New Product: Sorter Pocket
Based on the Dürkopp Adapter system a brand new logistics concept is introduced at the CeMAT 2011: the Sorter Pocket.
The system can be used for consumer items, for example loose garments, plastic wrapped textiles, accessories, shoes, medium sized electronic articles, CD's, DVD's, Books, Toys, Gifts, up to a weight of 3 kg, typically all things that fit a shopping bag.
A sorter bag fixed to a standard Dürkopp Roll Adapter is designed to carry small to medium sized items. This bag is loaded semi-automatically at the feeding station and transports articles under RFIDcontrol to their destination. After passing through the sorting process, the product is in the desired order and will be presented in customer order sequence at the packing stations. This system is particularly suitable for e-commerce and returns processing, but also generally for sorting to stores.
Based on an intelligent sortation algorithm the system is able to bring items in to a pre-defined customer order sequence. The size of the pick batch is not restricted, the concept is entirely resilient against changes in the order structure.
Loading and packing process are decoupled
In front of all induction and packing stations buffers decouple the operators from the main process flow. Users work at their individual pace.
Low error rate
Before induction into the Sorter Pocket the product is clearly identified. Only after the scan was successful, the pocket is released into the system. At the same time the scanned information is married to the RFID transponder in the load carrier. From here on the transponder takes control.
As the system is based on overhead conveyors, it can be laid out in multiple levels easily. The actual sorter is extremely compact in comparison to previously known concepts. The length of buffer lanes is only determined by the width of the item in the Sorter Pocke