Modex 2012: Unit sorter suits “end of line” systems

SpanTech (Booth 3028) unveiled the TranSorter at a Tuesday press conference, a new modular unit sorter that uses extendable and retractable nose conveyors.
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February 07, 2012 - MMH Editorial

SpanTech (Booth 3028) unveiled the TranSorter at a Tuesday press conference, a new modular unit sorter that uses extendable and retractable nose conveyors.

The TranSorter acts similarly to pulling a tablecloth from under a wine glass, with sort destinations generated by retracting the programmable conveyor within itself while it is still moving an item forward, explained Dave Halker, president of SpanTech ST, the company’s division targeting warehousing and distribution.

When it retracts, the TranSorter deposits items directly into a container or secondary sort device such as a cross belt conveyor or tilting mechanism. The sorter then closes the gap to allow items to pass.

“We see this going into end-of-line applications like auto packing or print-and-apply areas,” said Halker. “It also suits returns processing, order fulfillment, and inbound sorting.”

Two models are available. The TranSorter 300, which is 300 mm (11.81 inches) wide, or the TranSorter 600 which is 600 mm wide. 

Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.



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