Beumer develops bag placer
Published by Rebecca Bowden,
In order to increase the performance and efficiency of its fillpac filling machine, Beumer Group has developed the Beumer bag placer for valve bottom bags and flat valve bags.
The new Buemer bag placer has a standardised modular design, providing numerous set-up options. For example, the user can set it up at an angle by adding an optional turntable, considerably reducing the fllor space required. The system is equipped with an ergonomic control terminal – the improved Human Machine Interface concept makes controlling the Beumer bag placer easy and intuitive, and it can also automatically adjust to different valve bag formats.
Beumer bag placer for valve bottom bags
The drive unit and the gripping arm are driven automatically by servomotors, ensuring precise positioning and energy efficiency. The gripping system and the application unit apply the bag from the bag ream safely onto the filling spout. The drive technology used in combination with the electric coupling of both servo drives of the gripping arm and the application unit minimises the number of necessary mechanical components. The sophisticated kinematics also reduce the vibration of the machine, increasing its service life significantly. An oil-free vacuum ejector ensures low-maintenance operation. And due to the fact that the gripping arm is supported on both sides, it keeps running very smoothly even at an output rate of 6000 bags per hour.
The operator can use this version for PP, PE and paper valve bottom bags. Bag lengths of 350 to 650 mm and bag widths of 230 and 550 mm are possible as well as valve widths of 80 to 160 mm. The new system can handle 3000 bags per hour, the high-capacity version up to 6000 bags.
The optional turntable is driven pneumatically with a swivelling range of up to 60° or electrically with a range of up to 150°. The modular design of the ream magazine can be adjusted to lengths from two to nine m. The drive and end stop can be installed on either side. The ream magazine can be filled ergonomically even with varying heights of the filling spouts.
Beumer bag placer for flat valve bags
With the Beumer bag placer for flat valve bags the operator can chose between two versions, depending on which side they prefer the placing unit. In order to considerably reduce its footprint, the bag placer can be set up at an angle of up to 60° by using the optional turntable. The Beumer bag placer for flat valve bags is used for woven PP and PE bags with lengths of 600 to 800 mm, widths of 400 to 550 mm and valve widths of 125 to 150 mm. Its capacity is up to 2400 bags per hour.
The patented opening system in the placing unit opens the bag valve. This ensures that the bags are correctly applied on the filling spouts and avoids standstill during the filling process. The Beumer bag placer can be easily adjusted to different bag formats.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/product-news/05072017/beumer-develops-bag-placer/
You might also like
Selecting the right substitution
Tahir Abbas and Michalis Akritopoulos, Cinar Ltd., discuss the key factors cement plants should consider when increasing the substitution rate of alternative fuels in their production process.