BRT opts for Vanderlande sorter for Perugia hub

Italian express freight operator BRT has made the 19th order for a Posisorter sorting machine from Dutch manufacturer Vanderlande Industries. The new machine is being deployed in a new hub BRT, formerly known as Bartolini, is to open soon in the central Italian city of Perugia. The new hub should be one of the largest centres in the BRT network when it opens at the start of 2013.

BRT is using a Posisorter from Vanderlande, which can handle up to 8,800 parcels each hour, with nine infeeds and 47 destination chutes. Vanderlande said the machine would be delivered in December 2012.

Vanderlande said its Posisorter machine provided a high capacity and high accuracy in sorting a wide range of postal products.

The firm said: “This horizontal, high-speed sorting conveyor has full-width extruded aluminium carriers on which moulded divert shoes are mounted. These shoes slide across the carriers, pushing the products gently into the output spurs in a diagonal movement. The construction of the carriers creates a closed deck, so that no objects can fall through or become stuck.

“Maintenance is quick and simple, with a patented ‘plug-and-play’ carrier design that allows a shoe to be changed in less than 60 seconds, using only an Allen key,” said Vanderlande.

BRT currently has a network of more than 170 branches in Italy and more than 1,000 in Europe, with 14,000 staff and more than 7,500 vehicles. The company states that it delivers about 125m parcels a year.

The Milan-based company changed its name as of 6th June last year.

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