Shoe Sorters

ZiPline Conveyor Shoe Sorter

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.

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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.

Food and Beverage Shoe Sorter

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
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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)
Food and Beverage Shoe Sorter in motion

Line of products on shoe sorter

 

Shoe Sorter Resources

Literature

ZiPline Shoe Sorter Cut Sheet

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ZiPline Catalog 2017

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