To keep pace with the growth in parcels and packages from e-commerce and related retail operations, postal carriers need to keep their automated processing centers agile by adopting the latest technology while constraining costs. With those goals in mind, Solution Net Systems will be introducing its comprehensive SNS Modular Sortation System at the show. This advanced system offers integrated features and low-voltage operation that can cut equipment and operational costs by 66%, and boost processing speeds and safety while improving the work environment for postal carriers and plant workers.
Quiet, scalable and cost-efficient, the SNS Modular Sortation System offers pre-engineered modules that are able to provide transport, flexible divert options, and ultimately an adaptable solution to the changing demands of postal carrier processing centers.
The sorter eliminates the need for pneumatic diverters thanks to conveyor belts with integrated, electric, bidirectional lateral rollers, thereby improving operational energy efficiency by nearly a factor of three and eliminating costs associated with regularly installing and maintaining air compressors.
It is also adaptable and can have a manual or automatic induction system. Integrated bidirectional belt diverters provide multiple divert points on a single belt to enhance process flexibility. The sorter integrates quickly with existing systems and software through common hardware interfaces and SNS’ FAST enterprise software, which helps streamline workflow, aid product visibility, and optimize production efficiency.
The system employs energy-efficient 24V motor-driven rollers and replaces large, unsafe mechanical pushers with safe, bidirectional diverter belts. Ambient sound is <70dB – far less than common air actuated diverters and well below regulatory requirements.