180121 New Cold Pod To Play Key Role At New Corby Facility

NewCold pod to play critical role at new facility in England

Jan. 29, 2021
‘Unique’ technology designed to bridge gap between deep-frozen storage, auto-loading, 44-pallet double-deck trailers

NewCold Advanced Cold Logistics designed a bespoke pallet handling pod to operate at its Wakefield deep-freeze storage facility in 2017, and now, the company says, the same unique technology will be put to work at a new site in Corby, England due to open later this year.

The pod is designed to bridge the gap between the deep-frozen production or storage environment, and NewCold’s auto-loading 44-pallet double-deck trailers. 

Accordingly, as soon as the product leaves the production line at minus-22 degrees, it is automatically loaded through a sliding door at the back of the 60-pallet-capacity pod, which itself is pre-cooled to the same temperature. From here the pallets are automatically transferred into the double-deck trailer, docked to the front of the pod.

Meanwhile, three refrigeration systems hold the temperature at a constant minus-25 degrees and, being electric, keep harmful emissions to a minimum.

With loading into the pod completed in five minutes, every deep-frozen package or pallet remains at a constant set temperature of minus-22 to minus-25 degrees, and at no time during its journey from the production line to completed loading in the trailer does any pallet need to be exposed to an ambient environment or touched by an operative. This ensures absolute temperature integrity and virtually eliminates product damage, NewCold said.

The same process is reversed when the load reaches the NewCold warehouse where automatic unloading capability unloads the trailer, again in approximately five minutes, directly into a frozen storage facility, ensuring best product integrity and quality.

Furthermore, faster turnaround times reduce supply chain cost, and by linking directly to production loading, efficiencies are achieved at production sites. Also, points out NewCold, the company’s innovative double-deck trailers make a positive impact on the environment by significantly reducing road miles.

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