经济高效的实现工厂现代化。

例如,丹麦的Aalborg Portland A/S公司就是伯曼的客户。 伯曼集团为其定制了全套解决方案,工厂可以从不同类型的废物中回收能源。 在煅烧炉和主燃烧器中使用不同类型的替代型燃料。 有效地储存、输送和定量给料不同组成的燃料。 伯曼为客户配有专属的联系人,提供一站式服务。

采用活底式挂车输送准备好煅烧的替代型燃料。 在接收站卸载替代型燃料并进行中间存储。 通过伯曼集团升级改造后的活动底板将仓库中的物料送至两条输送线上。 伯曼集团分别提供并安装了一台管状带式输送机作为系统的核心,将预处理的替代型燃料从仓库输送入煅烧炉及主燃烧器。 用管状带式输送机输送燃料不仅低噪音、低维护,封闭式的系统还无排放、非常节能。 封闭式的结构防止物料掉落,在开放段也不会有灰尘和味道逸出释放到环境中。管状带式输送机采用曲线型结构,与其他胶带输送机相比,需要的中转站更少。 伯曼集团还可以个性化调整输送路径,大大节约了用户的投资成本。

让输送更节能 更环保

伯曼集团的胶带输送机(封闭式的管状带式输送机和开放式的槽形带式输送机)特别适用于在崎岖地形上输送散料。 长距离输送机可根据地形设置水平转弯和垂直转弯,长度超过10公里。 根据输送物料的特性,倾角可达15度。 伯曼集团输送系统的处理能力可达每小时10,000吨。

通常,长距离输送都采用卡车。 但是,遇到地形特殊的情况,也有局限,卡车需要铺好的道路和燃料。 道路的修建、维护、可能还需要延伸,费用也很高。 此外,还会影响大自然。 卡车运输的排放量很高,无论是污染物还是噪音、灰尘。

伯曼集团的胶带输送机配有环保的电动驱动和低能耗带。 因此,特别是在气候变化和温室气体排放增加的情况下,堪称“首选方案”。 根据地形,电动模式和能量再生模式驱动的电机大部分都可以调节。 在不同的运行状态下都可以达到驱动单元的最佳负载分配。 如果输送机向下输送,系统还能产生能量。 获取的电能通过一个正反馈单元导回电源。 从而降低整台设备的运行成本。

垂直向上

伯曼集团提供不同型号的斗提机,投资成本低、使用寿命长、维护方便,让生产更具成本效益。 根据使用情况,料斗可以固定在胶带或中心链上。 伯曼集团在垂直输送技术领域的不断发展,竭诚为每个客户提供最佳解决方案(胶带斗提机或链式斗提机)。

一直以来,胶带斗提机的使用都限于输送细物料,因为以前的胶带斗提机型号输送粗颗粒物料时,有物料卡在料斗和胶带之间损坏胶带的风险。 对此,伯曼集团不懈研发,推出了创新的HD(重载)型高效胶带斗提机,现在可以有效地输送熟料等粗颗粒物料。 这款斗提机的设计使得各个料斗和胶带之间没有间隙。 这样,在挖取和填料的过程中不会卡住粗物料损坏胶带。 同时,还具备胶带斗提机的成熟优势,例如输送能力大,胶带的使用寿命更长、噪音更低。伯曼还在链式斗提机领域处于领先地位,中心链式斗提机能够高效垂直输送粗颗粒物料、热物料或磨蚀性散料。

包装确保安全运输

直到最终制造成水泥产品归入料仓,大部分的成本都与运输相关。 水泥以散装和袋装运输。 全球绝大部分的水泥都是散装通过公路、铁路或船舶运输。 此外,也有不少部分建材袋装供货——装袋、码垛、包装——运输的距离也很长。 为此,伯曼集团可以提供整套包装线。 例如,有叶轮给料回转式包装机BEUMER fillpac R。 这款包装机的特点是采用特殊的电子称重技术。 在灌装过程中对料袋进行称重,根据毛重对产品进行灌装。 电子称重技术可以保证物料装袋的精确性。包装机还可以选配最新技术的伯曼套袋机BEUMER bag placer和空袋架。 然后,伯曼高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac可以全自动码垛料袋,安全可靠,处理能力可达5,500袋/小时。 设备配有双皮带转位装置,可将料袋快速、轻柔地转到指定位置,不变形。 双皮带转位装置的智能控制系统兼顾料袋的尺寸和重量等要素,根据所需的包装样式将料袋转到预定的位置。 随后,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。

