Accession Number : ADA019175

Title :   Mechanical Dunnage System Kit for Commercial Containers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : FOSTER-MILLER ASSOCIATES INC WALTHAM MASS

Report Date : 24 JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : The objective of this program is the design of a dunnage kit for rapid loading and securing of munitions cargo in commercial shipping containers. The kit includes a pallet on which cargo is pre-staged. A range of concepts were considered. Conceptual design led to selection of a pallet supported on air casters for mobility and secured to the container floor with hot melt adhesive pads. The pads include electric heaters to melt the adhesive for securing after loading and for release when unloading. A dunnage kit using these concepts was designed and a fabrication drawing package prepared. The hot melt concept for pallet restraint was tested with a scaled down mockup pallet and test results confirmed the feasibility of the concept.

Descriptors :   *Ammunition containers, *Kits, Cargo, Pallets, Adhesives, Cushioning, Air pressure, Containers, Cargo handling

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE