Tompkins Robotics is introducing a new unmatched unit and parcel sortation system using independently controlled robots to execute material handling needs within a warehouse.
Raleigh, NC March 23, 2017
Tompkins International introduces Tompkins Robotics, a new product offering. Tompkins Robotics has joined forces with Lab Z to introduce an innovative material handling sortation system, named t-Sort. Together the two companies will bring this robotic technology to North America for the first time, helping to build world-class supply chains, providing unmatched flexibility and throughput.
t-Sort is an innovative material handling system and has applications for both unit and parcel sortation. It performs much like a traditional automated sortation system, such as a tilt tray or crossbelt sorter. However, the unique and exciting difference is t-Sort uses completely independent robots.
At only 15” wide, the robots take up a minimal amount of space. They can move in any direction and are easily programmed to meet unit and parcel sorting needs. The robots recharge automatically by returning to a charging station when needed.
The robots are the equivalent of having a tilt tray with no track. They can go to any divert and induction station autonomously along the shortest path. Robots, chutes, and induction stations can be added modularly at any time with no interruption to operations. Additionally, robots can be added for peak seasons and be taken out of service when not needed. The Tompkins Robotics design enables a tremendous reduction in capital cost and space in the warehouse, compared to traditional automated sortation systems.
Tompkins Robotics will help further evolve supply chain logistics automation, improving the efficiency of logistics operations. t-Sort is a means of order fulfillment automation for units to complete an order, and automation for parcel shipping operations, allowing for better planning, implementation, controls efficiency, flow of goods, and customer service. Watch the Tompkins Robotics video to further understand the capabilities of the automated sortation system.
Join us at ProMat in Chicago, IL from April 3rd through 6th to learn firsthand about the supply chain robot automation of the future; see live coverage and demonstrations of the Tompkins Robotics robot. We will be located in booth S4468.
About Tompkins International:
A supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. We enable clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace. Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain planning, and execution across all the Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUY-MAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL). Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit: www.tompkinsinc.com.
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.