• The DCL SmartLoader™ allows for fully automatic, hands-free truck loading
  • One of the many innovations that has made DCL the industry leader.


We all know that time is money, but so is human motion. Each time an employee must get in and out of, move a vehicle … or reposition a piece of equipment, there’s a cost attached to it. DCL has been a leader in finding ways to automate bulk loading systems – to make them more efficient for you.


Automatically detects truck or railcar hatch opening and positions loading spout.

Used in conjunction with standard duty loading spout and positioner.

Product Literature


To help solve your toughest loading problems, DCL is proud to announce its fully automatic, unattended bulk loading station for high-speed filling of dry, dusty materials into enclosed vehicles.

The SmartLoader™ features a patented vision system that scans the top of the vehicle. It automatically locates, measures, and qualifies any open hatch or series of hatches. The multi-speed positioner provides a fast scanning speed to minimize loading cycle times. A unique articulating positioning arm is used to move the loading spout within a designated loading area.

A single spout can cover a loading area of up to 60 feet [18.3 m] by 6 feet [1.8 m] for center and side hatch railcars. A typical truck loading station would cover a loading area of 36 feet [11 m] by 2 feet [610 mm]. You can keep costs down by using a dual-direction positioner when identical truck trailers are being loaded in the same load-out station.

A choice of construction materials allows you to effectively handle all types of products – fine, granular, lumpy, abrasive, and corrosive – and difficult dusty or sanitary applications.


The industry leader in dust control
and dry bulk loading systems since 1981.

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