HiveMind Sortation Table
Omni-directional product sortation, accumulation and distribution
The HiveMind Sortation Table was designed with a modular approach to allow for a wide range of industrial applications. Hive modules are assembled in the configuration that best fits the product size and application requirements. This can be either a simple junction between conveyor lanes or a large bank of modules for product accumulation and order sequencing.
HiveMind’s unique design has several advantages over traditional product handling solutions:
- The system’s inherent modularity means it can accommodate any product size or facility layout, no matter how large or complicated, without the need for a custom tailored solution. This “off-the-shelf” flexibility eliminates the cost of additional engineering/manufacturing time for customers.
- Product rotation capabilities allow for additional facility layout flexibility. When bending around corners or changing product orientation, most conveyors utilize either 90-degree transfer conveyors, curved conveyors or bump turns. Curved conveyors can be complicated & expensive while bump turns are not always particularly repeatable when precision matters. 90-degree transfers can also be problematic when handling asymmetrical products as the in-feed conveyor will have a different width than the out-feed conveyor (since the product orientation does not change, only the flow direction) requiring different roller sizes and decreasing operational flexibility.
- Each hive module is self contained/controlled and can be swapped out for maintenance or replacement as needed. This decrease’s operational downtime, reduces spare part quantities and makes maintenance simple enough for low-skilled labor.