what are automated loading systems?

Automated loading systems are built to speed up a standard process that happens in every production and warehousing location. Typically, the forklift process of loading a full trailer will be around 30-45 minutes. Joloda Hydraroll’s automated loading systems can do it in under 5 minutes.

A complete loading and unloading process entails one or more auto-loading docks and unloading docks, and a dedicated system trailer. Once connected to an existing conveyor infrastructure, or integrated with AGVs, the complete loading procedure can be de-manned – also known as 100% end-of-line automation.

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types of automated loading systems

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why choose an automated loading system?

When it comes to your automated loading solution, or automatic trailer loading solution (ATL), Joloda Hydraroll’s experts are on hand. We help to build the business case with you because we know our stuff. An investment in an automated loading system should lead to an ROI in 3 years or less, as well as:

  • Load a complete trailer load of up to 30 tonnes into a trailer within 2 minutes!
    • Use fewer trailers with a quicker loading turnaround
    • Use fewer or no forklift trucks
  • Reduce stock damages by automating the loading process
  • Increase safety by implementing automation (fewer forklift trucks in operation)
  • Reduce the physical m2 working area needed for the loading and unloading operation.
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who should use automated loading systems?

Any business with a high volume of incoming or outgoing goods in their factory/warehouse, especially businesses where the flows are following fixed routes. This includes business that shuttle traffic between factory and warehouse or frequent deliveries to the same locations.

Clients with high-volume unitised loads, featuring palletised or non-palletised loads, except for bulk materials.

Depending on your logistics case, the product flow from factory to warehouse, and the volume of goods, our Joloda Hydraroll experts can propose several scenarios to lighten your load.

benefits of automated loading solutions

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100% end-of-line automation

Less labour required

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Reduction of All Operating Costs

Including, People, Trailers, and Forklifts (FLTs)

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Health and Safety

Reduced accident rate during high-volume loading and unloading.

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Reduction in CO2

No forklifts required and reduction in trailer fleet.

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the benefits of automated loading systems

Working with an automated loading system brings with it many advantages for your business. It gives you an opportunity to increase efficiency, enhance worker safety, make room for flexibility and add savings. 

There are a variety of reasons why it is of benefit to rationalise as to whether the investment and The Benefits of Automated Loading Systems is worthwhile for so many businesses. Automated loading systems also have a longer lifespan, which provides your business with a higher return on investment. We’ve drawn on some of our most popular benefits here…

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why invest in an automated loading solution?

We've explained why you should consider investing in an automated loading solution, the features and benefits of our solutions and the return on investment you can come to expect from a tailored automated loading solution.

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Wondering if an automatic loading and unloading solution is right for your warehouse, factory, or business?

Download our FREE Automated Loading Systems leaflet to find out how they can help streamline your operations and reduce your environmental impact. Plus, discover the benefits of our different automated loading systems, including Moving Floor, Slipchain and Trailerskate.

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typical business case example

In the scenario that a business produces and ships a high number of pallets each day, we’ve put together an automated loading system typical business case example to help explain the benefits and how an ROI can be achieved with the investment of an automated loading system.

If a business is running a shuttle run from a factory to a warehouse and back again, they’ll benefit from an automated loading system with fewer people, trucks and forklifts.

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Less fuel consumption

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Less fuel consumption

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Less product waste


moving floor loading systems

Our Moving Floor loading system is best suited to businesses with high-volume logistics shuttle cases, and small fleets of dedicated trailers. Perfect for any business that needs to load pallets of any size, and any other unpalletised goods – from whiskey barrels to tyres – quickly and efficiently.

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slipchain pallet loading systems

Our Slipchain loading system is designed for all customers that have high-volume logistics shuttle cases with a small fleet of dedicated trailers.

Whatever your setup, the system’s durable, modular design makes it easy to integrate into any building or trailer. With minimal civil works or trailer adaptations required, simply connect it directly to your production line conveyors, or use forklifts and AGVs to place your cargo onto the system.

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trailerskate pallet loading systems

Our Trailerskate loading solution is designed for businesses with a high-volume logistics shuttle case with a larger fleet of trailers. It currently improves efficiency for businesses across the FMCG, beverage, food, and packaging industries, but works for every business with goals to improve speed, safety, and output. 

