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Practical solution for asphalt paving and bulk materials: Kögel presents the fully revised tipper



Even more robust, flexible and individual:  Kögel will present the Kögel tipper in a fully revised design that takes into account central customer preferences. 

The improved designs of the Kögel tipper are suitable for an even wider range of applications, thanks to additional features. The extensive optimisations to the body and chassis aim to deliver more durability, convenience and enhanced safety – in accordance with the guiding principle “Economy meets Ecology”. To prove this, Kögel will display a model with a fully insulated steel body in outdoor area S17. The optimisations are available for all trailers in the series as well as all insulated body variants.

All the benefits of bolted technology, no drawbacks for cleaning

Kögel offers the tipper as a two and three-axle trailer with a steel chassis. Customers can also choose between different trough designs. For the transport of bulk materials, Kögel offers a full-steel trough and a weight-optimised steel/aluminium trough. Kögel’s intelligent bolted technology enables the clever material mix, consisting of a durable steel floor and lightweight aluminium side walls. To prevent dirt from building up around the bolt connections on non-insulated troughs, Kögel offers dirt repellers for the new trailer generation. These not only make the exterior wall of the trough easier to clean, but make the trailer an attractive advertising medium for the company and a futuristic design object. This applies not least of all because the cathodic dip-paint coating is extremely effective against corrosion, and because the frame and trough can be painted in the customer colour at no extra cost.

All Kögel tippers benefit from a revised tailgate. It now consists of four-millimetre-thick, high-strength HB450 steel, which demonstrates extremely high strength under the toughest conditions. The standard folding underride guard with a dirt-repellent profile now has additional bump stops, so that the underride guard is perfectly flush with the rubber.

Even more user comfort and enhanced work safety

In addition, Kögel has taken numerous measures to optimise user comfort and work safety. For example, the connection console on the front wall of the tipper has been moved forward, so that the driver no longer has to climb under the platform to connect the feed lines. Now they are comfortably accessible from the platform or the tractor unit. The roller tarpaulin has been fitted with a central lock and is operated from the platform, which can be conveniently accessed via the standard folding ladder.

The lighting equipment provides perfect illumination while working and manoeuvring. Two optional reversing lights and two optional LED working floodlights additionally light the area behind and to the sides of the trailer.

Expanded applications in roadwork

The Kögel tipper with a thermally insulated asphalt trough also comes with additional improvements that were specially developed in-house for use in roadwork. Using the new asphalt spreader with an external, adjustable guide, the dispensing quantity can be controlled so precisely that even the smallest asphalt paving jobs are easily possible. Since the guides of the spreader do not come into contact with asphalt, little maintenance is required. An additional protective sheet protects the mixed goods against splash water, while the remote-controlled electric sliding roof prevents cooling by closing quickly and efficiently.

The milled material tarpaulin on the back wall prevents any bulk material that falls from the conveyor belt of the milling machine from damaging the tailgate. The cover can easily be operated from the ground, and fixed and released with one hand.

Rear lights adapted to new asphalt paver models

A larger number of additional optimisations provide major benefits in everyday practice. For example, the rear lights are now mounted high enough to meet the requirements of the new asphalt paver models and a wide variety of tipping scenarios. The underride guard, which can be pneumatically operated at extra cost, effectively protects the rear lights against damage when folded up. The support leg features a bracket for the secure transport of the release agent sprayer. Other auxiliary equipment can be stored in the spacious toolbox.

Aluminium attachments for added payload

Kögel tipper models already stand out from the competition for their high payload. But for those who need more, the tare weight can be further reduced using aluminium attachments, such as support props, air tanks and wheel rims. Even on empty trips, this investment pays off with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The lift on the first axle also has a favourable effect on consumption during empty trips, and serves as additional traction support on challenging terrain when the trailer is loaded.

Full control, thanks to Kögel Telematics and smartboard

All Kögel trailers are equipped with Kögel Telematics hardware as standard. Vehicle operators with a telematics contract can remotely monitor the trailer status and location in real time. The optional smartboard allows the user to view essential data like tyre pressure, payload and brake pad wear directly on the trailer, and control the electronic air suspension system.


