The Prorunner mk5 from Nedpack is a vertical sortation system that requires a small amount of space compared to other sorters. It occupies the space of a simple product elevator, with investment costs similar to those of a product elevator. This compact sorter allows for vertical sorting between different floors in a warehouse or distribution center.
The Prorunner mk5 features an intelligent control system. Even before the sorter picks up a container or a box, it automatically scans the bar code or RFID tag on the product. The control software then assigns the product to an empty product carrier and chooses the appropriate infeed point. The same software then ensures that the product is transported to the correct level by manipulating the rollers or string belts of the corresponding outfeed carrier between the forks of the product carrier at the right moment.
The Prorunner mk5 can sort not only from one infeed destination to multiple outfeed destinations but also from multiple infeed destinations to multiple outfeed destinations. The input and output direction can even vary by floor.
The Prorunner mk5 also has a modular structure. In order to increase capacity, simply add more product carriers. According to Nedpack, the system can easily achieve 2,000 movements per hour.
The Prorunner mk5 also keeps all products an upright position during the entire circulation, which reduces the possibility of product deformation, says the company.
The standard version of the system is suitable for containers and boxes of 23.6 x 15.7 inches (600 x 400 mm) with a maximum weight of 220 pounds (100 kilograms). For larger loads, Nedpack has developed an "XL version" that can manage loads of up to 35.4 x 35.4 inches (900 x 900 mm).
Company URL: www.nedpack.nl