The Schaefer Case Picking system (SCP) is a fully automatic case-picking solution that is designed to automatically select, palletize, and stretch-wrap stable, cube-optimized, mixed-case pallets. The SCP is suitable for any retail distribution process that must deliver mixed, full-case pallets directly to the store. It is designed to work in the most demanding environments and is able to handle almost all SKUs, including those for grocery, food service, consumer electronics, and footwear, according to manufacturer SSI Schaefer.
The SCP is a modular, scalable, and expandable system with a performance of 30,000 to 300,000 cases per day. Schaefer believes that the SCP provides an economic solution for increasing performance, quality, and efficiency, while at the same time reducing the cost per case.
The SCP provides coordinated handling and processing. The manufacturer's pallets coming from receiving or the high bay warehouse are automatically de-palletized in layers. Special layer trays then feed those individual layers to the pick buffer system. The pick buffer system temporarily stores goods vertically, which maximizes the use of cubic space. The system can automatically pick one or multiple layers of pallets using just one movement. Intelligent software ensures these pallets are compiled in a stable, volume-optimized way for each store according to product groups. The SCP's hybrid packing station additionally provides double deep placement of encased pallet lifts and the immediate local wrapping of pallets. While these movements are taking place, the Schaefer Vision System captures information on each product and provides data administration of all product-specific features carried out by SCP.
Company: SSI Schaefer
Company Phone: (704) 944-4500
Company URL: www.ssischaefer.us