Jonesboro, AR -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/10/2014 -- The words ‘pop-up wheel sorter’ conjure negative thoughts of breaks, missed diverts, product damage, low speed, and cheap. Blain Cook, Senior Project Engineer at Bastian Solutions, noted in the current Hytrol blog, “Hytrol Conveyor Company’s ProSort SC Pivoting Wheel Sorter challenges all of these past observations. In my more than two decades in the material handling industry, I’ve yet to find a better, more cost-effective solution for mid-speed sortation.”
Cook explains that the Hytrol ProSort SC is a completely different design than the poorly designed sorters. Instead of individual beds of angled wheels that pneumatically “pop-up” to divert the product, the Hytrol ProSort SC features two series of wheels that are set at the same elevation as the in-feed and exit belts on the sorter. The sets of wheels only pivot, which significantly reduces movement of product and missed diverts.
The Hytrol SC sorter can run at speeds as fast as 300 feet per minute. Cook observed, “However, I’ve personally set this sorter to run in excess of this speed with no issues. With well-engineered dynamic product gapping and individual wheel bank timing, I’ve helped design and implement systems that exceed sortation rates of 65 cases per minute. With the right product mix, I believe throughput rates as high as 80 cases per minute can be achieved. Bastian Solutions has years of experience with sortation controls and our existing Hytrol ProSort control code allows for quick and issue-free system startup.”
To read the entire blog, go to: http://blog.hytrol.com/thehytrolexperience/sortation-%E2%80%93-5-reasons-to-consider-the-hytrol-sc-pivoting-wheel-sorter.
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Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc. (www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For over 65 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals.
Hytrol's consistent growth is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network, with over 100 locations worldwide. Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing solutions, such as EZLogic® accumulation conveyors and the E24™, an energy efficient, motor driven roller conveyor series. These technologies are complemented by Hytrol’s sortation offerings, the ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter. Follow Hytrol on Twitter @hytrol.
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