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The most common conveyor belt issues and how to prevent them



Like any type of machinery, conveyor belt systems will eventually experience issues from time to time. Regardless of how well-maintained conveyor belt parts are, it’s normal to face problems, especially given that conveyor belts are one of the most used pieces of equipment across many industries.

While some problems are bound to happen, there are ways to prevent common issues and extend the life of your conveyor belt parts. Below are some of the most common conveyor belt problems and ways to prevent them.

Material spillage

Material accidentally sliding, rolling, or spilling over is inevitable, especially for productions that move a lot of loose or heavy products. However, if your conveyor system is experiencing an increase in spillage incidents, it could be an issue with areas that are causing excess shaking or rattling.

To prevent material spillage, be sure to keep your conveyor system well-maintained. Clean the conveyor belt and parts regularly and consider installing impact beds.

Seized rollers

Excessive material spillage is the most common cause of seized rollers, which can halt production altogether. To prevent this downtime, we recommend installing Luff’s patented High Moisture Seal & Anti-Lock Shield. This polymer disc sits inside the end cap and remains stationary as the roller rotates around it, allowing the roller to turn freely, even with material built up between the roller end and the conveyor idler.

In addition to Luff’s High Moisture Seal & Anti-Lock Shield, you can prevent seized rollers by carefully inspecting them on a regular basis. This should be part of your regular maintenance routine.

Material blockage

Material blockage can happen due to wear and tear on the conveyor belt, sharp edges, and weak points in the system. When blockages happen, they can cause the conveyor belt to simply stop moving.

To avoid this issue, again be sure to keep a well-maintained system. Inspect your conveyor belt for any holes, weak points, and sharp edges that could potentially cause a blockage and have them repaired as soon as possible. Another solution to prevent material blockage is to install guide rollers which help reduce the chance of severe belt damage from sharp edges.

Mistracked conveyor belt

Mistracking happens when the belt moves too far to one side, which can lead to material spillage, material blockage, and cause premature wear on other conveyor belt parts. A mistracked conveyor can throw off the entire system The best way to prevent a mistracked conveyor is to have inspections and adjustments done on a regular basis. If you notice small signs of misalignment such as uneven belt wear, address them immediately before they become bigger problems.

To sum it up, some of the most seemingly small issues can turn into bigger problems that can halt operations. These common issues can be prevented and solved with simple conveyor belt parts and accessories.


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Plastic load carriers from the automotive specialist



A trouble-free internal material flow is one of the essential factors for efficient production of components for the automotive industry. Errors and faults in transport and storage systems result in time-consuming and costly interruptions. The Craemer Group, internationally established supplier to the automotive industry, is one of the leading manufacturers with large-scale production of automotive modules made of metal and large-volume load carriers made of plastic.

The automotive expertise of the Germany-based Craemer Group founded in 1912 has contributed to the development and production of injection-moulded load carriers made of sturdy plastic. Versatile plastic pallets and pallet boxes from Craemer reliably reduce downtime in the automotive and supplier industries.

Special plastic load carriers for customised applications

For more than 50 years Craemer has been developing and manufacturing durable pallets made of high-quality polyethylene (PE). Today, the extensive portfolio includes half pallets, Euro pallets and industrial pallets for a wide range of applications. One example from the company’s portfolio is the D1 plastic pallet with its 22-millimetre rim: It is specially designed for the automotive and supplier industry and ensures high load security when used with small load carriers (SLC) and clear packaging (blisters). Unlike wooden pallets, box elements can be transported precisely and safely, without strapping and fastening, thanks to the edge system.

Thanks to their 22-millimetre outer rims, the CS plastic pallets in Euro format and industrial sizes are also ideally suited for use with SLC. The ESD (electrostatic discharge) variants of the CS pallets are made of conductive material and protect sensitive components from uncontrolled electrostatic discharge. The CS pallet is optionally available with Palgrip® anti-slip runners.

