MATERIAL FLOW 03 Above the correct target point, the flap opens and the articles glide into a chute and into the target tote 04 The system automatically detects when a target container is full and needs to be replaced basis of the gathered information the product is allocated to the final destination and diverted to a comb table, from where the closest gondola picks it up. When the gondola has reached the right destination, the flap opens (Fig. 03) and the articles glide into a chute and into the target tote. When the target tote is full, the system stops automatically, emits an acoustic signal and waits until the operator has replaced the full target tote with an empty one (Fig. 04). For this purpose, the system permanently determines the filling level of a tote by means of simplified volume calculation. The sorter can sort items at a throughput rate of typically 4,500 pieces/hour. This corresponds to a cycle time of 0.8 s for a product. “We do not always require this throughput, but we can achieve it regularly when articles from delivered batch totes are registered in our system”, reports Luig after a few months of running operation. He is very satisfied with an average reading rate of 98 percent. “From the concept and project engineering to test installation and start-up, Aponeo has always supported and showed understanding when we had technical problems”, Jammernegg is grateful for the good cooperation in the development of this project. Thanks to the new system Aponeo is not only prepared for the upcoming cold season and thus peak season, but also for the future documentation and verification directive. Photos: SSI Schaefer www.ssi-schaefer.de/en MULTIMEDIA CONTENT Internal video: Learn more about the introduced project. About SSI Schaefer SSI Schaefer is one of the world’s leading supplier of warehousing and logistics systems. The services offered range from elaborating designs to equipping warehouses with products from the company’s own production and implementing comprehensive logistics projects as the general contractor. The grouping of competencies under the umbrella brand name of SSI Schaefer forms the basis of developing storage systems geared to market requirements and of finding holistic solutions in the field of intralogistics for a variety of industries. 26 f+h Intralogistics 3/2015
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