Smart Loading Software
An advanced optimizer for shipping, freight and packing
Cube-IQ loading optimizer is the most advanced on the market. It was designed from
the ground up to handle not just rectangular containers, but also irregular shaped containers - such as
Compared to manual / visual loading, the
system typically increases volume utilisation by 10-15%.
Cube-IQ cuts load estimating time
drastically, and decreases shipping costs by improving volume utilisation. Even for
complex loading operations, Cube-IQ produces easy-to-understand loading instructions.
Cube-IQ has complete database
functionality, allowing you to store frequently used container types, box dimensions, and
complete loading solutions for later retrieval. An overall weight limit is taken into
The system has full data import and
export facilities. You can even send complete loadings to other Cube-IQ systems, for
example at subsidiaries or suppliers abroad.
Cube-IQ can help you both in the
estimating phase, and in the actual loading using its clear, picture based, printed
Cube-IQ is fast - from less than 5 seconds
on a Pentium-200 PC for a case with 25 loaded parcels, to one minute to load hundreds of
packages. Depending on a maximum number of iterations without improvement, and a maximum
runtime (user settings).
You can view the loading, complete or in
phases, rotating the picture in all directions as required. The pictures are also part of
the printed loading instructions. Those instructions take reachability into account.
Technically, Cube-IQ uses a truly
3-dimensional approach. In that sense it differs from currently available commercial
systems, most of which use a so-called wall-building approach (that is, a repeated
2-dimensional one). As a result, Cube-IQ also optimises the difficult case of loading few
large packages in different sizes, which is much more difficult than that of many packages
in few sizes. This feature makes the software also perfect for courier types of operation.
the loading of goods smarter than other software, thanks to smarter
the contents of a container to ensure safe loading, transportation and
full flexibility in loading and stacking rules to cover all your
the total load volume for each containers, pallet, crate or truck
the loading of many boxes in a few sizes, as well as few large boxes
in many sizes
positions the centre of gravity for optimum safe and efficient weight
distribution of the total load
frequently used container types, box dimensions and complete loading
solutions for later retrieval, thanks to complete database
a full export and import capability (e.g. from MS-Excel)
you view the loading, complete or in phases, using the Cube-IQ
easy to follow loading instructions that show the exact quantities and
position of packages to be loaded
- The base version of Cube-IQ handles rectangular containers, pallets,
trucks and crates. An overall weight limit is taken into account.
'Unsable areas' can be defined
- Boxes must be rectangular. Loading rules include 'turnable',
allowed on it's side', 'allowed on it's end, 'bottom-only', and
'top-only' (with a maximum number of layers). Box weight is taken
into account. Stacking rules are based on a maximum supported weight,
or on a user-definable stacking sequence.
Sequence - Back to front or bottom to top (for crating)
- Cube-IQ has full database functionality. Data can also be imported
(as Comma Separated Values) and exported for processing by other
- The 3-D loading cooridinate and orientation for each loaded box. For
each loaded container - volume and weight utilisation, the centre of
gravity positions, and the overall dimensions of the load (to
facilitate crate sizing).
- Cube-IQ has a graphics window in which you can see the container as
loaded. The picture can be rotated, and built up one block of boxes at
- Cube-IQ allows you to print complete loading instructions, showing
exactly where each block of similar boxes is to be loaded. The
instructions include pictures.
- Cube-IQ can be translated to any Western European language. The
feature can also be used to adapt the system to your own terminology.
features - Multi-drop loading (First-In, First-Out); various rules
on how to spread the boxes over multiple containers; Loading of the
basis or proportional numbers.
features - Loading of containers with a non-flat roof and/or floor
such as ULDs; Loading and stacking rules for each orientation of
boxes; Loading of multiple containers in multiple sizes; Automatic
correct positioning of centre of gravity
requirements - Pentium PC, with at least 32MB RAM, a 1024*768
screen, and a good graphics card. Windows 95/98/NT Operating
Demonstration Versions and Pricing
Cube-IQ runs under Windows 95 and Windows
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Cube-IQ is available as a base version, with the loading
of ULDs' as a separate option.
- Cube-IQ - first year license fee (base
version) is US$2400, ongoing annual updates US$240
- Cube-IQ ULD loading option - first year
license fee (on top of base version) is US$1200, ongoing annual updates US$120
The license fees include full email support and all
The Cube-IQ solver can be licensed
separately by companies interested in building it into their systems. Discounts are
available on multiple licenses, and site licenses are also available.
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