5.1.5 How to calculate the maximum amount of single cargo can be loaded in a container

There is only one type of cargo. How to use LoadMaster to calculate how many cargoes can be loaded in a certain container (container, pallet, packing box, etc.)?

For example: Calculate how many cartons of cargo A: 44.5*32*26cm can be loaded in 20GP, 40GP and 40HQ respectively? It is required that the goods can only be placed as the flaps of carton faces up.

According to the loading requirements, the task type [Loading Container/Single Cargo] 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. Click [Add Cargo>Directly Add] and edit the name, length, width, height and load orientations of the cargo. For it is required that the goods can only be placed as the flaps of carton faces up, that is only “stand” and “stand & rotate” are allowed, you need to uncheck other orientations.

Step 2: Add containers on the [Container] page. To calculate how many cartons of A can hold in 20GP, 40GP, 40HQ respectively, you need to add 20GP, 40GP and 40HC into this task in this page.

For the commonly used container information is already maintained in the database, click [Import from Database], check the 20GP, 40GP and 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. The system will calculate how many boxes A can be loaded in 20GP, 40GP, 40HQ respectively. Click the container name and you can see the 3D loading overview of each container. on the right side of the figure is the statistics of the goods. It can be seen that 20GP has 835 cartons, 40GP 1718, and 40HC 1909.

Click the play button in the upper left corner of the figure, you can see that the goods are loaded in the order from left to right, which is not in accordance with the convention.

In order to make the loading step in line with the on-site operation habits, it is necessary to set the [max section size].

Click the [Loading Rules], check [Limit section size], and set the [max section size]. This parameter does not change the loading results, only the loading steps.

[Limit section size] means that when LoadMaster generates the plan, the loading length of each step in the loading plan is restricted to not exceed the set size. For example, when a forklift is used to load goods into a container, the forklift has a length limit for each loading. It is impossible to load goods up to 10 meters long at a time, so it is necessary to limit the section size. As shown in the figure

In this case, we use the system default value of 2 meters and recalculate. Looking at the loading steps of the first container again. It can be seen that the goods are loaded from the innermost part of the container to the outside. This loading sequence is reasonable.

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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