Transpack container

The transpack container

It often happens that the object construction site is located at a considerable distance from our factory. In this case, transportation costs become more significant, greatly increasing its share of the total value. Precisely for such cases transpack container is designed.

The collapsible module general view
The collapsible module general view
The interior of basic collapsible module
The interior of basic collapsible module
A collapsible cabin frame
A collapsible cabin frame

In this modification of the module the corner pillars are not welded to top and bottom frames of the cabin, but and attached to them by a bolt connection. When disattached the pillars are conveniently placed in a so-called transportation package (transpack). Moreover, the free space between the top and bottom frames is not empty and is rationaly used: it contains accessories necessary for installation. Depending on the building plan, this space may include PVC doors and windows, linoleum, plinths, plantbands, lamps etc. In some cases it is possible to put there sandwich panels as well, but even if there is no room left for them in the transpack, the panels can be densely packed in a separated package, which is normally placed on the same delivery truck with the rest of the building components.


The transpack internals

The transpack internals

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Since transpack modules require further assembly, of course the bulding installation cost slightly increases. But if the distance to the object location is large and the building consists of dozens or even hundreds of modules, rise in price of mounters' service is adequately compensated by the reduction of transportation costs. For instance, in the case of using transpack modules the delivery of 8 cabins with all necessary accessories requires only one 12 meters length truck and one 6 meters length car instead of 4 expensive lengthy trucks. Similarly, a small building of three cabins can be completely packed inside a single 6 meters length car. The costs gain is indeed obviuos!

Three modules in one car

Modular building consisting of 3 transpack cabins

The strength properties of the transpack container are comparable to its welded modification: assembly units consist of 12 mm metal plates and vertical pillars are fixed to the top and bottom frames via M12 bolts (3 pcs per each corner).

Transpack container with combined middle frame

Sometimes the value of transportation costs is so critical that the struggle in the vehicle is for each centimeter. In such cases, the company SMS-M is ready to offer even more cost-effective solution. When it comes to the construction of two-storey building, it is possible to combine the top frame of the ground floor unit and the bottom frame of the second floor unit in the so-called intermediate frame. This approach has recently been tested by us when working on the construction of dormitories for the accommodation camp in Yamal region (north of Russia). A specific feature of this project was the increased height of the bottom, intermediate and top frames as the thicker heat insulation material was used (300 mm). Merging top and bottom frames of neighbouring modules in a single one gave a gain of half a meter of extra space per each two cabins delivered.

Bottom frame

Bottom frame

Intermediate frame

Intermediate frame

Top frame

Top frame

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