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13.11.2017 Adaptable packaging line for Mexican cement producer

Beumer Group, with global headquarters in Beckum, Germany, recently supplied an entire integrated packaging line to the Cooperativa La Cruz Azul SCL, Mexico’s third-largest cement manufacturer. The new line was required for the flexible and fully automated filling, palletising and packaging of different grades of a new tile mortar. The solution proposed by Beumer, providing everything from a single source, was chosen in preference to competitive systems. It included the BEUMER fillpac R filling system that was adapted for filling a range of different materials. It also included the BEUMER bag placer to ensure a more efficient filling of the high-quality materials. With this new packaging line, the customer has been able to achieve its projected production capacity.
Cruz Azul’s cement production represents 22% of the national market. With the goal to further increase this share, the cooperative developed high-quality tile mortar in eight different variations as one of its new products. "The quality of the building materials is decisive in order to remain competitive," explained Victor Luna, managing director at Cruz Azul in Hidalgo. A small amount of the mortar is sold in bulk bags, but most of it is packaged in 20- and 25kg bags. This is why the manufacturer needed an entire packing line that could meet very specific requirements: owing to varying material densities, and as a consequence different flow properties of the different variants of the new product line, the filling system had to be adjustable to the different materials as well as to smaller bag sizes without the need for constant machine adjustments. The line was then required to palletise precise and stable bags stacks and package them to protect the content against transport damage and atmospheric influences. 
The BEUMER fillpac R operates with eight rotating filling spouts according to the impeller filling principle; this way it can safely handle even fine-grained tile mortar
The packaging line operates around the clock, allowing it to meet its projected production capacity

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