The increasing volumes of small parcels coming from Asian marketplaces, such as Alibaba, are a challenge for crossbelt and other conventional sorting systems. Small, lightweight, irregularly shaped and cylindrical items – often poorly packed in just a layer of wrapping with copious amounts of tape and labels – are causing an increasing number of incorrect sorts and lost items. The smaller lightweight items are a concern for existing sorting centers, which are often set up for larger and well-packaged parcels.
The Single Cross Tray Sorter – developed by EuroSort – is set to change this. The most innovative aspect is the tray, which is enclosed on four sides. This ensures that every item – large, small, flat or round – remains in the tray throughout the entire sorter loop. When the tray has reached the correct sorting exit, the cleats on both sides of the carrier start to move. They provide a forced discharge, so that every item, regardless of shape, weight or size, reaches the right exit.
Another advantage is that the cleats of the trays can move in two directions. This enables two-sided discharging, which means that the number of exits per square meter is more than that of most conventional sorting systems. This feature makes the Single Cross Tray Sorter a compact sorting solution, which can easily be placed on a standard mezzanine floor due to its low machine weight.
This sorter uses EuroSort’s proven Flex Drive System, which allows endless sorter layouts, elevation changes, and built-in motor redundancy to increase uptime on busy days. Building on this framework keeps the system energy efficient, simple to maintain and scalable.
The purchase of an automatic input system is no longer necessary due to safe manual loading possibilities. Automatic loading remains available when additional functionality is needed, such as weighing, dimensioning, six-sided scanning, and OCR delay lines. This all leads to lower investment costs than those of older sorting systems.
Join the Small Parcel Sorting Masterclass
Wednesday October 2nd and Thursday October 3rd 2019, at EuroSort near Amsterdam.
Join the experts in small parcel and mixed mail sortation systems for an exclusive Small Parcel Sorting masterclass. This masterclass is exclusively open to decision makers in postal and parcel companies. Space is limited, so interested parties are invited to confirm their place as soon as possible.
This compact masterclass is the perfect opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into cost-saving opportunities and new sorting technology as well as special chutes for trolleys, totes and postal bags. Featuring a live demonstration, Gerbrand van Schooneveld, international sales representative from EuroSort, will highlight why unit sorters are perfect for small parcels and mixed mail, compared to other well-known sorting systems.
PostNL’s revolutionized letterbox delivery
The masterclass will also benefit from the presence of PostNL, one of the country’s foremost mail and parcel service provider. Paul Meereboer, manager business development from PostNL will share firsthand examples of how they have optimized its delivery, implemented process changes to improve the sorting process, and how PostNL’s self-developed ‘fashion packs’ have revolutionized letterbox delivery.
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