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Flexibility in Every Aspect

(PresseBox) (Neunkirchen / Siegerland, ) SSI Schaefer, one of the global market leaders and innovators in the intralogistics sector, continues to expand its comprehensive shuttle portfolio for small load carriers with the innovative SSI Flexi Shuttle. The new solution will be unveiled at the intralogistics trade show, LogiMAT 2018. Powered by supercapacitors, the innovative single-level shuttle system can handle a variety of stored goods with a storage capacity of up to 50 kg, thanks to the adjustable-width load handling device (LHD). The unique feature of this system is the dynamically adaptable storage location sizes according to the dimensions of the stored goods. This feature is possible thanks to flexible positioning in the racking system.

The single-level shuttle is designed for use in highly dynamic automated miniload systems with a wide variety of stored goods. It combines the technology of the SSI Schaefer shuttle portfolio with the broad industry know-how of SSI Schaefer's intralogistics experts and stands out due to its high level of flexibility over the entire product life cycle.

Intelligent functional variety, variable storage location sizes, and maximum modularity

With the SSI Flexi Shuttle, SSI Schaefer is not only offering an innovative solution, but also a modular concept, which combines shuttles, lifts, and a racking system. It allows the creation of bespoke systems with excellent use of space. 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 and a height of up to 30 m. Having a comprehensive system that can efficiently store a broad spectrum of loading units and dimensions in a space-optimized manner is a significant advantage. The ability to handle a range of loading units with dimensions of up to 860x680 mm (LxW) is guaranteed by a universal load handling device, which is adjustable in width. Within one racking system it is possible to efficiently and safely store a mixture of cubic and conical bins, cartons and trays weighing up to 50 kg. As well as having high-performance lifts installed at the ends of the aisles this solution also allows any number of integrated lifts in accordance with the patented 3D-MATRIX Solution® concept to be installed in any position throughout the storage aisles. It is therefore possible to combine highly dynamic solutions with automated storage, buffering, and sequencing in just one system.

"In combination with this and in comparison to conventional concepts, the SSI Flexi Shuttle does not rely on fixed-allocation x-storage positions in the racking system. Our solution is instead completely independent of the hardware installed and utilizes an open and millimeter-precise positioning concept 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 undreamt-of possibilities", says Peter Berlik, technical CEO at SSI Schaefer. This kind of space-optimized rack compartment occupancy with maximum storage density can even be achieved with a high diversity of loading units and a broad spectrum of transport dimensions. Additional units and dimensions can be integrated or eliminated as required, without disrupting system operation. 

The SSI Flexi Shuttle impresses with maximum dynamic performance at travel speeds of up to 4 m/s, and can also be used in deep-freeze conditions. The system ensures the highest level of efficiency in all sectors, especially for customers with a wide variety of items, high performance demands, short delivery times, and small delivered quantities and units. It is therefore ideally suited for use in e-commerce too.

Powerful components for Industry 4.0 applications

The new, fully automated, high-performance shuttle plays an important part not only in sustainably increasing energy efficiency, but also in optimizing costs throughout the entire logistics chain when analyzing the total cost of ownership (TCO). The integration of supercapacitors as an energy source guarantees maximum performance density at the highest levels of technical performance. They also function as temporary energy-storage units whilst energy is recovered during braking processes.

In comparison to conventional energy supply concepts, the use of this technology reduces the number of wearing parts in the solution. This increases the service life of the system and reduces the TCO.

The integrated energy storage feature of the shuttles also guarantees user-friendly operation when entering the aisles and easy access for maintenance personnel.

The software of the network components must also meet stringent requirements for use in industry environments. High and reliable system availability is essential, especially when a large number of shuttles with autonomous energy supply are in operation. For this reason, the SSI Flexi Shuttle ensures wireless, secure and powerful communication using Siemens Industrial Wireless LAN (IWLAN). This provides a high degree of reliability and security, even in complex logistics solutions.

Service and maintenance tasks can also be made significantly easier with the integration of our proprietary logistics software WAMAS® and the logistics cockpit WAMAS® Lighthouse. WAMAS Lighthouse ensures transparent processes as well as permanent availability of the system data by combining classical visualization tasks with the display of logistics metrics. This enables predictive maintenance of the system without defined intervals and unnecessary downtime, resulting in reduced maintenance costs over the entire product life cycle.

Future-proof system

More in-depth information about this revolution in the shuttle market is waiting to be discovered at this year’s intralogistics trade shows, LogiMAT (Stuttgart, 13 - 15 March 2018) and CeMAT (Hanover, 23 - 27 April 2018). "The new SSI Flexi Shuttle will be an important addition to our shuttle family in 2018, helping to increase the market coverage of our fully automated storage systems", explains Peter Berlik. Whether single-level or multi-level solutions for the handling of pallets, trays, cartons, or bins, the scope of SSI Schaefer shuttle systems is comprehensive and fits perfectly into almost any modern warehouse. Thanks to an extensive shuttle portfolio, the intralogistics experts can create an optimized storage solution with fast materials transport and short access times.

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The SSI Schaefer Group is the world's leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs almost 10,000 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany), at more than ten domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers' unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.

SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses, industrial plants, workshops and offices. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI Schaefer's broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations - not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.

SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.

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