Sortation provides distribution with an accurate and fast means of sorting the cases from a main transportation conveyor to down chutes and conveyors feeding individual shipping doors. The ability to sort at high speeds provides a quicker movement from pick location whether it is in module, case flow or racking slot locations. Sortation systems can increase the overall number of cases per hour and reduce labor costs from pick slot to delivery to dock doors.
Most sortation projects with large high volume facilities can provide very quick payback on investment depending on the number of order selectors currently using on a per case shipment basis. The different types of sortation such as shoe, cross belt and tilt tray type sortation depends on the case rates coming from your transportation conveyor. Contact us to find out more about having our engineering or project management team evaluate your current system for a sorting conveyor to increase your efficiency.