What is Sortation

Warehouse sortation is the process of systematically organizing and separating items within a distribution center based on specific criteria. This critical step ensures that products are directed to the correct destination, whether it be a specific order, storage location, or shipping area.

Applications of Sortation

Order Fulfillment

Streamline the order fulfillment process by sorting items directly to their designated shipping containers or bins.

Cross-Docking

Efficiently sort and transfer items directly from incoming shipments to outgoing shipments, reducing storage time.

Returns Processing

Automate the sorting of returned items, expediting the returns processing workflow.

What We Integrate

Crossbelt Sorter
Rate
Types
Carrier Sizes
Weights
Destinations
4000 – 20,000 per hr
Poly, Box
47” x 27” x 27”
1 – 50 kg
15 +
Activated Roller Belt (ARB)
Rate
Types
Sizes
Weights
Destinations
12,500 – 15,000 per hr
Poly, Box, Irregular
2” x 2” – 60” x 60” 
0.1 – 50 kg
20+
Multi-Belt Sorter
Rate
Types
Sizes
Weights
Destinations
75 – 100 per hr
Tote, Box
8” x 6” up to 42” x 6”
5 – 30 kg
15 +
Shoe Sorter
Rate
Types
Sorter Widths
Weights
Destinations
450 up to 600 fpm
Poly, Box, Mix Items
49.2”, 57.08”, 61.02”
1 – 45 kg
15 +
Split Tray Sorter
Rate
Types
Sizes
Weights
Destinations
3000 – 17,000 per hr
Poly, Box, Single Item
up to 19” x 21.5” x 8”
0.1 – 11 kg
15 +
90 Transfer
Rate
Types
Variable Sizes
Weights
Destinations
up to 30 totes per min
Totes, Carton, Box
available
1 – 15 kg
5 +
Swivel Wheel Sorting
Rate
Types
Variable Sizes
Weights
Destinations
up to 30 totes per min
Totes, Carton, Box
widths available
1 – 15 kg
5 +
Robotic Sorting
Rate
Types
Sizes
Weights
Destinations
up to 2700 totes p/hr
Totes, Trays
17.5” x 25.5” x 16.5”
1- 30 kg
5 +
Integrating the right technology for your operations is crucial to an efficient & reliable sortation system 

How We Integrate

Analyze Data

The process begins with the input of data into our sortation system. This can include order information, product details, and destination data. Mainway Handling’s systems are equipped to handle a variety of input sources, ensuring flexibility in integration with your existing systems.

Dimensioning, Weigh, and Scan

As items move through the distribution center, they undergo scanning and identification processes. This can involve barcodes, RFID tags, or other tracking mechanisms. Mainway Handling’s advanced scanning technology ensures accurate identification of each item in real-time.

Conveyor and Sortation Equipment

Mainway Handling integrates cutting-edge conveyor and sortation equipment into the process. Automated conveyors and sorters carry items to their designated locations with precision. This minimizes manual handling, reduces the risk of errors, and increases overall throughput.

Real-Time Tracking and Reporting

Throughout the sortation process, Mainway Handling’s systems provide real-time tracking and reporting. This visibility allows for monitoring the status of items, identifying potential issues, and making data-driven decisions for continuous improvement.

Where we have sorted things out

Benefits of our sortation solutions

Partner with Mainway Handling and experience the transformative impact of our warehouse sortation systems.

Enhanced Efficiency

Automated processes and intelligent routing decisions optimize the flow of goods, reducing handling time and increasing throughput.

Flexibility & Scalability

Mainway Handling’s solutions are designed to be flexible and scalable, adapting to the changing needs of your warehouse.

Improved Customer Satisfaction

By ensuring accurate and timely order fulfillment, our sortation systems contribute to enhanced customer satisfaction.

Talk with our warehouse experts and see how our turn-key systems can optimize your distribution and logistics operations