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f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

Using a modular system

Using a modular system to provide customized intralogistics solutions In the field of intralogistics, the trend towards automation is continuing at full pace. Additionally, the emergence of Industry 4.0 integrates all of the involved people, systems, machines and products into one dynamic network. This allows customers to better organize and manage their logistics value chain. Beumer Group leverages a modular standardization concept to offer customized solutions for individual tasks. MATERIAL FLOW “Intralogistics is experiencing a transformation due to demographic changes and also because of increased process complexity. Automation technology in particular is constantly pushed forward,” recognizes Franz-Joseph Kleigrewe, Head of Automation at Beumer Group. This way manual processes can be optimized and effective synergies formed between man and machine. “Automation technology is the key to technical development and progress,” Kleigrewe is convinced. There are three equally important factors involved in the development process of automated systems: Customer orientation, innovation and standardization. If the focus is customer-oriented, the result are typically tailor-made solutions that can rarely be used for other projects. Focusing on innovation offers both opportunities and risks: innovation creates competitive advantages, but also posf+h Intralogistics 4/2016

es the risk of increasing costs and postponing deadlines. One thing is clear: without innovative projects, there is no progress. Forward progress is why these projects need to be done regularly, while being aware of the potential risks. The procedure for standardized solutions is very different. They have been tried and tested. The customer receives an inexpensive and functionally reliable system, which can go live in a short period of time. Standardized, yet tailor-made This can be a challenge. The customers’ requirements can be very specific. Each industry is different: from non-metallic mineral processing to chemical and mining industries, from CEP services to airports. National regulations and factory standards differ as well. At Beumer Group, customized machines and systems are therefore created from the modular system: the mechatronics modules for mechanics, electrics and software are adapted to the customer’s requirements. “Operators no longer wish to run just one machine, they want a process: a combination of several coordinated systems,” Kleigrewe recognizes as the market need. This includes filling, packaging and palletizing solutions: Beumer Group offers the Beumer fillpac MULTIMEDIA CONTENT Learn more about the achievement spectrum of the enterprise 01 The rotating filling machine, fillpac, is equipped with sophisticated features from the modular unit About Beumer The Beumer Group is an international leader in the manufacture of intralogistics systems for conveying, loading, palletizing, packaging, sortation and distribution. Together with Crisplant a/s and Enexco Teknologies India Limited, the Beumer Group employs 4,000 people worldwide, and achieves an annual turnover of about 700 million Euros. With its subsidiaries and sales agencies, the Beumer Group serves customers around the globe, across a wide range of industries. f+h Intralogistics 4/2016