Material handling company SSI Schaefer is highlighting two shuttle systems and its pocket sorter at the ProMat show this week.
The SSI Flexi Shuttle is an automated storage system that can handle a variety of box sizes, cartons, totes, and trays. The system has an adjustable-width load handling device (or shuttle) and enables flexible positioning of items within the racking system. Its dynamic shelf positioning allows it to provide more storage density than traditional shuttle systems, according to the company. SSI Schaefer introduced the Flexi Shuttle last year at the LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany, and is now pushing it out to the North American market.
The company is also showcasing its updated SSI Orbiter, a channel storage system for pallets. The revamped solution allows users to store pallets of varying depths, uses a new lead crystal battery, and offers both semiautomatic and fully automatic options.
The SSI Carrier pocket sorter is an overhead conveying system that consists of a universal carrier that looks like a pocket or bag, a circulating conveyor, and an accumulation conveyor, and switches alongside workstations for loading and unloading of the carriers. This solution is especially good for e-commerce applications and allows companies that don't have a big distribution center footprint to expand vertically.
For more information, visit www.ssi-schaefer.com.