Tilt Tray Sorter

Sort even the most difficult products with tilt tray sorters

Offering a simple solution that supports dynamic environments, tilt tray sorters bring high-speed sortation to even the most difficult products to convey. This sortation technology can move a variety of product shapes, sizes and materials, including soft goods like polybags.

Often used as an effective solution to expedite the order fulfillment process by consolidating order line items or to process returned products for immediate updating of inventory in real time. Bastian Solutions, an independent integrator, can help identify, design and integrate the right solution to achieve new levels of automated sortation accuracy and throughput speed to support your operations.


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How Tilt Tray Sorters Work

Tilt tray sortation technology can be configured in a continuous loop of sortation conveyor. It features a combination of trays that sit on movable carts, a conveying line that moves the trays in a continuous loop and chutes that transfer and divert the products away from the sortation line.

It can sort irregularly shaped products and handle a range of products – from small lightweight polybags to larger packages, weighing up to 75 pounds.

Tilt tray sortation works best when the items are able to slip off or flow off the tray by gravity. Sortation rates with double induction can exceed 375 cartons per minute.


Features & Benefits

Tilt tray sorters are flexible, high-speed solutions that offer high reliability with low operating costs. The tray mechanisms and chutes can be adapted to handle a variety of product weights and sizes for each given application. In general, tilt tray sorter features provide numerous benefits including:

  • Fast and easy integration
  • High reliability
  • Handling of variety of product types, including irregular products
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Single divert point can have up to four divert locations
  • Allows for easy future expansion with minimal workflow interruption


Standard tilt tray sorter rates are about 375 cartons per minute with a maximum load capacity of 155 pounds. Tilt Tray sorters are most often used to accomplish high speed sortation of small items, such as:

  • Polybags
  • Small parcels
  • Media – CDs, DVDs, books or magazines
  • Jewelry
  • Pieces (Eaches)
  • Soft goods
  • Pharmaceuticals, medical vials
  • Optical products – eyeglasses or sunglasses


Bastian Solutions’ experts will work with you to explore potential turnkey or custom options. Consider the following details when exploring tilt tray sortation solutions:

  • Type, size and weight of items being sorted
  • Product handling needs
  • Desired throughput rate
  • Number and type of diverts
  • Facility layout

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