Pars Pro Toto analysed the entire Bebat battery collection chain and developed a series of new containers and procedures to make the collection process safer, smarter and easier. Steel drums, a smart transportation lid and an active Internet of Things (IOT) controlled monitoring system provide an optimized collection system.
Bebat has been collecting batteries for 25 years now, at more than 24,000 collection points in Belgium. But batteries change, and how we collect them does too. The current collection process does not allow a breakdown of the battery power based on the chemical composition and/or condition of the batteries. By definition, therefore, the collection stream consists of all types of batteries, which entails additional risks (such as an increased risk of short-circuiting and overheating). The increase in lithium batteries in the stream plays an important role here. That is why it was important for Bebat to focus on safety and extra ease of use at the collection point. Pars Pro Toto reviewed the entire Bebat collection chain and developed a series of new containers and procedures to make the collection process safer, smarter and easier. At the collection point, steel drums are provided with an active Internet of Things (IoT) controlled monitoring system that monitors both filling level and temperature. Collection requests are also sent automatically to Bebat. Outside the collection point, the drums are fitted with a transport cover equipped with a patented overpressure system and a flame-extinguishing filter. This makes the collection chain much safer both at the collection point itself and during transport and storage of the collected batteries.
In addition, collection is optimised thanks to the IoT solution, which organises logistics operations more efficiently. So it is smarter, safer and easier!