装载码垛二合一

为了进一步降低成本,印度等新兴市场的水泥包装和装载趋于更高程度的自动化。 目标是减少劳动力,特别是在新兴市场,其中袋装物料的转运量正在增加,劳动力成本也在上升。 为了将袋装物料全自动地装到卡车上,伯曼集团推出了全自动装车机BEUMER autopac 3000,处理能力可达3,000袋/小时。 自动将袋装物料装载和码垛到载货面上,无需托盘。 用这款设备给卡车装车经济高效。 在袋装水泥装车时,采用BEUMER autopac能够节省劳动力。伯曼产品也适用于装载火车和船舶。 尽管成本压力越来越大,环境法规越来越严格,伯曼集团的设备系统可帮助全球水泥生产商经济高效地生产。

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为旺季做好准备
Beckum, 11. July 2018

奥地利邮政Österreichische Post AG采用伯曼集团新型高效分拣机:

奥地利邮政Österreichische Post AG在奥地利南部Carinthia州的Wernberg建了新的配送中心。 每天可处理多达30,000个包件。 分拣系统是配送中心的核心:不仅可以可靠地处理分拣需求,还能够从容应对旺季物流峰值。 这里安装了伯曼集团最新的系统研发成果BG分拣机。 这款分拣机高效且功能强大,运行噪音低,让工作环境更加舒适。 配送中心的负责人们都对项目的顺畅运行非常满意。

全球的快递行业都飞速发展,在奥地利也是。 其中一个原因就是在线订单的大幅增长。 客户希望订购当天货物就能直接送到家门口。 物流和快递行业必须根据需求快速应对,因为竞争非常激烈。 情况并不简单。 为此,奥地利邮政在奥地利南部Carinthia州的Wernberg新建了一个配送中心,2017年夏天投入运营,负责给奥地利最南部的州以及East Tyrol配送包裹。 “迁往Wernberg是非常必要的,因为在St. Magdalen的中转场已经不能够满足要求了”,新分公司负责人Kathrin Fischer解释说。“以前的分拣技术已经不能满足我们日益增长的包裹量,厂房又太小,装不下新系统。”St. Magdalen中转场仍用来分拣信件,最先进的包裹分拣系统(占地面积近5,000平方米)安装在奥地利邮政面积在12,000平方米的厂区里。

高科技 小空

新的选址交通非常便利,在Villach和Klagenfurt两个城市之间,靠近公路。 每天平均可以处理约30,000个包件,在旺季(例如圣诞节)可以提高到50,000件。 平均每小时6,000个包件。 “必须轻柔、迅速、精准地分拣不同的包裹”,Fischer说。 这给分拣系统提出了很高的要求。 伯曼集团提供了所需的分拣技术——核心是新型高效BG翻盘式分拣机。 “我们安装的设备涵盖从收货到发货”,伯曼集团物流系统销售经理Frank Niemietz介绍说。 Wernberg是奥地利邮政相对较小的一个中转场。 伯曼集团在现有厂房空间很小的情况下安装了整套系统。

BG拣机:灵活、可靠、低噪音

卡车停靠在厂房开始卸货时,员工将包件放到可水平、垂直调节的伸缩皮带机上。 伸缩皮带机将形状重量不同的包件输送到伯曼包裹皮带输送机上。 精确确定每个包件的重量。 然后将货物动态导入BG分拣机。 系统配有条形码识别设备和激光系统,激光系统连续地检测包裹的体积,将结果报告给高层数据处理系统,保证将包裹分配到正确的目的地。 如果不能读取包件,会将其送至特殊目的地。 经过员工检查和处理,重新返回BG分拣机。

“我们的BG分拣机基于成熟的技术,久经考验”,Frank Niemietz解释说。 “例如,分拣机机架由钢材制成,采用无接触式能量传输而不是竞争对手常采用的接触线。”翻盘式分拣机的结构可以输送重量达60kg的货物。 不像红外线通信,只有在经过红外线传感器点时才传输数据,无线通信可以实时传输数据。 这样可以将通信时间限制到毫秒。“轻松实现不同的运行模式。 这样可以更好地处理敏感的产品”,Niemietz解释说。 “非常精确地以不同速度卸放。” 这样,操作员处理不同尺寸包件时更加灵活。“采用这套系统,我们可以精确高效地处理更多种产品混合,极具成本效益;然后再发送到奥地利其他的物流中心或Carinthia州和East Tyrol的配送点”,Fischer说。

