Kinedyne, LLC, has introduced a new series of products designed to aid fleets operating in the e-commerce delivery marketplace, the company announced this week at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) Show in Atlanta.
“E-commerce is creating new cargo challenges, and Kinedyne is delivering new cargo solutions,” says Paul Wolford, vice president of sales and marketing. “In the beginning, e-commerce had the greatest disruptive effect on end-of-the-line, also known as ‘final-mile’ or ‘last-mile’ delivery activities, but now companies throughout the supply chain are looking for ways to minimize transportation costs for cargo as it moves more swiftly throughout multiple transportation modes.”
Wolford says Kinedyne is bringing new technologies to North America that will help supply chains optimize the speed, cost and efficiency of controlling cargo as it transitions from its original state (as a raw commodity) to a high-density state (in shipping and in hubs) to a low-density state (as it makes its way through the last mile).
Among the products introduced this week are a load-rated curtain-side system and a unique double-decking system designed specifically for curtain-side applications. The lightweight curtain-side system opens and closes at lightning-fast speeds, but is engineered to restrain lateral cargo movement. A load-rated curtain gives a trailer the combined advantages of flatbed access and a van’s walled structure. The double-decking system maximizes load density, allowing loading and unloading access of both cargo levels from the sides and rear, and all of its components conveniently stow in the trailer to avoid loss or damage, Kinedyne says.
“Popular in Europe, load-rated curtains become part of a vehicle’s overall load securement system. They save time, weight and fuel, while providing sideways restraint to otherwise fully secured loads up to the curtain’s stated rating,” Wolford says. “Our rated curtains will display their load rating as either allowable weight per pallet width, allowable weight per pallet space or total payload of evenly distributed pallets across the entire deck space. Forward and rear cargo restraint must still be provided by headboards, tailboards and other traditional load securement methods.”
Other products highlighted this week are the company’s new Fast-Access Curtain-Side System for the Urban Core, Quick-Release Curtain-Side System for Standard and Tapered Bodies, Patented Ultra-Smooth Sliding Roof System, and Patented Non-Binding Roller Technology.
To bring these new technologies to North America, Kinedyne has tapped the resources of its sister company, Wistra Cargo Control, and one of its European suppliers, Versus-Omega. Both organizations are well respected and their technologies continue to set trends within the European Economic Community and globally, the company says.