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Main cartons

Step 1: First three layers

Stack three layers of main cartons onto a standard sized pallet.

Center the kits

Ensure the kits are centered on the pallet. This will minimize overhang and the instability caused by an unevenly loaded pallet.

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Step 2: Cardboard separator

Place a cardboard separator on top of the first three layers. This will help stabilize the stack.

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Step 3: Three more layers

Place three more layers of main cartons onto the stack.

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Step 4: Plastic wrap

Wrap the entire stack with clear plastic.

Extrusion and leadscrew kits

Step 1: First three layers

Stack three layers of extrusion and leadscrew kits onto an extended-length pallet. Genesis kits should have 7 boxes per layer, while Genesis XL should have 6 boxes per layer.

Center the kits

Ensure the kits are centered on the pallet. This will minimize overhang and the instability caused by an unevenly loaded pallet.

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Genesis kits (7 on each layer)

XL kits must be stacked horizontally to provide better stability.

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Genesis XL kits (6 on each layer)

Step 2: Cardboard separator

Place a cardboard separator on top of the first three layers. This will help stabilize the stack.

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Step 3: Second three layers

Place three more layers of extrusion and leadscrew kits onto the stack.

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Step 5: Plastic wrap

Wrap the entire stack with clear plastic.

Reference tables

Stacked pallet specs

Contents Qty/pallet Dimensions (L x W x H) Product Weight
Genesis main cartons (19kg) 18 1300 x 1020 x 1570mm 342kg
Genesis extrusion and leadscrew kits (10 kg) 42 1530 x 1020 x 970mm 420kg
Genesis XL main cartons (23 kg) 18 1300 x 1020 x 1570mm 414kg
Genesis XL extrusion and leadscrew kits (17 kg) 36 1530 x 1020 x 970mm 612kg

Maximizing pallet efficiency

Kits ordered in multiples of the quantities shown below will maximize pallet stacking efficiency (no partially stacked pallets). However, it is more important to maximize the shipping container packing efficiency (see next section) than pallet packing efficiency.

FarmBot Kit Quantity Pallet Quantity Pallet Length
Genesis 126 7 (main cartons)
3 (extrusion and leadscrew kits)
10 total
7 x 1.3m
3 x 1.53m
13.69m total
Genesis XL 36 2 (main cartons)
1 (extrusion and leadscrew kits)
3 total
2 x 1.3m
1 x 1.53m
4.13m total

Maximizing container efficiency

A standard 40’ shipping container has just over 12m of internal length and is wide enough for two rows of standard width pallets. This allows for a maximum of 24m of standard-width pallet length to be loaded. Realistically though, pallets will not be perfectly stacked or perfectly loaded into the container, thus an extra meter or two should be reserved as a safe margin.

Below are just some of the many options for maximizing shipping container packing efficiency (minimal unused floor space inside the container).

Container Quantity Contents Pallet Quantity and Length Container Efficiency
1 126 Genesis
 
72 Genesis XL
 
198 total
7 x 1.3m = 9.1m
3 x 1.53m = 4.59m
4 x 1.3m = 5.2m
2 x 1.53m = 3.06m
16 pallets, 21.95m
21.95m/24m = 91% efficient
2 168 Genesis
 
216 Genesis XL
 
384 total
10 x 1.3m = 13.0m
4 x 1.53m = 6.12m
12 x 1.3m = 15.6m
6 x 1.53m = 9.18m
32 pallets, 43.9m
43.9m/48m = 91% efficient
3 378 Genesis
 
252 Genesis XL
 
630 total
21 x 1.3m = 27.3m
9 x 1.53m = 13.77m
14 x 1.3m = 18.2m
7 x 1.53m = 10.71m
51 pallets, 69.98m
69.98m/72m = 97% efficient