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New system sorts a broad range of items

07 April 2016

The new Rota-Sorter from Beumer Group is a sortation system that can handle different types of items such as bags, polypacks or packages.

The robust machine is said to be very fast and uses a discharge technology designed to handle items gently.

The Rota-Sorter helps users transport light, flat items of 120 x 60 x 5 millimetres up to 1,200 x 800 x 800 millimetres and up to 31.5 kilograms on one line. 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. Its quiet operation is another strong advantage of the system.

The Rota-Sorter's simple structure provides functional reliability. The system consists of only a handful moving parts for example. The discharge system requires no complicated electronics and only 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 very flexible: for example, the discharge systems can be mounted anywhere on the outside of the sorter, can be changed its positioning afterwards and additional discharge systems can be added. Discharge can be realised on one or on both sides.

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.