Lift off for PEI Genesis - SSI Schaeferby Press Release on 2012-08-10 04:38:09
SSI Schaefer have supplied and installed two Logimat vertical lift machines into the premises of PEI Genesis based in Southampton.
PEI Genesis is the world’s fastest assembler of precision connectors and power supplies. From the world’s largest global component inventory, PEI Genesis develop engineered solutions that support the military, industrial, medical, aerospace, transportation, and energy sectors.
Jerry Griffin, Facilities Manager, PEI Genesis, said: “We have a good, long standing relationship with SSI Schaefer having previously worked with them to provide us with both single storey and two-tier Regal 3000 modular shelving systems. We were first made aware of the new SSI Schaefer Logimat following research done into buying a new vertical lift machine to complement our existing operation. This was to provide us with a high performance picking solution for our small parts in limited space.”
A key factor in the decision to purchase the Logimat machines was the rack and pinion lift mechanism – the advantage being there are no chains or belts , making it reliable and easy to maintain. The modular design also allowed SSI Schaefer to easily match the dimensions of an existing machine whilst maximising the available space for the second machine.
PEI Genesis now have a 6,0000mm high Logimat machine to meet their original requirement, in addition to an 8,500mm high machine required for a totally separate application.
A LogiMat storage lift can be compared to an oversized drawer cabinet with two stacks of trays (one in the front and one in the rear). Between those stacks operates a lift, which extracts individual trays as required and delivers them to the service window.
The Logimat space-saving storage system from SSI Schaefer is ideal for small parts storage and offers a high order picking performance – vertical storage solutions are an ideal alternative to store and order pick small parts in a compact and ergonomic way resulting in increased performance levels of up to 20%.
Due to its compact design, the system not only provides reduced energy costs but also provides a 90% storage space saving in comparison to conventional static solutions. Its modular design allows the system to be fully adjustable to individual requirements providing numerous design options with the flexibility to extend in the future.
With minimized order picking errors through its computer-controlled processes, Schaefer’s LogiSoft software can also be combined or integrated into an existing warehouse management system with ease.
About SSI Schaefer
SSI Schaefer is the UK and world’s leading provider of automated materials handling equipment and integrated storage solutions with a product offering ranging from a single plastic tote through to high bay warehousing systems and almost everything in between – all of its own manufacture.
A global company with a local presence, SSI Schaefer is a solutions provider that offers unrivalled in-house expertise in the design, build, installation and maintenance of major, and often bespoke, production and distribution centre operations across a broad spectrum of commercial and industrial sectors.
Typical products range from storage and transport containers, with more than 2000 different types of plastic totes, modular shelving, carton live storage and racking, fully automated picking solutions and rack-clad automated storage and retrieval systems. Having developed its own warehouse management systems and warehouse control systems, SSI Schaefer is also at the forefront of automation IT provision.
SSI Schaefer continues to deliver total integrated support to each of its customers. Its dedicated team use their individual specialist skills, expertise and knowledge of combined standard and automation products, both hardware and software, to offer the widest range of possible solutions to any company with an interest in increasing its operational efficiency.
For further information:
SSI Schaefer – 01264 386600