Q: Does the Destuff-IT™ fit in a shipping container?
A: Yes, both the Destuff-IT™ and the Restuff-IT™ are designed to fit inside shipping containers. Each unit measures (LxWxH) 143” x 81” x 83” (364.4cm x 205.74cm x 209.80cm) and the average shipping container dimensions are (LxWxH) 240” or 480” x 96” x 102” (609.6cm or 1219.2cm x 243.84cm x 259.08cm) .
Q: Can the Destuff-IT™ or Restuff-IT™ be used in cold storage shipping facilities?
A: Yes, both of the machines are able to operate in cold storage units.
Q: How is the Destuff-IT™ or Restuff-IT™ powered?
A: When the Destuff-IT™ is positioned at the dock, it operates thru an AC power drop kit which is suspended from the ceiling to ensure cables do not cause tripping hazards. Units require 3 phase 50 or 60 Hz power. In addition, each Destuff-IT™ machine can be moved from dock to dock under its own independent power. These self-propelled machines have an integrated DC drive and steering system capable of negotiating dock leveler slopes and transition plates. Operators use easy to reach controls to travel forward, reverse, right and left.
Q: How many workers can stand on the platform?
A: A maximum of two workers weighing a total of to 500 lbs (226.6 kg) maximum can stand on the operator platform at one time. Typically one operator is required when unloading a trailer/container and 2 workers are required when loading
Q: How does the pivoting conveyor work?
A: The pivoting conveyor allows an operator to adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the belt for optimal positioning to the box wall. An operator uses the handle bar on the side of the conveyor to release a brake allowing manual rotation (side to side) of the conveyor. For tilting up and down, the operator twists the handle much the same as a motorcycle throttle.
Q: Can these machines be used on multiple docks?
A: Yes, they can. Each Destuff-IT™ machine is easily moved from dock to dock under its own independent power.
Q: What types of conveyors do the Destuff-IT™/Restuff-IT™ integrate with?
A: Both units can integrate with many types of conveyors depending on the application. Powered flexible roller conveyor is the most common type of conveyor connected to the Destuff-IT™ and Restuff-IT™ machines.
Q: What is the typical ROI for a Destuff-IT™ or Restuff-IT™?
A: ROI depends on current unload rates, burdened labor rates and number of containers unloaded, as well as other factors. This information is used to contrast against known transfer rates associated with utilizing a Destuff-IT™. It is not uncommon for the Destuff-IT™ to realize an ROI of less than 24 months for operations unloading multiple containers each day when compared to manual loading & palletizing.
Q: What safety features does the Destuff-IT™ have?
- Operator platform with sensing mat
- Multiple e-stops
- Hand present sensor on control handle
- Audible warning when machine is backing up
- LED light on mast to illuminate inside of container
- Sensing edge on platform
- Power disconnect with LOTO (lockout/tagout)
- Non-slip tread surfaces
- Ergo mat on operator platform
- Ground fault all stop
Q: How easy is the Destuff-IT™ to inspect and maintain?
A: On average, machines cost less than $500/year to maintain. The modular belts have commonly sourced component parts and on-board batteries require minimum maintenance and do not require a charging station.
Q: Can the Destuff-IT™ be driven over wet or icy surfaces or up slopes?
A: Yes, the Destuff-IT™ can travel over wet and icy surfaces. It can handle up to a +/- 8 inch variance between dock and container floor.
Q: What kind of products can the Destuff-IT convey?
A: The robust construction of the Destuff-IT™ allows many products to be loaded & unloaded, including small boxes, large boxes, tires, fabric rolls & furniture.