The Denver "sortation
center" is managed by five "flow control specialists" who rely on software to oversee inbound and outbound packages, the company said.
system, which occupies a new purpose-built addition to the Rothaus facility, works like this.
"We did not consider an automated goods-to-person solution, but stuck with what we knew would work, which was improving our sortation
system and adding to our packing capabilities.
Jerry Woodhouse, managing director of the company's European Operations, said: "Winning the Joseph Witt contract illustrates that FKI Logistex continues to lead the industry in innovative sortation
With individual, motor-driven belted carriers, the S-3000CB features gentle, horizontal item discharge and induction to ensure precise positioning and orientation throughout the sortation
The S-3000CB cross-belt sorter provides accurate, high-speed transportation and sortation
of items that present difficulties during traditional sortation
, such as fragile products and hard-to-grip packages.
With loose paper it is also easier to do a sortation
to pull out more of the contaminants.
Meanwhile, the company's South Boston and Ardmore units are being enlarged and fitted with second sortation
systems for handling packages.
* FKI Logistex automation division, Cincinnati, offers the Boss Sorter Control Module specifically designed for high-speed sortation
applications up to 600 feet a minute and more than 200 cartons a minute.
These processes include solvent-based separation of PVC, delamination and sortation
of multi-material composites like car dashboards, and high-speed automatic resin identification for post-consumer packaging.
A member company of FKI Logistex, Danville, KY, Crisplant designs and manufactures advanced sortation
When it comes to fully automated tilt tray sortation
systems, Beumer Corporation of Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, is never out of sorts.