Used sortation conveyor systems are available in many different types. Which is best for you depends on the size and weight of material being transported. Used sortation conveyor systems are used to identify, merge, and diverge products depending on their weight, shape, or size. They are typically used in settings with a high flow of product that needs to be sorted and transported to different destinations within the conveyor system
, which uses slates to push products into different lanes of the conveyor. The sliding shoes gently maneuver packages onto alternative lanes or allow it to continue on the current conveyor. This is one of the fastest ways of sorting product, and shoe sorters typically use a photo eye sensor to interpret each package and direct it down the correct conveyor.Pop up belt sortation
uses spurs to pull heavy packages rapidly down the conveyor line. The spurs redirect the packaging to the desired conveyor path. The belt or chain used depends on the weight and material of the package. Heavier items would require a metal chain whereas lighter items would only require a rubber belt.Pusher or diverter sortation conveyor
can handle heavier loads and uses a pusher mechanism to redirect the package at a 90-degree angle onto another conveyor, chute, ball transfer table, or workstation. This style of sortation is slow in comparison because the pusher must return to its original position before diverting another package.Pop-up roller sortation conveyor
works by having a separate motor power the rollers that divert the product. These rollers raise up above the conveyor surface to lift and divert products to their desired location. The rollers also automatically lower when the product needs to continue on the same conveyor line.
Why buy a used sortation conveyor? The obvious answer is that a used conveyor will save you money, but you may be skeptical of the quality. But if the conveyor system
is used properly, you will have no need to replace major components. All used equipment from American Surplus is tested and inspected prior to shipment, and if any portion of the used sortation conveyor system isn’t working properly it is replaced. At ASI, we can back all of our conveyors with our 30 day ASI guarantee.