New Technology to Speed Up Loading of Palletised Goods
PIEKSÄMÄKI, Finland, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Actiw Oy has signed a contract for the supply of 14 automated container loading systems to Tecnimont SpA, main EPC subsidiary of the Maire Tecnimont Group, Italy, for delivery to an end customer in the petrochemical industry in the United Arab Emirates. The system is the first of its kind where product pallets coming from palletizing lines are fully automatically transferred and loaded into standard sea containers. The main benefits of this technology come from the operational efficiency, decrease of product damage and safety of loading.
The new loading technology is based on the ACTIW LoadPlate loading system that has shown its efficiency in dozens of sites in meeting the customer demands of quick and safe containerisation of various and complex cargo. By adding standard conveyor technology to LoadPlate Actiw Oy has developed a solution to move product pallets directly from production into standard sea containers.
Loadforming conveyors receive the pallets from production, pack them side by side and feed them to the loading plate equipped with freely rotating rollers. After a full container load is ready and the container is docked to the LoadPlate, the full load is transferred into the container and the loading plate is pulled out. All this takes place in a few minutes, and even up to 30 tons of cargo is loaded and ready for dispatch.
Automated containerisation speeds up loading time, reduces manual work, eliminates product damage, increases safety, just to mention a few of the main system benefits.
Mr. Reijo Viinonen, Managing Director of Actiw Oy, says, "This order proves that innovative approach to find alternative, non mainstream automated solutions for loading requirements by simply adding existing, well-known techniques together, is productive." He continues: "Based on the good cooperation and discussions with the customer and the end user the loading solution reached its final configuration to meet their operational needs."
Actiw Oy is a Finland based supplier of intelligent and sustainable automated warehouse and loading solutions that has been executing automated material handling projects since mid of 1980's. The company has strongly invested in the development of automated storing, loadforming and loading systems of their own design for the international market.
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