In February 2015, a year after the successful market launch of the Skyfall overhead conveyor system, the upgraded version for solutions in the e-commerce segment made its debut at LogiMAT. Now, with the re-engineered SkySorter, Ferag is offering an innovative solution for distribution logistics. The first pouch sorter was successfully commissioned in October 2016 at Stage Stores, a very successful fashion logistics business in Texas, US. The capacity of the distribution centre was increased tenfold with the new system.

Performance figures of up to 10‘500 SKU’s position Skyfall alongside the most potent systems available. Skyfall’s software even facilitates the loading of multiple items into one pouch, further enhancing the system’s performance. Another world debut, solely provided by Ferag is the automated pouch unloading station.

Ultraflexible SkySorter conveyor technology for fashion logistics

Skyfall overhead conveyors from Swiss systems supplier Ferag AG are gaining a foothold in more and more application areas. The latest project comprises a complete SkySorter line for the transport, sorting, intermediate buffering and order-picking of garments, shoes and jewellery.

US group SDI Systems is primarily a specialist in Multi Channel solutions for the distribution industry and is integrating the Ferag innovation into an existing distribution centre owned by speciality retail chain Stage Stores, based in Houston, Texas.

Equipped with 5000 Skyfall hangers, the installation is operational since autumn of 2016. The installation is specifically aimed at improving the efficiency and speed of picking for the fast growing e-commerce Channel that Stage Stores operates.

Conveying of cartridges including sorter-system