Lift off for PEI Genesis
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.
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