Following a period of detailed consultancy and pre-engineering, SACO signed a contract in June 2015 for the supply and installation of the first fully automated ETV system in the South Pacific.

The system includes a four level 15ft ETV designed and built by SACO with a storage rack for 300 ULD positions, lowering build / break stations, dolly docks and truck docks. The FOX cargo IT system enables full remote and automated control of the handling / storage equipment through Profibus links with the various PLC’s and SCADA visualisation.

The cargo IT system is interfaced with the client’s IT system for data transfer of ULD information to enable advance planning, on-line control and monitoring of their inventory, breakdown and transfer operations.