Container loading for steel products
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the Actiw LoadPlate works!
Actiw LoadPlate is automated loading equipment that brings container loading efficiency to the next level.
This innovative equipment loads any types of cargo including steel and aluminium products into standard containers in only a matter of minutes. No special structures are needed under the cargo.
LoadPlate is especially suitable for safe loading of complex cargo that is difficult to containerize such as steel and aluminium plates, sheets, tubes and coils.
The operation principle is simple. The products are landed on top of the LoadPlate for example by an overhead crane or a forklift. In the basic LoadPlate model the container is brought to the LoadPlate and the products are automatically pushed inside the cargo space on a plastic plate. The plate is then pulled out of the container leaving the products accurately inside.
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Benefits of Actiw LoadPlate
Actiw LoadPlate increases the safety of container loading operations. Minimal labor and machinery support is needed. Various safety hazards are defeated as the process is more controlled and people are no more in and on the containers while handling heavy products. Dangerous forklift traffic is diminished and human injuries are avoided.
As a modern solution the LoadPlate is easy and safe to use and it upgrades the working environment as a whole.
Automation benefits such as high efficiency, quality and
accuracy can be exploited.
Easy loading of Standard containers
Actiw LoadPlate is ideal for loading less expensive and often better available standard containers. No modifications are needed in the cargo space. The turnaround times are faster as the load is ready when the truck or other container handling equipment arrives.
Accurate docking of the container is easily ensured by connector clamps and the height and side adjustment functions of the LoadPlate. Typically the loading of cargo into a container takes only 5 minutes!
Simple load forming
Load forming can be done by forklifts, overhead cranes and other existing machinery. The products can be loaded onto LoadPlate from both sides enabling flexible load forming.
In container scarce environments, for example a 40 or 45 feet load can be prepared on the LoadPlate in the right sequence before the container arrives. The next load can be prepared in open space around the LoadPlate. In environments with multiple containers available, Actiw LoadPlate Multi with the side movement function allows flexible and efficient loading
of multiple containers in the order of importance.
No Product and container damages
Loading containers with LoadPlate reduces the risk of damage to the products and the containers. For instance, product damages are decreased due to fewer contacts with the products. The containers remain undamaged as the LoadPlate keeps the products in correct dimensions.
The gentle handling of products with Actiw LoadPlate results in controlled damage back charges and better customer satisfaction.
Green performance and sustainability
The use of Actiw LoadPlate improves the environmental performance of container loading operations. Compared to conventional methods of using forklifts, LoadPlate reduces CO2 emissions significantly resulting in excellent energy efficiency. Also the maintenance and spare parts costs are expressively lower than e.g. in forklift operations.
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