MHS expands in-house sortation portfolio with cross-belt sorter, shoe sorter
Added: (Tue Oct 01 2019)
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(AMSTERDAM) Oct. 1, 2019 – MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, announces two new additions to the company’s in-house sortation portfolio at the Parcel+Post Expo trade show in Amsterdam. At booth #430 in hall 8, MHS is exhibiting its new HC-Loop cross-belt sorter and HC Smalls sliding shoe sorter.
The HC-Loop is the company’s first cross-belt sorter, offering a flat carrying surface to handle the high volumes and package variety of e-commerce with maximum efficiency and accuracy. It includes an automatic centering feature that precisely locates items in the center of the conveying surface for consistent divert accuracy. This level of accuracy allows the system to use narrower divert chutes, boosting sortation capacity while maintaining an efficient footprint. The HC-Loop has a modular design for layout flexibility and space savings, and fewer components for improved reliability and simpler maintenance. The HC-Loop uses the new MHS linear induction motor that avoids contact and vertical attraction, for smooth, constant operation that contributes to long lifespans and precise speed control.
The HC Smalls Sorter from VanRiet, an MHS company, is a versatile sortation solution designed for the smallest, lightest parcels, capable of handling items as small as 4-by-2-by-0.02 inches and as light as 0.1 pounds. The advanced sliding shoe design works in tandem with rounded slats to prevent thin products from becoming trapped underneath shoes and causing jams. It offers a high density of exits to maximize capacity in a space-efficient framework, with low noise levels and a maintenance-friendly design to keep operations productive.
“These two new sortation products further demonstrate the capability of MHS as one-stop shop for distribution centers looking to handle the challenges of e-commerce with the latest technologies and responsive support,” says Rush Fullerton, senior vice president, business development, MHS. “From electronics and apparel to flats, bagged items and totes, these technologies position us to solve customers’ throughput challenge no matter the product mix they handle.”
MHS draws on extensive controls engineering and design experience to offer complete, turnkey control solutions to leverage a variety of automated sortation systems for maximum effect. The company’s Lifecycle Performance Services group provides maintenance, support, modification and optimization services to keep systems running at peak efficiency and maximize long-term value.
Founded in 1999, MHS Global is a full-service provider of innovative material handling systems that solve the challenges of distribution and fulfillment operations. We take a comprehensive, customer-centric approach that includes custom engineering, design, manufacturing and turnkey integration services. Our quality solutions leverage a broad range of controls and automated equipment, including but not limited to sorters, conveyors, extendable loading and unloading systems. We provide complete, responsive support to maintain systems for peak performance, with predictive analytics and local technicians to maximize long-term value and return on investment.
MHS has a global installed base of over $5 billion for small to large distribution and fulfillment projects in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, parcel, third party logistics and outside integrators.