Bins and Items

Loading Space Optimization is a PTV feature to calculate the best way of arranging goods in a loading space or container.

Bins and Items

Bins

A bin can describe the loading space on a truck or an over-sea container. You are able to define multiple different bin types to cover your fleet or containers. A bin describes any cuboid loading space, e.g. a truck or an over-sea container. You are able to define multiple different types of bins to cover your fleet or containers. You can specify multiple bins the items should be arranged across.


    {
        "bins": [
            {
                "id": "Truck",
                "numberOfInstances": 1,
                "dimensions": {
                    "x": 250,
                    "y": 250,
                    "z": 1360
                },
                "maximumVolumeCapacity": 85000000
                "maximumWeightCapacity": 25000000
            }
        ]
    }
                

Items

Items describe the load pieces you want to spread across the given bins in an optimal manner. Like the bins the items are assumed to be cuboids. You are able to take into consideration the weight carrying capacity of each item. With that you can define the stackability of those items. Also the allowed orientation of each item can be specified. It can either be placed on its initial bottom side or put on either other side. The item size is intended to be between parcel size up to the size of the bin.


    {
        "items": [
            {
                "id": "Pallet",
                "numberOfInstances": 10,
                "dimensions": {
                    "x": 120,
                    "y": 100,
                    "z": 80
                },
                "weight": 50000,
                "maximumSurfaceLoads": {
                    "x": 0,
                    "y": 0,
                    "z": 0
                },
                "allowedOrientations": [
                    "ORIGINAL",
                ],
            }
        ]
    }