Sorter operates at speeds up to 550 fpm.

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Sliding-shoe UniSort(TM) XV features extruded aluminum chain rail system; fully electric, solenoid-operated divert switch; and fully mechanical, center-crossover switch for quieter operation. With diversion angles of 20 and 30 deg, and ability to sort products weighing from 8 oz to 100 lb, it provides positive product sorting at 200+ cartons/min. Standard widths are 22, 28, and 34 in. Sorter handles left, right, dual-sided, and custom diversion configurations.

Original Press Release:

FKI Logistex Automation Division Launches UniSort(TM) XV

Newest addition to successful UniSort line brings the latest in sliding shoe sortation design to market

(September 10, 2002: Cincinnati, OH) The FKI Logistex (LSE: FKI.L) Automation Division today announced the release of the UniSort(TM) XV, the latest model in its successful line of UniSort sortation products. The UniSort XV offers the latest in sliding shoe sorter design, with operating speeds up to 550 feet per minute (fpm), providing fast, efficient, and accurate sortation for numerous applications.

New Features Lessen Sound Impact, Provide True Cost-Savings
The UniSort XV now features a fully electric solenoid operated divert switch and a fully mechanical center crossover switch (dual-sided sortation). The new all-electric divert and all-mechanical crossover switches replace the compressed air pneumatic switches equipped on the UniSort XV's predecessors, providing quieter, faster, and more reliable operation.

The UniSort XV also features a new extruded aluminum chain rail system, helping to further reduce operating sound levels of the UniSort XV, as compared to its predecessors. A stationary Novex belt pad, located beneath the chain, provides a low-noise, low-friction rolling surface for the precision roller bearing chain, while an oil-infused UHMW strip is used to minimize side drag on the chain. The UniSort XV can also be equipped with optional sound abatement materials to further reduce sound levels, making it one of the quietest sliding shoe sorters available today.

In addition, the new mechanical crossover switch for dual-sided sortation eliminates the need for both compressed air and electric controls. Without the need to purchase and maintain air compression equipment and electronic controls for crossover
switches, the UniSort XV provides true cost savings, as well as a cleaner, more streamlined profile.

Flexibility and Speed for Maximized Throughput

The UniSort XV easily accommodates a wide range of carton sizes and weights, making it the ideal sortation solution for numerous markets including manufacturing, general distribution, grocery, e-commerce, and mail order fulfillment. With diversion angles of 20 and 30 degrees and the ability to gently sort products weighing as little as 8 ounces up to 100 pounds, the UniSort XV provides positive product sortation at 200+ cartons per minute. The UniSort XV can handle left, right, dual-sided, and
custom diversion configurations.

Available in three standard widths - 22", 28", and 34" - the UniSort XV can be custom-manufactured to individual specifications. Carefully engineered to optimize space usage and maximize system throughput while minimizing maintenance and
noise levels, the UniSort XV's flexible design enables it to integrate fully with the extensive line of FKI Logistex ancillary sortation equipment, allowing for an unlimited number of sortation system configurations.

For more information, please contact John Pelka, vice president of marketing for FKI Logistex Automation Division by calling (502) 357-2021 or via e-mail at You can also visit the FKI Logistex Automation Division on the web at

Technical Specifications and Descriptions
o Product Name: UniSort XV
o Operation: Sliding shoe sortation conveyor system
o Running Speeds: Up to 550 feet per minute
o Widths Offered: 22", 28", and 34" standard widths; custom widths available
o Divert Hand: Left, right, or dual sided; custom configurations available
o Divert Switch: Fully electric solenoid operated diverter finger with shoe pin sensor
o Center Switch: Fully mechanical center crossover switch (dual-sided sortation)
o Frame Design: 7 gauge formed steel
o Divert Angels: 20 and 30 degrees
o Carrying Surface: Steel tubes or extruded aluminum flat slats
o Carrying Chain: RC100 roller chain with precision carrier bearings
o Drive: 1 to 50 HP motor with shaft mounted reducer
o Divert Shoe: Precision molded polymeric shoe with high-friction carton contact surface, including contoured leading edge to prevent jams; available in single and dual-sided configurations
o Lubrication: Precision solenoid actuated automatic chain oiler
o Take-Away Conveyors: Gravity skate wheel and powered roller spurs available
o Controls: BOSS (Basic Online Software System)
o Spare Parts: Customizable spare parts kits
o Service: Maintenance service programs provided from Customer
Service & Support (CSS), the FKI Logistex multi-faceted 24
hours a day, 365 days per year service department

About FKI Logistex Automation Division

FKI Logistex Automation Division is a market-leading designer and supplier of material handling system solutions for automated materials flow and product manufacturing and distribution. With nearly a century of material handling experience, FKI Logistex Automation Division has the industry's most diverse base of
development and application experience including conveying, cross-docking, sortation, order fulfillment, and system controls.

For more information please contact John Pelka at FKI Logistex Automation Division at (502) 357-2021 or by e-mail at You may also visit the company's website at

About FKI Logistex

FKI Logistex is a leading supplier of integrated material flow solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight, parcel and manufacturing applications. FKI Logistex supplies 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, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex is a part of FKI plc (LSE_FKI.L) a UK-based international engineering group. FKI Logistex is comprised of the industry's most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey Systems, Cleco, Crisplant, CrispLant a/s, Automation
Division (incorporating Buschmnan Operations, Mathews Operations, and CMP Corporation), Integration Division, Io Systems, Real Time Solutions, and White Systems.

For more information, contact FKI Logistex, 1500 Lebanon Road, Danville, KY, 40422. You may telephone the company at (877) 935-4564, e-mail, or visit the company website at

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