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.