High Throughput Sorters
Used when throughput rate requirements are greater than 60 product sorts per minute. The sortation technology that meets this specification includes sliding shoe sorters, cross-belt or tilt-tray sorters, and 30 degree narrow belt sorters.
Medium Throughput Sorters
Medium throughput sorters, which have rates between 20 and 60 product sorts per minute, include pivoting wheel sorters, paddle sorters, angled roller top (ART) sorters and activated roller bed (ARB) sorters.
Low Throughput Sorters
The lowest throughput sorters, which handle rates up to 20 product sorts per minute, include 90 degree transfer sorters, pusher sorters and swing-arm sorters.
There are several types of sortation conveyors used for unit loading handling applications. These include sliding shoe sorters, narrow belt sorters, pivoting wheel sorters, angled roller top (ART) sorters, Activated Roller Belt (ARB) sorters, Tilt Tray sorters, cross belt sorters, High Speed Paddle sorters and High Speed Pusher sorters. When selecting a conveyor sorter it’s very important that the equipment be properly matched for the application. Important aspects such as product type, size and weight as well as overall system throughput should all be considered.