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保证各方的效率和价值增值
Beckum, 16. October 2019

伯曼集团正致力于为越南南部的龙山石化综合体提高设备可用性:

伯曼集团已与泰国最有经验的EPC供应商之一的TTCL Public Company Limited签订合同,为越南龙山石化综合体提供包装生产线。 为LLDPE厂交付的三套包装系统包括三台BEUMER fillpac FFS、三台BEUMER paletpac和两台BEUMER stretch hood A。

BEUMER fillpac FFS是成型-灌装-封口系统,通过一台包装机实现三种功能,结构紧凑、节省空间。 将预制的PE管状薄膜制成料袋,装入相应的产品,然后封袋,处理能力可达2,000袋每小时。

伯曼高位码垛机BEUMER paletpac非常适合处理散料。 可用于高效包装线,轻柔地码垛敏感、高值以及特殊流动性的产品。 根据合同,伯曼集团还为综合体供货、安装高效的冷拉伸套膜包装机BEUMER stretch hood A。 精确码放的货物输送至下游的包装机。 给垛件罩上高度拉伸的罩膜。 在转运和室外存储过程中保护垛件不受环境影响,防晒、防尘、防潮。

越南的电力和能源产业蓬勃发展,石化行业也在蓬勃发展。 因此,越南成为石化综合体发展的重要地点。 Long Son Petrochemicals Company Limited(LSP)将成为越南南部第一个集成化石化综合体。

石化行业需要全天候关注。 即使是最小的故障也会对利润、声誉和品牌产生深远的影响。 作为合格可靠的合作伙伴,必须要深入了解产品,熟悉整个流程,用最大的责任心处理这些敏感、高值的物料。 伯曼非常乐意用创新思维和精准设计来迎接这样的挑战。

预计项目将于2020年完工。 目标是提高石化综合体的效率,确保设备的高可用性,为越南创造附加值。

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Schiphol Airport signs long term contract with BEUMER Group
Aarhus, 08. October 2019

Royal Schiphol Group has awarded, as a result of a European tender, BEUMER Group one out of two framework agreement contracts covering future baggage handling projects as part of the Group's objective to expand, replace and/or modify Amsterdam Schiphol Airport's baggage handling system over the coming years.

The agreements forms part of a long-term cooperation with two different strategic contractors, both of whom met the requirements and demands set out by Royal Schiphol Group.

The airport is striving to develop Amsterdam Schiphol as “Europe’s preferred airport” and a vital component of that is ensuring that the baggage handling system design is both extremely reliable and meets high levels of availability. Royal Schiphol Group believes that the best way to make this a reality is to opt for a long-term cooperation, which will ultimately guarantee optimum integration between baggage handling systems, whilst at the same time properly aligning implementation of various future projects.

Schiphol Group’s Ron Wever, Manager Baggage, comments, “We are convinced that the outcome of collaborating with the two best in class baggage contractors will result in Schiphol becoming and staying Europe’s Preferred Airport.”

BEUMER Group A/S Managing Director, Klaus Schäfer comments: "BEUMER is well known in the industry for an ethos that places great value on long-term partnerships. Indeed, the company prides itself on the overall reliability of its products and also in the way it makes knowledge and experience available to airport customers so that they can benefit from sustainable system design solutions.”

The agreement will extend for a minimum of five and a half years with the specific aim of maintaining and further strengthening the airport's leading position in Europe’s aviation market.

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BEUMER Group technology helps Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) meet future capacity challenges
Aarhus, 01. October 2019

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has been selected by Bengaluru International Airport in India to supply its new second terminal with flexible and efficient baggage handling systems that support increased capacity.

Bengaluru, also known as Kempegowda International Airport, serves the Indian city of Bangalore and is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. Passenger traffic at the airport is growing at an incredible pace, rising to 33.3 million passengers in FY 2018-19. This has prompted airport operator Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to undertake a Rs 13 billion (US$1.824 billion) capacity expansion programme to cater to the long-term demands of the aviation market in India.

The contract involves BEUMER Group supplying an end-to-end baggage handling system capable of moving 4,500 items of baggage per hour. The system comprises an advanced and super-efficient, high-speed tilt-tray sorter, a kind used by many major international airports worldwide. Furthermore, the system features full redundancy, thereby eliminating any single point of failure, and is controlled by BEUMER Group's proven high-level controls.

BEUMER Group continues to build on its already extensive experience of supplying baggage handling systems and solutions to airports across India. To date, it has supplied either baggage sorters or complete baggage handling systems to all airports in the country that have required automated, high-speed sortation, including Delhi Airport T3, Kolkata International Airport and Mumbai T3.

