Saturday, 14 April 2018

To load 22 tons of coffee beans into a 20ft container in 10 minutes
Joulie Groupe is able to load 22 tons of coffee beans into a 20ft container in 10 minutes using their A-Ward container loader. 

Location: Montpellier France, Industry: Food – Coffee, Equipment: 20ft Flat Deck Frame container loader.

Challenge
Joulie Groupe in France challenged A-Ward to supply a container loading solution to enable 20ft shipping containers to be loaded with coffee beans. Joulie Groupe is a transport and logistics company based in Montpellier France which is under contract from one of the world’s largest food producers. This particular project involved Joulie Group importing 20ft shipping containers filled with coffee beans. The shipping containers then had to be unloaded quickly and re-loaded into special 20ft shipping containers modified for storage. Joulie Groupe also has a large forklift available on site to shifting containers around.

Solution
A-Ward worked closely with French bulk material supplier LC Technologies to provide a complete solution for Joulie Groupe. A-Ward supplied a standard 20ft Flat Deck Frame container loader; which is specifically designed to enable container insertion from above using a forklift, crane or reach stacker. A-Ward also provided a number of accessories including digital scale, hands free remote control, access ladder and platform, hydraulic door opening and closing arms and an electric power pack. An elevator and auger was supplied by LC Technologies as part of this total solution.

Result
Joulie Groupe is able to load 22 tons of coffee beans into a 20ft container in 10 minutes. By using a standard A-Ward container loader tilted to 90 degrees, Joulie Groupe is able to load maximum weight containers extremely quickly, eliminate spillage, maximize operator safety with the access ladder and platform and minimize labor involved with the process. The digital scale also enables the operators to know exactly how much weight is in each container at any time during the loading process. Automatic door closers enable safe container door closing at the push of a button.







To load 22 tons of coffee beans into a 20ft container in 10 minutes


Dramatically reduced shipping costs by loading directly to the containers
Interstate Commodities has dramatically reduced shipping costs by loading 55,000lbs of soybeans into 20ft shipping containers. 

Location: North America, Industry: Food – Grain, Equipment: 20ft Short Rear Frame container loader.

Challenge 
Interstate Commodities in North America challenged A-Ward to supply a container loader to enable the company to switch from exporting soybeans in 40ft containers to 20ft containers, whilst maximizing load weights. This container loader was required to eliminate dust problems caused by many horizontal-loading systems. The design also had to incorporate a trade-certified scale system to weigh the shipping containers during the loading process, to ensure maximum loading efficiency. 

Solution 
A-Ward supplied a 20ft Short Rear Frame container loader which picks the empty container off the chassis, tilts it to 90 degrees to be filled with soybeans, and then lowers it back onto the chassis for shipping. This container loader integrates with the TAM Systems grain elevator tower, which is capable of transferring up to 55,000 pounds of soybeans into a container in about 10 minutes. A-Ward also provided a number of accessories including hands free remote control for one-man operation, safe access ladder and platform and a high-speed 30kw electric power pack.

Result 
Interstate Commodities has dramatically reduced shipping costs by loading 55,000lbs of soybeans into 20ft containers with their A-Ward container loader. This has been possible by loading their 20ft containers tilted to 90 degrees, therefore utilization the entire capacity of each shipping container. Loading at 90 degrees also results in up to 6% material compaction further maximizing load weights. Dust problems associated with blowers have been eliminated resulting in a safer and cleaner operation. The integrated trade-certified scale system enables containers to be weighed during the loading process, ensuring the correct target weight is achieved first time every time.







Dramatically reduced shipping costs by loading directly to the containers


Increased profitability by handling containerized sugar directly
Heinz Wattie’s has increased profitability by hundreds of thousands of dollars per year by importing and handling containerized sugar directly.



Equipment: 20ft Flat Deck container unloader, Location: New Zealand, Industry: Food – Sugar.

Challenge
Heinz Wattie’s challenged A-Ward to design and build a container unloader to enable Heinz Watties to switch from purchasing sugar domestically to importing sugar in 20ft containers. This container unloader was required to receive full 20ft containers from swing lift trailers (at a height of 1.35m), rise horizontally to a height to 2.6m (to align and integrate with the GEA Nu-Con material distribution box) and then tilt to up to 50 degrees via an integrated PLC system to unload the sugar. The design also had to enable the container doors to be manually unlatched when in the low position, without interfering with the safety fence.

Solution
A-Ward designed and built a highly-customized Flat Deck container unloader which hydraulically lifts the container up 1.2m and forward 2m at the same time. This system provides enough room for the operator to safely walk between the container doors and material distribution box. The container doors are manually unlatched when in the low horizontal position and then the PLC system kicks in to control the raising and tilting. The container unloader also has a series of 9 Allen Bradley safety switches integrated to ensure total control and safety whilst being operated via the PLC. This unique design provides an extremely stable base for tilting the containers.

Result
Heinz Wattie’s has increased profitability by hundreds of thousands of dollars per year by importing and handling containerized sugar directly. By using a customized A-Ward container unloader, Heinz Wattie’s has been able to maximize operator safety, reduce labor and unload as fast as they desire by adjusting the unloading angle. Another major benefit is that Heinz Wattie’s is able to store containers on the container unloader; removing all truck waiting costs.