节能驱动

这套新型的伯曼系统配有节能驱动。 基于伺服驱动的OptiDrive大大降低了能耗和CO2排放。 这个高效力配合解决方案可自动根据所需的驱动力调整驱动轮的接触压力——制动时也是这样。 效率提高了90%,延长了驱动轮的使用寿命。 与同类系统相比,BG分拣机的滚轮较大。 将旋转频率降低了25%。 降低了磨损和噪音。 “对我们的40名员工来说,这是一个非常重要的点”,Fischer说。 “在非常安静的厂房里,大家说话也很容易听见,运行的音量让人舒适,没有负担。”

包件通过滑槽从分拣机送到伸缩皮带机上。 员工取出货物,将其装入周转箱。 然后再装到卡车上,送至奥地利的其他六个配送中心。

项目执行顺畅 务可靠

对伯曼集团来讲,项目顺利完成后,合作也远未结束。 奥地利邮政与伯曼客户服务又签订了热线服务合同。 需要时,客户随时可以与服务工程师联系。 如果发生停机,伯曼也可以通过VPN连接连接到系统,检查情况并直接解决问题,或者与客户一起制定解决方案。

“项目执行非常专业,我们全程与伯曼保持着公开坦诚的交流”,奥地利邮政西部地区技术总监Gert Haas表示。 “整套系统按时投入运行。 对于这个规模的项目来说非常厉害。” 分公司经理Kathrin Fischer也非常满意。“BG分拣机运行非常安静,可用性高,分拣产品时精度高、速度快。”迅速是这个行业是最有价值的资本,客户也非常看重这一点。 “我们是奥地利唯一一家从周一到周六每周提供六天服务的包裹服务公司”,Fischer说。

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强势增长
Beckum, 05. July 2018

伯曼集团致力于扩展BEUMER fillpac FFS包装机产品系列:

伯曼集团成型-灌装-封口系统BEUMER fillpac FFS产品系列,高速机型处理能力可达2,600袋/小时,低速机型1,800袋/小时起。 在扩展的产品系列中,可根据客户的需要选择合适的性能等级。

伯曼集团能够一站式为(石化)化工行业开发整条包装线。 这样可以减少或最小化外部接口,只需要一个联系人。 伯曼以最佳的方式选定设计各个设备、部件的性能和高层控制系统。 帮助客户达到通量最大化。 作为系统供应商,伯曼集团还专门扩展了成型-灌装-封口系统BEUMER fillpac FFS产品系统,以满足不同应用的需求。 客户现在可以选择高速机型(处理能力达2,600袋/小时)和低速机型(1,800袋/小时起),例如化肥工业。 在扩展的产品系列中,可根据需要选择合适性能等级。

快速切换产

“对低速机型,我们也提供便于清洁的方案”,伯曼集团销售工程师Christian Freise介绍说。 特别是适用低速机型包装的特殊产品和其他彩色颗粒。 颗粒装袋,通常会产生细粉尘。 此外,极小的颗粒会卡在机器中。 采用BEUMER fillpac FFS,可以轻松用水清洗设备,更换产品颜色。 “我们的称重装置采用圆形结构,便于清除剩余”,Freise说。

推出了BEUMER fillpac FFS,系统供应商伯曼集团能够一站式提供灌装码垛包装技术。 这套系统将预制的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。 在灌装过程前先称重颗粒。 为此,BEUMER fillpac FFS配备了一台可校准的电子称重装置。 然后,系统封袋,每袋重量可达25千克。

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Modern times
Beckum, 19. June 2018

New BEUMER sales office supports customers with the retrofitting of systems from various suppliers:

BEUMER Group opened a new sales office in the Ruhr area of Germany to support its customers with an even more comprehensive range of services. From this sales office "West", BEUMER Customer Support will handle worldwide retrofitting and modernisation projects, for example on currently operating conveying systems like bucket elevators and clinker conveyors, including those from other suppliers. The goal is to cooperate closely with the headquarters in Beckum and provide everything from one source, from receiving a query, to technical dimensioning and on-site installation. With only one contact, the operator can be sure of high system availability.

The goals for many building materials companies include being able to compete with the leading cement manufacturers and to position themselves for profitable construction projects. This requires systems that run reliably and can be adapted to the increasing requirements of the market. "We ensure high availability during the entire running time," says Guido Hesse, Director Customer Support at BEUMER Group. "Our customers know that they can rely on us." More than 1,000 employees worldwide now work for this business segment. They take care of the customer, starting with the first project discussion, through the time when the system is in operation.

