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BEUMER’s compact stretch hood is smaller, faster, more practical

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BEUMER Group announces a new compact addition to their stretch hood range.

As a specialist provider of filling, palletising and packaging technologies, BEUMER Group supports its customers by supplying sustainable solutions from a single source.

The new BEUMER stretch hood A features an optimised design that combines function, arrangement and ergonomics. Key features and benefits include an intuitive menu system on the machine control via a soft-touch panel, an optimised, ergonomically designed workplace for the operator; material-friendly transportation of the film in the machine thanks to an innovative film transport system; improved system performance; and low floor space requirement.

For companies in the construction material, chemical or food and beverage industries, safety is a major concern when transporting and storing palletised products. This motivated 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 to other machines.

The new BEUMER stretch hood A is accessible without a platform and steps, allowing the maintenance staff to operate without a hassle. Maintenance work such as changing the blades or the sealing bars, are now handled at floor level. The machine is automatically brought to a standstill to protect the operator, eliminating the need to move sub-assemblies to maintenance position. Higher machine availability is ensured through accelerated maintenance work while also minimising risk of accidents and malfunctions.

In terms of ergonomics, the new BEUMER stretch hoods allow the operator to easily feed the film with just a few actions, and completely without tools. Additional benefits include a compact design and the resulting low height and small footprint.

An innovative, material friendly film transport system feeds the previously created film hood into the system. On its way to the crimping and stretching unit, the sealing seam on the film hood cools down so that it can be crimped without losing time while also eliminating the need for an energy-intensive cooling unit and time-consuming cooling. The pallets can be packed in a shorter cycle time thus reducing idle times, while at the same time ensuring improved packaging performance and less energy consumption.

The human-machine interface in BEUMER’s stretch hood offers an even more ergonomic workflow to the user. The BEUMER Group Human Machine Interface (HMI) is a newly-developed operator panel with an optimised user interface and graphical navigation. This easily understandable and intuitive interaction concept helps to define efficient working sequences.

The HMI allows the operator to control the machine safely with only a little training saving time and money. The soft-touch panel uses pictograms to guide the user through the machine control menus, and also gives the operator access to all required training programs. The system is controlled by a Siemens SIMATIC S7-300.

Energy-saving motors and low compressed air requirements ensure a favourable energy balance. The compressed air requirements have been significantly reduced compared to the previous model.

With its U-shaped frame design, the BEUMER stretch hood can be easily connected to existing conveying systems. The BEUMER stretch hood can be equipped with the BEUMER OptiStretch system.

To be able to process various films, and implement a variety of packaging processes, such as understretch or high-rack stretch, the new system can be equipped with the BEUMER multistretch system.

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