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BEMA newsletter, April 2022
In this newsletter, for once, we’ll direct focus at ourselves. We usually reserve this space to tell you about customers’ successes, but in May, BEMA A/S celebrates 75 years in business – and this is surely worth a mention – and a celebration!
To celebrate our 75th anniversary, we would like to invite customers, suppliers, and associates to join us for a reception.
It all started in 1947 with belt conveyors for agriculture. After World War II, the many farms up and down the country were being upgraded and automated. The increase in automation meant a rising need for belt conveyors. BEMA quickly became a major supplier of this kind of agricultural equipment and it eventually led to the development of screw conveyors. At the
end of April, we will upload a small jubilee publication to our website, detailing the story of BEMA. This can be downloaded.
Today, BEMA supplies a series of industries and utility companies. We are, for example, approved to supply equipment for Today, BEMA supplies a series of industries and utility companies. We are, for example, approved to supply equipment for the food industry and are ISO 9001 certified.
At present, BEMA supplies component parts and aggregate complex solutions.
In recent years, we have developed the company by acquiring others. The acquisition of Ferreo meant enhanced competences within stainless-steel process equipment. With the acquisition of ACTA, we have entered the market for crushing/shredding, bale opening, etc. with equipment used in both the private and public recycling industry.
All of BEMA’s production facilities, warehousing, sales, and administration are gathered in our 6,700 m² buildings in Haderslev – close to motorway E45. BEMA has a staff of sixty-five and our equipment is in operation across the world.
Sound foundations are essential for a smooth development process. Jørgen Strøm, CEO, says, ’BEMA has a long history and has proved that there is a need for our products and services. This provides an incentive for further developing BEMA A/S. We very much appreciate our collaboration with customers and suppliers and look forward to many more years with focus directed firmly on product development, quality, and excellent service’.
At present, there is every reason to make an effort to save energy: all forms of energy are undergoing sharp price increases, as you will all be aware, and as a production enterprise, we cannot necessarily pass this bill on to our customers. So, we have to save wherever possible!
At BEMA, we have just exchanged 500 fluorescent light fittings. In their place, we have introduced LED lighting, thus making energy savings of more than 93,000 kWh a year. When we did the calculations, this meant savings in the region of DKK 200,000 per year – now even more with the rising energy prices.
Energy savings are not just a question of money. The climate and the environment also stand to gain when we use less energy and thus emit less CO2 and other harmful substances. Replacing the light fittings will reduce CO2 emissions.
The new LED light also provides a better quality of lighting for our staff. No more extra angle-poise lamps on work desks or in the production and this enhances the working environment.
Production supervisor Bo Lorenzen says, ’It’s becoming increasingly important to customers that we have a an environmentally sound profile. So, we need to consider how we can incorporate energy savings, reduced resource consumption, and similar, into the whole production flow in order to meet the rising expectations placed on our environmental efforts’.
In early April, we launched our new website www.bema.as. Every now and then, your website needs a proper overhaul. We decided to start from scratch with a new design, new structure, with information about products and cases now more visual and intuitive, hopefully making it easier for you to use.
Further, people have been working hard in the wings to make it easier for people to locate BEMA when they enter search words within our field of expertise. This so-called SEO-optimisation will not affect our website users but will make us more visible on search engines such as Google. And this is important, since we, like most enterprises, experience that many contacts and enquiries are initially made via the Internet.
Do visit www.bema.as to see and test the new website. If there’s something you feel is missing or is problematic, please let us know – we’ll rectify it during our ongoing updating of the site.
BEMA nyhedsbrev, april 2022
I dette nyhedsbrev vil vi tillade os til at fokusere lidt på os selv. Vi vil ellers helst fortælle om vores kunders succeser, men til maj fylder BEMA A/S 75 år – og det synes vi nok er værd at fortælle om. Og det skal fejres!
I anledning af vores 75-års jubilæum vil vi gerne invitere kunder, leverandører, samarbejdspartnere og venner af huset til reception.
