- Svenska Retursystem to save energy with new Brüel Systems crate and pallet wash solution
- Company will install a new high-capacity washing and handling solution for pallets and crates from Brüel Systems A/S at a new site. The new solution will provide very high washing and handling capacity while also helping achieve its sustainability targets through high energy efficiency.
Market-leading Swedish reusable system operator Svenska Retursystem has entered an agreement with Danish washing solution manufacturer Brüel Systems A/S for a new high-efficiency crate and pallet processing facility for a new company facility outside the city of Jönköping in central Sweden.
Impressive crate and pallet wash capacity from a fully automated solution
When completed, the new facility will be able to wash, dry, and stack up to 800 half pallets and 12,000 bale arm crates an hour, 24 hours a day. The fully automated solution handles all steps in the process: Crates and pallets are de-stacked and washed efficiently in a process that also removes all labels from the crates. The cleaned assets are spin-dried before being stacked and wrapped in foil, ready for further use.
The built-in quality control features of the system detect metal residue and defective crates and pallets, removing them from the process flow. The system will provide very high uptime and productivity, and despite its high throughput, it can be operated by only three employees.
Conserving water and energy consumption
Sustainability is a top priority for Svenska Retursystem, and it was a key requirement that the new processing facility could help conserve resources such as water and power. The Brüel Systems solution is designed to deliver its impressive processing results with high energy efficiency.
For example, the spin dryers ensure that on average, only 3 g of moisture remain on each clean crate, but the dryers save 90% electricity compared to conventional blow dryers. And the solution recirculates process water, reusing washing water in the pre-rinse process and thereby drastically lowering the freshwater consumption of the facility.
Partners for the next step of the journey
“We have been a partner to Svenska Retursystem for more than 20 years, and we’re very proud that they have once again chosen Brüel Systems as their partner on this next exciting step of their journey,” says SVP Key House Customers Morten Bielefeldt of Brüel Systems. “We’re confident that the new solution will help Svenska Retursystem reach their performance and sustainability targets through extremely high processing efficiency combined with very low energy consumption.”
Svenska Retursystem develop and operate an efficient reusable system that simplifies and improves our customers’ logistics and distribution of goods. The system is based on crates and pallets that provides an effective supply chain, from producer to wholesaler and finally to consumer in the stores. We believe that reuse is one of the keys when working towards a sustainable future.
Brüel Systems A/S helps companies in many different industries increase productivity and efficiency with automated systems for cleaning and handling recyclable containers such as crates and bins. The company offers integrated turnkey solutions and standalone modules, extensive support from design to operation, and worldwide after-sales service. Headquartered in Hjørring, Denmark, Brüel Systems A/S has 100+ employees and its own in-house R&D and production departments. The company delivers solutions to more than 200 customers worldwide.