Joloda Hydraroll launches first powered cargo roller system

 Joloda Hydraroll, material handling expert and global provider of loading and unloading solutions, has announced a new modular Powered Cargo Roller (PCR) system for the air cargo industry.

The system is the first of its kind that can be retrofitted to any standard trailer due to its unique, low-profile design.

The new Powered Cargo Roller unit is now available as part of Joloda Hydraroll’s range of Modular Rollerbed Systems (MRS).

The MRS concept is to transform any standard trailer into a rollerbed vehicle for handling all types of air cargo equipment, including PMC pallets and ULDs.

Rollers are activated pneumatically so that air cargo can be rolled in and out of the trailer without the use of forklifts, helping road feeder service companies load and unload their vehicles more efficiently, sustainably, and safely.

With a Powered Cargo Roller system, the loading and unloading of air cargo can be completely automated.

However, it has not previously been an option to retrofit a Powered Cargo Roller unit, which is typically 200mm in height and therefore impacts the capacity and weight allowance of a standard trailer.

The new Powered Cargo Roller system from Joloda Hydraroll has a very low profile of just 70mm, making it possible to fit the Modular Rollerbed System with Powered Cargo Rollers into any standard model.

As a result, it is now far quicker and more cost-effective for air cargo businesses to deploy a PCR trailer, as they no longer need to rely on specialised trailer designs.

While originally developed for use in trailers, the Modular Rollerbed System can also be retrofitted into warehouses, transforming any facility into an air cargo handling station. Operators can effortlessly roll an entire trailer’s worth of cargo out of a truck and onto the rollerbed floor of a warehouse with the simple push of a button.