Box sorter launches at ‘one-third average price’
19 December 2017
Manufacturing and logistics control specialist Red Ledge and materials handling specialist Stockrail International are co-launching ‘Red Ledge RedRail’, an Excel spreadsheet-driven box sorter that is said to be one third the price of an average sortation system.
Red Ledge RedRail is available in one- through 12-gate versions and sorts most items that can be scanned including trays and tote boxes, from 200mm up to 780mm, at a rate of 500 to 1,000 boxes an hour depending on size.
The system is driven by a standard Excel spreadsheet that issues sortation instructions, controls the sorting process and reports results once sortation is complete. Logistics processes controlled by the system include goods in and verification, cross-docking and goods out, where boxes are sorted by (say) courier or route.
System return on investment (ROI) is rapid say Red Ledge. Red Ledge RedRail enables significant workforce reduction, reduces sortation time by as much as 80% and increases accuracy to near-100% levels.
“This system is an industry game changer” says Red Ledge technical director Alan Wilcockson.
Red Ledge is a specialist in RFID, barcode, voice and sensor technologies for the IIoT age. The company is growing at 40% per annum.