BEUMER Group to supply fully automated parcel sortation system to Itella
BEUMER Group, a global supplier of automated material handling systems for conveying, loading, palletising, packaging, sortation and distribution, has won a contract to supply a fully automatic parcel sortation system to Itella Posti OY for expanded operations at its sortation centre in Lieto, Finland. The sortation centre will become a medium-sized hub with increased sorting capacity, enabling it to achieve faster delivery times for e-commerce shipments, strengthen its distribution network and improve the customer service and delivery quality.
The complete parcel handling system has a capacity of 9,000 parcels per hour including weighing and volume measuring, with boom conveyors, tippers, feeding conveyors and a mix of direct and manual chutes. The upper-level controls feature a user interface linked direct to Itella’s existing host interface and revenue protection system, as well as camera scanning and an interface to the existing OCR system. The entire system is designed to be ready for future upgrades should there be a need for further capacity.
The use of Crisplant’s energy efficient LS-4000 tilt-tray sorter will help Itella in its environmental program to cut carbon dioxide emissions. The sortation solution features three inductions, one of which integrates a BEUMER Group Automatic Parcel Singulator. The Automatic Parcel Singulator provides faster sort speeds and lower cost per item, as it transforms a bulk feed of items into a single, centred stream prior to automatic induction into a loop sorter.
Itella and BEUMER Group company, Crisplant, have a long history of partnerships in developing Itella’s sortation systems. In the 1970s Crisplant designed and installed Itella’s systems in Tampere, Seinäjoki and Vantaa which today continue to run at full speed.