Qimarox automates unloading of containers

28th June 2022

Logistics BusinessQimarox automates unloading of containers

Qimarox, a leading manufacturer of components for material handling systems, has launched a new palletiser machine dedicated for the logistics market. As a manufacturer of, among other things, palletisers, product lifts, pallet lifts, packaging machines and shielding systems, Qimarox says it distinguishes itself by its contemporary vision and approach, in which innovation, quality and added value are of paramount importance.

Thanks to the pandemic, the ever-rising e-commerce business has seen a massive growth. It is one of the most rapidly growing markets in the world economy. The transportation trends in 2021 shows this as well, the biggest trend is the necessity to deliver more products in less time. The most of these products are shipped in containers, which brings challenges for companies.

Unloading a container is a process that requires maximum expertise to make the entire process a success. Usually, ships are packed to full capacity to ensure that there is maximum utilisation of the available space. Unpacking such containers not only poses a risk to the workforce involved but also damages to the contents. Once the container arrives and is received, container handlers carefully unload it using cranes, forklifts, or through manual handling.

These tasks requires manual labour and can become quite expensive. Also finding the right people to do the manual unloading is getting harder. Qimarox claims to have found a better solution.

Automation can be a solution

Qimarox noticed this trend and wants to provide a solution. One of the solutions can be to automate the unloading process. The Qimarox Highrunner HR9 palletiser is designed exactly for this purpose. It is designed for logistic operations where many different products needs to be handled in short batches. Of course it is able to do longer batches of the same product as well. The automation of this process has a lot of benefits for companies.

The unique and patented layer-formation system of the Highrunner HR9 palletiser can generate a large variety of layer patterns that can be selected automatically or generated with the state-of-the-art pattern generator. The specially designed pattern generator can generate a large variety of layer patterns that can be selected automatically from the interface. The generator even recommends the best to use pattern, this way anyone can operate the machine. If the installation is equipped with a full 3D product scanner it is even possible to have the system working fully autonomously.

The highrunner HR9 palletizer enables companies to automate their unloading processes. Which brings a number of benefits:

  • No more costly and time-consuming manual handling
  • No more risks of repetitive strain injuries of the workforce
  • No more risks of being hit by falling objects
  • No more risks of falls from heights
  • No more risks of slips, trips and/or falls

The Qimarox Highrunner HR9 is already successfully integrated and in use at OMS International, a Dutch logistics company that unloads approximately one hundred containers with non-food items every day for one of Europe’s largest supermarket chains. With the palletiser including pattern generator, OMS is able to process 10,000 boxes per day, saving multiple FTEs results.

CLICK HERE to view an animation of the palletiser.