Pivot Wheel Sorters

Sort goods quickly and efficiently with pivot wheel sortation

Pivot wheel sorters are typically belt driven, and sort using two sets of wheels that pivot separately and in sequence, at each diverter station. Pivot wheel sorters run up to 75 cartons per minute.

Bastian Solutions has a strong history of Pivot Wheel Sorter installations across many industries. Let us help you achieve new levels of automated sortation accuracy.

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How a Pivot Wheel Sorter works

Pivot wheel sorts using two sets of wheels that pivot independently and in sequence at each diverter, allowing for smaller gaps between products. Adequate product spacing is required to ensure that the divert station has had time to cycle. Product skewing must be provided to position cases for diversion; right hand, left hand or two-sided diverts are available.

 

Benefits of Pivot Wheel Sorters

This sortation equiptment is less costly than a shoe sorter, but are not recommended for real long (greater then 30") or very small products. A very popular choice in medium rate sortation is the pivot wheel sorter, shown here. Pivot wheel sorters typically are belt driven, which provides a reliable method of tracking packages to the divert stations.

 

Pivot Wheel Sorters by Industry

Pivot Wheels are used heavily in several applications due to their high speed and ability to sort a very wide variety of items including:.
 

  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceutical & Bio-Tech
 

ZiPline VECTOR Sorter

The ZiPline VECTOR is a powered, angular divert that allows products to maintain speed during directional transfer. The rows of polyurethane wheels pivot to move product onto 30 degree spurs or maintain their orientation to continue the path of product down the length of the conveyor. The VECTOR’s design makes it a flexible accessory to ZiPline conveyor systems.

  • Angular rotation is powered by servo motors with a resolution of less than a degree for customized angles between 0 and 30 degrees
  • Tight rollers centers allows for packages with a rigid footprint as small as 5” X 7”
  • Polyurethane coated wheels and bands provide enough drive to minimize loss in speeds during divert
  • The drive and divert speed are highly customizable to fit specific needs
  • Time to cycle is less than one second so products can have tight spacing
  • The modular design allows the VECTOR to replace a zone inside any belted or roller ZiPline conveyor by bolting to the underside of the standard frame

Product Specifications

  • OAW: 18, 24, 30
  • Rows: 2 or 3
  • Columns: 4, 6, 8 per OAW
  • Product weight: 50 lbs. per box
  • Max Speed: 120 fpm
  • Direction of Divert: Left or Right
  • Manufacturer: Bastian Automation Engineering

ZiPline VECTOR Sorter - budgetary pricing

Overall Width # of Rows Price
18" 2 $4,296.50
24" 2 $4,617.60
30" 3 $6,054.10

 

*Equipment pricing only. Does not include controls components or software. Does not include installation. 

*Does not include take-away spurs. Those can be priced through the store. 

 

Hytrol ProSort Pivot Wheel Sorter

Product Specifications

 

Pivot wheel sorter rates are up to 80 pieces per minute. Maximum load capacity is 75 lbs.


Pivot Wheel sorters are used to accomplish high speed sortation in the following applications:

  • Totes
  • Cartons
  • Boxes
  • Any item with a flat bottom

ProSort SC - Pivoting Wheel Sorter budgetary pricing

Overall Width Price Per Foot Price Per Single Sided Divert Price Per Double Sided
18" $405.00 $5,132.00 $5,467.00
24" $434.00 $5,132.00 $5,467.00
30" $462.00 $5,132.00 $5,467.00
36" $490.00 $5,132.00 $5,467.00

 

*Equipment pricing only. Does not include controls components or software. Does not include installation. 

*Does not include take-away spurs. Those can be priced through the store. 


Sample Calculation:

I am looking for budgetary pricing of a 27” Overall Width, 40’ Long MRT Sorter, with six (6) 30o diverts.

Budgetary Price = ($546.00 x 40) + ($4270.00 x 6) = $21,840 + $25,620 = $47,460

Interested in pivot wheel sorters or want to know more?