What are RFID gates? How does unique tracking work? How is data evaluated and how are reports created? Refer to our glossary to discover which terms are used in comepack container management and how they link to our services.
The term "container cleaning" describes the professional (manual or automatic) purification of multi-use transport packaging.
Multi-use transport packaging is another word for a reusable industrial cargo carrier. Examples include small load carriers (SLC), large load carriers (LLC), trays, blisters, plastic- and cover pallets.
Cleaning of SLCs and LLCS alike can be an automatic or manually process. Removing labels, adhesive residues, and envelopes is a separate automated or manual upstream process. The main procedure is mostly carried out in washing tunnels. Impurities, dust, oiling, etc., are removed in the process. Wastewater is properly disposed of.
Together with a smart wholistic container management, multi-use transport packaging can be used over decades. Container cleaning thereby forms a fundamental pillar of a sustainable supply chain.
The term SLC means "small load carrier". SLCs are standardized reusable cargo carriers in a compact format. SLCs for the automotive sector are made of polypropylene following VDA recommendation 4500. These robust VDA-SLCs (VDA meaning "Verband der Automobilindustrie" or "Association of the Automotive Industry") are in fact popularly used across a variety of industries.
VDA SLCs are specialized to fulfill the requirements of automated assembly lines and automated mini-load systems (MLS). Same-sized VDA SLCs, as well as mixed-sized ones, can be commissioned on standardized industrial-sized pallets (1200 x 1000 mm) and Euro pallets (1200 x 800 mm).
SLC containers are also upgradable with an array of standardized accessories. A wide range of individual product and process requirements can be met that way. Upgrades include lids, intermediate layers, blisters, trays, or protective covers.
Stable and robust
Smooth inner walls (easy cleaning)
Exclusively made of copolymere PP
Manual and automatic handling
Tilt protection (ribbings on bottom and feet)
Suitable for use in MLS (notches on the front and alongside)
Horizontally and vertically grippable
Dangerous goods container
Our container management software can be used to implement a wide range of accounting concepts. For example, you can activate Pay per Day or Pay per Loop accountin
Our container management software acquires the necessary data for a wide range of customizable reports and data evaluation options. You can evaluate your container management data with just a few clicks and identify any areas requiring optimization at a glance.
A pooling service describes a rental- and deposit-based concept in which a service company provides a product (e.g. a container) in the right amount at the right time for one or many markets. A container pool, therefore, is a rotating carrier inventory within a pooling service for multi-use transport packaging.
Container pools generally fall into one of the following categories:
1. Open container pools are available to every customer in return for payment of rent or a deposit.
2. Closed container pools are kept customer exclusive due to specialized quality criteria like technical cleanliness or simply ownership.
(Smart) Container management systems administrate these types of pools. Besides that, many other services like cleaning, tracking, tracing, and software-solutions are necessary for qualitative and quantitative measurement and long-time maintenance of a container pool.
The term digitization stands for a transitioning process in which (economic) entities upgrade their (communication-)infrastructure from analog to electronic/binary. The binary world always exists in one of two possible states, either 1 (true/on) or 0 (false/off). A binary code with many zeros and ones (bits) can display and initiate complex causal chains like inventory changes and order placements. This is the basis upon which all container management software is built.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless data exchange method using a chip/tag (for example mounted on a given container by using an RFID label), made to interact with electromagnetic fields emitted by RFID scanners in different forms and sizes (e.g. mobile hand scanners or fixed readers). RFID systems track status information of key assets like containers across many industries. The collected data can be analyzed manually or automatically by intelligent data management systems.
The purpose of sensor technology is the measurement of physical and chemical properties. A sensor sets a measured value as the status quo. On the inside, non-electric values like temperature are constantly being transformed into electric signals to put out quantifiable data that can be processed by technical systems. A sensor is an integral part of a control circuit, as it continuosly enables a comparison between set and current values. Given the measurement data, changes are easily recognizable.
Returnable transport packaging or RTP is a general term for transport and storage packaging made for repeated use. RTPs are usually made of wood, metals, and plastic and designed to provide excellent damage- and weather protection. Widely used examples made of polypropylene (PP) include VDA-KLT, MULTI PACK, or the H1 Euro pallet. In contrast to disposable packaging, RTP can be reliably used for decades if managed, cleaned, and commissioned correctly.
Where and when are containers needed, and in what quantity?
Through the use of our intelligent container management software you can optimize inventories because it provides the location and status of containers and tracks all movements. This reduces the capital used.
Through our container management software we can actively prevent bottlenecks. We do this by assessing the overall supply chain based on data provided by the system in real time.
Using our container management software we can minimize shrinkage and determine its causes.
Are containers available?
Our webclient software knows the location and status of containers and tracks all movements.
Unique tracking refers to single container tracking. We use the latest technologies for this. We do not just rely on RFID tracking or barcodes, but can offer the exact type of container management technology to meet your needs.