Det hele begyndte i 1947 med transportører til landbruget. De mange landbrug rundt omkring i landet var i fuld gang med at blive moderniseret og mekaniseret i årene efter 2. verdenskrig. Og med den stigende mekanisering opstod der også et stort behov for transportører. BEMA blev hurtigt en betydelig leverandør af den slags udstyr til landbruget, og det endte senere med snegletransportører. I slutningen af april måned vil vi lægge et lille jubilæumsskrift ud på vores hjemmeside, som kan downloades. Her er historien om BEMA fortalt.
For nogle årtier siden ændrede vi vores strategi: Vi havde udviklet vores kompetencer inden for snegletransport, så vi følte os i stand til at gå ind i mere komplekse løsninger. Det har været en stor succes og givet mange nye muligheder. I dag leverer BEMA til en lang række industrier og forsyningsvirksomheder. Vi er blandt andet godkendt til at producere udstyr til fødevareindustrien og er ISO 9001 certificerede.
BEMA leverer i dag både enkeltkomponenter og samlede, komplekse løsninger.
De senere år har vi også udviklet virksomheden ved at overtage andre. Med købet af Ferreo har vi styrket vores kompetencer inden for procesudstyr i rustfrit stål. Med ACTA har vi taget skridtet ind på markedet for maskiner til neddeling, balleåbning m.v. med udstyr, der bruges i recyclingindustrien, både den private og offentlige.
Al produktion, lager, salg og administration er samlet i vores 6.700 m² store bygninger i Haderslev – tæt på den sønderjyske motorvej. Vi er 65 medarbejdere, og vores udstyr er i drift i store dele af verden.
Det er vigtigt at have et godt fundament, når man udvikler sig. Adm. direktør Jørgen Strøm siger: ”BEMA har en lang historie og har vist, at der er behov for vores produkter og ydelser. Det giver livskraft til en fortsat udvikling af BEMA A/S. Vi er glade for at have jer med på rejsen og ser frem til de næste mange år med fokus på produktudvikling, kvalitet og god service”.
I disse tider er der god grund til at satse på at spare på energien: Alle former for energi stiger, som alle nok har opdaget, helt vildt i pris, og det er ikke en regning, man som produktionsvirksomhed nødvendigvis bare kan sende videre til kunderne. Så må man spare!
Hos BEMA har vi netop udskiftet 500 lysarmaturer med traditionelle lysstoffør. I stedet er der kommet LED-belysning ind, og dermed kan vi reducere elforbruget med mere end 93.000 kWh om året. Da vi lavede beregningerne i sin tid, betød det er besparelse på omkring 200.000 kr. om året – nu er den med de stigende priser endnu større.
Energibesparelser handler ikke kun om kroner og ører. Det er også en gevinst for klima og miljø, når vi bruger mindre el og dermed udleder mindre CO2 og andre skadelige stoffer. Udskiftningen af lysarmaturerne betyder, at vi udleder 1,2 tons CO2 om året.
Det nye LED-lys giver også et langt bedre arbejdslys for medarbejderne. Det er slut med ekstra arkitektlamper på arbejdsbordene i produktionen, og medarbejderne har fået et bedre arbejdsmiljø.
Værkfører Bo Lorenzen siger: ”Flere og flere kunder går også op i, at vi har en miljørigtig profil. Så vi skal tænke ind, hvordan vi i hele produktionsflowet kan indarbejde energibesparelser, mindre ressourceforbrug og andet, så vi lever op til de stigende forventninger, som der er til vores indsats for miljøet”.
Her i begyndelsen af april har vi lanceret vores nye hjemmeside www.bema.as. Af og til er der nemlig god grund til en gang oprydning på ens hjemmeside. Vi valgte at begynde helt forfra med nyt design, ny struktur og en mere visuel og intuitiv måde at gøre information om produkter, cases og kontakter tilgængelig på, så det hele bliver nemmere for jer som brugere at gå til.
