Interroll launches new sorting system
26 March 2021
A DROP tray sorter suitable for a wide range of users has been added by Interroll to its range of automated sortation solutions.
The Split Tray Sorter MT015S is designed to make it easier for companies to enter the e-commerce market or can be used as a flexible addition to existing sortation solutions, for example in the fashion industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and for parcel service providers.
Based on the proven mechanical design principles of Interroll sorters, the new Split Tray Sorter is said to ensure maximum availability, very long service life, and fast payback times for the automatic sortation of conveyed goods weighing up to 12kg. This makes these compact and flexibly expandable systems particularly suitable for system integrators who want to enable their customers to implement e-commerce or omnichannel strategies that are as powerful as they are economical, for example in the fashion or pharmaceutical industries. In addition, the new Split Tray Sorter in combination with Interroll's crossbelt sorters provides logistics service providers and courier, express and parcel service providers with an ideal solution for making customer-oriented distribution centres even more productive by efficiently separating small parts sortation from other transport goods.
Very short project runtimes can be realised, ready to start from day one
Even during the planning and development of the new Interroll Split Tray Sorter, special consideration was given to efficient manufacturing processes in order to realise optimum benefits for customers and end users.
"Because short project lead times give our customers a decisive competitive advantage, we focused not only on technical performance and quality but on very short delivery times for our customers," says Steffen Flender, managing director of Interroll Automation GmbH.
"This includes the fact that the system already has a modular and configurable machine control system. This allows it to be commissioned easily, quickly and safely and then connected to customers’ respective goods management system," reports Florian Funk, global product manager for Sorters at Interroll. In addition, the systems offer the possibility of recording, visualising, and processing the operating status in real time and generating helpful operating data—important prerequisites for predictive maintenance and Industry 4.0 applications.
Complete automation of upstream and downstream processes
Equally future-proof is the ability to flexibly adapt the system to changing material flow processes thanks to its modular expandability. In addition, the supply of goods to the sorter can be easily automated by the optional Interroll Top Loader, which is based on the proven technology of the innovative infeed conveyors for the crossbelt sorters. In combination with the Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP) and a zero-pressure- accumulation connection to labelling or packaging machines, this solution can even be used to completely automate downstream work processes from picking to shipping, if desired.
"With the Split Tray Sorter, we now offer an innovative solution in the basic segment. We will continue to consistently drive the expansion and deepening of our sorter platform," says Flender.