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The smart sorting solution

12 December 2012

Transnorm has installed its SmartSort to great effect at the Cologne-Bonn headquarters of a worldwide logistics operator. Previously, orders despatched on pre-sorted Euro-pallets for collection by express couriers wer

Transnorm has installed its SmartSort to great effect at the Cologne-Bonn headquarters of a worldwide logistics operator.

Previously, orders despatched on pre-sorted Euro-pallets for collection by express couriers were assembled manually. The compact SmartSort has fitted easily and inconspicuously into the existing conveyor system.

The system sorts 2000 boxes of differing sizes per hour, with a continuous speed of 1.7m/s, smoothly distributing them without twisting or guiding with sided guides.With a decibel rating of <65dB (A) measured at 1 to 1.5m away, the SmartSort has a noise level no higher than normal conversation.

The Smart-Sort distribution unit consists of an RC22 roller conveyor driven by a flat belt, fitted with multi-position distributing units mounted on moveable sub-frames.

While in conventional systems separate drives are needed for each distribution unit, SmartSort technology requires only two drives for a 10m long track with five diverts.
 
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