TOPS Pro is a packaging design and pallet layout software developed to assist packaging professionals in creating optimal packaging designs and pallet pattern layouts. With TOPS Pro, users can easily determine the optimum package size, product quantity, arrangement and pallet layout and configuration.
With TOPS Pro, packaging engineers can oversee all stages of the packaging design on one single, easy-to-use user interface. The program uses a powerful, real-time 3D graphics engine to let you see what you are designing while you’re creating it. Use TOPS Pro to perform “what if” scenarios like adding or removing an intermediate pack, changing carton dimensions, adding overhang to the pallet layout or limiting the number of layers for each load.
Additionally, TOPS Pro can help users create sustainable packages by selecting the optimal board grade, generating stable pallet loads to minimize product damage with stacking analysis, and saving on shipping costs by optimizing all transit loads. It helps organizations improve their bottom line and at the same time, be environmentally friendly.
Evaluate ideal arrangements of a master case on a pallet to enhance packaging design, cubic efficiency, store displays, load stability, and warehousing operations.
Use TOPS Pro to optimize packaging design including quantity, arrangement, and product orientation while determining the best master carton size for maximum pallet layout efficiency.
Use TOPS Pro to determine the product, intermediate pack, or tray size for an optimized shipping carton.
TOPS Pro stacking strength analysis provides calculations based on the McKee formula to help users determine what board combinations are available and suitable for quality assurance. Observe various board combination options with varying ECTs to find the right safety margin.
Environmental Factors: The analysis takes into consideration environmental elements such as humidity, storage time, and multi skid stacking. Apply factors affecting corrugate integrity such as air, truck, or ocean transport.
Unitload Data: How boxes are stacked on the pallet contributes to the stability of the load – a column stacked pattern with aligned corners and sides creates a support beam structure in the unitload. Presence and amount of overhang and layer rotation will also affect stability of the loads.
Board Grades and Papers: TOPS Pro comes with a database of standard board grades and papers. You can also enter all of your custom values for liners, mediums, fluting and board combinations in the TOPS Configuration program and have them ready to go the next time you run a stacking strength analysis.
Product and Divider Support: Include weight bearing factors for sturdy products and additional packaging such as dividers for support calculation.
Use TOPS’ MixPro module to create mixed trays and pallets for club store display. Drag and drop cartons, change box orientation, or automatically create layer patterns to quickly create the Point of Purchase display that meets your specifications.
Marketing teams and brand owners can quickly create big box store displays with accurate case and pallet dimensions.
Based on the carton dimensions and pallet layouts optimized from TOPS, determine the optimal configurations to cube out a truck or container, as straight floor loads, on pallets, or a combination of both.