Intralogistics provider Beumer has used POST-EXPO 2017 to demonstrate its latest product, a parcel sorting system aimed for use in medium-sized parcel sorting centers.
The line sorter, which has a lower capacity than Beumer’s loop sorter, is aimed at use in medium-sized parcel sorting centers, a new market segment for the company. The line sorter will be available early 2018.
The line sorter is based on the same well-proven technology as the loop sorter and has high levels of friction, which pushes the item into the discharge chute. It can handle 10,000 items per hour.
The key difference with the loop sorter, apart from size, is the line sorter’s improved ability to better handle a wide variety of parcels, such as polybags, which will not get caught up in the conveyor belt. Instead of a sliding-shoe mechanism, each sorter ‘cart’ uses a slat-belt to slide the item into the discharge chute.
Peter Elmvang, director of marketing and communications, Beumer, said, “Companies are building smaller depots inside cities and need smaller systems with less capacity. Parcels is also a very competitive business, and the line sorter is more affordable with a reduced capex.
“It takes years to come up with a new product and we think this is going to have a very big impact on the market. Our line sorter is a beast, it will accept anything.”
September 28, 2017