Limeco employees took three days to examine the BLS logistics control system commissioned by BERTHOLD. The individually designed system will take care of modern and digital processing of the delivery and shipping logistics in the waste disposal plant in Limmattal / CH from July 2020.
Full of energy, Limeco is driving the digitization and modernization of its own location in Dietikon near Zurich / CH. As a regional plant, Limeco supplies the Limmattal with renewable energy and is responsible for the disposal, treatment and recycling of waste water and waste. For this purpose, it operates a district heating network, a wastewater treatment plant and a thermal waste recycling plant. Limeco is now investing in a modern BLS logistics control system from BERTHOLD.
Factory acceptance at BERTHOLD in Pottendorf
From June 2nd to 4th, 2020 BERTHOLD welcomed three Limeco employees to Pottendorf.
Ing. Martin Grill, responsible project manager at BERTHOLD, describes the labor-intensive implementation in a few words:
“The hardware, software and peripheral equipment from BERTHOLD were already set up in advance, put into operation and subjected to extensive internal tests.”
The BLS logistics control system for Limeco was ready for acceptance by the customer.
“Factory acceptance tests are an obligatory milestone in the project management of BLS logistics control systems at BERTHOLD. This time is well invested because the client gets clarity about the full and satisfactory functionality according to the specification. The close cooperation in these days also offers space for clarifying the last details, so that the following project steps can be carried out cleanly and quickly. ”Explains Martin Grill why BERTHOLD sees extensive factory acceptances as an important quality feature.
Get to know your own BLS logistics control system
BLS logistics control systems are always unique, individual solutions. Each application is tailored to the existing requirements.
Martin Grill also recognizes the human aspect of the factory acceptance:
“Although customers of BERTHOLD receive extensive information about the individually planned system before placing the order, the factory inspection always represents a first meeting of future users with their own BLS system. That is a special moment for our customers.”
More than checking for completeness
In a personal exchange, a wide variety of business cases are run through on the customer system, including all eventualities and special requirements.
Any questions and ambiguities that arise can be clarified and eliminated directly at the contractor’s plant. This means that only systems are delivered that fully meet the customer’s requirements.
This ensures quick assembly and smooth commissioning in the customer’s plant.
Preparation for training
Project manager Martin Grill also points out another advantage of the factory acceptance: “Once a BLS logistics control system has been put into operation on the customer’s plant, individual and extensive training for all BLS users starts immediately. Experience shows that an upstream acceptance test is always an ideal preparation for the training courses at the customer’s plant. “
Martin Grill provides the reason: “A significant knowledge transfer is already taking place during the factory acceptance: processes are played through, questions that arise are promptly answered, details about hardware and software are explained – a perfect basis for on-site training.”“
Project in record time
In just 3 months, BERTHOLD managed to implement the individually designed BLS logistics control system for Limeco in the usual high quality.
From placing the order at the end of March 2020 to commissioning at Limeco at the end of June 2020 – such a tight schedule is record time even for BERTHOLD.
The scope of delivery can be described in 3 essential components:
- 2 self-service terminals
- 1 printer cabinet
- Integration of the scales
- ID station
- Desktop device RFID card reader
- Digital cameras for license plate recognition
- Traffic light system
- BLS system software
- Industry module waste management
- EDM modules + cash book
- Online card payment module
- Mobile control app
- Interfaces ABACUS and is-e
- Video management software Qognify advice
- Creation of specifications
- Engineering & planning
- Installation, commissioning
- Start-up support
The rapid implementation was made possible by an upstream, clearly defined specification. Self-developed, freely configurable modules in hardware and software allow short-term implementation.
And you need dedicated employees who, despite the Corona-19 lock down and home office, really gave and give everything.
The Limeco project is embedded in a comprehensive digitization project called “noLimIT”:
Installation of a new ERP system (ABACUS from BEWIDA AG), conversion to digital meter management (is-e from TransformIT AG) and automation of delivery and shipping logistics with the BLS logistics control system from BERTHOLD.
Thanks to the employees
Managing Director Joachim Berthold, MAS, is pleased with the project that has been successful so far and with the successful acceptance of the work: “We would like to thank all the employees involved on the part of Limeco and BERTHOLD for the great commitment and the excellent and open cooperation! We are confident that we will soon be able to successfully complete the project to Limeco’s complete satisfaction.”
As a regional factory in Dietikon, Limeco supplies the Limmattal with climate-protecting energy. With around 60 employees, Limeco operates a large district heating network that will be greatly expanded in the next few years, as well as a wastewater treatment plant (ARA) and a waste disposal plant (KVA).
It supplies the Limmattal with renewable energy from the KVA and the ARA: regional heating and regional electricity. The associated wastewater canals and regional heat pipes extend across the entire Zurich Limmat Valley, some of them to the canton of Aargau.
In 2019, the thermally recycled waste amounted to approx. 95,000t, the total electricity production achieved was approx. 61,000 MWh, that of the heat supplied at approx. 60,000 MWh.