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Tompkins Robotics’ t-Sort tackles Micro-fulfillment

Published: Mar 11 2020
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Tompkins Robotics (MODEX Booth 9002) can set up its t-Sort unit and parcel sortation system in a customer facility just as fast as it set it up for Modex.

According to Mike Futch, president of Tompkins Robotics, the system can break down and set up within a single shift, allowing customers with limited space to respond to daily busy periods by wheeling out the platform and loading it with mobile robots. Afterwards, a 1,000-square-foot sort-er, for example, can be collapsed to about 100 square feet for storage, perhaps in an empty pallet rack bay.

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In response to COVID-19 and limiting travel, Tompkins Robotics is now offering interactive virtual tours using a variety of stationary and roaming cameras throughout the facility.  We have the capability to demonstrate five t-Sort systems with various configurations, robots and functionalities.  The main demonstration system includes three different induction types: manual, robotic and A-frame.  Our systems are capable of e-commerce order fulfillment, store replenishment, backroom and parcel / postal sortation.  We can demonstrate the original t-Sort robotic system in multiple dual level configurations and an elevator system to move robots between the levels.  Our larger t-Sort Plus robots run on single level systems with both tilt tray and crossbelt options.  In the very near future we will demonstrate the new t-Sort Mini in an additional system. We have a wide variety of inventory to demonstrate products including general merchandise, apparel, grocery, fragile goods, odd sizes and shapes and a wide range of product weights.  You will also have a chance to learn about the technologies that are integrated into our system such as automated induction, automated charging, integrated weight and dimension capture, our proprietary wireless network and Warehouse Execution System (WES), new innovations such as our automated sorter exit solution and more.  And if mobility and flexibility are important to you, we can demonstrate how easy it is to reconfigure a system, remove or add a sort table, and even fold a table into a smaller footprint for move or transport.