"We provide comprehensive solutions," explains Hesse. "They are matched individually to the respective needs of the customer, including service intervals and response times as agreed by contract." In the event of a system standstill, qualified Customer Support technicians arrive quickly on site to prevent long downtimes. Customer Support offers around-the-clock telephone support every day of the year worldwide, helping to further reduce downtime to a minimum. The technicians perform remote analyses, indicate corrective measures and offer quick and reliable solutions to correct malfunctions. BEUMER Customer Support also ensures that the machines are always up-to-date. "We make sure that the machines are comprehensively modernised," says Hesse. The advantages include higher performance and availability, minimised energy consumption, more ergonomic working conditions, new functions and a better overall system utilisation. For this, the BEUMER employees can update or upgrade the systems.

"As all systems used by the customer need to be complementary, we also take care of retrofitting the mechanical parts and control technology produced by third-party manufacturers, in addition to the continuous development of our own products ," describes Hesse. To further optimise these processes in the future, the corporate group opened the new sales office "West" in the German Ruhr area. The team of experts focuses on the implementation of projects where BEUMER technology is used to retrofit or update conveying systems for bulk material such as bucket elevators and clinker conveyors, including those from other suppliers.

One contact – faster decisions

"We work closely with our headquarters in Beckum. The customer receives everything from one single source, starting with the query to technical dimensioning and the installation on site," explains Hesse. Customers have one contact, which means they can benefit from reduced organisational and coordination expenses and they generally decide faster on modernisations. "The costs for these measures are mostly provided from the customer's maintenance budget or factory investments. Hesse: "From our new office "West", we can now react to each request immediately, worldwide, and provide support with extensive know-how." External consultants are no longer necessary, like for the coordination of new investments, which speeds up the decision making-process considerably.

Modernisation pays off

The BEUMER modification concept has already achieved high levels of customer satisfaction, keeping existing structures as they are as much as possible. Companies can reduce their costs because they need to spend money on only a few components, which means a more rapid return on investment. Shorter installation and transfer times are another advantage.

"As a market leader, we have been developing sophisticated technical retrofitting measures for conveying systems of bulk materials from any manufacturer," says Hesse. "This is why we can offer the optimal solution for different application scenarios. We know our competitors, their products and the differences between each." An African cement manufacturer suffered recurring production losses due to the malfunctioning belt of a 60 metre high bucket elevator from a different manufacturer used for feeding a silo. "This is a typical problem, according to Hesse. The system had to be stopped repeatedly for the workers to correct the error. In the long run, this needed to be corrected.

In this case, the modernisation of the plant was recommended. "We didn't just want to repair the error, but actively support the company to meet upcoming capacity and technology requirements", emphasises Hesse. The BEUMER experts replaced the belt and the buckets with heavy duty components developed by BEUMER Group. This solution offers buckets that are mounted firmly to the back of the belt by segments and bolts. Belts with wire-free zones are used for the HD bucket elevators just as with all BEUMER belt bucket elevators. The buckets can be fastened to the belt without damaging the steel wires or even cutting them. The traction forces of the bucket elevator belt are maintained throughout. The bucket shape also allows for smoother running and therefore less noise generation. The drive and return pulleys were also exchanged. The new conveyor belts are resistant to mechanical wear and tear and allow conveying of large grain sizes and taking up high tensile loads. This helps the cement manufacturer to increase the availability of the bucket elevator, reduce energy consumption and extend service life. This solution, instead of simply replacing the belt, makes the company more competitive in the long run.

Speaking the same language

BEUMER Group sets high standards for its Customer Support employees. When systems are installed and used in other countries, BEUMER believes that the customer should have access to a Customer Support technician that originates from the same cultural background and speaks the same language. "This is why we decide from our office "West" which of our colleagues for example will be on site for projects in Africa and who will be responsible for Southeast Asia," explains Hesse. Successful customer support requires successful communication. How is the customer positioned? What are their goals and how do they want to develop in the future? These questions require tactfulness and cultural know-how. BEUMER Group is a global company and capable of meeting this challenge.

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“我们承担责任”
Beckum, 07. June 2018

伯曼驻场服务在现场保证客户物流顺畅 :

对于伯曼集团来说,客户支持不“仅仅”是服务。 这个业务部门在全球约有1,000名员工。 专业贴近客户、全程参与,从项目会议开始直至设备运行。 提供各种服务。 驻场服务就是其中之一。 通过这项服务,企业可以将物流可用性、效率和经济性的责任交给伯曼的专家。 在现场保证设备顺畅运行。

作为专业制造输送、装卸、码垛、包装、分拣/分类设备的国际领先内部物流系统生产商,伯曼非常了解客户的需求。客户对设备可用性以及客户服务的要求很高。 因此,伯曼很早就组建了客户支持团队,将其发展成一个独立的业务部门。 通过全球化的分支机构,近年来伯曼不断优化其服务并对员工进行专业化的培训。 “我们提供的不仅是产品,还有用心的服务”,伯曼客户支持总监Guido Hesse先生强调。 “这对于来自不同行业的客户来说变得越来越重要。” 因此,企业必须确保设备极高的可用性,以保持竞争力。

