5.1.4 How to calculate whether a container (or vehicle) can hold a certain amount of goods

Given a certain amount of goods, how to calculate whether all these goods can be packed in a container?

Let's use an example to explain.

Cargo data:































Cargo B and C: only the height is vertical to the ground. Other cargoes can placed random.

Calculate whether these goods can be loaded by using a 40HC.

According to the loading requirements, the task type [Loading Container/Multiple cargoes] should be selected and click to enter.

Enter the [Basic Information] interface. The items in this page is optional, and users can fill in the PO number, order number or destination information according to actual work requirements for later check. Next, start to designing the plan:

Step 1: Click [Cargo] on the left to enter the cargo interface. For there are lots of cargo types, you should add them in batches by [Add Cargo>Import From Excel].

Firstly, click [Add Cargo>Get Excel Template] to download the Excel template and save it to a certain location in your computer.

Secondly, fill in the template with the cargo information.

①Copy the name, quantity, length, width, height, and weight (gross weight of a single box) of the goods into the template, which are required items. “Weight” refers to the gross weight of a single carton or box of goods. If the cargo is too light, the “Weight” can be ignored and not filled in, and the system will default to "1". If the cargoes are heavy goods, the “weight” must be filled for safe transportation. Pay attention to the matching of the units.

②Then define the load orientations of the goods. For it is required that cargo B and C can only be placed as the height vertical to the ground, that is only “stand” and “stand & rotate” are allowed, you should fill in “0” in the “allowed” column under other orientations of Cargo B and C. “0” means not allowed such load orientation, leave it blank or “1” means allowed.

For there are no other requirements, you do not need to set other parameters, leaving them as the default value. The specific details of each parameter can be found in this guidance documentation. Save and close the template when finishing.

Thirdly, return the [Cargo] page, click [Add Cargo>Import From Excel], choose the template in the dialog box, and open it. Then the cargo information will be imported to the task.

Step 2: Click [Container] on the left to enter the [Container] interface. For it is required to calculate whether these goods can be loaded by one 40 HC, the user need to add the 40 HC and set the quantity of 40HC to “1”.

For the commonly used container information is already maintained in the database, click [Import from Database], check the 40HC in the pop-up box, and then click [Add]. Edit the corner castings size and reserved size of the container, the size of the corner castings is 10*10*10cm. Precautions for defining the reserved size, please refer to "How to simulate carton expansion and manual interval".

Step 3: Click [Loading Rules] on the left to enter the [Loading Rules] page. For there is no special loading demands, you needn't change the default rules in this page.

Click [optimize] above to get the loading plan. LoadMaster prompts that these goods has not been loaded all, and you can see which goods are left from the cargo list.

Click the container name to see the 3D loading diagram. On the right side of the figure, there are cargo statistics, loading steps and balance analysis of the current container. For details, please refer to the "Loading Plan".

After the scheme audit is completed, you can use your mobile phone to guide the on-site loading and download the loading report to make the packing list and customs declaration. Details please refer to this guidance book.

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