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Technical information Miami

Introduction

Technical information for your Miami system

  • Components

    Components

    Miami base
    The Miami base is a cardboard tray. The bucket with water and flowers is put on the base. Around the flowers a collar is placed which stands in the base.

      

    Product details base Miami Standard
    Size   30 x 33 x 5 cm
    Colour  Brown, white on request
    Packaging unit (large)     2.100 (pallet)

     

    Product details base Miami Mini
    Size  26,7 x 30 x 5 cm
    Colour  Brown, white on request
    Packaging unit (large)     2.100 (pallet)

     

    Miami collar
    A collar is fitted around the flowers, on the base. The collar has cut-outs for the ventilation openings in the lid. This ensures that the collar fully supports the lid. There are collar sizes for a range of stem lengths. Collars are 5 cm higher than stems. Some types of flowers will grow several centimeters and the extra 5 cm prevents them touching the lid.

    Collars for Miami Standard
    Stem length (cm) 40 45 50 60 70 80 90
    Collar height (cm)    45 50  55 65 75 85 95

     

    Collars for Miami Mini
    Stem length (cm) 35 40 50 
    Collar height (cm)    40 45 55

     

    Miami lid
    The lid has four cylinder-shaped bulges. The next packaging is put on these bulges preventing the packaging from sliding.
    The lid is connected to the other parts by means of a tie-strap which is tied around the middle of the packaging.

     

    Product details lid Miami Standard
    Size  30 x 33 x 4,5 cm
    Colour   Black
    Packaging unit   1.800 (pallet)

     

    Product details lid Miami Mini
    Size     26,7 x 30 x 4,5 cm 
    Colour  Black
    Packaging unit    2.700 (pallet)

      

    Ventilation
    The lid of the Miami packaging has ventilation openings on all sides and the upper surface. Even when stacked the sides of the lid stay open, allowing humid air to exit and cold air to enter.
    Good ventilation reduces the chances of Botrytis and ensures a lower temperature in the packaging unit. Thus better preservation of the quality of the flowers.

  • Packing and unpacking Miami

    Packing and unpacking Miami

    Packing Miami
    1. The bucket filled with water and flowers is placed on the base.
    2. A collar is folded around the flowers and is held in place by the rim of the base.
    3. A lid is placed on top of the collar.
    4. The packaging is closed and fastened with a strap.

     

    Unpacking Miami
    Miami packaging units are extremely easy to unpack:
    1. Cut through the strap.
    2. Remove the lid.
    3. Take the collar out of the base.
    4. Take out the bucket, which is ready to go on display.

    ADVANTAGES:
    • No bended poses of the store personnel to pick up the buckets;
    • No damage/breakages from arms pushing into the box;
    • Fast, non-labour intensive unpacking.

  • Transportation costs Miami

    Transportation costs Miami

    The pallet loading factor with Miami packaging is far superior to buckets-in-boxes. This advantage was evidenced in packaging tests with a range of flower types (as stated on the schedule).

    Buckets-in-boxes need space to insert the bucket filled with water and flowers. With too many flowers there is no way people can reach in safely to pull the flowers up and out of the box.

    With Miami packaging the collar is simply pulled out off the base. Every bit of space in the packaging unit is used flowers.

    This improved use of space means lower transportation costs per stem, compared to buckets-in-boxes.

    Loading factors for cut flower packaging

      Waterbox Miami
    Dimensions (cm) 30 x 40 30 x 33
    Packagings per layer of the pallet (100 x 120 cm) 10 12
    Rose (Kenia) Contents (bunches) 7 7
    Bunches per layer 70 84
    Load factor (%) 100% 120%
    Supermarket bouquet Contents (bunches) 8 8
    Bunches per layer 80 96
    Load factor (%) 100% 120%
    Chrysanthemums Contents (bunches) 14 13
    Bunches per layer 140 156
    Load factor (%) 100% 111%
    Tulip Contents (bunches) 12 12
    Bunches per layer 120 144
    Load factor (%) 100% 120%
  • Loading schedules Miami and Miami Mini

    Loading schedules Miami and Miami Mini

    LOADING SCHEDULE MIAMI

    The Miami packaging unit for cut flower measures 30 x 33 cm (outside).
    So, 12 units per layer fit on a 100 x 120 cm pallet - as in the illustration below.

    Miami on ISO-pallets & Dutch auction trolleys
    ISO-pallets measure 100 x 120 cm (outside).
    Dutch auction trolleys measure 100 x 120 cm (inside).

    Packagings per layer 12 Belading London
    Load level 100%

      

    Miami on Euro-pallets
    Euro-pallets measure 80 x 120 cm (outside).

    Packagings per layer 8 Belading London
    Load level 83%

    Advice: Use Miami Mini for an optimal load on a Euro-pallet.

     

    Miami on Düsseldorf pallets
    Düsseldorf-pallets measure 60 x 80 cm (outside).

    Packagings per layer 4 Belading London
    Load level 83%

     

    LOADING SCHEDULE MIAMI MINI

    The Miami Mini packaging unit for cut flowers measures 26,7 x 30 cm. So, 12 units per layer fit on a 80 x 120 cm pallet - as in the illustration below.

    Miami Mini on Euro-pallets
    Europallets measure 80 x 120 cm(outside).

     Packagings per layer  12  belading miami mini europallet.jpg 
     Load level  100%

     

    Miami Mini on ISO-pallets & Dutch auction trolleys
    ISO-pallets measure 100 x 120 cm (outside).
    Dutch auction measure 100 x 120 cm (outside).

    Packagings per layer 12   belading miami mini isopallet.jpg
    Load level 80%

     Advice: use Miami Standard for an optimum load on an ISO-pallet. 

    Miami Mini on Düsseldorf pallets      
    Düsseldorfpallets measure 60 x 80 cm (outside).

    Packagings per layer 6   belading miami mini dusseldorfpallet.jpg
    Load level 100%