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Container Layout Design

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248106D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-26
Document File: 6 page(s) / 544K

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Abstract

For efficient shipping of more number of vehicles from one place to other place or country, high cube containers are used. Depending upon the types of vehicle, the shape and size will change. When size increases, then total loading capacity of containers may get affected. It might lead to lesser number of vehicles being accommodated. The proposed solution offers a configuration for placing the vehicles such that there is optimum space utilization. It will lead to cost reduction in land transportation and shipping costs.

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SELF GUIDED INTERLOCKED LAYOUT SOLUTION FOR VEHICLE SHIPPING IN A CLOSED CONTAINER

Introduction

For efficient shipping of more number of vehicles from one place to other place or country, high cube containers are used. Depending upon the types of vehicle, the shape and size will change. When size increases, then total loading capacity of containers may get affected. It might lead to lesser number of vehicles being accommodated. The proposed solution offers a configuration for placing the vehicles such that there is optimum space utilization. It will lead to cost reduction in land transportation and shipping costs.

Proposed Solution

A) 8 in1 Layout Nesting

By arranging the vehicles in the below Layout - Either we can utilize space more efficiently and load Extra vehicles or can also have more options for combination of aggregates depending on the vehicle type and the destination.

Top view of container layout - top and bottom layers are similar.

Sequence of placing the vehicles and support frames

1) Vehicle will be hoisted and wheels will be removed.

2) Type "A" stack rear frame will be assembled to the vehicle rear axles

3) Type "A" stack top vehicle will be follow sequence point number 1 and 2 and placed on top of the vehicle.

4) Type "A" stack front frame will be assembled to the vehicle front support.

5) Fork lift will be attached on the front support and push vehicle stack into container while rear frame on moved by wheels.


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6) Same process (1 to 5) will be followed for Type "B" stack, only with the difference of Front frame will be on wheel.

Two Vehicles Assembled into one single stack. There are two types of Stacks are prepared for this Layout.

                         ISOMETRIC VIEW Frame with Wheels : Type "A" Rear frame

Type "B" Rear frame

Frame without Wheels: Type "A" Front frame
Type "B" Front frame

TYPE A Stack has Larger Track Width and TYPE B Stack has a much narrow Track Width.


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Design concepts of frames for TYPE A Stack Design concepts of frames for Type "B" Stack

1) Vehicle is bolted into the frames which makes the complete set up as one unit.

2) Light Weight of the structural support.

3) Simple structure is used instead of old cantilever design. Gussets are welded in a manner so that stress will be distributed evenly. Hence, weld will be strong.


B) Clearance for product with respect to container

There will always be focus on aligning the stack with one side wall of the container only. Remaining things will be taken care by the Stack...