Wynright Corp., a U.S.-based provider of intelligent material handling systems, has introduced AutoSort 20, a sliding shoe sortation conveyor. This conveyor can improve sortation speed rates by up to 25 percent, according to Wynright.
The AutoSort 20 has the capability to achieve a speed of 600 feet per minute, which would enable single-side sort rates of 250 to 300 cases per minute and a double-sided sort rate up to 150 cartons per minute. It also reduces noise levels over earlier systems by as much as 6 decibels.
According to Wynright, the conveyor is easy to install and has a flexible design that allows it to be built around physical features of the distribution center such as building columns. This flexibility is beneficial for distribution centers that are anticipating significant growth over the next three to five years, as well as those companies that have seasonal peaks that they must plan and adjust for annually.
Additionally, the conveyor's divert stations can be added or changed in the future without any special reengineering. The sorter can also be reconfigured or even moved to another building. The AutoSort 20 comes with electric divert switches, which do not require any pneumatic air support and can be easily repositioned.
In addition, the AutoSort 20 has an automatic chain oiler and removable side panels, which provide unobstructed access for routine maintenance.
Company URL: www.wynright.com