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Functions and loading rules

packVol is based on a proprietary algorithm, developed in many years of research, fast, efficient, scalable and easily extensible. The application implements a set of rules that allow you to define realistic load plans that meet the User's needs.

The program remains simple and intuitive to use thanks to a set of consistent default values.

Allowed positions
You can define which base faces and which orientations are allowed when loading a package. You can impose

  • a maximum overhang value,
  • the spatial separation between packages,
  • the control of the handling by forklift,
  • the rear balance verification.

Vertical ordering
The program can define the vertical ordering of the units

  • according to the load bearing strength (normal stress) of each item,
  • and/or by using stacking indices.

Items can then be marked, for each orientation, to be placed

  • only at floor,
  • only on top of others,
  • not at floor.

The program also provides rules to exclude the overlap between pairs of packages, for all or only some positions, and to impose columnar ordering of the units.


Longitudinal ordering - priority
The application can handle the load list according to priority rules, physical or logical. Packages can be grouped

  • according to a priority rule in ascending order with respect to the container axle, a rule needed for example in presence of different deliveries,
  • according to a priority order, so that a type is loaded only after completion of the previous ones in the list.

Various parameters control how groups can mix and/or overlap with each other.


Load plan in multiple steps
The load plan can be defined in partial steps, increasing at each step the number of packages to be loaded while keeping fixed the arrangement of those already loaded.

The DYNLOAD version allows optimization in multiple steps, separating the calculation into load operations in primary containers (e.g., pallets) and load operations of formed objects into secondary containers (for example, trucks).

two stages

Irregular Containers
The application allows to model the container by adding unusable spaces. This way you can model a wide variety of containers: railway wagons, aerospace ULDs, refrigerated units, etc..

You can also assign unusable sections in the case of partial load.


Maximum load weight - Weight distribution - Stability check
The program can impose a limit on the maximum load of each container, with uneven distribution between user-defined “sections” if needed. You can can enforce that

  • the weight per unit of length remains below a predetermined value,
  • the center of mass is inside four bounds expressed as percentage of the container depth and width.

Set Load - Batch Load
The program implements the Set Load and Batch Load rules in general terms:

  • set load: a subset of items are loaded in fixed ratio, e.g., (table,chairs) in ratio (1:4),
  • batch load: some type of packages are loaded in multiples of an assigned number.

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