Unilode and PalNet develop integrated digital solution for pallets

posted on 12th March 2019 by Justin Burns
Unilode and PalNet develop integrated digital solution for pallets

Outsourcing unit load device (ULD) management and repair company Unilode Aviation Solutions and ULD manufacturer PalNet have jointly developed an integrated digital solution for all types of PalNet pallets.

They say it will minimise the risk of damage or loss of the digital tag and does not obstruct daily operations or interfere with pallet stacking.

Unilode’s digital technology is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5, enables ULD tracking and measurement of temperature and shock.

The solution will be introduced to Unilode’s entire ULD fleet, starting Q2 2019, and is also available for non-Unilode customers. All existing PalNet pallets, including heavy duty pallets, can be retrofitted with the integrated digital solution. Pallets can also be acquired ex-works with a pre-installed tag.

PalNet chief executive officer (CEO), Klaus Demtröder said: “We are pleased to have developed an integrated digital solution for Unilode’s digital transformation programme, which is available for our entire pallet portfolio. The cooperation between PalNet and Unilode is testament to a long and trusted partnership.

“We are pleased to be able to offer a product jointly with Unilode that meets our high-quality standard and does not impair with our requirements from an engineering perspective.”

Unilode CEO, Benoît Dumont said: “The integrated digital solution from PalNet is a major step towards our ambition to digitalise our entire ULD fleet.

“We are confident that we can deliver a durable, superior and DO-160 conform product to the aviation industry, which will not only enhance ULD management operations, but also add value throughout the supply chain.

“We are pleased to have developed this solution in collaboration with PalNet.”