BEUMER Group introduces new cost-efficient sortation system


BEUMER Group has added the Rota-Sorter to its portfolio, a flexible and efficient sortation system that can handle different types of items such as bags, polypacks or packages. The robust machine is very fast and uses a special discharge technology ensuring the gentle handling of items.

The Rota-Sorter helps users transport light, flat items of 120 x 60 x 5 millimetres up to 1,200 x 800 x 800 millimetres and up to 31.5 kilograms on one line. The system is capable of processing up to 5,000 items per hour. The sinusoidal velocity curve of the discharge mechanism ensures gentle handling of the items, even at high throughput rates, thus considerably reducing damage rates. Its quiet operation is another strong advantage of the system.

The Rota-Sorter’s simple structure provides functional reliability. The system consists of only a handful moving parts for example. The discharge system requires no complicated electronics and only a few sensors to ensure accurate sortation. The discharge system’s robust design and easy accessibility for service technicians help increase system availability and reduce maintenance costs.

The modular system allows companies to remain very flexible: for example, the discharge systems can be mounted anywhere on the outside of the sorter and can change positioning afterwards. Additional discharge systems can be added. Discharge can be realized on one or on both sides. Instead of operating the system as a single sorter, the capacity can be increased to 15,000 items per hour by operating it independently as a double or triple sorter. Depending on the application, BEUMER Group supplies feeding and discharging lines, scanners, weight and volume measuring, accumulation chutes and conveyors, container tipping devices and comprehensive conveying technology.