Container Loading Procedure of printing machines for oversea transport
We don't load into an open top container or tilt trailer that has holes in its sheets.
All Press Units have Plates and Blankets removed and all Cylinders are inspected before start of dismantling.
All Press Units are anti rusted whilst turning the machine over in order to cover the complete cylinder surface. All other major parts are thoroughly anti rusted on all bright or unpainted surfaces using anti rust solution suitable for the length of transit.
All oil is drained from the machine and precautions taken to stop oil spillage on the container floor.
All alcohol/water/fount solutions and blanket wash systems are drained from their relevant tanks.
All bolts, shims & pins are placed back into their holes where possible or otherwise packed &clearly marked.
Print Units are securely fastened to machine bottom or 150mm x 150mm x 1200mm heavy timbers by M16 Coach Bolts. All guillotines & other top-heavy machines are secured to suitable heavy timbers.
All cable plugs are bagged & hung on their respective units or cabinets.
All major parts are covered in polythene & shrink wrapped.
Feeder is securely fastened on a timber frame or pallet using Coach Screws.
Deliveries are supported by suitable legs whenever these are recommended by the manufacturers. The delivery is secured to a pallet or suitable timber frame using Coach Screws & Ratchet Straps.
All foot boards & smalls are clearly marked, then packed onto the Feeder & delivery pallets & securely fastened.
All other small-detached parts are boxed and clearly marked.
A comprehensive packing list must be done. We must be informed of any missing items. Where possible the person in charge at the place of loading must be informed of any missing parts & ask them to sign a copy to acknowledge that they have not supplied!
We ensure that all manuals & electrical diagrams are present.
All hoses are marked what pump they fit to.
All tight stands are taken down & the light placed onto its unit. The unit is then placed onto a pallet & wrapped.
CPC/CpTronic screens are covered by plywood or similar material and marked fragile.
All units are securely fastened into the Container by 2 x 5 ton ratchet straps. The straps are placed around each unit in such a manner that one strap will be pulling toward the front of the container & the other to the rear, thus preventing any movement. The units are then chocked to the sides of the container using 75mm x 50mm timber & nails to prevent any further movement.
Photographs are taken after each unit has been loaded & secured.