Sortation conveyors transport and divert product. Individual pieces are sorted off the conveyor onto other conveyors or chutes. Often, sortation conveyors divert packages onto multiple shipping lanes in large warehouses. In addition, sortation conveyors direct product to different destinations in manufacturing facilities, fulfillment centers, airports, and in many other applications.
Sortation conveyor come in many varieties. The most common are pop-up skewed wheel sorter, pivot wheel sorter, strip belt sorter, shoe sorters and bomb-bay sorters, cross-belt sorters and tilt tray sorters.
Sortation conveyors require a PLC or manual controls to match product to the correct destination.