Cartons assembled for outbound shipment are routed to the shipping sorter.
The shipping sorter serves two main purposes:
Automatically diverts cartons to a specific destination
Diverts cartons to shipping doors
Narrow Belt Sorter
Narrow belt sorters is a sorter for medium-sized items.
Medium to high throughput capability (up to 120 cases per minute)
90 or 30 degree divert capability
Narrow belt sorters are designed for 2-sided transfer of items. Product can be transferred off either side of the conveyor to other right angle conveyors, workstations, packing operations, ticketing stations, shipping departments, or other similar operations.
Pop-up wheel sorter
A belt-powered sortation conveyor using modular pop-up wheel type diverter assemblies to affect the sorting of the product.
The pop-up-wheel Belt Sorter Conveyor consists of a belt conveyor with two rows of wheels at divert points. The wheels are skewed (angled in relation to conveyor flow), and they pop-up pneumatically to steer cartons onto the outbound live roller junctions at either 30 or 45 degrees.
Take-away conveyors are either powered or use gravity.
Capacity (weight): up to 75lbs per foot
Conveyor Width: Standard: 34” Between Frames
Sorter speed: up to300 FPM
Inexpensive medium-rate sorting solution
Can reach up to 100 cartons per minute
Belt-powered pop-up wheel sortation conveyor
Maintains product orientation
Sliding Shoe Sorter
High speed sortation (rates in excess of 200 cartons per minute)
Capacity (weight): 50lbs/ft
Conveyor Width: Standard: 60”BF
Sorter speed: up to 650ft/min
Bi-direction sorting capabilities
Ability to sort a wide variety of load mixes, varying in size, weight and type (cartons, totes, bags, etc.)
Available with pneumatic or electric control mechanisms
Good for applications requiring long lengths with many divert locations