Samtidig er der bagved kulissen gjort et stort stykke arbejde for at gøre BEMA lettere at finde for folk, der søger på emner, som vi ved noget om. Denne såkaldte SEO-optimering er ikke noget, som brugerne af hjemmesiden ser noget til, men den gør os mere synlig på søgemaskiner som Google. Og det er vigtigt, for som de fleste andre virksomheder oplever vi Jørgen Strøm
også, at mange kontakter og forespørgsler i første runde foregår via internettet.
Kig endelig forbi www.bema.as og se, hvordan den nye side tager sig ud. Er der ting, du mangler eller synes er besværlige, så lad os det vide – så tager vi det med, når vi løbende justerer siden.
BEMA newsletter, May 2020
We’re here for you – also during these unusual times
The last couple of months have presented us all with a completely new agenda. Regardless of our
function in society, everyone has experienced how their everyday lives have been turned upside
down because of a new coronavirus, the Covid 19.
However, BEMA continues its work, undaunted by the corona crisis and, so far, we have managed
to serve all our customers as usual. We’re here for you – also during these unusual times! We are
ready to solve tasks for you and we are able, for example, to offer our customers assembly as part
of the total conveyor project. Perhaps the new framework set by these corona times will generate
new opportunities for collaboration if we work together with a constructive attitude.
As of January 2020, and since the last newsletter, ACTA Recycling has merged with BEMA and is
now a full member of the BEMA Group.
ACTA supplies crushers used for a number of purposes:
crushing various materials such as wood and plaster before
processing it further for recovery, also PET bottles, etc.
The machine is a key component in the value chains where
waste is upcycled into new products. The ACTA crusher is
the first step on the way.
Here, a six-screw ACTA crusher is being assembled ready for shipment. This is a total shipment
where we are responsible for the construction of the machine and for structuring the
accompanying control system.
The recycling industry is a growing business area and our expectations are high at BEMA.
Still, BEMA works across a wide spectrum in all industries. In our stainless-steel workshop,
we solve tasks for the food and processing industry where we experience a growing activity.
BEMA strives to become a provider of the basic value chain and we are able to provide
conveyors suited to all sectors.
Components are an important part of BEMA’s
production. Component parts for specific solutions
which customers may need to reorder and
replace due to wear and tear.
Accordingly, we produce all types of screw conveyors.
They are customised to heavy industry
as well as to the food industry where an extremely
high finish is required in order to comply
with the strict hygienic requirements applicable
in this industry.
We produce both ordinary steel and stainlesssteel
screw conveyors. Each one is allocated a
unique article number, which means that we can
quickly produce them again when required.
All types of flights
We also produce flights of all types – cylindrical as well as more complex conical flights or notched
and cut flights. A speciality of ours are large-scale flights of up to approx. 2500 mm in diameter in
Hardox and other wear-resistant steel types. Here, we are working with composite panels which
meet the requirements of high-wear applications.
We know that accurate flights reduce the time spent on welding the screw conveyor. Our construction
department can thus construct flights in any shape adapted to a given conveyor screw.
Accurate flights save many hours of adaptation in the workshop during production – thus reducing
the cost! Consequently, we work hard to optimise our production of flights so that they are a
perfect fit when welded to the core barrel.
BEMA has an extensive range of standard flights. Our dedicated technicians and production staff
are ready to produce precisely the flights you need for your system.
Contact us for enquiries about:
BEMA newsletter, September 2020
We look forward to meeting you again!
This spring and summer could be characterised as a hundred-year event: very uncommon and not
something one wishes to see happening again in the immediate future. COVID-19 has shut down
society for long periods.
