Unit Load


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Unit Load

Items packaged together into a compact container that may be easily transported. For example, three weeks' worth of diet meals may be placed together in the same box for shipment.
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Typically, the unit load is made up of three basic components:
In the future, Patell says, pallets will be a central component of the grocery industry's supply chain and, in the company's view, will remain the unit load transport platform.
It also reports on such products and services as pallet, slipsheets, unit load bases, reusable shipping containers, stablilizing devices and materials, tracking software and management services.
Pallet manufacturers can rarely get the breadth of detail needed from the purchasing agent or local shipping manager to design for the extreme handling environments to which unit loads may be exposed, once leaving the production floor.
A typical unit load, as shown in Figure 1, consists of corrugated containers stacked on a pallet and stabilized with stretch wrap or other materials.
During use, the unit load applied to pallets has an effect on their properties.
Engineered with a standard tractor base unit, a line of modular AGVs can be reconfigured and adapted for a variety of applications, including forklift, tow/tugger and unit load handling with a roller deck.
The PS600 Slip Sheet Unit Load Stacker is designed to stack unit loads without pallets quickly and accurately, saving up to 60 seconds per stacked unit load versus forklift stacking.
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