BECK Automation with New Solutions and New Business Unit at K 2022

From 19 to 26 October, the industry will meet at Messe Düsseldorf for K 2022. Beck Automation will also be taking part in the trade fair and presenting a range of new products and innovative solutions for in-mould labelling (IML), efficient packaging automation and medical applications.

A New Product for 2022: The Beck Bailer

A new product from Beck Automation is the Beck Bailer. (Pictured, above.) The Beck Bailer enables the fully automatic assembly of metal handles on buckets. The system can be operated autonomously thanks to its own PLC and should be of particular interest to producers of plastic industrial buckets.

Buckets are fed into the system, precisely positioned and oriented with the bracket hole. A pre-cut metal rod is then separated, the grip rollers are pushed on, and the rod is given the desired handle shape. The finished handles are conveyed to a conjunction station where the bucket and the handle are precisely aligned, and then the ends of the handle are pressed into the holes.

Various bucket shapes can be processed, from round, rectangular, square to oval. It is possible to process buckets with a diameter of 175mm to 380mm and a height of 100mm to 450mm. The system has been designed for a cycle of 3.5s per bucket. The Beck Bailer will be on public display for the first time at the Beck Automation stand in Hall 12 B36-05.

A Focus on the Medical Sector

Another focus of the trade fair presentation at booth B36-05 is on applications in the medical sector. Beck Automation only actively entered this sector at the beginning of the business year.

Since then, the medical business has developed extremely well. That’s why Ralf Ziemer, Sales Manager Medical at Beck Automation, has high expectations for K 2022: “We convince our counterparts with our engineering and our understanding of the structural design of a medical system. As soon as we address this topic and show examples of what we understand by Swiss engineering, the customer’s interest increases. K 2022 offers us the opportunity to present our solutions in the medical field to a large audience.”

Medical system from Beck Automation.

In particular, the focus will be on the possible applications of IML for medical products. An area of application that opens up new possibilities in the functionality of a product and which, in the meantime, affects about 50% of all enquiries.

Precise Alignment for IML

Furthermore, Beck Automation is presenting an adjustment head for even more precise label alignment. “With today’s IML systems, the positioning of the labels can change during operation. This can occur due to a magazine change, label change or within a label stack due to cutting tolerances,” explains Nino Zehnder, Head of Marketing and Sales at Beck Automation AG.

The adjustment head is part of the IML system. It picks up individual labels, measures and aligns them in the desired position. The new development is mounted on the transport unit, which loads the core dummy with labels. On the transport path between the magazine and the core dummy, the newly developed head precisely aligns the label, thus increasing positioning accuracy, ultimately reducing waste and manual fine adjustments.

Beck Label IML
Adjustable head from Beck Automation for even more precise label alignment.

This application will be on display at the K Show 2022, at the WITTMANN BATTENFELD stand in Hall 15, booth C06.

Protech Automation is the UK representative for sales & service for Beck Automation, based in Oberengstringen, Switzerland. Learn more at: https://www.beck-automation.com/en/ and https://protechautomation.co.uk/.

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