The SSI Autocruiser requires neither a PLC nor a material flow computer to find its destination. Each vehicle is equipped with a small pocket where destination cards are inserted. When the vehicle is loaded, a card is included, specifying the destination such as “Finished goods warehouse” or “Shipping”. The destination is printed on the card as a barcode. A barcode scanner reads this card at every branch along the track, such as at a switch to ensure the cruiser follows the correct route.
Commissioning the SSI Autocruiser is quick and cost-effective. The solution has been designed in such a way that reprogramming the switched for future changes to the route or expansions is a straight forward and simple process.
With its low upfront investment and the ability to reduce operational costs by up to 50%, in comparison to conventional conveyor technology, the SSI Autocruiser rapidly pays for itself.