An increase in volume requires an increase in throughput. When space is limited, or the layout is challenging, a narrow pitch and small radii can be the solution to deliver the benefits of a high-speed sortation system.
The mix of items which can be handled by the BG Sorter® Compact CB, which is a high-speed cross belt loop sorter, ranges from small items and flats to parcels weighing up to 12 kg. This wide mix is typical for sorting items such as fashion, accessories, food products as well as packages, smalls, flyers and rest mail of different sizes and dimensions.
The flexibility of the modular system enables features such as exceptionally small radii for the curves and a high number of induction units and destination chutes to be integrated into the tightest sortation footprint.
Even with the complexity of sorting lightweight and plastic-wrapped shipments, the sorter has a proven ability to deliver almost 100% sortation accuracy. This is achieved by using active discharge of the products from the sorter rather than using gravity-fed discharge. The automation of the sortation process replaces labour-intensive sortation of these particular items and provides the operational throughput to support current and future capacity forecasts.
Smooth control for efficient operation
End-to-end control of the sortation process is supported by full integration between the sortation system’s SCADA, a Warehouse Management System (WMS) or other systems.
To streamline warehouse operation, order-picking and packaging and shipping can be coordinated to optimise throughput and reduce the handling cost per item. For CEP sortation, the priority is often to maintain productivity and throughput by minimising downtime at the in-feed sections. Even with its small footprint, the system design specifically addresses these key priorities for each business and operation.
The system is digital in the sense that it provides the option of using data analytics to improve operational efficiency within the existing system layout. Over time, distribution centres can choose to continually enhance performance by using data analytics on operational, maintenance and management level.
Energy and maintenance efficiency
A high-efficiency, contactless energy system is used to transfer power from the sorter frame to the moving cross belts. The drive system enables the system to reduce energy consumption in addition to reducing emissions up to 80 percent compared to sortation systems driven by conventional drive systems.
As the sorter is integrated using very few components, the system requires a low level of maintenance.
The combination of advanced sortation features and proven technology enables the BG Sorter® Compact CB to optimise efficiency and minimise cost by providing flexible sortation in a limited footprint.
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