SSI Flexi Shuttle

Posted by Schaefer Systems International, Inc. (booth # S2018)

Summary of Innovation

The innovative single-level shuttle system handles a wide variety of stored goods with a storage capacity of up to 50 kg (110 lb), thanks to an adjustable-width load handling device (LHD). The unique feature of this system is the adaptability for storage location sizes. This feature works by having flexible positioning within the racking system. Having a comprehensive system that efficiently stores a broad spectrum of load unit dimensions in an optimized space is a significant advantage. Load units with length and width dimensions up to 860 x 680 mm (33.85” x 26.77”) are easily handled. High performance lifts work in accordance with the SSI SCHAEFER patented 3D-MATRIX Solution®. The design allows installation at any position throughout the storage aisles and combines automated storage, buffering, and sequencing in just one system. With the SSI Flexi Shuttle, SSI SCHAEFER offers its standard legendary modular innovation, but also combines the shuttle feature with lifts and a racking system to deliver a scalable solution in the market. This new shuttle system allows for custom system applications where maximum storage density is required, and provides significant increases in storage density versus traditional shuttle systems due to dynamic shelf positioning. The system is suitable for single-, double-, and multiple-deep storage with variable height and width partitions up to an aisle length of 150 m (492 ft) and heights of 30 m (98 ft). Moving at impressive speeds up to 4 m/s (13 ft/s), the SSI Flexi Shuttle also works in a number of extreme conditions like deep freezer and cold storage—perfect for grocery and CPG applications.

In comparison to conventional applications, the SSI Flexi Shuttle does not rely on fixed-allocation x-storage positions within the racking system. The SSI Flexi Shuttle solution is completely independent of installed hardware and utilizes an open and millimeter-precision positioning concept—along with optimized compartment occupancy. Paired with intelligent IT strategies, the rack design allows size-independent, fully automatic, space-optimized storage, and therefore offers operators previously unheard of possibilities. This kind of space-optimized rack compartment occupancy, with maximum storage density, is achievable even with a high diversity of load units and a broad spectrum of transport dimensions. Additional units and dimensions can be integrated as required for business without disrupting the system operation.

Innovation Statement

Using an adjustable-width load handling device (LHD). The unique feature of the SSI Flexi Shuttle is the adaptability for storage location sizes. This feature works by having flexible positioning within the racking system and efficiently stores a broad spectrum of load unit dimensions in an optimized space for a significant advantage.

Applicability

This product is well-suited for a variety of fulfillment center applications that have a need for high-density storage with various sizes of cartons, totes, boxes, or trays for either single-, double-, or even multiple-deep storage and variable height positions.

 

Posted Date 1/18/19
Contact Sharon Wahrmund
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Category Best New Innovation

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