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Robotic sortation system: Tompkins Robotics has joined with
Lab Z to introduce a material handling sortation system named
“t-Sort.” With applications for both unit and parcel sortation, t-Sort
performs much like traditional automated sortation systems, such
as tilt tray or crossbelt sorters. The difference, according to Raleigh,
N.C.-based Tompkins, is that it uses completely independent robots.
The robots, which are 15 inches wide, can move in any direction
and can be programmed to meet unit and parcel sorting needs. The
robots recharge automatically by returning to a charging station
when needed, Tompkins says.
The robots are the equivalent of having a tilt tray with no track,
the company says. They can autonomously travel to any divert
or induction station along the shortest path. Robots, chutes, and
induction stations can be added modularly at any time with no
interruption to operations.
The technology is currently operational at four parcel distribution
sites in Asia. Parcel installations will begin in North America later this
year, with installations to support unit sortation activity expected to
be available in early 2018, Tompkins says. (Tompkins International,
Spiral conveyor system: AmbaFlex has introduced its
J-Configuration, a system designed to stack individual spiral conveyors easily. Spiral conveyors allow products to move from one level
to another within a small footprint. The J-Configuration eliminates
the need for costly connecting loops and structures that enlarge the
footprint when stacking spiral conveyors.
Spiral conveyors typically move products through multiple windings as they ascend and descend. The belt then has to transfer back
down to the starting point. Often, this is done through loops or
straight section, especially when stacking and combining multiple
units. AmbaFlex’s J-Configuration does not require a straight section for the belt return. It allows the upper end of the lower spiral
to be connected to the lower end of the upper spiral in one ongoing
helical flow. (AmbaFlex, www.ambaflex.com)
Stainless-steel conveyor: To accommodate the needs of clients operating in wet and harsh environments, Mecalux has developed a new conveyor model made of a highly corrosion-resistant
stainless steel. This product is especially suitable for wet areas, for
example in food production zones, or those that require cleaning
with water or disinfectant products.
All electrical and electronic elements incorporated into the conveyors, such as sensors or motors, are protected with the appropriate IP protection degree for such facilities.
Mecalux says it designed the conveyors to ensure maximum productivity and throughput as well as a high degree of safety for both
operators and the goods. (Mecalux, www.interlakemecalux.com)
Label holder: ID Label Inc.’s new Tote Renew is a laminated
label-holding strip that makes it easy to apply and remove bar-code labels for reusable warehouse totes, bins, and containers.
Tote Renew eliminates the need to scrape or stack old bar-code
labels, and its durable construction keeps totes, containers, and bins
looking clean and extends their life. The new label holder supports
interchangeable use of totes among a company’s network of distribution centers and is available in custom colors, designs, and sizes.
(ID Label Inc., www.idlabelinc.com)