The SSI Autocruiser requires neither a PLC nor a material flow computer to find its destination. Each vehicle is equipped with a small pocket for inserting destination cards. 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.
Commissioning the SSI Autocruiser is quick and cost-effective. Reprogramming the switches for future changes to the route or expansions to the system is child’s play.
With its low investment costs and cost reductions of 50% in comparison to conventional conveyor technology, the SSI Autocruiser rapidly pays for itself.