In response, CASI proposed automated conveyor systems consisting of 4 inbound lanes merging into a bidirectional 8 lane sortation system.
CASI supplied 24 volt motorised MDR Conveyers and CASI SortMaster 100 bidirectional sorters for use with the automated conveyor systems.
Overview of the automated conveyor systems:
- Incoming cartons are loaded from extendible conveyors to CASI TransMaster conveyors.
- The automated conveyor systems operate by merging the cartons together and transporting them via the one lane.
- The cartons stage on the accumulation conveyors before being transported to the five side scan tunnel.
- The automated conveyor systems ensure 9120 metering belts create the necessary gap to allow for cartons to be sorted.
- It is only then that cartons are able to enter the five side barcode scan tunnel.
- Here shipping barcodes are read SolidRoute Software determines the destination lane for each carton.
- All conveyor control is accomplished via the CASI 1100 system controller.
- SolidRoute software allows the user to change sortation methodologies or lanes.
- Once each carton has been assigned a lane, the automated conveyor systems track and sort it to the correct destination.
- Finally, cartons pass the divert confirmation photoeye, and are added to the divert statistics for that lane.