Automated Conveyor and Sortation Systems by Russell Conveyor & Equipment offer reliable and efficient order processing while being the center of a modern distribution center. We provide a range of conveyor sortation systems guided by advanced software to optimize warehouse operations, material handling, and supply chain demand.
Leading retailers and distributors trust us to produce rapid, accurate, and cost-effective conveyor solutions. With increasing labor costs and demand for faster, more productive operations, we can provide automated sortation systems to help improve productivity, throughput capacity, and distributors’ accountability.
Benefits of a Sortation System:
- Optimize output
- Improve order accuracy
- Develop efficient cross-docking processes
- Employ zone-skipping strategies
- Automate end-of-line palletizing operations
- Integrate with warehouse execution systems
Providing intelligent solutions to everyday problems, the sorting conveyor pushes products gently down the conveyor line. Without using a warehouse sorter in a distribution setting, the cartons would need to move manually, slowing production. These warehouse automated conveyors are best suited for high throughput operations that require products to flow to many locations.
Automated Sortation Conveyor Systems
The Automated Sortation Conveyor System uses conveyors, diverters, and warehouse management software (WMS) to quickly move products through a facility. Using a system integrator and software, the conveyor moves products quickly and efficiently. This allows warehouse management to cut labor and maintenance costs.
A conveyor diverter is sometimes needed to divert, or shift, a product of a certain shape or size to a different lane or area. A merging method tracks, identifies, and transports these materials throughout the entire process, which prevents products from getting lost.
Warehouse sorting allows lower labor costs as it doesn’t require as many operators. Our systems are modular by design, allowing you to expand as demand grows. This solution is ideal when you need to increase throughput and decrease labor costs.
Sortation System Diverter & Sorter
Choosing the correct diverter and sorter can be determined by the physical attributes of the conveyed items, space limitations, and throughput rates. The diverter uses a bar code scanner system to place cartons in an accumulation holding area. Afterwards, the cartons take turns moving into predetermined lanes. This conveyor product can divert at 30 degrees, 45 degrees, or even 90 degrees.
The divert most commonly used with the sortation conveyor diverter is a Pop-Up Wheel Divert. High-friction wheels rise up between the belts to accurately separate product and move to specified lane. This is designed to transfer small to medium sized items such as boxes, cartons, or totes. Afterwards, product can be transferred from either side of the sorter. This system expedites the packing and shipping process at an efficient rate.
Itoh Denki Pop Up Diverter
Sortation Conveyor Diverter Features
Some of the Sortation Conveyor Diverter Features include:
- Sweeper sorter
- Crossbelt sorter
- Paddle sorter
- Pusher or puller sorter
- Tilt Tray sorter
- Push tray sorter
- Strip-belt sorter
- Popup wheel sorter
- Shoe sorter
- Bombay sorter
- Vertical sortation system
- High-speed sorter
Warehouse Sorter is Gaining Popularity
The warehouse sorter has gained popularity because of its ability to make production lines run more quickly and efficiently while decreasing product damage. Because operators alone are no longer enough to keep up with the rising demand of e-commerce and order fulfillment, we are here to help.
Let Russell Conveyor & Equipment help you address a wide range of these emerging challenges. We have a long history of helping customers with automated conveyor systems. Call us today!