The CR plastic pallets are ideal for heavy loads. They permit versatile solutions thanks to a load capacity of up to 1750 kilograms and an anti-slip coating on the deck which makes them ideal for high rack warehouses. On the other hand, Craemer H and TC pallets offer optimum hygiene conditions for sensitive processes. The H model is also available in a conductive version. The pallet portfolio for the automotive and supplier industry is complemented by the lightweight SL pallet in Euro format with an overall height of only 120 millimetres.

Safe transport and easier handling of commodities

For the automotive industry, particularly impact-resistant and splinter-proof pallet lids are an ideal complement to Craemer plastic pallets. They are available in Euro format and industrial sizes and are suitable for all common returnable containers (such as SLC). Thanks to their precise fit they close perfectly flush. Integrated strapping grooves and locks on the short sides of the lid optimise the load security of sensitive commodities. As conductive ESD variants, they also reliably protect electrostatically sensitive components from uncontrolled discharges.

Other products of the Craemer automotive range: CB pallet boxes. Thanks to the one-piece injection-moulded production and their sturdy construction, these large load carriers made from PE convince with their high resistance and long service life. They are available in Euro format and industrial sizes. In addition, they are UN-certified and thus approved for the transport and storage of hazardous goods. Precisely fitting lids are available as additional accessories. With its complete portfolio of load carriers and accessories, the Craemer Group supports safe transport and storage processes in the automotive industry.

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Mondi partners with Heiber + Schröder to launch the new high-performance machine eComPack for automated packaging of its EnvelopeMailer for eCommerce



Heiber + Schröder’s mechanical engineering combined with Mondi’s packaging and paper expertise enables eCommerce companies to automate the erecting, filling and closing packaging process using the EnvelopeMailer solution he state-of-the-art eComPack doubles output per hour, responding to demand for the automation of paper-based packaging solutions in eCommerce operations

The state-of-the-art eComPack doubles output per hour, responding to demand for the automation of paper-based packaging solutions in eCommerce operations

The new machine perfectly complements Mondi’s universal and fully recyclable corrugated EnvelopeMailer for maximum performance

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has worked on an innovative collaboration with German machine producer Heiber + Schröder to create a high-speed automated packaging machine that meets the process, efficiency and safety requirements of eCommerce fulfilment operations. The new eComPack machine is designed for mid to large size eCommerce operations seeking efficiency and reliability. It can process up to 500 parcels per hour thanks to an automated erecting, filling and closing process.

The technological expertise of paper and board packaging automation expert Heiber + Schröder forms a perfect synergy with Mondi’s innovative packaging solutions. The resulting high-output eComPack can automatically process a wide scope of goods using one height-adaptable packaging design that is available in different sizes. The equipment stands out for its compact floor space requirement and simplicity in operation and maintenance.

In the rapidly growing world of eCommerce, the combination of an excellent paper-based product and an efficient and economic automated packaging machine is a key differentiator for our customers. The successful introduction of Mondi’s EnvelopeMailer solution increased manual packaging output by 8% compared to standard C-folder packaging. With eComPack, we are now enabling our customers to double their output and optimise packing operations in fulfilment centres handling high volumes,

Tarik Aniba, Sales & Marketing Director, Mondi Corrugated Solutions

The eCommerce market has grown significantly in recent years, accounting for approximately 20% of global retail sales in 2021¹. This means a wider variety of goods is being distributed, which increases packing complexity and requires versatile packaging solutions of different sizes and shapes. At the same time, with the rising cost of labour, the desire for packing machines in eCommerce is more prominent than ever before. To help customers tackle these challenges, eComPack provides a solution dedicated to the automated packaging of Mondi’s corrugated eCommerce solution EnvelopeMailer.

Made to safely fit single or multiple items and rectangular as well as irregular shapes up to 7 cm in height, the EnvelopeMailer’s flexibility in the fulfilment process, efficiency in handling, and economical use of material and space have made it an all-around new standard in the market since its launch in 2020.

André Garmer, Managing Director Heiber + Schröder, adds: “Together with Mondi we developed the machine in a very dynamic co-creation process. The result is a robust, user-friendly machine with top-class usability. Through clever and responsible creation, we were able to synchronise packaging design and machine functionality into a solution that offers tremendous potential if combined with the right packaging solution.”

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