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As a single-source provider for filling, palletizing and packaging technologies, BEUMER Group (beumergroup.com) supports its customers in all respects supplying sustainable solutions from a single source.The BEUMER stretch hood A sees the intralogistics specialist from Beckum redesign its tried-and-trusted packaging system from scratch. During the development, our specialists analysed various components and optimized them in terms of function, arrangement and ergonomics. This includes an intuitive menu system on the machine control via a soft-touch panel, an optimized, ergonomically designed workplace for the operator and material-friendly transporting of the film in the machine thanks to an innovative film transport system. The new system also features improved system performance and needs far less floor space.
For companies in the construction material, chemical or food and beverage industries, the topic of safety when transporting and storing palletized products has been becoming more important. This is what prompted BEUMER to develop a new machine in its proven BEUMER stretch hood model range that offers even more practical and safer handling for the user, compared with other machines in this model range. To facilitate work for maintenance staff, and thus ensure higher machine availability, the new BEUMER stretch hood A is accessable without a platform and steps.Maintenance work, such as changing the blades, or the sealing bars, are now handled at floor level. The operator opens a drawer for these activities, providing free access to blades and sealing bars. The machine is automatically brought to a standstill to protect the operator. This removes the need to move subassemblies to maintenance position. Due to this rapid access capability, maintenance work is accelerated, and the risk of accidents and malfunctions minimized.
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