For courier, express and parcel centers, the procurement of space optimising, high efficiency equipment goes a long way towards maximising productivity. Furthermore, the trend currently sees End Users and Integrators striving for increased levels of automation across all in-house processes.
At Parcel & Post Expo 2019, visit TRANSNORM at Stand 1145 where a functional Transnorm Sorting Modules (TSM) layout will be demonstrated. This smart, plug-and-play range is simple to install providing Posts with automated sorting without the need for a sorter. The operational exhibit includes a range of conveyor modules and solutions which enable sites to effectively handle rising parcel throughput volumes (up 5+% YoY) – born out of exponential growth in online sales from ecommerce platforms.
Underpinning TSM and the key of any layout is the Smart-Sort® LineSplitter, capable of quickly and accurately handling even the smallest dispatch bags or cardboard boxes. The LineSplitter operates at extremely low switching times allowing parcels to be diverted with considerably reduced distances separating them. Often there is either a shortage of space or budget to install and operate a sorter on site, yet there is still a necessity to sort a high throughput volume – this is the gap in the market where TSM excels.
Absent of complex software controls and programming, the TSM principle delivers a future-proof, automated parcel sorting solution without the need for a large, often expensive sorter. Made up of standardized integrated modules, each possessing its own intelligent controls interface in accordance with its modular function. This consistent and complimentary interface results in a functional portfolio that is easy to install, adapt, extend & replicate across sites. Planners and operations managers can now develop a layout to suit their requirements at one or multiple sites, all with straightforward controls. This reliable & robust, maintenance friendly solution provides TRANSNORM quality to smaller parcel distribution centres.
With the loading and unloading functions handled by SOVEX Telescopic Boom Conveyors; other functions such as conveying, timing, aligning, merging, sorting and loading are all covered through standardized Transnorm modules and offer scalable, adaptable modular layouts featuring complimentary conveyor modules and simple integration.
This approach is supporting smaller posts in delivering on lofty customer expectations, namely next day delivery as standard. Prominent post and parcel players seek highly automated new centers and the efficient re-development of existing facilities. TSM can facilitate the sortation of up to 6,500pph and has been designed to overcome common 21st century challenges faced by smaller sites. With solutions, subsystems or wider layouts easily established, it caters to parcel throughput changes typical of peak season or busy shift patterns.