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BEUMER gives palletizer an overhaul

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Automation Palletizing BEUMER Group paletpac palletizer palletizing and packaging technologies

The BEUMER high-capacity layer palletizer now offers more efficient stacking accuracy and stability.

As a single-source provider for filling, palletizing and packaging technologies, BEUMER Group has fundamentally re-engineered its high-capacity layer palletize—the BEUMER paletpac.

Benefits include better user 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 paletpac, it stack bags filled with bulk material on pallets gently and exactly layer by layer. The products include cement, mortar, pellets, industrial salts and fertilizers 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 and optimized it—allowing for a lower production cost passed back onto the purchase price. Of equal importance, optimization also provides the user with reduced operating costs.

Trimmed to improve efficiency
New small motor seer drives are now used, optimizing the energy consumption needed for the lifting movement. In addition, these motors need less maintenance which 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 for easy cleaning.

Other modifications include the foldability of the external frame element, allowing the whole palletized 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 palletized to different pallet sizes without the use of tools.

The BEUMER paletpac palletizes bags up to a pack height of 2,400-mm, in all technically possible packing patterns and on any commonly used pallet size – including intermediate sizes such as 1,400-mm x 1,200-mm.

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 HMI (Human Machine Interface), 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.

The BEUMER paletpac 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.

BEUMER implements the entire process chain: from bagging, bag transport and palletizing to full pallet transport and packaging.

For company information, visit www.beumergroup.com.

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