BEUMER belt conveyor systems allow bulk materials to be transported quickly and efficiently from excavation point to their destination.
BEUMER belt conveyor systems allow bulk materials to be transported quickly and efficiently from excavation point to their destination.

THE BEUMER Group presented a number of new tailor-made intralogistics solutions during the recent CeMAT trade show in Germany in response to changing consumption patterns and to e-commerce, a major driver of growth. These included a belt tray sorter equipped with new modules and functions, a more efficient drive system with increased efficiency and a redesigned machine in the BEUMER stretch hood series.

Visitors were able to see the 40 metre-long BS 7 BT belt tray sorter in action. BEUMER has equipped the machine with a variety of modules and functions, demonstrating how it can accommodate users’ individual requirements. An example is the manual input station, which provides a low-cost means of loading items onto the sorter.

Another module consists of a camera system that reads barcodes on products. If the system cannot recognize the barcode, it doesn’t feed the product. There is also a tool which corrects errors in the sorting process. A correcting frame detects the position of the product on the belt tray element. If it is too far to the left or right on the belt, the system pushes it back to the middle, ensuring secure and reliable sorting.

BEUMER and Danish company Crisplant, a member of the BEUMER Group, are leading suppliers of sorting and distribution equipment. At CeMAT BEUMER showcased its expertise, including fully automatic sorting systems such as the Double-Density Tilt-Tray Sorter and the Crisplant LS-4000 High-Speed Loop Sorter, which are used in postal and distribution centres.

In the area of high-performance sorters BEUMER Group has developed the new OptiDrive, an efficient force-fit drive system which offers an economical alternative to conventional asynchronous linear motors. Its special feature is double-acting proportional contact pressure. Pressure is applied in both directions – accelerating as well as braking. In this way the pressing force of the drive wheel is automatically adjusted depending on the amount of power needed. This increases efficiency by up to 85% and extends the service life of the drive wheels.

BEUMER Group supplies filling, palletizing and packaging equipment from a single source. The BEUMER fillpac, for example, can be incorporated flexibly into existing packaging lines. The bagging machine is equipped with a calibratable weigher. The electronic weighing unit ensures the fillpac always achieves accurate filling quantities. Special software enables the weigher to communicate continuously with the filling spouts which enables users to get the best from their packaging lines, as it is not necessary to reject bags with incorrect weights.

In the conveying and loading equipment field BEUMER provides belt conveyor systems with horizontal and vertical curves, belt bucket elevators, heavy-duty belt bucket elevators for particularly large delivery rates and heights, and steel cell conveyors fitted with chains or belts for clinker. As well as supplying machines and electrical equipment, BEUMER usually takes charge of the whole process, including process design for the complete system as well as coordination and monitoring of installation and commissioning.

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