With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

Automatic Truck Loading for a Variety of Industries
Automatic Truck Loading for a Variety of Industries

Jack Smylie | Ancra Systems

Every market sector has its own challenges and requirements. From the need for Just-in-Time (JIT) supplies in the automotive industry to avoiding heavy physical load for parcel services. No two industries are the same. Minimizing cold losses for refrigerated transport and storage or the risk of damage to expensive electronics automatic truck loading for different industries requires experience.

For two decades, having successfully installed hundreds of systems in a wide range of industries – from standard systems to highly customized solutions, providing reliable, highly effective, and efficient truck loading solutions requires specialists. 


Automatic Trailer Loading and Unloading for the Paper Industry

Heavy weights, large diameters are unique to the paper industry. Large rolls of paper must be transported dry and without damage from A to B. Mobile loading and unloading systems are robust and matched to various roll sizes. These trailer systems can be combined with dock systems, since clamp trucks are no longer required.


Automated Truck Loading for Industrial Applications Require a Variety of Solutions 

Customer requirements can vary considerably, particularly for industrial applications. From priorities including hygiene and sterile working environments to dirty fork-lift trucks which must be excluded from the production environment industrial considerations are often driven by regulatory compliance and safety considerations. Other demands often include extremely careful handling for glassware or other fragile material.


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Household Appliances & Electronics Reduced Damage with Automatic Truck Loading

Speed and caution do not generally go well together especially when handling durable consumer products. Household appliances, computers, and consumer electronics are expensive and quite fragile. Accidents are frequent with large workforces and fork-lift truck activity on the work floor. Automatic loading, unloading and moving reduces handling and axiomatically reduces the risk of breakage and damage.

Automatic Vehicle Loading for FMCGs Drives Efficiency in the Supply Chain

Success in the FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry depends on a precisely organized supply chain. The B2C is defined by the customer who is not willing to wait and demands same day or next day service. These strict delivery times for goods requires that efficient loading and unloading alacrity is non-negotiable and 100% critical.  Planning transport routes by the minute are ideal for short, cyclic road transport between production facilities and distribution centers.

For fresh and non-perishable, food and non-food, refrigerated and frozen transport and shuttle transport, automated truck loading solutions are used in a wide range of FMCG industries.


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Other industries from parcel and post to the automotive sectors realize dramatic improvements in predictable, efficient, streamlined operations from the use of automatic truck loading and unloading. Often the first quantitative result generates an immediate efficiency health and safety benefit. Instead of using wheeled containers the parcels are loaded directly into the load space of the trailers, increasing the loading capacity by 200 to 300%; trailer unloading time is reduced to 25 minutes. Better utilized trailers process higher volumes and the amount of labor is reduced considerably because the unloading process is fully automated. With fewer docks required because each dock can handle higher volumes, the automatic unloading system processes up to 6,000 parcels per hour which means that the maximum capacity of the sorting machines can be utilized achieving optimal overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). 

The automation of the unloading process creates a safer working environment because forklift trucks are no longer necessary bring a Fork Truck Free (FTF) process.



About Jack Smylie
Jack Smylie is the North America Sales Manager at Ancra Systems. Ancra Systems supplies material handling systems for automatic truck loading and unloading and the connection to new or existing internal transport conveyors. Leading clients include DHL, Toyota, Bavaria, Federal Express, Procter & Gamble, and Friesland Foods.

Jack has many years of material handling and industrial packaging experience in multiple industries, both domestically and internationally. Jack studied Marketing at Kent State University and has been a guest speaker at multiple trade shows, university seminars, and radio programs.

The content & opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of ManufacturingTomorrow

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