The special feature of the pouch sorter is its unique matrix sorting algorithm. The matrix sortation in combination with the dynamic buffering system makes it possible
to bring items picked in batches from different storage zones in sorted customer orders
to provide quick delivery at the packing stations in any desired sequence and within a short time
By using RFID technology and by processing individual items, the system can perfectly handle flexible order structures and combine small e-commerce orders, large retail orders and orders for Pick & Collect for a large spectrum of articles. The automated system reduces product touches and solves the key requirements in e-commerce across various industries.
Especially for the fashion industry, fast and effective processing of returns is of highest importance.
After a quality check, returned goods that are in high demand are placed in the pouches of the SSI Carrier system and stored directly in the dynamic buffer of the SSI Carrier. The goods are thus immediately back in the system and are fully available for new orders and re-shipment — saving valuable time.
ensures permanent and reliable availability of the articles
represents an optimal solution for just-in-time or same-day delivery
The SSI Carrier ensures very gentle transportation of goods in pouches by using an innovative concept for driven accumulation conveyors. This prevents the pouches from colliding with each other, something that usually occurs on gravity-based declining conveyors. This is key for the handling of sensitive products and packaging, for example in the Healthcare & Cosmetics industry.
The smart and modular design of the SSI Carrier system allows for high scalability, because standard components can be combined variably and economically. Thus, very high sorting performances of several thousand to tens of thousands of items per hour can be achieved through smart combination of various modules. This means that the system is very flexible and adapts to future business volumes at any time.
The SSI Carrier is also known for its optimized space usage. The system can be designed over several levels with a compact in-house steel construction saving valuable warehouse space. Moreover, using driven accumulation conveyors allows for a lower construction height. The reduced size results in increased storage density and thus the system considerably contributes to increased efficiency and reduced costs.
The overhead conveying system achieves energy savings by switching off conveyors on-demand for areas currently not being used, thus saving power. Energy efficiency is also improved thanks to the efficiency of the system from a process view. The system’s flexibility and performance allows it to fulfill many different requirements within one system, so customers need less machinery and power to fulfill their demand.
• Gentle transportation of products
• Optimized use of space and high storage density
• High scalability and flexible expansion through modular, customizable design
• Everything from one source including overall software solution and service
• Fulfillment of e-com, retail, and Click & Collect orders from one warehouse
• Automatic sorting and sequencing in customer-specific sequences with high sorting performance
• High sorting accuracy, load securing and process safety thanks to RFID technology
• Efficient returns handling
• Garment on hangers and flat packed items can be transported in one system
• Minimal product touches and efficient staff deployment
• User-friendliness thanks to simple user interface
The SSI Carrier is especially suitable for e-commerce and omnichannel applications within Fashion, Healthcare & Cosmetics or Retail & Wholesale. Items such as clothes, shoes, cosmetics, or home appliances up to 2,5 kg are transported within the pouches. By attaching goods to the hanger directly, for example clothing on hangers, an article weight of 3kg is possible.
Carrier: Roller adapter, which holds and transports pouches or hangers, and can be reliably identified by RFID chip
Circulation conveyor: A conveyor that connects horizontal or platform overlapping functional units
Accumulation conveyor: Flexible conveyor for transporting, accumulating, sorting, and buffering on horizontal conveying sections
Angle conveyor: Used to master considerable height differences on short sections
Switch: The connecting element between the circulation conveyor and accumulation conveyor
Loading station: Intake of items into the SSI Carrier system
Unloading station: Items are unloaded and packed in desired sequence