The SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick is the first fully automatic picking cell that can be effortlessly integrated into existing storage architectures. Benefit from the highest picking quality and a performance of up to 2,400 units per hour.

The picking, namely the compilation of an individual selection of articles for a customer, is the most demanding task in storage automation. Up until now, every attempt to create a less expensive and simpler picking process through picking automation has failed because of the inflexibility of image recognition systems. SSI SCHÄFER has solved this problem with the development of the SSI Robo-Pick. The picking robots from SSI SCHÄFER can now handle the monotonous tasks previously performed by warehouse workers.

The innovative combination of 3D and 2D image processing has enabled SSI SCHÄFER to achieve a technological breakthrough.


SSI Robo-Pick

The SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick is served by SSI SCHÄFER’s Cuby shuttle system, the Schaefer Carousel System (SCS), or the Schaefer Miniload Crane (SMC) with trays loaded with single layers. These are analyzed and assessed by the image recognition system, developed specifically for the SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick. The trays are then presented on a conveyor system to the picking robots. The robots pick the required products as per order request from the warehouse management system and place them gently in the corresponding order container within a matter of seconds. Depending on the order structure, between 10 and 20 orders can be processed simultaneously.

The SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick image processing system is not influenced by multi-layered products, products lying at an angle, black articles, round products, asymmetrical, or angular packaging. Your benefit: Stored articles neither have to be programmed into a system in a complex process, nor do they require a special position in the storage container.

The SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick utilizes the links between load carriers and articles that already exist in every automated warehouse to ensure that the customers receive the correct articles. Every carton, every tray, and every container — every load carrier is always assigned to an article. The multi-stage monitoring of the entire procedure simultaneously results in almost error-free picking results.

Furthermore, the SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick is not simply restricted to order picking applications. It is also an ideal solution for processing returns. This is an area of logistics which is becoming increasingly important for distance selling and mail-order business.

SSI Robo-Pick

The SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick system is an innovative product capable of effortlessly handling an enormous diversity of products with different dimensions, shapes, and surface characteristics. SSI SCHÄFER has not only achieved a technological breakthrough with this system but also provides an unmatched price-performance ratio. Creating innovations that are rapidly and sustainably worth their investment is a focal issue for SSI SCHÄFER . The SSI SCHÄFER Robo-Pick truly earned the award as “Best Product of the Year” in February 2011.

  • Fully automated picking cell

  • More than 2,400 picks/h

  • The highest flexibility as products do not have to undergo a ‘teach-in’ process

  • Gentle product handling

  • No additional product data management

  • Two-stage image recognition system reads the position of the products in the storage container and controls the universal picking robot

  • Rapid return on investment

  • High picking quality and reliability

  • Low error rate

  • Short order fulfillment times

  • Relieves employees of monotonous procedures

  • Suitable for both fast moving and slow-moving products