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Pouch sorter for the innovative handling of flat-packed items

With the psb pouch sorter, many advantages of overhead transport systems can be transferred to the handling of flat-packed items like shirts, shoes or other packaged goods. This way, efficient buffering and sorting solutions for single parts can be implemented.



Technical basis: the proven psb overhead conveyor technology

psb utilizes with the pouch sorter the proven technology of the modular mtr micro trolley system. This innovative conveyor concept for single parts is used for the transport as well as for the buffering and sorting of hanging garments.

Thus, the pouch sorter adopts with the technical basis also the outstanding advantages of this system: extremely fast and efficient buffering and sequential sorting of single parts. Further distinct features: the modular structure with a very flexible system utilization, high throughput rates, good accumulation properties and the three-dimensional mobility of the conveyor system.


Technology transfer for innovative handling of flat-packed goods

By utilizing sorting pouches as load carrying units, instead of hanging garments, almost any product group can be buffered, transported and sorted overhead with this highly efficient system.

The pouches are unloaded at the workstations either manually or automatically. In fully automated processes, modified pouches are used.

Innovation and implementation reliability fit together perfectly because the mtr technology has been applied by psb already for many years and it is successfully operated in numerous distribution centers for hanging items.



Modular concept

The individual system modules are tailored to the needs of the customers in terms of size and performance: infeed of goods/loading of pouches (also fully automatic), overhead transport, buffering (static or dynamic), sequential matrix sorting, unloading of pouches (also fully automatic).

Depending on the respective project, various upstream and downstream areas complement the intralogistics installation: inbound goods and/or returns, quality assurance, value added services, packaging, dispatch and further individually adapted functions.


Field of application: highly-efficient handling of single parts in many industries

For the mail order and e-commerce business, the pouch sorter is a highly efficient and very economical solution in order to buffer single parts and to sort and ship these in exact sequences. Through its modular design, the system can be easily adapted, thus making such an approach economically attractive for small and medium-sized configurations as well as large applications. A step-by-step concept is easy to realize in the implementation because system extensions can be installed into existing modules.

Another key application, where the system can demonstrate its strength, is the handling of returns. By buffering the items in a pouch sorter, the time-consuming sortation procedure back to the warehouse is no longer required. If the items are ordered again, they can be quickly retrieved from the returns buffer.

A pouch sorter can be integrated in an existing intralogistics system or installed in place of a conventional solution. If implemented as system extension in existing plants or buildings, the performance of the established technology can be enhanced very economically through the three-dimensional mobility, i.e. the full use of the storey height.


Experience the pouch sorter live: in the psb Technology Center

In addition to various customer projects with the psb pouch sorter in operation, we have established in our Technology Center an extensive installation on 1,200 square meters.

We would like to invite you to gather your own impressions of this innovative intralogistics system and to discuss your individual project approach with us in Pirmasens.


System implementation in omni channel distribution

The current project is a pouch sorter installation for an internationally operating logistics service provider. With this intralogistics system, the omni channel distribution for the German market is handled for an internationally successful premium fashion label. >> Learn more


You would like to learn more about the psb pouch sorter? Or experience it live? Please contact us!

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