The two companies have developed an integrated pallet edge rail solution for digital tags
Outsourced unit load device (ULD) management firm Unilode and ULD manufacturer Nordisk have developed an integrated pallet edge rail solution for digital tags, to assist with the rollout of Bluetooth-based ULD-tracking technology.
With Unilode equipping its ULD fleet with digital tags based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 technology, the solution developed for Nordisk pallets “meets Unilode’s objective to provide a reliable, durable, yet in daily operations almost invisible and non-obstructive mounting solution for digital pallet tags”, Unilode said.
Existing Nordisk pallets, including heavy duty pallets, will be retrofitted with the digital tags, enabling ULD tracking and measurement of temperature and shock. New pallets can be acquired ex-works with a pre-installed tag.
Nordisk president Richard Betts said: “The integrated x-rail digital solution for Unilode has been developed in cooperation over the past few months. Nordisk is pleased to contribute to Unilode’s award-winning digital transformation programme, which is the next step of evolution in the aviation industry. Nordisk pallets will be fitted with the x-rail solution in the coming months, and we look forward to the digital pallets being used by Unilode’s customers worldwide.”Unilode CEO Benoît Dumont said: “It is our clear ambition to bring the aviation industry to the next level of efficiency and supply chain transparency with digital ULDs. Sophisticated and smart solutions require stronger collaboration between the players along the supply chain. The digital solution for Nordisk pallets is the result of a successful cooperation and an important step towards our goal to digitalise Unilode’s entire ULD fleet for the benefit of all our current and future customers.”