Nitin Vyas, Managing Director of BEUMER India says, "At Bengaluru International Airport, our focus has been on partnering with BIAL to introduce a baggage handling system capable of moving large quantities of baggage faster, with better accuracy and high efficiently. We have therefore designed a system which combines a low capital outlay with the ability to establish new performance benchmarks.”

The baggage handling system will become operational as part of the first phase opening of the new terminal, which will receive its first passengers in the spring of 2021.

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BEUMER Group hands over 10th project to Australia Post in two years
Aarhus, 24. September 2019

BEUMER Group, leading global supplier of automated parcel and post distribution systems, has officially handed over its latest project with Australia Post; the largest parcels handling and delivery centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Located near Brisbane, the new centre is capable of processing 700,000 items daily.

This is the 10th project so far provided by BEUMER Group to Australia's leading parcel handling company and is the result of the collaboration between the two companies in effect since 2016. As part of this partnership, BEUMER Group and Australia post review the business requirements and BEUMER subsequently designs sortation systems to allow Australia Post to both fulfil its business automation requirements and implement automated parcel sortation systems into the Australia Post network plan.

To date, BEUMER Group has provided parcel sortation systems right across Australia Post’s network, with multiple automation projects delivered each year.

The projects vary considerably in both scope and technology. From one project, implementing High level Control (HLC) upgrades at existing sites to enable StarTrack and Australia Post products to be sorted over the same system; to another, installing small and large parcel processing systems to meet sorting and fulfilment functions.

However, the most significant result of the partnership so far is the new Brisbane site, which will become operational in October 2019. It features state-of-the-art technology, incorporating such diverse elements as robotic inverters, automated singulators, BEUMER’s Parcel Picker, large and small parcel sorting and conveying systems and an AGV fleet for container movements on site.

The agreement with Australia Post also provides for extended Customer Support activities ranging from residential services at some sites to periodical planned inspections at various sites along with full BEUMER Group Hotline support 24x7. BEUMER Group’s experienced teams in addition also support the Australia Post technical teams whom manage most sites on a daily basis and provides for further on-going support, inspections and training on a yearly basis.

Australia Post spokesperson Chris Bresnahan, Operations Director, "Our decision to work with BEUMER Group, in what is a long term partnership, is testament to the dedication the company has already shown to Australia Post, and to the service BEUMER Group provides across a significant number of different areas, including customer support.”

Australia Post is Australia’s leading delivery business, handling over three billion letters and parcels yearly. Around 80 per cent of the nation’s eCommerce is facilitated by Australia Post, which has introduced both more energy-efficient sorting solutions to parcel processing and also more streamlined processes aimed at reducing costs whilst at the same time improving customer delivery service levels.

"We have done a lot of work to cut our carbon emissions: among other initiates, we have adopted the latest technology at all our new sorting facilities including the use of the energy efficient BEUMER Group sorters. This technology has also enhanced our ability to efficiently sort suitable parcels direct to loose loaded trailers which has increased the density of freight in loose-loaded trailers whilst reducing the number of trailers required for the same volumes and cutting transport costs. Chris Bresnahan says “Furthermore, by installing automated sorting equipment at our operational sites in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we have not only boosted our processing capacity by over 90 million parcels per year we have also ensured we have the capacity to deliver our customers parcels on time during the critical peak periods where parcels volumes can spike by more than 30%.”

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BEUMER Group demonstrate data-driven efficiency with live BHS control room at Inter Airport 2019
Aarhus, 24. September 2019

BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems – invites visitors to experience a live Baggage Handling System (BHS) control room at Inter Airport 2019.

The control room will demonstrate how BEUMER Group uses data analytics to enable airports worldwide to use data-driven information to optimise operations and drive greater efficiency. The data provides the basis for predictive analytics, 3D visualisation and machine learning.

The data delivers overviews of BHS performance in addition to providing tools and reports for optimisation and planning and BEUMER Group’s data-driven services enable improved decision-making for airport staff in maintenance, operational and management.

“Man-made decisions are not always precise,” explains Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director, BEUMER Group. “The human mind cannot quickly process all the necessary factors, which is why our Management Information System works on three different levels to quickly and efficiently provide informed data to help the airports' BHS operations to make the right decisions".

The developments in data-driven operation support BEUMER Group’s design for the ‘airport of the future’. The airport also features the Ultimate Baggage Handling System and the use of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for selected baggage handling operations and ULDs.

BEUMER will be on Stand 1154, Hall B5, from 8th to 11th October at Inter Airport 2019, in the Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany.

