BEUMER gives its high-capacity layer palletizer a complete overhaul:
As a single-source provider for filling, palletizing and packaging technologies, BEUMER Group continues to pursue its ambitious goal of offering its customers solutions from a single source. Therefore, BEUMER has fundamentally reengineered its high-capacity layer palletizer BEUMER paletpac. The user now benefits from a better accessibility, a shorter assembly period, higher flexibility and, as a result, from lower costs. The BEUMER paletpac is incorporated into high-performance packaging lines to process even sensitive and valuable products in a gentle and efficient manner.
With the layer palletizer series BEUMER paletpac, the intralogistics specialist supplies high-capacity machines, which stack bags filled with bulk material on pallets gently and exactly layer by layer. The products include cement, mortar, pellets, industrial salts and fertilisers filled in paper, polyethylene or polypropylene bags. Owing to the geometric precision during layer and stack formation, stable bag stacks are formed. Multiple pallet loads created with the BEUMER paletpac can even be stacked one on top of the other to save storage space. To make the BEUMER paletpac even more sustainable, BEUMER has redesigned it. Due to the optimization, BEUMER was able to lower the production costs, which is reflected in the purchase price. Furthermore, the optimized model also brings about a reduction in operating costs.
Trimmed to improve efficiency
Until recently, the system was equipped with large drives. Now small motors carried out as servo drives are used and optimize the energy consumption needed for the lifting movement. In addition, these motors need less maintenance thus further reducing the costs for the user.
With regard to the overall structure, BEUMER has made various improvements. For starters, there is now better accessibility and therefore easy cleaning underneath the machine is ensured. Another important modification is that the external frame elements can now be folded, allowing the whole palletizer head to fit into one transport container. The palletizing head doesn’t have to be dismounted and the total amount of containers sent to the customer can be reduced. This alleviates the transportation costs and shortens the assembly period on site.
The pallet pusher that automatically provides the hoist unit with empty pallets has also been modified by the BEUMER specialists. They have modified the guides for the pallet side plate, introduced a new lateral guide system, changed the drive performance and decreased the system width. Now the user can quickly and easily adapt the palletizer to different pallet sizes without the use of tools. The BEUMER paletpac palletizes bags up to a pack height of 2,400 millimetres, in all technically possible packing patterns and on any commonly used pallet size – including intermediate sizes such as 1,400 x 1,200 millimetres. A multi-program enables the user to set parameters easily and quickly. The BEUMER paletpac can be provided with a bar-type or clamp-type turning device or with a newly developed twin-belt turning device to position the filled bags quickly, ensuring their dimensional stability.
To enable operators to operate the BEUMER paletpac easily and quickly, the intralogistics specialist has equipped it with the BEUMER Group Human Machine Interface (HMI), an operator panel with an optimized user interface and optimized navigation, which creates easily understandable and intuitive interaction, enabling the user to define efficient working sequences. The operator can control the machine safely, independently of prior skills, training and capabilities, thus saving time and money which ensures high economic efficiency.
These innovations demonstrate BEUMER Group’s commitment to the total value of ownership (TVO) approach, enabling a company to work efficiently through tailoring, facilities, systems and pertinent production processes to long-term customer use. A product is considered not only from an economic viewpoint, but also from an ecological and social one. This includes, for instance, ergonomic Human Machine Interfaces. This way, operators can describe the effectiveness of their operational investments in a holistic and especially significant way. They are able to determine not only their direct costs, but above all the ‘Total Value’ of the solution to be provided over the whole operating time. Three equally important factors are involved: market development, risk management and sustainability.
For use in any branch of industry
With the BEUMER paletpac, users can palletize up to 2,500 bags per hour, and up to 5,500 bags per hour by using the high-capacity version. It doesn’t matter if the industry is chemical, building material, food, peat or rock and associated products, with the BEUMER paletpac, BEUMER fulfills the constantly increasing market and customer requirements, especially with regard to throughput rates and reliability. In particular, paper, PE and PP bags are perfectly palletized. All current bag dimensions and bag types as well as packing patterns can be processed without any problem with the BEUMER paletpac. The modular structure permits adaptation of the BEUMER paletpac to special market- and customer-specific requirements. The bags stacked accurately on pallets can then be transported without problem to the downstream packaging system, for example, the BEUMER stretch hood.
BEUMER implements the entire process chain: from bagging, bag transport and palletizing to full pallet transport and packaging.