Although we, at BEMA, have been working for the whole period and have solved tasks for our
clients as usual, much has nevertheless changed from what we’re used to. We now work with a
greater physical distance and we have become used to working via video links just like you. Actually,
arranging meetings with customers, suppliers, and others via Teams has been a positive
experience. Perhaps something good will come of that, for example, less travel time for short
Normally, the autumn would be packed with trade fairs. Sadly, everything has been cancelled this
year – we will miss the pleasure of your company and our technical discussions at the fairs. But we
are ready to meet you online or in real life. Let’s have a chat about projects and products!
With this assignment, BEMA has been offshore and
solved this special task in connection with upgrading
an existing drilling rig. Despite being in deep water
out there, we were able to solve a complete and
complex production assignment where we have to
adapt to very special conditions.
The offshore environment is extreme and a screw
conveyor measuring no less than forty-six metres
put tough demands on both construction and materials
as well as production quality.
Our task involved specifying a correct design for the
long screw conveyor, producing it, and testing it in
the presence of the end user. In addition to this, we
provided ATEX approval with risk assessment
and a full documentation package.
The conveyor house is made of acid-resistant stainless
steel and a number of special designs facilitate adapting it to the actual installation environment.
For example, the conveyor has special manually operated locks for the gratings,
facilitating removal for maintenance.
Prior to delivery, the solution has undergone thorough testing at a fullscale test set-up at the
BEMA factory in Haderslev.
We are increasingly supplying tanks to various industrial sectors.
Especially the food industry, for which we have the special approvals
required, so that we can be a provider for this sector with its
specific requirements relative to hygiene and materials.
Tanks are often part of integral solutions where we provide the total
solution including conveyor systems, tanks, process components,
Contact our sales department for an informal chat about how we
can solve your tank requirements.
Over the years, BEMA has gained extensive
knowledge about producing flights of all types
and we experience a growing interest in flights
suitable for abrasives. This could e.g. be the
transportation of ash in combined heat and
power stations (CHPs), but also many other
types of abrasive materials.
Learn more about our component programme
in wear-resistant steel and hard-alloy coating.
We are experts in the renovation of screw
conveyors with hard-alloy coating and the replacement
of wear parts, enabling us to maintain
and upgrade your conveyor system.
Contact our sales department for further information.
Machine manufacturers using screw conveyors
in their product series often need uniform
components to satisfy their requirements and
needs. We subscribe to this kind of OEM production
(original equipment manufacturer) and
have acquired sufficient capacity to produce
screw conveyors matching the serial sizes and
To learn more, contact our sales department.
BEMA newsletter, December 2020
The end of 2020 is fast approaching and most of you will remember this year as one that turned
out to be vastly different from most other years we have experienced. For BEMA, too, it was a very
special year where we had to learn to hold virtual meetings with our customers, online sales meetings,
and generally find new ways to communicate with our collaboration partners.
Such challenges may also precipitate development and, together with our partners, we have learned
how to be close – at a distance. But hopefully 2021 will see a return to a more normal situation
where personal contact will once again be possible.
Everyone at BEMA would like to wish all our customers, suppliers, and other collaborative partners
a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. See you in 2021!
Malt is a wonderful raw material, not least for our
beloved Christmas beer, but to become a beer
ingredient, it will need to be transported from the
producer to the brewery, and elsewhere, too.
BEMA recently supplied a new loader, optimising
capacity as well as the working environment when
loading both 20- and 40-foot containers to get the
malt to its destination.
The loader comprises a steel frame to which a
screw loader is fitted. The equipment is sandblasted
and coated. The screw housing is made of
1.4301 best quality stainless steel.
The loader can fill at least three 20-foot containers
per hour, corresponding to approx. 100 tons, or 25
tons in 15 minutes. During tests, we managed to
fill 4–5 containers. The high capacity is partly due
to the output of the screw loader and partly to the
loader being mobile on wheels/rails. This makes
it highly efficient.
Furthermore, the loader is capable of loading in two lines – this means that a new container can be
driven up and made ready while the first is being filled, ensuring a minimum of down time.
