Siemens brings in new VarioRoute for parcel sorting centers

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Siemens Logistics is to introduce a new variant of its tried-and-tested VarioRoute for flow splitting in parcel sorting centers. With this new technology, splitting parcel flows, filtering out rejected parcels or rerouting consignments can be tailored to specific customer requirements.

As a modular system, the fully automated VarioRoute can be adjusted for different plant layouts in the sorting centers, and can also be flexibly adapted to the range of parcels for processing. This includes an optimized configuration for fast and reliable processing of typical e-commerce parcels, which also cover a wide variety of small, lightweight consignments.

“In addition to the modular design, what distinguishes our enhanced VarioRoute is its plug and play system design,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. “With this highly modern system, the flow splitter can be expanded with additional modules without major outlay, making it easy to adapt to the changing requirements in the sorting centers.”

According to Siemens, the VarioRoute allows the best possible use of spaces in logistics centers thanks to its independent modules which can be put together in various different ways.

Its architecture is made up of roller units, independent of each other, pivotable by +/-45°, and each equipped with its own integrated electric motor. This is a purely electrical solution without pneumatics. Up to 12,000 packages and parcels per hour can be split or diverted by the powerful system.

Consignments weighing from 0.1kg to 50kg can be processed reliably depending on the configuration. Maintenance and servicing are simple, Siemens says, due to the service-friendly design, and repair times are quoted at less than 30 minutes.

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