Batch Pick’n Scan Sorter

Batch Pick ’n Scan Sorter

Scanning and sorting in the smallest possible space

The Batch Pick ’n Scan Sorter from SSI SCHAEFER is an option for companies to rapidly enhance the capacity and efficiency of their picking. This system can automatically record and check the articles picked using the efficient batch pick method with 1D and 2D barcode reading and then divide them up into customer orders.

It consists of four areas. At the output station, the picked products are manually placed on a V-shaped conveyor belt. After separation, they pass through the Schäfer Scan Machine at a speed of 2.0 m/s where cameras scan every product from all 6 sides.

After the information has been processed and analyzed, the individual articles are placed on gondolas along with the sorter before they are delivered to the order containers or cartons at the sorting destinations. The versatility of the sorter and its high throughput of 4,500 items/hour makes it an ideal solution for a variety of different areas, tasks and industries. Whether used for incoming goods, returns, or sorting, the system’s only limitation is that the products are not spherical and their dimensions do not exceed 260 x 180 x 180 mm.

The sorting delivery and supply are specifically adapted to the nature of the articles being transported and these processes are optimized to fulfill the customer’s operational requirements.


1.    Picking:

Orders are picked in batches (1 container holds x orders) and transported by conveying systems for manual or automatic separation.

2.    Separation:

The products are removed separately from the batch container and placed on a conveyor that transports them directly into the Schäfer Scan Machine.

3.    Identification:

The products are identified and documented at a speed of 2.0 m/s.

4.    Sorting synchronization:

The products are simultaneously filled into the gondolas along with the sorter.

5.    Sorting:

Gondolas transport the products to the sorting destinations (1 destination = 1 order) and deliver the products to the correct destination. Read errors and other errors are transported to an error destination, where they can be identified and re-inducted, if necessary.

6.    Order completion:

The order containers are positioned underneath every sorting destination and are replaced manually or automatically via conveying systems. Incorrect products or orders are transported to a manual inspection station for assessment .

  • Higher picking performance

  • Up to a product weight of 1 kg

  • Suitable for product dimensions from 50 x 10 x 10 mm to 260 x 180 x 180 mm

  • Automatic control including photo documentation

  • Easy integration thanks to 3D sorter

  • High throughput: 4,500 items/hour

  • Product identification using a 6-side scan at a speed of 2.0 m/s

  • The number of required sorting destinations can be determined by

  • Application areas: Healthcare and Cosmetics 

  • Optimum use of space: requires significantly less space in comparison to other systems.