The working environment is optimised because the container does not need to be moved during
filling. The driver approaches the loader, a bag is fitted to the container, and the container is loaded
with the lorry remaining in the same position. Moreover, a simple extraction device fitted to the
enclosed conveyor housing ensures a largely dust-free process.
A mobile loader means that and extra 1,100 kg can now be loaded into each container compared to
earlier, making the most of each cartage and saving approx. one container in twenty.
The loader is practically automatic, since the counter pressure established by the filling process will
prompt the loader to move back in tandem with the container being filled.
The loader is a fine example of a customer-specific BEMA solution where our dedicated engineers
have developed unique equipment specially designed to solve the requirements of the customer.
If you are facing a special challenge in screw conveying where we can supply the solution, don’t
hesitate to phone our sales department on +45 7452 1621.
BEMA newsletter, April 2021
ACTA intensifies focus on recycling
ACTA is our line of bale openers and crushers and its relevance has increased in recent years. The recycling of materials is now top of the agenda in all parts of the economy worldwide, meaning that we, to a large extent, can avoid using virgin resources.
Bale openers are e.g. used for baled-up paper and cardboard, PET bottles, or other types of plastic destined for recycling. Crushers can be used for gypsum, waste wood, mineral wool, and household waste.
This newsletter details a customised solution for an opener of baled-up paper capable of handling
exposure to heavy stress factors while at the same time fitting into a specific factory layout. See the
solution here: www.bema.as solution no. 31253.
Summer is approaching and, hopefully, everyone is heading for some degree of normalisation. We look forward to, once again, arranging face-to-face meetings with customers and suppliers, but do not doubt that virtual meetings will continue to some extent – they have proved a rational gain for everyone concerned and match current thinking on reducing environmental impact!
BEMA A/S recently supplied a bale opener for opening large bales of compressed paper and cardboard. The bale opener must be capable of handling the extreme stress loads sustained when the heavy bales are dumped into it by a belt conveyor. This bale opener replaces an earlier ACTA model installed in 1993; its 28 years of working life proving that ACTA is built to last.
ACTA bale openers are used for opening the bales of paper, loosening the tightly compressed content arriving from recycling stations, enterprises, etc. The loosened paper pass through the machines’ outlet for further processing, typically in large pulp tanks where it is dissolved into a sticky mass used to produce new paper. In this way, ACTA bale openers are the first and very important link in the process of producing new paper from recycled materials.
This solution was produced in close collaboration with the customer, who had specific needs for the machine’s outlet side. Further, the factory layout had to be considered: some large iron beams had been embedded into the floor and these could not be removed.
BEMA A/S ended up supplying a complete turnkey solution including design, construction, and control system design. It was installed through the roof of the factory.
Special features of this machine:
Contact Ronni Laursen, head of sales for this product line.
BEMA A/S specialises in the production of screw conveyors with flights in Hardox material. We produce flights of steel sheeting with factorymade hard-coating; the hard-coating is applied at our factory to prolong the lifespan of the screw conveyors.
We supply both customised solutions and standard components. We make sure that the product documentation is always up-dated, which means that we are able to supply conveyor screws suited to your specific equipment on a current basis.
Recently, we supplied two approximately tenmetre- long conical screw conveyors for biomass transportation. Biomass is highly abrasive requiring the screw conveyors to be hard-coated in order to prolong their lifespan. Further, the shaft is self-supporting with no contact between the screw conveyor and the housing.
For more details, see www.bema.as – solution no. 29603.
Or contact our sales department for more information.
Ronni Laursen has been made head of sales for the entire ACTA product line of bale openers
and crushers. Widely experienced within project sales, industrial, and made-to-order
production, Ronni has always serviced both national and notably international customers.
He always makes a point of being a competent consultant, offering a close and dedicated
partnership with our customers. Jointly, BEMA A/S and Ronni Laursen form a strong team,
offering an extensive product programme not only in the field of crushers or bale openers,
but also in the form of screw conveyors or other processing equipment. Please contact
Ronni to learn more about how an ACTA solution could help you.
