Paketsortierung in der Logistik von DHL von Sortec Sotriertechnik

Parcel sorting system for DHL logistics

Shipments are coming at high speed via the main line to the parcel sorting system at DHL Logistics in the Netherlands. More than 6,000 different large and heavy parcels have to be sorted per hour. Some of the small, medium-sized and large parcels have to be diverted by barcode to a parallel track.

The parcel sorting system handles large cartons gently

While small packages can be sorted very quickly, this speed is not possible with large cartons. Large cardboard boxes have to be pushed sideways carefully and correspondingly slowly. They are also usually more delicate and heavier. Regardless of their size and weight, they must always be aligned with the transport direction on the parallel lane. Therefore, the system sorts individually for each package.

Parcel sorting system by Sortec Soriing Technology
This Parcel sorting system is easy to mount – Photo Sortec Sortiertechnik

How the parcel sorting system achieves high capacity

The time spent sorting large parcels is made up for with the faster handling of small parcels. Handy, small and light parcels can be pushed over more quickly. In addition, the distances between small packs can be smaller. The next transfer board of the rotating system is soon ready for the next sorting process. This time-saving design saves time compared to conventional systems where the pusher arm has to return to its starting position.

The size of the parcels is detected by light barriers. Parameters stored in the servo motor’s control system ensure that large bundles are sorted carefully and small bundles fast. Start times and overshoot speeds that are adapted to the respective pack sizes make this possible. We have such systems running at various users.