Today’s automated operations require flexibility and simplicity to accommodate multiple product and packaging types, fit shrinking layout requirements and scale with growing demand. Intelligrated®, a North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces the expansion of its sortation portfolio with solutions designed for these challenges. USS vertical conveyor and sortation, tote stacking and destacking, buffering and sweeper sorter systems offer simple solutions engineered to fit operational requirements with industry-leading reliability.
Configured as modular components, each solution offers easy implementation in tight conditions and seamlessly integrates with auxiliary systems to make the most of available vertical space and reduce footprint. Precise control and location tracking helps keep product flowing through a variety of stacking, destacking, sortation induction and discharge, elevation change and product diverting applications.
- Vertical conveyor and sortation: Smooth, efficient vertical transportation of product in a range of configurations to reduce footprint and meet operational requirements
- Tote stacking and destacking: Automated handling of empty or full totes for staging, storage, retrieval or resequencing of conveyed product to reduce labor costs and increase throughput rates
- Buffering systems: Efficient staging and sequencing of product for manufacturing and distribution facilities to optimize availability and efficiently use available space
- Sweeper sorter: Fast, quiet, reliable sortation of small- to medium-sized items that are otherwise difficult to handle
“Today’s supply chain operations are stretched to reach greater levels of efficiency and productivity, all while being challenged to operate in a shrinking footprint and handle new packaging and products,” said Howard Eisenberg, senior vice president and general manager, USS, an Intelligrated company. “The USS sortation products offer simple, flexible solutions for effective sortation that meets operational needs, in the most efficient footprint possible.”
The custom USS engineering approach allows operations to modify or upgrade existing technologies, or implement a new, innovative approach tailored to unique requirements.