UniSort MXT Software

Aug. 17, 2007
(St. Louis, Missouri) FKI Logistex introduces the FKI Logistex UniSort MXT sortation subsystem for its vhswEDGE central merge. The patent-pending UniSort

(St. Louis, Missouri) FKI Logistex® introduces the FKI Logistex UniSort® MXT™ sortation subsystem for its vhswEDGE™ central merge. The patent-pending UniSort MXT software enables the vhswEDGE to maximize product density on the infeed line to the sorter, enabling throughputs of up to 400 cartons per minute with high-speed sliding shoe and linear belt sortation systems.

The FKI Logistex vhswEDGE is a combination of conveyors configured to facilitate high-speed induction onto a main conveyor line from picking operations in a distribution or manufacturing facility. The addition of UniSort MXT software optimizes the lane-releasing prioritization schemes of the vhswEDGE to control product flow, reduce gaps, and create a steady stream of product inducted into the sorter.

By boosting existing material handling capacity without increasing sorter speed, the combination of UniSort MXT and vhswEDGE technologies can help extend equipment life, maintain accuracy, decrease noise and energy levels, and improve overall ROI.

The vhswEDGE uses advanced motion-control technologies to space, build, and release groups of cartons from up to 16 infeed lines onto a main conveyor line. UniSort MXT software enables customers to realize more throughput from a continuous product stream by balancing the flow of product at the merge from various parts of the operation. The addition of the FKI Logistex Gap Optimizer™ manages the gaps between individual cartons, further increasing product density and enhancing overall sortation system capacity.

"To attain the highest throughputs from your sorter, you first need to maximize the product density provided by the central merge feeding the sorter," says Jerry Koch, product director, software and controls, FKI Logistex North America. "The UniSort MXT technology combined with the high-speed vhswEDGE offers FKI Logistex customers the highest throughputs in the industry without the need for significant equipment changes."

For more information, contact Emily Smith, FKI Logistex North America, by phone at (513) 881-5239 or by e-mail at [email protected].