Shoe Sorters

Quick and gentle product sortation makes this a go-to for many industries

Shoe sortation provides a very soft, positive divert at rates up to 220 cartons per minute. Shoe sorters can be used in applications where there is a wide variety of product sizes, shapes and weights being sorted. It is an excellent sortation choice when the product is fragile or easily damaged and requires a smooth and gentle movement from the sorter to the takeaway lane. Single and dual diverts are available and can be customized based on a particular conveyor system’s design.

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

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How a Sliding Shoe Sorter works

Products are transported on aluminum slats. Divert shoes move diagonally across the conveyor to gently push the product onto a take-away line. This makes the shoe sorter ideal for sorting a very wide range of product sizes and shapes, including unevenly weighted cartons. Takeaway lanes are typically at a 30 degree angle, or a 22 degree angle to the main slat conveyor. Takeaways at 22 degrees will consume more floor space, but provide for higher speed sortation. Some shoe sorters can divert to both the left and right, and products do not need to be justified to either side of the sorter at the induction point.

A very robust support structure is required underneath a shoe sorter since there is considerable inertia when starting and stopping. You’ll find shoe sorters mounted on the floor, or on a very solidly constructed mezzanine. Single and dual diverts are available and can be customized based on a particular conveyor system’s design.

Food and Beverage Shoe Sorter

shoe sorter system for food and beverage

 

Benefits of a Shoe Sorter

Shoe sortation is used in applications where there is a wide variety of product sizes, shapes and weights being sorted. It is an excellent sortation choice when the product is fragile or easily damaged and requires a smooth and gentle movement from the sorter to the takeaway lane.

Shoe sorters are the “number 1” sortation equipment, in market share, for distribution centers due to their versatility, and have been in use since the 1980’s. You’ll find shoe sorters sorting at a rate of 75 to 225 cartons per minute, with some special high speed units sorting in excess of 300 cartons per minute.

Shoe sortation with box

SHoe sortation

 

Shoe Sorters by Industry

The versatility of shoe sorters makes this technology ideal for various markets of both distribution and manufacturing including
 

  • Consumer products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health & beauty
  • Food & beverage
  • Entertainment
  • Electronics
  • Grocery
  • General household items
  • Clothing
  • Building supplies
  • Mail order fulfillment
Food and Beverage Shoe Sorter in motion

Shoe sortation in motion

 

Shoe Sorter Specifications

75 to 300 cartons per minute.

Shoe sorters are one of the most versatile sortation equipment choices in use today to gently sort a variety of sizes of almost any cartons, totes or boxes.

  • Totes
  • Large Items
  • Cartons
  • Pieces (each)
Shoe sortation system

Line of products on shoe sorter

 

Budgetary Pricing for Shoe Sorters

ProSort 400 Elite - High Speed Shoe Sorter

Single-Sided Divert

Overall Width Price/Foot Price/Single-Sided Divert
33" $1,597.00 $2,110.00
39" $1,684.00 $2,110.00
45" $1,773.00 $2,110.00
51" $1,861.00 $2,110.00
57" $1,951.00 $2,110.00

*Equipment pricing only. Does not include controls components or software. Does not include installation.
*Includes sorter induction belt. Divert spurs can be priced through the store.
*22 or 30 degree diverts.

Double-Sided Divert

Overall Width Price/Foot Price/Double-Sided Divert
33" $1,597.00 $5,292.00
39" $1,684.00 $5,292.00
45" $1,773.00 $5,292.00
51" $1,861.00 $5,292.00
57" $1,951.00 $5,292.00

*Equipment pricing only. Does not include controls components or software. Does not include installation.
*Includes sorter induction belt. Divert spurs can be priced through the store.
*22 or 30 degree diverts.


ProSort 100 Elite - High Speed Shoe Sorter

Single Sided Divert

Overall Width Price/Foot Price/Single-Sided Divert
26" $1,362.00 $1,825.00
32" $1,426.00 $1,825.00
38" $1,489.00 $1,825.00
44" $1,554.00 $1,825.00

*Equipment Pricing Only. Does not include controls components or software. Does not include installation. 
*Includes sorter induction belt. Divert spurs can be priced through the store.

Double Sided Divert

Overall Width Price/Foot Price/Single Sided Divert
30" $1,455.00 $5,332.00
36" $1,523.00 $5,332.00
42" $1,587.00 $5,332.00
48" $1,659.00 $5,332.00

*Equipment Pricing Only. Does not include controls components or software. Does not include installation. 
*Includes sorter induction belt. Divert spurs 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

 

ProSort 121 & 131 Elite, 122 & 132 Elite Shoe Sorter

Sliding shoe conveyors are designed to sort small items; the ProSort 121 and 122 Elite are designed to sort products at a 22 degree angle where higher speeds are required and the ProSort 131 and 132 Elite are designed to sort products at a 30 degree angle where close divert centers are required. The ProSort 122 and 132 Elite are specific to dual-sided sortation solutions.

Benefits:

  • Utilize o-ring chain technology for longer life and less maintenance
  • Load rides on bearings— the reduced coefficient of friction allows for longer length unit or less horsepower requirement while reducing noise
  • 4 widths available
  • Right or left hand diverts available
Line of boxes on shoe sorter

Line of cases on shoe shorter

 

Shoe Sorter Resources

Brochures

ProSort400_flyer

Hytrol ProSort Shoe Sorter brochure


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ProSort122&132

Hytrol ProSort 121 & 131 Elite


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ProSort121

Hytrol ProSort 122 & 132 Elite


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ProSort421&431

Hytrol ProSort 421 & 431 Elite


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