Typically when loading a trailer the operator is unable to reach the very top, which means the last 20 inches across the breadth and length of the trailer is completely empty. The carrier is simply moving air. With the new Caljan Operator Platform, fitted to a Caljan Telescopic Conveyor, you can fill the trailer completely up. No wasted space - which gives a significant saving in freight costs.
Real-environment testing resulted in an order for 48 units
A leading global retailer has been heavily involved in the final stage of development, rigorously testing the equipment at their main European distribution center. The objective was to verify that material handling costs can be cut when two operators work in unison to load/unload trailers and measure the comfort factor for each operator.
44 employees were invited to load box and curtain trailers using the Caljan telescopic conveyor fitted with operator platform. Working in shifts throughout the day, the logistics teams moved over half a million boxes during a period of 16 weeks. Following the test period, the steering group suggested a couple of minor improvements and reported a string of positive comments from the operators, all of whom stated that the two-man platform made the work process more comfortable. With a width of 63", the platform has ample space for two people to work alongside each other whilst leaving sufficient space at either side to allow for passage between the platform and the trailer it is extended into. Even at maximum extension, the operators confirmed the Telescopic Conveyor was exceedingly stable.
Caljan Performer Telescopic Conveyor fitted with Operator Platform can be used to load or unload any type of loose-loaded cargo. The platform can be fitted - or retrofitted - to every telescopic conveyor in the Caljan Performer range.
Company: Caljan Rite-Hite