Automated Wrapping Solution for Bevchains new automated warehouse distribution facility
Industry: Distribution Warehouse
Packaging solutions provided: Automated Wrapping Machines
Date of installation: May 2020
Bevchain a division of the Linfox Group appointed Swisslog to create an automated warehouse, storage and distribution facility at Lidcombe NSW.
An important part of the project was to have pallets, stored, moved, and distributed. Bevchain required the high production speed and throughput, load integrity for storage, product presentations, plastic minimisation to meet the needs of customers such as Coles and Woolworths who had specific requirements.
The FROMM products and experience meant that we were chosen to be the final part of the automation circle. FROMM installed a high speed repeatable wrapping solution to enhance load integrity, matched with cost and environmental consideration.
The automated warehouse sees multiple pallets moving at one time in and out of the storage facility, ultimately loaded onto a truck for dispatch to retail outlets, pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The wrapping solution needed the capability of wrapping up to 100 pallets per hour, per line, different pallet heights and weights and excellent load containment capabilities.
FROMM installed two identical wrapping machines into the connecting section of the project. Robust and strong it can accommodate various loads and configuration.
A Rotating Stretch Film arm with adjustable speeds up to 35RPM will wrap the pallet while the load remains stationary and it delivers fast & efficient wrapping and load security.
It features a 200% pre stretch film delivery system, saving the customer thousands per year on stretch film costs. The contrast plate, which was a fitted optional extra, created a perfect seal to ensure there is no stretch film dags.
Installation was undertaken in conjunction with Swisslog and Bevchain teams. The outcomes meet all the parameters set and agreed to.
Bevchain are able to process the goods through the Lidcombe site as intended. The benefits of this packaging line to our customer were the load containment required for the wrapping process, higher pallet throughput, controlled packaging costs, increased pallet integrity & improved WH&S conditions.