Born out of an 80-year history and the design and manufacture of 1500+ intralogistics systems, BEUMER just introduced the BG Line Sorter and BG Pouch System, which utilize next-generation technology to respectively deliver unparalleled flexibility and scalability for mid-size-volume operations, to mitigate rising demand for e-commerce organizations, to the North American region.
The BG Line Sorter solution extends the handling mix of the parcel and material handling operations by allowing them to sort the widest possible range of items while utilizing a modular design to ensure flexibility to optimize the use of space. With the ability to be reconfigured or upgraded throughout its lifetime with minimal system downtime, BEUMER provides the scalability to respond to future business growth with the ease of a plug-and-play operation. In addition to lower maintenance costs than conventional line sorters, the BG Line Sorter makes use of low-friction components to ensure endurance and high system availability.
“We are pleased to lead a paradigm shift in line sorting by using active slat-belt technology and linear synchronous motors to deliver a line sorter that combines the simplicity of a line sorter with the handling capabilities of a high-speed, cross-belt sorter. Based on proven technology, the solution features highly durable belts and maintenance-free motor technologies to keep energy consumption and maintenance costs at a necessary low,” said Terry Brown, BEUMER Group’s Logistic Systems Sales Director.
BEUMER Group’s other launch, the BG Pouch System, delivers less touch, low-cost, multiuse sortation for fulfillment centers and distribution centers by utilizing unused overhead space to achieve omnichannel fulfillment and increased operational flexibility. The BG Pouch System, also known as the pocket technology, can buffer, sort and sequence single items to automate the order handling and returns processes with an industry-new capacity of over 10,000 items/hour per sortation module. By utilizing Warehouse Management System (WMS) data, the BG Pouch System can serve as an intermediate buffer for items most likely to be resold and optimize the supply chain from warehouse to B2C and B2B recipients with less manual handling.
“The power of the BG Pouch System transforms your unused overhead space into a powerful omnichannel sort-and-return solution while also increasing operational flexibility,” said Brown. “BG Pouch System benefits can be realized for partners throughout e-commerce, including fashion, pharmaceuticals, electric and express services.”
The BG Line Sorter solution and BG Pouch System, along with all products and technologies with the BEUMER label, are characterized by enhanced sustainability in terms of lower energy consumption and OPEX savings