- February 20, 2019
February 20, 2019 - Tompkins Robotics, a Tompkins International company, introduced t-Sort Plus. t-Sort Plus is a product offering in the t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system suite. The t-Sort system is a robotic material handling system and has applications for both unit and parcel sortation. This automated sortation system consists of autonomous robots. The technology is solving distribution and order fulfillment problems of retailers as they adapt to the realities of unichannel customer demands.
The t-Sort system uses independent robots that can go to any divert and induction station autonomously along the shortest path. Robots, chutes, and induction stations can be added modularly at any time with no interruption to operations. Additionally, robots can be added for peak seasons and taken out of service when not needed.
The t-Sort Plus standard payload is up to 30 kg with a load size of up to 19” X 40”. The system has an alternative configuration for up to 55 kg. Induction is performed in a manual or automated mode. t-Sort Plus moves in any direction and is 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.
Tompkins Robotics’ designs can accomplish volumes ranging from a million units a day to a few thousand an hour in both large and small sites. The applications for this technology include eCommerce fulfillment, store replenishment, store-based fulfillment, returns, and parcel sortation.