Containers

The MultiMix module HGV/container loading

An intelligent loading of the load carriers and means of transport that are used, e.g. HGVs, semitrailers, containers and swap bodies using this MultiMix module leads to considerable savings in transport costs every single week since MultiMix guarantees the maximum utilization of the transport capacities. A timely and exact calculation of the storage plans shortens the loading time and increases the security of the load.

Very different, and in some cases interdependent problems, have to be solved in practice. MultiMix provides a reliable answer in seconds to questions for one or more specific transport orders that are made up of different-sized packages, for example:

  • Will the specified load fit onto the planned load carrier?
  • Is there any storage space left in this load carrier for further (partial) orders and if so, how much?
  • How many, and which of the available load carriers will be needed to maximize utilization of the storage space?
  • How will the load be distributed? Is the load's centre of gravity within the permissible area of the load platform?
  • Does the specified tour plan allow the individual orders to be unloaded in sequence?

It goes without saying that this MultiMix module takes into account all of the restrictions that have to be considered in a concrete situation, such as:

  • Compliance with the maximum gross weight of the load carrier used (HGV, container, etc.) and the permissible axle loads of the means of transport that are used
  • consideration of the permissible orientation of the packages on the load carrier and their stackability
  • Restrictions regarding the combined loading of hazardous goods, for example
  • Observation of a set sequence for loading or unloading individual packages or orders
  • Keeping commodity groups together

The MultiMix module HGV/container loading is also used by our customers with special load carriers such as rail wagons, ULDs or trailers to optimize storage space. For example, bi-level loading bridges are also competently supported by MultiMix if variable intermediate floor heights are used.

The MultiMix module HGV/container loading is also used by our customers with special load carriers such as rail wagons, ULDs or trailers to optimize storage space. For example, bi-level loading bridges are also competently supported by MultiMix if variable intermediate floor heights are used. The MultiMix module HGV/container loading generates a loading list for each of the load carriers to be used with details of the overall weight of the load, the degree of volume utilization as well as the position of the load's centre of gravity. The 3D graphic representation of the loading plan can be viewed on screen in steps (forwards/backwards) and from any angle. A phase-by-phase printout of the 3D storage plans or corresponding on-screen support can also be offered according to the specifications of the user. Furthermore, the storage plans can be interactively modified through the use of a 3D editor integrated in the software system.

Since MultiMix can also record cost parameters for the load carriers and means of transport that are used, it is also able to identify those means of transport or transport containers with the lowest costs.

This MultiMix module of course gives users the chance to interactively modify the generated storage plans.