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BEUMER Group completes super hub for Hermes
Aarhus, 17. September 2019

BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems, has supplied a third sortation systems to what Hermes calls the biggest parcel distribution hub of its kind in the UK, capable of sorting up over a million parcels a day.

The first stage of the Hermes UK Midlands Super Hub in Rugby, consisting of two sortation systems, was completed in 2017 and rapid continued growth in Hermes’ business saw the company placing an order for a third sortation system soon after the hub had been taken into operation.

The second stage demanded BEUMER Group carry out the installation during regular working hours, with no interruption to the operations of the hub, using creative engineering solutions and a rail-based crane system to install heavy components atop a two-tiered structure.

The new BEUMER sortation system in Rugby is similar to the system already installed by BEUMER in Hermes’ hub in Warrington, which ensures close similarity in operational processes, allowing Hermes to continue to operate a highly proficient operation to best support the UK’s retail industry.

Each of the feed-ins to the main sortation system incorporate the latest scanning, volumetric and weighing technologies to ensure accurate identification and accurately profiling of each package. Each parcel is also automatically checked to ensure correct labelling before being transferred onto the sortation system.

Parcels weighing up to 30kg can be sorted in a maximum of three minutes infeed door to outfeed door, exiting the sorting system at any of 60 outfeed boom conveyors or loading into roll cages or pallets.

Martijn de Lange, CEO at Hermes UK, “For the last few years we have witnessed double-digit growth due to our commitment to invest in our world-class network and infrastructure, our innovative fleet and our industry-leading portfolio of services solutions. In addition, our in-house engineering team is constantly optimising our equipment to ensure it is best in class and we will soon be introducing further automation to support our returns process in the coming months.

“Last year, we enjoyed our most effective and busiest peak season to date, whilst, at the same time, achieving record service levels and I’m absolutely confident the third sortation tier in Rugby will put us in the strongest possible position to further support the retail industry over the coming years.”

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全面服务欧洲市场
Beckum, 05. September 2019

伯曼集团为Inter Cars的新欧洲物流中心配备了输送和分拣设备,确保现场物流顺畅运行:

伯曼集团为汽车零配件经销商Inter Cars S. A在华沙附近的新欧洲物流中心安装了整套输送、拣选和分拣设备。 还有控制整个物流过程的仓储控制系统(WCS)。 帮助Inter Cars优化了通量,降低了成本,更快地将零部件送到欧洲的车间,交到客户手上。 这个项目中,伯曼集团还派员工长期驻扎现场,提供驻场服务。 负责设备系统的可用性和维护工作。

“Inter Cars项目是伯曼在波兰成功完成的重要项目之一”,Sandra Lückmann总结说。 Sandra Lückmann是伯曼集团(总部位于德国Beckum)的业务发展经理,负责这个项目。 特色在于:“作为系统集成商,伯曼在新欧洲物流中心设计、安装了整套输送、拣选和分拣设备,包括控制收货、质检、拣选、打包和发货的仓储控制系统。

极具潜力的零部件经销商

Inter Cars在中东欧是汽车、货车和卡车零配件销售的业界翘楚。 公司总部设在波兰,在波罗的海国家和巴尔干地区设有数百个分公司和分支机构。 此外,还有近千个车间的全国网络。 之前,货物从波兰Czosnów的物流中心送往欧洲各地的小型配送中心,供货给车间和客户。 但是,要存储和发送的零配件数量不断增长,已经超出了这个物流中心的设计处理能力。 因此,管理者决定在距华沙约30公里的Zakroczym建一个全新的自动化的欧洲物流中心。 受其委托,内部物流服务供应商ILS作为总承包商 -“然后,伯曼成为了项目的内部物流解决方案的系统供应商”,Sandra Lückmann介绍说。 “2013年年底,ILS联系了我们的波兰分公司。 当时,项目仍处于设计阶段。 只知道,应该在哪个时段分拣多少零部件。”

700多万个零部件

2015年1月与伯曼集团签订合同,2015年9月开始安装,次年9月进入起动阶段,12月项目完成。 Inter Cars于2016年底关闭了之前的物流中心,新欧洲物流中心于2017年5月全面投入运营。 “目前,新欧洲物流中心存储了700万个零部件,如火花塞、制动盘、V带、电池以及排气管或发动机罩等大件货物,基本上是汽车所需的一切”,Lückmann介绍说。 这个综合体由四个仓库组成,最大的仓库的面积近40,000平方米,高度约 10米。 配有4层货架。 其他仓库每个面积约5,000平方米。 用于存储轮胎或因为消防安全原因必须单独存放的危险品,如油和油漆。