BEMA newsletter, September 2021
We look forward to seeing you again!
Let’s not say more about you know what – which has ruled everyone’s life this past couple of years.
So, let’s just say that we very much look forward to meeting you all, now that it is possible to attend
fairs and exhibitions once again.
See below where you can meet us in the near future – we hope to see many of you, both new and
existing customers, suppliers, and collaboration partners.
Like so many other enterprises, we have been extremely busy during the past few months. In many
ways, activities in society, generally, have been significantly higher than many had expected, which
has furthermore been confirmed by Danmarks Nationalbank having just written up the expectations
to the annual growth rate. This is good news for everyone, although we are fully aware that not
everyone came through the long ‘state of emergency’ without problems.
Trade fairs and exhibitions during the autumn
HI Tech & Industry Scandinavia in Herning: We take part in Danish industry’s large showcase exhibition,
the HI Tech & Industry Scandinavia fair in Herning, during the period 5–7 October. Drop into our
stand no. J7201 for the latest news about developments in the field of screw conveyors, screw shafts,
and complete solutions. We will also be showing ACTA products relevant to the recovery industry, recycling
stations, and other actors in this field, which is currently undergoing tremendous development.
Elmia Subcontractor in Jönköping: On this fair taking place during the period 9–12 November, we
will be presenting projects and existing opportunities for entering into projects with our components,
flights, and turnkey conveyor solutions. Drop in and find out what we can offer you. Stand no. B06:93.
Ajour in Odense: Vocational conference and fair directed at engineers, and others, in Odense. Do
pay us a visit. The fair takes place during the period 25–26 November.
Sludge from sewage works is a residual product which is fairly unpleasant to handle. Spreading
it on the fields as manure may inconvenience the surroundings and attempts at incinerating
it at combined heat and power stations were unsuccessful because of its water content.
The first system has now been set up where sludge from wastewater via a process of steam
desiccation and pyrolysis is transformed into so-called bio coke. It is a valuable manure
which is easy to handle. The process removes the water content from the sludge and eliminates
environmentally harmful substances such as microplastic and medicine residues.
We have supplied an integral solution for conveying sludge in the same system where it
undergoes pyrolysis treatment. Together with Aquagreen, supplier of the total solution, we
have designed the conveyor solution. BEMA has been in charge of producing the full screw
conveyor solution, the final assembly and test run of all screws in our test stand.
The whole solution has been produced in stainless steel for max. wearability and resistance
to the powerful substances contained in sludge.
To a customer in the food industry, we have supplied a complete polished screw conveyor integrated
into their system and used to convey raw materials. It should be noted that the food industry
requires particularly high standards of their equipment. In this case, extremely smooth surfaces and
very precise tolerances are a requirement to ensure correct function.
The screw conveyor is Ø 75 mm and made in stainless steel 1.4301. It is all-welded and subsequently
polished to ensure total smoothness and avoid any residues of raw materials being left behind.
BEMA has carried out all processes from design to production and finishing and is therefore able to
guarantee the final result.
BEMA produces all kinds of flights – cylindrical as well as more complex conical or notched flights.
One of our specialties are large flights measuring up to approx. Ø2500 in Hardox and other
wear-resistant steel types. Here, we work with sandwich panels, which meet the requirements for
particularly wearing applications.
Our construction department constructs special flights in any shape to match a given screw conveyor.
Fully compatible flights save many hours of workshop adaptation during production – thus
reducing costs! We therefore continuously strive to improve our production of flights to ensure a
perfect fit when fitting them to the shaft.
We have a large assortment of standard flights. In addition, our committed technicians and production
staff are ready to produce exactly the type of flights you need for your system.
Our production of screws covers both production-to-order and standard items. If you require a supplier
capable of supplying identical screws, we make sure that our production formula is updated at
all times, ensuring that you will always receive a uniform product.
Contact us with enquiries for: