Applications for Safetech’s automated container loading systems include any product that is freighted by SLC, particularly where there is a high volume of containers or a need to load containers quickly and safely.
Safetech’s design challenge was to provide an automated container loading system that could elevate a 20-tonne load and then push it into a waiting container. It was also essential that the scissors lift and pusher be able to traverse a 20m pit, adding to the complexity of the task.
The task initially involved designing a 20-tonne scissors lift with a 9m long platform and placing it in a 20m pit.
The scissors lift is loaded with a full container load carried on an SLC at one end of the pit. The entire load and lift table then traverse the pit to the other end where an empty container waits.
The pusher frame on top of the scissor lifts pushes the SLC with its load on to the waiting container. More than 24 tonnes of force is needed to move the load into the container, which is accomplished safely, simply and efficiently by the Safetech CL automated container loading system.
A key benefit of the new automated container loading systems is that the loading operation can be completed in around 20 minutes as against the earlier operation that took 2-3 hours and required forklifts as well as several workers.
The new automated container loading systems prevent risk of injury to the operators, do not need forklifts and facilitate a securely packed container.