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Applications

While initially conceived as a parcel sortation solution, Tompkins Robotics has evolved the t-Sort suite across a wide range of supply chain and distribution applications.  Our ingenuity and decades of experience in the design of operations has resulted in a line of products with the ability to provide previously unseen modularity, flexibility, and speed of implementation, at a lower cost over traditional solutions.  Tompkins Robotics has developed a solution in its t-Sort product suite that can enhance almost every step in the supply chain.  Overviews of the most common applications are shown below:

e-commerce Fulfillment

Wide range of product handling capabilities, facilitates batch picking of intensive SKU operations and provides a superior unit sortation to traditional fixed track systems.

Retail Location Backroom Design

World’s first portable, modular, automated system for items and parcels.  Facilitates inbound sortation to aisle segment, outbound e-commerce and BOPIS and automates order consolidation.  System can also sort parcels to local post offices – next day delivery at lowest cost.

Supplement Existing Sites

Allows a small system to be added to a site – acts like an automated, large put wall – saves labor, money and capital with a large capacity increase with minimal impact to existing operations.

Store Replenishment

Sorts both directly into a store bound container or to chutes for pack out.  Can continuously track contents, cube, and weight.  Provides a much less labor intensive process through sort to shipping container ability for most products.

Large DC/FC

Up to 1,000,000 units a day in a single site in specially configured designs and multiple systems can be integrated in a single facility.

Small DC/FC

Allows automation across a customer base never before tapped.  Cost, modularity, phased installation, savings and performance allow smaller companies and operations to benefit.

Returns/Inbound Sortation

Highly effective for returns sortation and loose item sortation/consolidation in receiving.

Parcel Sortation

Provides a flexible and expandable parcel sortation solution that can handle carton, mailers and bags on the same system and divert into a wide range of receptacles.

Postal Sortation at Local Terminal

Allows postal operations to sort parcels, mailers and e-commerce volumes at the postal route hub for Amazon, SurePost, SmartPost, returns, etc. using a version of the Backroom Design.  Can be configured to sort by route and stop sequence.

Entire Supply Chain

Unique ability to enhance and improve all Supply Chain flows at every tier of operation.  National to local store or DDU.