Sortation Conveyor Systems & Sortation Technology

A conveyor is a mechanised piece of handling equipment that moves materials from one location to another. There are many types of conveyor depending on the application and environment. Within a warehousing environment a Pallet Conveyor or a Mezzanine Floor Conveyor can be used to transport goods from one location to another. Within a postal environment a Belt Conveyor or Roller Conveyor can be used to move parcels and letters. Specialist Garment conveyors are used within the apparel industry and other types of conveyor include Gravity Roller Conveyors, Lineshaft Roller Conveyors, Modular Plastic Chain Conveyor and Stainless Steel Conveyor. A conveyor system can be used in overhead applications or mounted on the floor. They can be fixed to a specific location or can be mounted on wheels.

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Overhead conveyor powered by Bauer improves productivity for bottling plant

Overhead conveyor powered by Bauer improves productivity for bottling plant

While forklifts are excellent tools for transporting heavy pallets from place to place, they can also pose a very real risk to employee safety and cause damage to stock; this is especially true in an extremely busy working environment.

Latest modular conveyor system offers simplified design and installation and near-silent operation

Latest modular conveyor system offers simplified design and installation and near-silent operation

Bosch Rexroth has launched its latest conveyor system, VarioFlow Plus, in a bid to dramatically reduce production line specification and installation times for machine builders and end-users.

Four Interroll Crossbelt Sorters successfully started up at China Post in November 2014

Four Interroll Crossbelt Sorters successfully started up at China Post in November 2014

Interroll, provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, recently announced that three Horizontal Crossbelt Sorters and one Vertical Crossbelt Sorter successfully started up at China Post in November 2014.

Interroll teams up with NPI in a USD multimillion dollar deal with Brazil Post for conveyor & sorter technology solutions

Interroll teams up with NPI in a USD multimillion dollar deal with Brazil Post for conveyor & sorter technology solutions

Interroll has signed a supplier agreement with USAbased NPI (National Presort L.P.) to deliver six crossbelt sorters and related conveyor technology over the period from 2015 to 2017 for the benefit of Brazil Post.

Pacepacker rolls with UPM’s modular food-safe conveyor

Pacepacker rolls with UPM’s modular food-safe conveyor

With food automation making up such a large slice of Pacepacker Service's pick, place and packing business, the equipment manufacturer recently specified a UPM Conveyors food safe IP69K certified conveyor system as part of a Cartesian pick and place robot solution for handling packs of fresh food.

Crisplant to supply high-speed distribution system to Swisslog for fashion retailer Varner's new distribution centre

Crisplant to supply high-speed distribution system to Swisslog for fashion retailer Varner's new distribution centre

Crisplant has been awarded a contract by Swisslog for the design and integration of a high-speed automated material handling system in Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner's new Central Distribution Centre in Vänersborg, Sweden, due to open in the summer of 2016.

Conveying and sorting in one

Conveying and sorting in one

Festo, the pneumatic and electric drive technology solutions provider, has developed a new pneumatic conveyor concept – the WaveHandler – for the transportation and simultaneous sorting of delicate objects.

SDI Group launches sortation knowledge portal

SDI Group launches sortation knowledge portal

SDI Group, the global integrator of automated materials handling systems, has launched www.sortation.com, a new web site designed to demonstrate the benefits of automated sortation in a multimedia format.

Swisslog secures major order for new distribution centre from Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner

Swisslog secures major order for new distribution centre from Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner

Swisslog has been awarded a major order for a new distribution centre in Sweden by the Varner Group, a leading retailer of strong fashion brands in Scandinavia.

Technilog signs order for Knapp solution at CeMAT

Technilog signs order for Knapp solution at CeMAT

The German wholesaler of electrical installation supplies, Technilog, has chosen Knapp to supply its automated handling solution and the company signed the contract at the recent CeMAT exhibition in Hannover.

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