Beumer Group sorter introduces industry-first features at POST-EXPO 2018

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Beumer Group introduced its new high-capacity BG Sorter at POST-EXPO 2018 in Hamburg, Germany, last week.

The BG Sorter CB is the first sorter to introduce a ‘full cross-belt’ design. This design extends both the length and the width of the belts to enable the sorter to handle items up to 1,500mm (59in) in length and 1,000mm (39in) in width. The BG Sorter CB offers a choice of three belt configurations: a single belt per carriage, or the option of two or three belts per carriage.

BG Sorter use slotted wireless communication to provide contactless, secure and interference-free data transmission for the sorter controls. Unlike infrared communication, which sends data only when passing an infrared sensor point, wireless communication sends data instantly and in real time. This enables communication to be timed down to milliseconds and discharge profiles to be adapted in real time.

Intelligent wireless communication also provides advanced diagnostic tools and condition monitoring. This contributes to minimizing cost by enabling early detection of potential system malfunctions. The combination of preventative maintenance and remote configuration directly from the control room, or via Beumer Group’s Hotline, significantly reduces sorter down-time.

Stephan Heessels, director, logistic systems, Beumer Group, comments, “The BG Sorter brings together innovative features which deliver a new benchmark for the precise and cost-effective handling of the widest possible mix of items.

“In addition, the BG Sorter provides the flexibility to ensure that the system has the scalability to support future growth and deliver a long-term return on investment.”

Austria Post AG was one of the first to put the new BG Sorter into operation, in a new distribution center in Wernberg in the southernmost Austrian state of Carinthia.

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