Storage and build up / break down ULDs

For storage and/or build up/break down of ULDs, Dyba Tech offers a wide range of options.

– Slave pallet system (flexible)
– Stationary system

Oftentimes both of these solutions are combined.

Slave Pallet System

A slave pallet system requires 2 components:

Slave Pallet
A slave pallet is a movable transport unit for handling ULDs. Slave pallets are used in warehouses for storage and for build up and break down of ULDs.

Slave Pallet Mover
The Slave Pallet Mover is an electric forklift specially designed for moving slave pallets. The Slave Pallet Mover is a relatively heavy machine with 3 forks, as the maximum weight of a loaded ULD can be 6,800 kg. For lighter ULDs there is a possibility to move the slave pallets with a standard forklift. The capacity of the forklift then determines the maximum load weight of the ULD.

Advantages Slave Pallet System:

— Build-up and break-down of an ULD can take place at any desired location in the warehouse
— Very suitable for temporarily expanding existing systems
— Outside peak hours, the slave pallets can be stored in stacks, freeing up space for other warehouse activities

— Transfers to other locations, for example when moving, are easy to achieve
— Relatively low maintenance costs
— Stable investment, provided system is properly maintained

Dyba Tech has several types of Slave Pallets in its delivery program, focused on the logistical situation in the warehouse.

— Slave Pallet with rollers
— Slave Pallet with castor wheels
— Slave Pallet 10 ft ULDs; with ground surface of 3175 x 2438 mm or 125 inch x 96 inch
— Slave Pallet 5 ft ULDs; with ground surface of 1534 x 1562 mm or 61.5 inch x 60.4 inch


Thanks to the modular design, many options are possible; such as: additional ULD stops, any desired company color, etc. A complete overview and the technical specification can be found on the products page.

Stationairy System

Characteristic of a stationary system is that the components are usually mounted on the floor. The components used are: manually operated or electrically driven.

The investment for electrically driven systems is higher, but less manpower is needed. The systems are built from components such as roller decks, castor decks, dolly docks, workstations, etc. Often stationary systems are integrated with truck load/unload systems.

The most common system height is 508 mm. This height has been set by IATA standards and is therefore used worldwide. The height of 508 mm is also the dolly height for airside handling.

Here are some examples of stationary systems:

Storage in cool cell with castor decks

Dolly dock and bu / bd workstation (lowerable)