Global Material Handling System Integrators

Push Tray Sorters

Accurate and affordable sorting for a wide variety of shapes and weights

Push tray sorters are a high-speed, continuous-loop sortation conveyor that uses a bar to physically push items off of individual trays. This mechanism allows push tray sorters to reliably handle a variety of product shapes and sizes, including polybags, cartons, apparel, even odd-shaped and difficult to convey items - on the same sorter and the same time. Push tray sorters are a reliable, cost-efficient, and space-saving alternative to cross belt and tilt tray sorters. 

Bastian Solutions has installed push tray sorters across many industries. Let us help you find the right sortation system to meet your unique needs. 


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Featured Push Tray Sorters

How a Push Tray Sorter works

Push tray sortaters will simultaneously sort a variety of products ranging from lightweight polybags to irregularly shaped or hard to convey products, even larger cartons and boxes. No matter the size, shape, or material, a push bar gently pushes each item off the tray and into the correct discharge zone. Sortation rates with twin push tray sorters can exceed 13,000 trays per hour.



  • Handles varying package sizes, types, and weights
  • Design provides a lower cost solution to reduce total system investment
  • Flexible layout and modular design allow for inclines, declines, and unlimited lengths
  • Patented discharge mechanism allows relatively small discharge zone and smaller footprint
  • Twin push tray sorter doubles available throughput

Push Tray Sorters by Industry

Push Trays are used heavily in postal, ecommerce, and apparel applications due to their high speed and ability to sort a very wide variety of items.

  • Parcel-Courier
  • Postal
  • Ecommerce
  • Retail
  • Clothing & apparel

Push Tray Sorter Specifications

Push tray sorter rates vary from 7,500 trays per hour for single push tray sorters to 15,000 trays per hour for double push tray sorters. 

Push Tray sorters are used to accomplish high speed sortation of a variety of product types and sizes, including:

  • Polybags
  • Smaller parcels
  • Pieces (each)
  • Irregularly-shaped items
  • Hard-to-convey items
  • Boxes
  • Cartons
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Books
  • Totes

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