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a reference label. RF technology is used for
picking. Staff members process the orders
by picking goods from cartons loaded on
Split Tray Sorter
The Split Tray Sorter is a sorter with 680 outlets,
and carries out automatic order processing. The
Split Tray Sorter receives full-case cartons from
the pallet storage system, or partial carton goods
from the OSR Shuttle, with remaining quantities
being returned to the Shuttle System for storage.
The picker supplies articles to the Split Tray
Sorter at altogether eight work stations. Staff
members place the items in the sorter tray one
by one, with the sorter being supplied with up
to 15,000 items each hour. The sorter places
the articles into a carton underneath one of the
680 outlets, through a chute, with absolute pre-
cision. The sorter has a two-part tray element,
two articles can be placed in a tray if necessary.
The KiSoft software allows the articles to be pro-
KiSoft WCS ensures that the articles are dis-
tributed evenly among the eight in-feed points
to achieve maximum performance, as the Split
Tray Sorter has a sorting capacity of 15,000
items. The Split Tray Sorter has a fill level mon-
itoring function for the cartons; once the carton
has reached the maximum fill level, a light lights
up. A staff member pushes the full carton onto
the take-away conveyor, which delivers the
carton to the dispatch preparation area.
The Split Tray Sorter has the huge advantage
of all orders being processed efficiently, reliably
and automatically via a single system, indepen-
dent of the order structure or the sales channel
(store, export, e-commerce). The Split Tray
Sorter is also designed in the corporate colours
of celio*: red, black, grey and white.
The completed cartons are automatically closed,
sealed and then receive a shipping label. Finally,
the cartons are shrink-wrapped to provide addi-
In the dispatch area, the cartons are automati-
cally sorted according to their sales channel and
assigned to the individual dispatch ramps.
KNAPP also equipped celio* with a compre-
hensive software package, with celio* providing
the host system. KNAPP Group delivered the
KiSoft Warehouse Control System KiSoft as well
as KiSoft SRC for controlling and managing the
OSR Shuttle. KiSoft i-Point controls the visualisa-
tion framework for the OSR Shuttle – in addition,
the modern PLC system S7 is in operation.
The all-in-one software system provides celio*
with the possibility of simple stock management,
access to statistics, as well as comprehensive
visualisation and display of error situations.
Hanging garments area
A separate warehouse area of 6,000 m2 is
available for processing hanging garments.
This area is equipped with modern, modular
trolley technology from Dürkopp Fördertechnik
the Dürkopp representative office in France,
CMC, carried out the system installation. The
trolley system can handle more than 50,000
items per hour. Hanging goods are picked
manually on several levels of the warehouse.
An end-to-end approach is also implemented
in the hanging goods area, and all systems were
supplied by Dürkopp Fördertechnik and CMC.
System installation was completed successfully
within 9 months, and the key to success was
clearly the close collaboration with celio*. The
KNAPP solution allows celio* more flexibility
in terms of volume variations, a reduction
of logistic costs per itemas well as a definite
improvement in the quality of picking (error rate
of 3 in 1,000 items).
The use of modern, ergonomically designed
Pick-it-Easy workstations has provided a sig-
nificant improvement for staff members. The
goods-to-person principle allows for an efficient
order processing, ideal for minimising physical
strain. The OSR Shuttle ensures the safe
and space-effective storage of folded garments,
and makes inventory control fast and easy,
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