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Yodel updates sorting for irregular shapes

29 October 2021

THE PARCEL firm has invested over £1m in the sortation system, which is designed to handle delicate and irregular shaped parcels.

The Merlin2 system will be located at Yodel’s Shaw sorting centre and is the business’ second automated ‘out of gauge’ sortation facility, following the success of the original Merlin which was introduced in Wednesbury in 2019.

The system, created by Yodel’s engineers in response to needs of the booming online retail sector, is capable of processing up to 2,900 one-metre-long items per hour and will work alongside the larger fully automated sort at Shaw. Merlin2 is capable of handling items up to 1.8m long and 0.9m wide and will significantly increase the speed and efficiency of the ‘out of gauge’ parcel sorting process.

Yodel is linking the kit to its billing system to improve visibility.

 
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