Built for e-commerce
Adding automatic singulators to the system played a key part in streamlining the sortation process.
As parcels arrive at bulk in-feed areas using a combination of fully-automated container tippers and boom conveyors, the parcels are grouped and fed into the singulators.
Parcels enter the singulator’s in-feed module in bulk. Then they travel through a set of skewed roller conveyors onto a section of individually-controlled belts. This dynamic process automatically conveys parcels into a single stream of evenly-spaced items, which are conveniently ready to enter the automatic induction to the cross-belt loop sorter system. The result is a time-saving automated sortation process of a large variety of different items that have been brought in as loose load, cages and also pallets.
In addition, the singulator detects any double parcels, such as those which are side-by-side or overlapping, as well as any that are too long, too high or too thin. These items are diverted to a separate conveyor line for re-introduction to the parcel stream.
This feature, in particular, is absolutely critical in today’s landscape of odd-sized parcels from e-commerce.