Q: Does the Destuff-IT™ actually fit in a shipping container?

A: Yes, both the Destuff-IT and the Restuff-IT machines fit inside a shipping container. The dimensions of the machines are (LxWxH) 132” x 81” x 75” (335.28cm x 205.74cm x 190.5cm) 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 machine is positioned at the dock, they operate via a power drop kit provides power to two doors which is suspended from the ceiling to ensure no cables are on the floor causing tripping hazards. Units are fused at 20 amps with one of the following voltage supply options: 480/3/60 (USA); 600/3/50 (CDN); 380/3/50 (unknown). By using a supplied power source, units do not need to be recharged and are capable of multi-shift operations. To move a machine from dock to dock, the Destuff-IT machine easily travels under its own power via an integrated DC powered dual travel drive and steering system. Batteries are charged automatically when connected to the main voltage supply.

Q: How many workers can stand on the platform deck?

A: A maximum of two workers can stand on the operator platform up to 500 lbs (226.6 kg). Typically one worker is used to unload/reload but there is room for two. Large enough platform to accommodate two people.

Q: How does the pivoting conveyor work?

A: A worker grasps a handle bar on the side of the adjustable conveyor section that releases a brake allowing manual rotation (side to side) of the conveyor. For tilting up and down, the operator will twist the handle much the same as a motorcycle throttle. Range of pivot from the floor is from 6 inches to ___ inches at highest point.

Q: Can these machines be used on multiple docks?

A: Yes, they can. These machines can be driven freely from dock to dock using on-board power. A three phase (460 volt) power source via optional Drop Kit, will be required to power the conveyors when loading or unloading functions are required.

Q: What types of conveyors do the Destuff-IT™/Restuff-IT™ integrate with?

A: The Destuff-IT™ machines can integrate with many types of conveyors depending on the application.

Q: What is the typical ROI for a Destuff-IT™ or Restuff-IT™?

A: Depending on your current unload rate, burden labour rate and number of containers unloaded, you could see payback in as little as 9 months. To help you determine viability, ELS uses an ROI calculator that is comprehensive in capturing costs and other variables and provides you with an ROI specific to your operation. Typical ROI is approximately 18 months.

Q: What health and safety features does the Destuff-IT™ have?

  • Operator present platform
  • Multiple e-stops
  • Forward sensor for travel guidance
  • Hand present sensor on control handle
  • Quick connectors for easy integration
  • Audible warning when machine is backing up
  • LED light on mast to illuminate inside the container
  • Sensing edge on platform
  • All-stop sensor prevents walk-on traffic across deck
  • Power disconnect with tagout and lockout
  • 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 typically cost less than $500/year to maintain. Multiple access windows make it easy to do quick visual inspections and the modular belts have commonly sourced component parts. In addition, the on-board dry cell batteries do not require maintenance or 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 traverse up to 8 inch difference in dock level slopes and has two travel speeds.

Q: What kind of products can the Destuff-IT convey?

A: The robust construction of the Destuff-IT™ allows many types of product to be loaded & unloaded, including small boxes, large boxes, tires, fabric rolls & furniture.