Pouch Sorter SSI Carrier: A modular pouch sorter for e-commerce and omnichannel distribution

SSI Carrier

The SSI Carrier system is a modular pocket conveyor with numerous options

The heart of our SSI Carrier overhead conveyor technology is the primary load carrier. This is a roller adapter on an inner rail. You can connect various secondary load carriers to this adapter manually or as a fully-automated system. The secondary load carriers can be clothes hangers, pockets, or sturdy boxes.

The roller adapter and hanging load carriers include an RFID transponder. As a consequence, this conveying system is absolutely reliable. Alternatively, barcodes can also be used. High throughput, low maintenance, and universal usage for goods weighing up to 3 kilograms are the key features of the
SSI Carrier system.

Numerous functions united in one system

The unique feature of the SSI Carrier system is its flexibility. One load carrier enables accumulation, buffering, distributing, and sorting of goods.


The SSI Carrier pouch sorter is used in various industries and optimizes returns handling

With the SSI Carrier, items weighing up to 3 kg within fashion, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics or retail can be gently transported. The items range from clothes to shoes to cosmetics, toys, home appliances and electrical devices.

By using RFID technology and by handling individual items, small  e-commerce orders as well as large retail orders in any combination and in any desired sequence, can be processed within one system.

The core element of the SSI Carrier system is the matrix sorter. Items required for customer orders can be picked in various preceding systems and transferred to the SSI Carrier system completely unsorted. There, sorting batches are formed from customer orders and sorted according to the desired sequence – also within a customer order. In doing so, orders with different sizes and destinations can be processed at the same time and unloaded in desired sequences at unloading stations. From there, orders are packed and provided for shipment.

The modular design of the SSI Carrier system allows for standard components to be combined variably and economically. Furthermore, very high sorting performances of several thousand to tens of thousands of items per hour can be achieved. This means that the system is flexible and adapts to future business volumes at any time.

Thanks to its dynamic buffer, the SSI Carrier is also essential for smooth handling of returns. After a quality check, returned goods that are in high demand are stored directly in the dynamic buffer. The goods are immediately put back into the system and are fully available for new orders and re-shipment — saving valuable time. This represents an optimal solution for just-in-time or same-day delivery.

The SSI Carrier also delivers in terms of sustainability. In addition to increased storage density and permanent availability, the intelligent switch-on-demand and use of passively driven components ensure a high degree of energy efficiency. High technical performance, built-in safety, and low-maintenance operation distinguish the SSI Carrier pouch sorter.


The highly-dynamic pouch sorter system for eCommerce and omni-channel distribution.

The intelligent way from loading to packaging

The SSI Carrier is a modularly designed pocket conveyor used for hanging
transport of different items like shoes, electrical devices, toys, household
appliances, cosmetics and garments.


Reliable, versatile and unique

  •  Carrier: A roller adapter capable of reliably transporting a diverse range of load carriers and identifying them via RFID or barcode. The large opening is ideal for a broad product spectrum.

  • Circulation conveyor: There are almost no limits to the length of the overall conveyor. It is capable of transporting both horizontally and vertically up to an incline of 30°.

  • Accumulation conveyor: The accumulation conveyor serves to transport, accumulate, single, sort, and buffer the load carriers on horizontal conveying sections. The carrier combines both the transport and accumulation functions. A broad variety of goods thicknesses can be transported without having to define the spacing.

  • Diverter: The switch and branching element serves to connect circulation and accumulation conveyor sections, for example. It can be positioned anywhere along the route, enabling a completely customized route layout.

  • High system performance of up to 10,000 parts/load carriers per hour

  • Extremely high sorting precision, load securing, and process reliability

  • Lying goods and hanging goods can be transported at the same time 

  • User-friendly due to easy operation

  • Flexible due to optimum space usage

  • Long service life, low maintenance

  • Cost-effective implementation of dynamic warehouses

  • Precision and error prevention through RFID

  • Optimize the sorting process

  • Rapid re-availability of returns


A flexible omnichannel distribution thanks to the highly dynamic SSI Carrier pouch sorter.

Tailor-made logistics solution for Fenix

If you are looking for suitable clothing and equipment for your next outdoor adventure, Fenix provides a wide-range of premium goods. In order to meet the growing challenges of the omnichannel business, Fenix Outdoor International AG founded its own logistics company within the group – the Fenix Outdoor Logistics GmbH. The logistics company supplies stores in Germany and Scandinavia as well as e-commerce customers on a daily basis from their new logistics center in Ludwigslust.

SSI SCHAEFER worked as general contractor and created a tailor-made logistics solution including a turnkey implementation for Fenix Outdoor Logistics. Optimum handling of different characteristics of sales channels played an important role in this. Store deliveries are all about correct pre-sorting and sequencing of goods, while e-commerce stresses fast order processing of numerous small orders and highly efficient processing of returns. The core of the system is the innovative pouch sorter SSI Carrier by SSI SCHAEFER.


SSI Carrier, Pouch sorter

SSI Carrier, Pouch sorter

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