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automated loading systems for a variety of

Fast Moving Consumer Goods



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the ultimate guide to safe loading and unloading of vehicles

Automated loading systems can significantly improve the health and safety of the loading dock. In our Ultimate Guide to Safe Loading and Unloading of Vehicles, we've looked at how to load trucks and trailers safely as well as at load securing, the different hazards logistics workers face when loading or unloading a vehicle, and the role of employers and employees in the loading and unloading vehicles safely. We also explore some of the issues operators and their workers face when dealing with chemicals.

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Sustainable Logistics

the benefits of sustainable logistics

Automated loading systems can significantly reduce the amount of Coyour business generates. By automating and streamlining your business's logistics operations with the use of our automated loading systems, we can help you to reduce your own emissions and operate in an eco-friendlier way. Our automated loading solutions, which are handy when you're dealing with lots of pallets, lighten the load by removing the need for forklift trucks. At the same time, they lower your emissions by eliminating this need; and, depending on how you power your forklift trucks, this reduces your own fuel consumption (and costs). Automation also reduces product damage, which translates into less waste. Learn more about The Benefits of Sustainable Logistics, here.

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just in time (JIT) production

If you’ve been working in the logistics industry, you’ll likely have heard of an inventory management model called ‘just in time’ (JIT) production. You may also hear some in the industry refer to it as ‘just in time manufacturing’ or ‘just in time assembly’.  

In this post, we’ve put together A Complete Guide to Just in Time Production. In this article, we analyse the concept, the advantages of JIT production, its disadvantages, how it differs from lean manufacturing and how to establish whether a JIT management system is right for your business.

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Reimagine, rethink and reengineer your business's loading process...

Book a FREE loading assessment to get exclusive insights into how to make your logistics processes safer, more efficient when transporting loads from the end of production lines into trailers. Our design experts will analyse your logistics processes, and assess how goods are loaded and unloaded and design a comprehensive loading solution that can streamline your logistics processes and send this you to via email.

We do this to ensure we fully understand your requirements to devise the most efficient way of lightening your load!

This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the world every year and why we're known as the global leader for loading and unloading solutions. We work with a wide variety of industries, including automotive, beverage, air cargo, contract logistics, FMCG, packaging paper and print, petrochemical, and many more...

There’ll be no commitment or obligation to use our services.

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order original spare parts

Quickly and easily order original manufacturer Spares parts to repair your rollertrack system and have them delivered directly to your door.

As part of our continued efforts to prolong the longevity of our loading systems, we've put together this spare parts section where you'll be able to find replacement parts and spare parts for all your favourite Joloda Hydraroll systems.

Maintenance is key to ensuring that loading equipment's longevity is preserved.

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ordering spare parts is as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Spares are picked from our manufacturing facility's warehouse, where components are stored and used for the assembly of new loading systems, we have parts in stock and ready to go.

Our Spares works just like a typical e-commerce website. Here's our easy ordering process...

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1. Add to your basket

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2. Recieve quotation

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3. Picked, packed and shipped

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a global leader, with local partners

Around the world, we’re known as the number one; the global leader in loading and unloading solutions. This is not only because we are the largest but also the first too; we've been pioneering loading solutions since 1962.

What truly makes us great is our fantastic product assortment supported by the best partners worldwide. We have an experienced network of 30+ distributors that also support an aftersales network, which is key, especially for automatic loading and unloading. 

Learn more about our global distributor network here.

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why choose us?

We help businesses lighten loads and are highly regarded as the world's leading loading and unloading solutions provider in the logistics industry. Over the last 60 years, we've helped thousands of businesses streamline their logistics operations to be more cost-efficient, more sustainable, and more health and safety-conscious. Learn more About Us, here.

As experts in all kinds of unloading and unloading solutions, we can help innovate, automate and streamline your end-of-production line problems, wherever you are.

Get in touch with our experts today to learn how we can provide a safe working environment, call our friendly team on +44 (0) 151 427 8954, on our Let's Chat page, via email on sales@joloda.com or on LinkedIn...

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