Automatic loading from Caljan helps parcel carries and online retailers meet tight delivery windows
Caljan AutoLoader moves loose cargo into trailers at high speed — without any human involvement.
Building on more than 50 years of logistic innovation, Caljan announces the latest addition to their range of Performer Telescopic Conveyor Solutions with the new AutoLoader. The AutoLoader offers fast, automatic loading 24/7, making it easier to meet small windows and short delivery times.
Ensure same-day delivery with fast, automatic loading
Online shoppers today prefer fast and flexible delivery options to suit their busy schedules. With up to 88% of customers worldwide willing to pay more for same-day or faster delivery, extended waiting times become a deal breaker when choosing your next digital shopping platform. For that reason, meeting highly restricted windows has become critical to online retailers, their 3PL partners, and parcel carriers, all of whom are under pressure to meet customer expectations.
To ease the challenges of the growing eCommerce sector, Caljan AutoLoader increases the throughput of loose cargo by automating the loading process. Parcels and polybags are loaded non-stop into any truck or trailer, removing the bottlenecks to ensure all cargo leaves the warehouse on time.
Even distribution for a fill factor of 80%
The AutoLoader fills the trailer by moving from side to side, releasing the cargo with perfect precision to close vacant gaps in the vehicle. The wedge-shaped base gently pushes packages aside to utilize the entire space — resulting in a fill factor of 80%.
Items mix smoothly as they fill the space, making it easy to handle all types of cargo in one load. With minimal supervision required, the AutoLoader cuts the cost of each package handled. This even includes padded envelopes and slippery polybags, which can be a real headache to a loading process.
Safe handling of cargo
During operation, the AutoLoader detects obstacles and moves automatically to avoid collisions. With a release height of approx. 7”, items are carefully placed to prevent package damage. Sensors adjust the position of the conveyor to suit the height of the parcel, making room for packages of all sizes.
“The height detection system of the AutoLoader creates a free flow of cargo during loading. Sensors angle the conveyor to eliminate risks of parcels hitting the trailer roof,” explains Product Manager Jens Erik Langdahl.
Make use of your workforce where it adds the most value
Rushing to meet strict deadlines can cause people to cut corners where they otherwise wouldn’t. Automating the loading process therefore significantly reduces risks of injury to the workforce. The AutoLoader takes care of the hard physical labor, allowing operators to work where they add the most value.
An audio or visual signal, indicating when the equipment is in operation, can be fitted to the AutoLoader upon request. The conveyor can also be supplied with a safety light barrier that stops all conveyor movement if you move into its immediate vicinity.