The SkateLoader is the highly innovative solution the logistical industry has been waiting for, perfectly suited for outbound loading of high volumes with palletised goods in any trailer.

The design of the SkateLoader is based on fully automatic one-shot-loading and reduces the loading time of a complete trailer by 70%! The system is developed for one-way-loading of outbound goods, for example from a production facility outbound to customers or from a distribution centre (DC) to multiple end-users. The Typical Return on Investment for the SkateLoader is between 12 to 24 months depending on specific customer situations and driving distances.

A full trailer can be automatically loaded within a total cycle time of just over seven minutes without using any forklift trucks. The scanning and alignment will take two minutes, the one-shot-loading takes three minutes and retracting the system within 2 minutes brings the total loading cycle to just over seven minutes. In combination with buffer stations three to five trailer loads per dock per hour can be easily achieved.

The SkateLoader system is equipped with a scanning technology that accurately detects the trailers position at the dock. The automatic three axis motorised alignment system will perfectly align the SkateLoader to the trailer position ( horizontal, vertical & approach angle). During the loading process the system height is constantly monitored and corrected to the changing trailers height.

Benefits of the ANCRA SkateLoader at a glance:

–  Reduction of Trailer Fleet up to 70%

–  Labor and forklift costs reduced by 100% in Trailer loading area

–  Reduction of product damage (reduced handling)

–  Overall Dock Equipment Availability (>98%)

–  Extremely quick Return On Investment (ROI) (typically 12 to 24 months)

–  Improved Health & Safety conditions for employees/truck drivers

–  Ideal for short delivery-on-call situations and Just In Time (JIT) / Just In Sequence (JIS) deliveries

–  Optimised usage of dock space (one dock can do the work of 3+ traditional docks)

–  Extremely low maintenance costs. 24/7 operation

–  Reduced CO2 footprint

–  Usable for any load as long as it is within trailer dimensions, as also mixed pallet possibilities

–  Can be custom engineered to load into any trailer or shipping container

Check out the video of the SkateLoader at this link and contact our sales team to discuss the advantages of ANCRA Systems’ Automatic Truck Loading Systems for your application.