有充足的时间专注核心业务

伯曼集团客户支持可以签订不同的服务协议。 包括例如备件供应、预防和常规维护以及设备运行。 可根据客户的需要进行个性化调整,在合同中约定服务间隔以及响应时间。  “越来越多的制造商,尤其是物流服务提供商希望专注于核心业务,将系统和设备的责任委托出去”,Hesse发现了这一明显趋势。“我们客户支持有一个特殊的部分就是驻场服务。” 通过这项服务,由伯曼员工负责运行时间、效率和经济性的责任 — 根据需要,专家团队可以常驻现场。 系统须与任务完美匹配,所有流程运行顺畅。“在激烈竞争的环境里,我们的客户非常信赖伯曼的可靠性和系统的高可用性。”Hesse解释说。 成功的客户支持需要领会客户的想法:客户是怎样定位的? 目标是什么以及将来客户想要如何发展? 这需要敏锐的鉴别力。

可靠运行提升销售额

例如,某运动用品制造商在其新的配送中心就需要这项服务。 新租赁的4万平方米的库房紧邻现有厂房。 两栋建筑物通过约370米长的输送系统相连接。 在原厂房处理国内外零售商和分销商的供货,在新库房里专门处理欧洲的互联网订单。 由此,这个企业想要大幅增加电子商务的销售额。 在高峰期每天需处理高达20万的在线订单。

这需要高效的物流和可靠的技术。 此外,新库房还采用全自动货架系统,有30万个存储位置、订单拣选和包装台。 内部物流系统的最大部分是一台差不多9千米长的输送设备。 “辊子输送机和皮带输送机将各个独立的区域连接起来,将货物从A输送到B”,伯曼集团维护经理Günther Rother先生说。 他是现场负责可靠运行的70人服务团队中的一员。 团队每周七天,每天24小时五班轮班工作。

保证使用期间设备顺畅运行

为了确保系统在运行期间内能始终与任务完美匹配、所有流程顺畅运行,伯曼员工还接管了预防性维护等工作。 “以此来避免不可控的设备故障以及带来的巨额损失”,Günther Rother先生说。 团队定期进行检查和维护工作。 “例如,去除污垢,避免影响设备和系统的运行安全”,Rother说。 “润滑可移动部件,在必要时进行校准。” 团队检查设备和系统的安全装置、电子元器件和自动化技术。由于部件会发生计划外故障,还需要纠正性维护,包括故障诊断、故障排除或维修。 “此外,我们还开发和实施能够确保建筑物长期无故障运行的方案”,维护经理说。 员工检查技术安装并按照约定的间隔定期进行维护。

所有备件都可用?

“我们共管理约2,500个不同的备件”,Rother说。 “根据需要,我们会不断根据数量和可用性调整分类。”为了支持日常工作并向客户确保高透明度,伯曼团队编制了一个精确匹配的电脑化的维护规划和管理系统(CMMS)。 这个软件管理数据库中有关维护的所有信息。 及早提供备件的订单信息,管理备件和磨损件的库存并计算需求。 此外,可以精确记录每个采购流程。

“伯曼的备件概念是在两分钟内带着所需部件到达相应的修理位置”,伯曼集团运行维护经理Markus Petermeier先生说。 “此外,伯曼还开发了一个培训模块,能够让每个技术人员对所有系统部件进行培训。 以此,确保达到客户想要的可用性。 可达99%。” 为了保证设备顺畅运行,驻场服务还包括紧急方案、系统恢复和故障排除练习,以尽可能缩短响应时间。 以及伯曼热线的远程诊断。

所有事务 一个联系人

服务团队的技术人员Daniel Schweer先生表示:“伯曼也负责其他供应商提供的系统部件。” 客户只需一个联系人,在现场可以解答所有问题。沟通非常方便。 “通过这种方式,我们也学会了更多的知识”,Daniel Schweer先生说。 如果客户想给系统扩容,专业的伯曼团队可以开发各种解决方案。

伯曼集团提供一年365天全天候的服务,根据客户的需求量身定制解决方案 — 这个运动用品制造商就是个很好的案例。 “我们的目标是顺畅优化物流为客户创造更高的价值”,Hesse说。 “我们承担全部责任,让客户保持长期竞争力。”

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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.

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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

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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.”

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快速完成包装
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。

决策点:供应商的可信度和质量

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。

最佳合作伙伴

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。

德国制造的包装技

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。

确保精确灌装

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。

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。 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。

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