Linear Belt Sorter offers alternative to cross-belt sorters.

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Employing individual slats equipped with diverting belts, UniSort® Linear Belt Sorter (LBS) sorts items ranging from small consumer goods to oversize baggage. Available in multiple belt widths and various layout configurations, sorter can be equipped with single- or dual-sided divert points. Applications include warehouse, parcel, postal tray mail, and baggage handling markets.

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FKI Logistex Launches Unisort Linear Belt Sorter

Patented technology provides new high-speed, high-accuracy sortation solution

(Cincinnati, OH: September 30, 2004) FKI Logistex® (, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces the launch of the UniSort® Linear Belt Sorter (LBS), a new patent-pending configuration of the company's proven UniSort sortation platform. The LBS utilizes narrow-gap, linear-belt technology to provide gentle item handling and high-accuracy diversion in an overall high-throughput design.

Developed as a cost-effective alternative to traditional cross-belt sorters, the LBS employs individual slats equipped with diverting belts to deliver high-accuracy sorting of items ranging from small consumer goods to oversize baggage. With applications in the warehouse, parcel, postal tray mail, and baggage handling markets, the LBS represents a two-year investment in product development by FKI Logistex.

The LBS uses the proven and reliable understructure technology of the FKI Logistex UniSort XV, including its frame, chain-drive, chain-carrying surface, and electric switch technology. Available in multiple belt widths and a variety of layout configurations, the LBS can be equipped with single- or dual-sided divert points. As with all FKI Logistex products and systems, the LBS is backed by the full range of 24/7 support and training services available through the FKI Logistex Customer Service & Support (CSS) program.

"The UniSort LBS is a direct result of our continued investment in R&D, at a time when our competitors have trimmed their development staff and budgets," said John Westendorf, president of the FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution operation. "Our customers have come to expect innovative solutions from FKI. The new LBS once again keeps us ahead of the pack."

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About FKI Logistex North America

FKI Logistex® North America ( is a leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, RFID implementation, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel integrates high-speed sortation and conveying systems to meet the high-throughput needs of postal and parcel customers, and provides advanced baggage handling, security, and RFID track-and-tracing for airports of all sizes. FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems builds automated material handling systems using state-of-the-art technology for storing, picking, ID solutions, palletizing, kitting, packing and shipping that enable manufacturers to process more orders per day at a lower cost. FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution designs high-accuracy, high-speed, high-reliability material handling, sortation, and order fulfillment solutions for warehouses and distribution centers that shrink the supply chain and maximize material handling ROI.

With projects that include many of the world's most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex is home to the industry's most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey palletizers, Buschman conveyors, Cleco cranes and AS/RS solutions, Crisplant sorters and baggage handling applications, IoSystems supervisory and automated control systems, Mathews conveyors, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment and picking solutions, and White carousels and automated storage solutions. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at (877) 935-4564 or by e-mail at

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