Pneumatic Rollerbed Loading with Advanced Control Box

29th May 2024

Logistics BusinessPneumatic Rollerbed Loading with Advanced Control Box

Joloda Hydraroll Ltd, material handling expert and global loading and unloading solutions specialist, has introduced an innovative new control box for its range of pneumatic rollerbed systems. The control box has been re-engineered to simplify use and maintenance of the pneumatic rollerbed systems, which are used by transport companies to handle air freight and palletised goods in and out of their vehicles. It promises to help further streamline loading and unloading processes, improve safety measures, lower servicing costs, and minimise vehicle downtime.

Most commonly, pneumatic rollerbed systems are installed in trailers so that freight can be easily rolled in and out without using forklifts. When the roller tracks are lowered, goods are placed directly onto the trailer floor. Up to four sections of roller track are added along the length of the trailer, which can be raised or lowered individually. This helps to ensure cargo is unloaded systematically and safely and prevents load shift if the trailer is on an incline. The control box is installed on the outside of the trailer and is used to raise or lower each section of roller track.

The control box from Joloda Hydraroll comes as standard with a unique AutoDown safety feature. An electronic signal from the vehicle’s brake lights activates an override valve, which releases the air from all sections of the rollerbed. This safety feature automatically lowers the rollers if they are still in the raised position when the vehicle sets off. Whereas the previous model relied on turn vowels (and had to be reset before using the system again), the new control box is only available with push/pull valve operation to improve safety: the push/pull valves are overridden by the AutoDown feature and therefore no longer require resetting.

A new user-friendly design clearly indicates which push/pull lever controls each section of rollertrack, meaning simple and safe use for operators unfamiliar with rollerbed systems. A new magnetic lid ensures the control box is always shut during transit, while a more compact inner design allows the entire internal assembly to be easily removed. This, along with external airline connections, speeds up mounting and demounting for maintenance and servicing of airpipes and valves. The control box’s external dimensions remain the same so components are interchangeable for replacements.

The new control box features on both the Pneumatic Rollertrack system (built directly into the chassis of a truck or trailer by the manufacturer) and the Modular Rollerbed System (retrofitted on top of any flat surface as a floor-on-floor rollerbed solution). Both allow companies to increase handling capacities more efficiently, effectively, and safely.

Arjan Nobel, Global Sales Manager at Joloda Hydraroll, said: “At Joloda Hydraroll, we pride ourselves on our engineering expertise and commitment to customer feedback. We develop and manufacture all aspects of our loading and unloading systems and we are constantly looking for ways to improve them. Our new control box design ensures Joloda Hydraroll’s pneumatic rollerbed solutions are now even easier for our customers to install, control, maintain, and service.”

Currently, there are more than 500,000 manual loading systems in operation worldwide. Customers can easily upgrade to the new control box design or continue to acquire spare parts for their existing models from Joloda Hydraroll.

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