Sortation

More elaborate systems that require products to be delivered to different locations throughout the warehouse, will need some sort of sortation solution. Choosing the right sorter is a factor of many things: the physical attributes of the conveyed items, throughput rates, and space limitations to name a few.

There are several classes of Automotion sortation conveyor that satisfy many different system requirements. From the cost-effective trap arm to the space efficient pop-up sorter, to the high speed, high volume shoe sorters, Automotion has the right sorter for you.

Unsure which sorter is best for your application, Automotion's customer service representatives are standing by to help you make the right choice.

Types of Sorters

AS30: Sliding Shoe Sorter

Sliding Shoe Sorter

  • Single side sort rate up to 200+ CPM, Double side sort rate up to 130 CPM.
  • Speed up to 600 FPM.
  • Pneumatic & Magnetic divert switch.
  • Infinite adjustable positioning of divert gates.
  • Energy absorbing elastomer cushions on all divert shoes.
  • Pop-off/Snap-On Jam resistant divert shoes
  • Integral belt conveyor infeed unit provides consistently smooth transition of product.
  • See-through plexiglass panels incorporated into the side frame

MB30 & MB90: Multi-Belt Sorters

Multi-Belt Sorter

With ability to reach conveyor speeds of 350 feet per minute and design features that can produce a sort rate of 100 case per minute and higher, Automotion's MultiBelt sorter is a sortation solution that is both fast and accurate. The sorter is a simple modular system that is composed of a drive section,a tail section, intermediate bed(s), and divert bed(s)

The divert section on the AutoSort 16, is a 30° Pop-Up Wheel divert. This divert uses (5) rows of pop-up wheels, that pneumatically lift the product off the belts and onto an awaiting take away. This action is powered by the main conveyor, so no additional drives are necessary.

If a perpendicular divert is needed, the AutoSort 17 features a divert section composed of pop-up rollers.

  • Ideal for shipping and/or receiving operations with a high rate, high volume requirement.
  • Can accomplish rates up to 100 cartons per minute* at speeds up to 400 ft. per minute.
  • Transports product on a surface of multiple belts. Each belt is properly tensioned by an individual spring take-up.
  • The belt tracks feature a unique "rolling design", that results in a longer belt life, quieter operation, and a reduction in necessary horsepower.
  • The AutoSort 16 uses a divert point that consists of a series of pop-up wheels that are angled at 30°. These wheels are driven by the main conveyor and require no additional drives.
  • The AutoSort 17 uses a divert point that consists of pop-up rollers that are angled at 90 °.
  • The multi-belt sorter is a modular system that is composed of a drive section, intermediate bed(s), divert bed(s), and a tail section.

AutoRoll+ MDR 30 & 90 Diverts

MDR Diverts

Flat Face Arm Sorter

Flat Face Arm Sorter

  • Ideal for shipping and/or receiving operations with a high rate requirement.
  • Can accomplish rates up to 60 cartons per minute when used with sortation belt conveyor running up to 450 feet per minute.*
  • Handles a wide variety of conveyables up 75 lbs., depending on system sort rate and design.
  • Gentle controlled sweeping action diverts conveyables at a 45° angle onto powered or non-powered takeaway conveyor.
  • Air-operated arm can be controlled manually or remotely
  • Designed to be used with Automotion's standard belt conveyor or live roller divert conveyor.
  • Best results accomplished when paired with an Automotion high speed induction conveyor.

Bow Arm Sorter

Bow Arm Sorter

  • Ideal for shipping and/or receiving operations with a medium rate requirement and where product orientation needs to be preserved.
  • Can accomplish rates up to 30 cartons per minute when used with sortation belt conveyor running at 100 to 350 feet per minute.*
  • Handles a wide variety of conveyables up 75 lbs., depending on sys. sort rate and design.
  • Diverts 45° onto powered or non-powered takeaway. Product maintains orientation.
  • Air-operated arm can be controlled manually or remotely
  • Designed to be used with Automotion's standard belt conveyor or live roller divert conveyor.
  • Best results accomplished when paired with an Automotion high speed induction conveyor.

Trap Arm Sorter

Trap Arm Sorter

Automotion's trap arm sorter provides flexibility and effectiveness in handling and separating a wide range of packaged goods and materials. The trap arm, which is air operated, diverts product from the sort conveyor an onto a powered or non-powered take-away conveyor.

The trap arm sorter is ideal for medium rate sortation applications.

  • Ideal for shipping and/or receiving operations with a medium rate requirement.
  • Can accomplish rates up to 20 cartons per minute when used with sortation belt conveyor running at 100 to 250 feet per minute.*
  • Handles a wide variety of conveyables up 75 lbs., depending on system sort rate and design.
  • Diverts at an angle of 90° onto a powered or non-powered takeaway conveyor.
  • Air-operated arm can be controlled manually or remotely
  • Designed to be used with Automotion's standard belt conveyor or live roller divert conveyor.
  • Best results accomplished when paired with an Automotion high speed induction conveyor.

Pusher Sorter

Pusher Sorter

Automotion's AutoSort 02 is a pusher sorter, that diverts product from the sortation conveyor onto a take-away conveyor by extending the diverter when the product passes in front of it. It can transfer to a conveyor that is parallel or perpendicular, which makes it a good option when linear space is limited.

The pusher sorter is ideal for medium rate sortation applications.

  • Ideal for shipping and/or receiving operations with a medium rate requirement and where linear space is limited.
  • Can accomplish rates up to 40 cartons per minute when used with sortation belt conveyor running up to 250 feet per minute.*
  • Handles a wide variety of conveyables up 75 lbs., depending on system sort rate and design.
  • Diverts 90° onto a parallel or perpendicular, powered or non-powered takeaway conveyor.
  • Air-operated arm can be controlled manually or remotely
  • Designed to be used with Automotion's standard belt conveyor or live roller divert conveyor.
  • Best results accomplished when paired with an Automotion high speed induction conveyor.