Körber’s innovative Crossbelt Sorter is designed to eliminate manual sortation, increase warehouse efficiency and drive down costs. The new Crossbelt Sorter is an important component in our material handling equipment portfolio to flexibly link different functionalities within a warehouse. With this new product, we’re supporting our customers in meeting latest market challenges and requirements.
Mainly driven by E-Commerce, but also from other highly dynamic industries like FMCG, the requirements towards efficient and reliable logistics processes are constantly increasing:
The material handling challenges and requirements can only be met with a higher level of automation that intelligently links different material handling components.
Sorting-Systems identify parcel goods being fed in random order based on predefined features and distribute these goods to destination points that are specified based on individual requirements [VDI3619, S.4]. A Sorting System ranges from the supply, preparation, identification to the actual sorting process and finally removal.
The robust design of the Crossbelt Sorter ensures highest availability and reliability and a maximum throughput of 14000 items per hour. A highlight of the solution are the mechanics, which are designed for increased ergonomics. At a maximum conveying speed of 1.8 m/s, the sorter operates very quietly (max. 70db(A)) The modular design of the entire solution, with an integrated wiring concept, is following a plug & play approach and allows for fastest installation of pre-mounted modules and an easy extension of the system to support future growing business.
Increased user-friendliness is provided by the equipment with multicoloured LED panels and an integrated predictive maintenance system that reduces machine maintenance and wear. Just as an example, the minimal-lubrification system allows for automatic and adaptive lubrification, the chain-tensioning-system for automatic re-tensioning without any human intervention. Also, the extendible drive unit and fast carrier exchange allow for fast and easy maintenance.
The solution also fulfils functions in the pre-zone area of shuttle warehouses and automatic small parts warehouses, as well as distribution functions in order picking or shipping. The solution clearly stands out due to its increased performance rates and its ability to handle a wide range of conveyed goods. Features and performance that subsystems can already implement are thus easily and consistently implemented in the overall system.