BEUMER Sustainability Index
As well as load stability, the subject of sustainability also played a decisive role for the sparkling wine producer. We have developed the BEUMER Sustainability Index (BSI) for this purpose. With this validation system, the intralogistics specialist systematically and continuously evaluates the sustainability of new machines holistically on three levels: economy, ecology and social responsibility. Economic performance, market presence, financial opportunities and risks are known parameters. However, products and systems are only economically sustainable if they and the associated production processes are directed towards long-term customer benefits. Here, we consider the particular product in its totality, and not only from its cost aspects. With the BEUMER stretch hood® series, for example, an intuitive interface between man and machine simplifies operation and allows rapid film change. It also enables operating parameters to be changed. In addition, this system works extremely energy-efficiently.
Together with the film manufacturers, we developed a suitable solution to meet the special requirements. “Condensation forms if the filled bottles on the pallet are subjected to great heat, such as occurs when they are transported in bright sunshine, for example,” explains Enzenbach. “A perforated film, which allows water vapor to escape, is therefore used in such cases.” The special feature of these thin films is that, after use, they can be fed back into the returnable system and reused – this significantly reduces the packaging waste.