Beumer Group, a supplier of automated sorting systems, has added a new sortation system called the Rota-Sorter to its portfolio of products.
The Rota-Sorter is a flexible and efficient sortation system that can handle different types of items such as bags, polypacks or packages. The robust machine is quick and uses a special discharge technology to ensure the gentle handling of items.
The Rota-Sorter helps users transport on one line light, flat items of 120mm (4.7in) x 60mm (2.4in) x 5mm (0.2in) up to 1,200mm (47.2in) x 800mm (31.5in) x 800mm (31.5in) and weighing up to 31.5kg (69.4 lb). The system is capable of processing up to 5,000 items per hour. The sinusoidal velocity curve of the discharge mechanism ensures gentle handling of the items, even at high throughput rates, thus considerably reducing damage rates. The system is also quiet to operate.
The Rota-Sorter’s simple structure provides functional reliability as it only contains a handful of moving parts. The discharge system requires no complicated electronics and only a few sensors to ensure accurate sortation. The discharge system’s robust design and easy accessibility for service technicians helps increase system availability and reduces maintenance costs.
The modular system allows companies to remain flexible as the discharge systems can be mounted anywhere on the outside of the sorter and can then be changed at a later date. Additional discharge systems can also be added at any time.
Discharge can be realized on one or on both sides of the sorter. Instead of operating the system as a single sorter, the capacity can be increased to 15,000 items per hour by operating it independently as a double or triple sorter. Depending on the application, Beumer Group supplies feeding and discharging lines, scanners, weight and volume measuring, accumulation chutes and conveyors, container tipping devices and comprehensive conveying technology.
February 10, 2016