MATERIAL HANDLING SOLUTIONS

SMS offers an extensive range of unit material handling technologies to meet all the unit movement requirements of a wide variety of industries – from very high throughput parcel handling, as found in courier applications, right through to pharmaceutical distribution, FMCG and production warehouses.

We continuously take note of the rapid advances in a host of the following technologies and are confident in offering our clients the most innovative and state-of-the-art solutions, which ensure operational efficiency well into the future.

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CONVEYANCE TECHNOLOGY

Accumulating & Roller Conveyor
Our accumulating roller conveyors are suitable for the automatic backing up of full and empty pallets, skeleton transport boxes and trays.
Chain Conveyor
Our chain conveyors are suitable for transporting pallets, trays, cartons and roll containers.
Stacking / Destacking Units
Our stacking / destacking units serve as a pallet dispenser. If required, pallets are automatically stacked or unstacked. These pallet magazines are used as an intermediate buffer in front of high-bay warehouses, workstations and pallet loaders.
Chain Transfer Units
Our transfer/ stroke converter is suitable for the horizontal transport of containers and cartons to sluice these either parallel or rectangular from the transport flow. The carrying device comprises toothed belts.

Inward Transfer
  • Roller curve
  • Merge
  • Transfer
Outward Transfer
  • Transfer
  • Pusher
  • Swivelling skate wheel transfer
  • Roller curve
  • Merge
  • Deflector
Vertical Transfer Unit
SMS Vertical Transfer Unit
A vertical transfer unit (VTU) is a conveyor used for the transport of goods in a vertical direction. Our VTU is especially utilised in an enclosed space for the transport of general cargo (such as containers and cartons) and also operates as a workpiece carrier. The conveyor is completely secured with a protective lining. The entry and exit points are protected by a safety fence against unauthorised access.
Transfer Car
Our transfer car is suitable for the transport of full and empty pallets, cartons and trays. The drive station is co-moving. As a load handling devices the roller conveyor offers several usage options, including: handover bridge, traversing unit, conductor lines, various measuring systems, light barriers and a frequency-controlled drive.
Turntables
Our turntables are mechanical turning device with a roller conveyor in which the conveyed goods are passed from one conveyor path to one or more others by rotating. The running direction of the conveyed goods are not changed. The turning device with a roller conveyor is used in an enclosed space for the transport of general cargo, such as totes and cartons. The drive and return stations are secured by cover plates.
Belt Conveyor
Our belt conveyors are suitable for the horizontal transportation of containers, trays, boxes and plastic bags. The support element is an endless belt dependent on the surface of the conveyed goods. The belt can glide on various sliding surfaces, depending on the product weight. Options available are plastic-coated chipboards or sheet steel. The drive unit is arranged underneath the conveyor. Belt conveyors can also be used in reverse. The conveyor lengths are reliant on the load and are recommended for indoor use at normal room temperature.
Conveyor Curves
Curved conveyors are designed to meet extremely high degree of reliability.
  • Belt
belt-conveyor-curve The reliability of our belt guide and the durability of the belt are the criteria which determines the performance of the belt curve. Special attention is given to these factors in the development of our belt curve.


  • Roller
roller-conveyor-curve Our roller curves are suitable for the transport of containers and cartons. The idlers are equipped with low-noise bearings. The drive unit is arranged underneath the conveyor. Straight sections are possible on inlet/ outlet, as well as on both sides. They are manufactured for indoor use at normal room temperature. The role curve is available in the following versions: 30 °, 45 °, 60 °, 90 ° -180 °.  


  • Link belt
link-conveyor-curve Our link belt curve is suitable for the horizontal transport of containers, cartons and poly bags. The support element is an endless link belt that depends on the surface of the conveyed goods. The belt can glide on various sliding surfaces, subject to the product weight. The drive station is located laterally to the conveyor. The conveyor lengths are dependent on the load. They are manufactured for indoor use at normal room temperature.
Toothed Belt Conveyor
Our toothed belt conveyor is a mechanical conveyor system with a fixed conveying path. It is executed stationary in a horizontal position. Optionally, the drive is set up as a head or central drive. This conveyor is used for the transport of general containers indoors and at normal room temperature. The drive and return stations are secured by cover plates. The toothed belt conveyor is modular so that various transfers can be implemented. Furthermore, retrofitting of storage modules is possible.
Continuous Conveyor
Our continuous conveyor is the direct connection between two or more transport levels. The main advantage of the continuous conveyor is the high capacity it can handle. The simultaneous inward/ outward transfer at several stops can take place on both sides. The inward  outward transfer is performed with a pusher or with the supply/ delivery section. Inward/ outward transfer is also possible via stake wheel strips in circulation.

SORTATION SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

HC Sorter
Modular in design, our HC Sorter works with the “sliding-shoe” principle, guiding products onto out-feed conveyors. It can handle a range of varies products and is defined by its high capacity, gentle handling, reduced noise level and easy maintenance. This system is ideal for the courier industry.
IQ-Grid
Bi-directional without hardware adjustments, our IQ-Grid offers clients a single point merge and sort solution, as well as multiple modules powered by a single drive. The sorter is also high in capacity and additional benefits are its modular design and easy maintenance.

AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE / CART

Pallet Shuttle AGV
SMS's Pallet Shuttle AGV (automatic guided vehicle) operates through predetermined magnetic strips. pallet_shuttle_AGV
    Features:
    • Travel speeds of up to 2m/s
    • The 2-wheel drive mechanism allows for a 360° turn on the same spot
    • Pallet loads weighing up to 1500kgs
    • Continuous status updates
    • Instructions and feedback
    • Li-ion battery / Super capacitor technology for continuous operations
    • Freezer applications possible up to -30°C operation (-22°F)
Car AGV
Car AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) -Self-charged robotic vehicle transfer system.Car_AGV The AGV parking system consists of free-roaming, battery operated, omni-directional units using traffic management software, markers, vision systems and lasers for self-guidance to manage the automated storage and retrieval of vehicles on trays.
    Advantages:
  • Maximum parking efficiency.
  • Flexible floorplan configuration.
  • Intelligent traffic management software.