Compact, fast and practical packaging
The palletised bags reach the high-performance packaging machine BEUMER stretch hood A via roller conveyors. A film transport system, that is particularly gentle on the material, introduces a pre-made film hood into the system. On the way up to the crimping and stretching unit, the sealing seam of the film hood already cools down so that it can be opened without losing time. This also means that no expensive compressed air is required for cooling the seam. The pallets are packed in a faster cycle. “Due to the smooth surface of the transparent and highly flexible film, the palletised goods remain clearly visible to customers,” explains Loose. In addition, the film packaging protects the goods from the weather and moisture when stored outdoors, for example on construction sites. The packaging also significantly increases transport security.
In order to control the systems and enable the operator to work more ergonomically, BEUMER Group uses the human machine interface (HMI), an operating device with an optimised user interface and graphic navigation. Almost like on a smartphone, the staff can use this easy to understand and intuitive interaction concept to efficiently design all work processes. The machine control menu is operated with the soft-touch panel using pictograms. “My colleagues can even leave their gloves on during operation,” says plant manager Rønholt. All three systems are equipped with the HMI – and connected to each other. If the product to be filled changes, the BEUMER robotpac and the BEUMER stretch hood also will “know” without the operator having to adjust or change anything.