Featuring a patented drawer-shaped conveyor belt end effector capable of handling items up to 22 lbs, the DoraSorter can sort to as many as 140 destinations, at a rate of 1,000+ units per hour.
DoraSorter systems include high speed barcode scanning to obtain package destination information. Popular configurations include sort to gaylords, totes, bags, cabinets and putwalls.
Sorting to large gaylord containers is a standard practice in distribution centers and omnichannel facilities worldwide. When it comes to human operators tossing items into 60” high containers, it’s understandable that there will be a fair number of missorts.
The DoraSorter sort to gaylord solution offers greater accuracy and speed – and enables operators to tackle tasks that are less repetitive, less stressful and more rewarding.
In it’s standard configuration, the system sorts to as many as 20 full 60” tall gaylords in a single robot cell, at a rate of 1,000+ sorts per hour.
The gaylords located in the robot cell are placed on pallets, allowing for easy placement and removal. Safety is provided via light curtains, allowing for barrierless movement. Any penetration of a light curtain brings about an e-stop (emergency stop) to the robot.
Sort destinations are typically derived from high speed barcode scanning, but can also be communicated directly from a WMS. “Full” gaylord indication can be determined by use of an overhead 3D camera system and/or by communication from the customer’s WMS.
Autonomous tote swapping is a new and exciting system enhancement - the ability to automatically remove a full tote and replace it with an empty one.
The DoraSorter sort to bag solution is a gamechanger for our customers who seek fast, accurate sorting to postal bags. Using a rack system that maximizes use of vertical space, we can configure a single robot cell that sorts to as many as 100 destinations.
Using the conveyor belt end effector, which provides a fast handoff from conveyor to robot, the DoraSorter can exceed 1,000 units per hour sorting to bags. High speed barcode scanners are used to inform the robot of the sort destination per each unit. This information can also be provided by the customer’s WMS.
The system’s sensors can determine when a bag is “full” – at which point an operator can be notified by visual and/or audible notification. A stack light indicates the column where the full bag is located, and another light located at the bag destination is also illuminated. Because of the safe proximity from the robot, a bag destination can be put into “offline” status while it is removed and replaced with an empty one.
New options are being explored for more autonomous bag swapping, including integration with custom base units and autonomous mobile robots.
DoraSorter sort to totes solutions are used in smart warehouses, DCs and eCommerce fulfillment facilities worldwide. Some companies refer to this process as sorting to “bins.” As we like to say at Dorabot, we can sort to anything!
Tote sorting robot cells can take on all sorts of custom configurations. Standard configurations allow for sorting up to 100 tote destinations in a single cell - at rates of 1,000+ units per hour. Dorabot is unique in our ability to sort at such high speeds to so many destinations. This is due in large part to the use of our conveyor belt end effector, a most effective end of arm tool for handling a wide variety of shapes and sizes – including polybags, padded envelopes and corrugated boxes.
Sort destinations are typically derived from high speed barcode scanning. Tote destinations can also be communicated directly from a WMS, provided an upstream process determines the destination data and can track the item with confidence as it enters the DoraSorter robot cell.
Dorabot continues to expand the autonomous nature of our sort to tote solution. On the front end, robotic induction allows for the replacement of an operator to perform the monotonous task of singulating items onto a conveyor belt.
Autonomous tote swapping is the latest and greatest autonomous feature - the ability for automatic removal of a full tote and replacement with an empty one.
The DoraSorter sort to putwall solution is a powerful tool for eCommerce fulfillment and omnichannel operators. A single robot cell can provide sortation to as many as 144 putwall destinations at rates capable of exceeding 1,000 units per hour.
High speed barcode scanners are used to inform the robot of the sort destination per each unit. This information can also be provided by the customer’s WMS.
The system’s sensors can determine when a putwall destination is “complete” if based upon volumetric measurement or the customer’s WMS can make this determination. When a destination is “complete” the system will notify an operator via audible and/or visual notification.