Increased profitability by handling containerized sugar directly

Maximizes Loading all 20ft container coal and grain using A-Ward container loader
Ukraine’s largest dry port TIS Group maximizes all 20ft container weights when loading coal and grain using their A-Ward container loader.

Location: Ukraine, Industry: Mining – Coal, Equipment: 20ft Universal Frame 90 degree container.

Challenge
TIS Group in Ukraine challenged A-Ward and A-Ward distributor MHM Ukraine to supply a solution to enable 20ft shipping containers to be loaded with variable size and density materials. Currently the two materials are coal and grain with these materials positioned at different locations at the port. TIS Group is Ukraine’s largest dry cargo port which specializes in handling coal, grain, fertilizers and ore. The container loader is required to load grain during the August grain export season and then be moved around the site to load coal and other bulk materials during the grain off-season. This container loader would also enable TIS group to take advantage of the relative low cost of exporting dry bulk goods in containers (due to Ukraine being a net importer of containerized goods).

Solution
A-Ward and MHM Ukraine supplied a 20ft Universal Frame 90 degree container loader with standard options to TIS Group; which suits loading with their existing Sennebogen 835 material handling machine. This container loader is specifically designed to enable container insertion with trailers. A-Ward also provided a number of accessories including digital scale, hands free remote control, hydraulic door opening and closing arms and diesel power pack.

Result
Ukraine’s largest dry port TIS Group maximizes all 20ft container weights when loading coal and grain. By using a Universal A-Ward container loader, TIS Group is able to load containers extremely quickly and minimize labor involved with the process. The digital scale also enables the operators to know exactly how much weight is in each container at any time during the loading process to ensure that the maximum loads are achieved for variable products and container weight limits. The container loader wheels enable easy movement around the port.





Maximizes Loading all 20ft container coal and grain using A-Ward container loader

eliminates all safety risks with A-Ward ball mill ball container unloaders.
Transmin’s nickel processing customer eliminates all safety risks with their A-Ward ball mill with ball container unloaders.

Location: Australia, Industry: Mining - Steel Balls, Equipment: 20ft slightly-customized Flat Deck container unloaders

Challenge
A-Ward distribution partner Transmin challenged A-Ward to design and build four container unloaders that would enable a nickel mining customer to safely unload steel balls into their ball mills. A ball mill is a type of grinder that is used to grind and downsize mined materials such as copper, gold, iron ore and nickel. These container unloaders were required to receive full 20ft containers via large forklifts and tilt these containers to 20 degrees so that the 40mm and 70mm steel balls are unloaded into concrete storage hoppers. Transmin challenged A-Ward to supply a solution that would eliminate all operator safety risks and integrate seamlessly with their ball mills.

Solution
A-Ward supplied four slightly-customized Flat Deck container unloaders. These container unloaders were limited to 20 degrees due to the low angle requirement to shift steel balls (A-Ward’s standard container unloaders tilt to a maximum angle of 70 degrees). The tilt angle can also be locked at any stage for guaranteed stability. Other upgrades added for this project included a high-specification pebble grey paint finish, upgraded WEG electric motor with IP66 electrical rating and a safety sensor package to integrate with the end user’s PLC system.

Result
Transmin’s nickel processing customer is able to eliminate all safety risks with their A-Ward ball mill container unloaders. By integrating A-Ward’s container unloaders with Transmin’s ball mill systems, the entire ball unloading and milling process becomes a totally enclosed, hands free and safe operation. Another major benefit is that mining customers reduce labour costs associated with less efficient container unloading systems.






Eliminates all safety risks with A-Ward ball mill ball container unloaders.

Quick Unloading and Reduce Labor Using A-Ward Container Loader
Quick Unloading and Reduce Labor Using A-Ward Container Loader. Coca-Cola has significantly increased profitability by importing and handing containerized PET resin directly using their A-Ward container unloader.

Location: North America, Equipment: 20ft Universal Frame container unloader, Industry: Plastics - PET Resin

Challenge
Coca-Cola challenged A-Ward to supply a container unloader to enable the company to switch from purchasing PET domestically to importing PET in 20ft containers.Coca-Cola previously sourced PET locally, which was delivered via rail and trucks.This proved expensive as well as labor-intensive and time consuming to unload.This container unloader was required to receive full 20ft containers from standard North American tractor trailer units and then tilt the containers to an angle of 50 degrees to unload the PET resin.

Solution
A-Ward supplied a slightly-customized 20ft Universal Frame container unloader to Coca-Cola. The customization included making a minor alteration to the container unloader so that the shipping container floor would remain at least 33inches (841mm) from the ground when tilted at 50 degrees (ensuring integration with their Caretex material distribution box). A-Ward also provided a number of accessories including hands free remote control, hydraulic door opening and closing arms and an electric power pack.

Result
Coca-Cola has significantly increased profitability by importing and handing containerized PET resin directly.By using a semi-customized A-Ward container unloader, Coca-Cola has been able to reduce trucking and transport costs (by importing directly) and reduce unloading time from 2 1⁄2 hours to 1 hour per load.Another major benefit is that Coca-Cola has reduced unloading labor from 2 people to 1 person by using a hands free remote control.






Quick Unloading and Reduce Labor Using A-Ward Container Loader

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