类似衣服尺寸,根据规格和重量将产品分为S、M、XL和XXL这样不同的集群。 “为了节省时间,分两阶段进行拣选”,Lückmann说。 为此,员工先要将一定数量的周转箱码放在手推车上,然后推车穿过货架间的通道。 根据手持式设备上显示的信息,收集所有零部件。 在这个过程中,从货架上取出相应批次的S和M零部件 - 将多个订单汇总成批拣选。 然后,将周转箱放到周转箱输送机上,将其自动送到商品分拣机。 “根据周转箱里装的货件,WCS系统将发来的周转箱分配到三个导入区域中的一个区域”,Lückmann解释说。 输送机将周转箱输送到工位,员工从周转箱中取出货件。 通过矩阵摄像头识别货件并将其放到分拣机上。 输送机会将空的周转箱送回供件区域。 “伯曼供货的BS 7 Belt Tray 分拣机就适用于这种分拣任务”,Lückmann介绍说。 不进行预分拣的情况下,通量约14,000个零部件/小时,进行预分拣的话,通量可达27,500个零部件/小时。

目的地设计也确保轻柔分拣

伯曼BS 7采用非接触式能量和数据传输方式。 能够避免机械的摩擦损耗和磨损。 与传统交叉带分拣机相比,使用的组件减少了50%,维护费用降低了约80%。 此外,还降低了生产和运营过程中的能耗。 伯曼集团系统上的各个输送设备之间的间距也尽可能降至最低。 采用Belt Tray可以配合更窄、排列更紧凑的目的地。 这样,大大减少了分拣机的占地面积。 “伯曼BS 7的特色在于其361个特殊设计的目的地,能够轻柔地处理不同的零部件”,Lückmann说。 分拣和卸放货件过程中不可以损坏包装。 为此,分拣机的目的地设计分为两部分。 WCS将重量小于等于1.4千克的零配件归为“轻”货件,小于等于6千克的归为“重”货件。 这样,将货件分开,员工可以先将重货件放入周转箱或纸箱,再放轻货件。

“主仓库中的XL货件的处理方式有所不同”,Lückmann说。 “这些货件很大,一个周转箱或纸箱只能装一件货件。” 因此,通过周转箱输送机将这些货件直接送到整合区域。 其他仓库来的货件(如轮胎和危险品)也适用这种处理方式。 与商品分拣机分拣出的产品一起,将各个订单的周转箱和纸箱汇集到货运单元,进行称重,与目标重量对比,然后封箱、贴标签和绑带。 周转箱输送机将货物送至相连的出货分拣机,出货分拣机根据发货地将合并的订单分配到50个目的地,处理能力达2,500个周转箱/小时。

如果零部件不起作用或者收件人不再需要这些零部件了怎么办? “这些零部件就会退回Zakroczym的物流中心”,Lückmann解释说。 员工会检查退货产品:零部件是否损坏、是不需要了还是选错了? 如果零配件一切正常,就发回仓库。 WCS在所有这些流程中控制着物流中心从收货到发货的整个物流过程。从业主的仓储管理系统接收订单。

驻场服务:伯曼集团负责

系统设备交付后,伯曼集团仍在为项目提供支持。 为了能够完全专注于其主要业务,ILS选择了驻场服务,是伯曼全方位客户支持的一个特色部分。 “通过这项服务,我们的员工在现场随时待命,对设备和系统的可用性负责”,波兰技术总监Jaroslaw Gorczynski介绍说。 “必须保证运行期间内的最佳协调配合,让流程顺利进行。” 服务团队有自己的控制室,早在设计阶段就安排好了员工的工位,以便他们能够尽快到达关键区域。

伯曼集团的员工还负责预防性维护。 “以此来避免不可控的、可能给客户造成巨额损失的设备故障”,Gorczynski解释说。 团队定期进行系统维护和检修工作。 检查安全装置、电气组件以及自动化技术。 如有必要,会对计划外部件故障进行必要的维修。 团队检查技术设备,按照约定的间隔定期进行维护。 与伯曼集团的合同为期五年,直到2022年。

保证系统的灵活性

“伯曼的设备和系统完全满足客户设定的目标。 系统可用性高、通量大、处理精度高,还能随时根据业主不断变化要求灵活调整。 模块化设计的WCS也是如此”,Lückmann说。 业主对此次合作非常满意:“伯曼能够满足所有要求。 交付、安装和调试完全按计划进行。” 目前,双方也在接洽关于系统后续扩容的问题。

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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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