New sorting system improves efficiency

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Beumer Group, a supplier of automated parcel and post distribution systems, has introduced its new BG Sorter CB Compact sortation system, which it says enables increased efficiency and flexible sortation in the tightest footprint.

The system features a narrow pitch and small radii, in addition to supporting the integration of a high number of inductions and destination chutes. The compact cross-belt loop sorter delivers the benefits of high-speed sortation, with high sortation accuracy and throughput at a reduced handling cost per item.

Beumer highlighted that an ability to sort a broad mix of items increases efficiency in warehouse operations and in courier, express and parcel (CEP) companies. The mix can include smalls, flats and rest mail across different sizes and dimensions, with parcels weighing up to 12kg. Fragile or difficult plastic-wrapped items can also be sorted within a single integrated process.

The sorting system delivers a claimed sortation accuracy of almost 100% using positive discharge of items from the sorter. Throughput is provided to meet current and future capacity forecasts. The company also highlighted features which streamline sortation, including automated positioning of each item for induction, dynamic adjustment of the acceleration and speed of the induction belts and cross-belts, and adaptive discharge timing.

Furthermore, a high-efficiency contactless energy system provides up to an 80% reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions compared with sorters with conventional drive systems. This efficiency, coupled with a low component count that aids maintenance, should help to reduce overall running costs.

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