Tompkins Robotics: Sorting and transporting

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Tompkins Robotics: Sorting and transporting

Distribution and order fulfillment are becoming ever more complex for retailers as they adapt to the realities of unichannel customer demands with high flexibility and throughput. Tompkins Robotics t-Sort is a robotic material handling system for unit and parcel sorting.

The automated sortation system consists of robots that can head for the nearest waypoint autonomously. Robots, chutes, and induction stations can be added modularly without interrupting operations. Robots can also be added for peak seasons and taken out of service when demand is low. Standard payloads are up to 30 kg, but this can be increased to 55 kg. t-Sort Plus moves in any direction and can be easily programmed to meet large item or parcel sorting needs. The robots run up to four hours on a five to eight minute charge, recharging automatically when needed.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Tompkins Robotics

 


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