Tilt-Tray Sorter operates at speeds to 413 fpm.

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With flexible, modular design, Model S-3000M incorporates linear motors that operate at noise levels of 67 dBA, providing gentle acceleration and speeds up to 413 fpm. Utilizing induction and AutoPack chute technology, it can transmit critical data to PDAs via wireless communications technology. With 154 lb weight capacity, tilt-trays accommodate various sizes and widths. Tray pitch is configurable from 19.7-49.2 in. Sorter also accepts 2-tray items up to 78 in. long.

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FKI Logistex Crisplant S-3000M Tilt-Tray Sorter Delivers Smooth, Reliable, High-Speed Sortation

Quiet, cost-effective sorter incorporates field-tested technology, modular design

(Frederick, MD: March 3, 2003) FKI Logistex (LSE: FKI.L) a premier supplier of advanced integrated material handling solutions for distribution, baggage handling, freight and parcel, and manufacturing applications announces the S-3000M Tilt-Tray Sorter from FKI Logistex Crisplant, a recognized market-leader in high-speed tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation systems.

The S-3000M design is based on the industry workhorse, the S-2000 Tilt-Tray Sorter, and is the next generation in a long line of sortation equipment excellence from FKI Logistex Crisplant. The S-3000M combines proven, field-tested design principles found in the S-2000, with off-the-shelf non-proprietary control components to provide the utmost in reliable, high-speed sortation solutions. Quiet linear motors power the sorter and allow for gentle acceleration and high-speeds up to 2.1 m/s, 413 fpm, at the low decibel level of only 67 dB(A), while the reliable mechanical design sorts products gently and accurately.

By utilizing the latest in induction and AutoPack chute technology, the S-3000M offers a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to minimize logistics expenses while maximizing throughput and ROI. In addition, it can transmit critical data, such as system alarms, to Palm Pilots and other PDAs via wireless communications technology, facilitating more efficient system maintenance and troubleshooting.

With a flexible, modular design, the S-3000M integrates seamlessly into existing systems and facilities, and offers greater scalability than other sorters. The modular design also allows it to easily change elevations, even in curves, enhancing layout flexibility and enabling the S-3000M to be installed in operations where floor space is at a premium.

The sorter's tilt-trays are designed to accommodate a wide variety of sizes and widths, from small, delicate items to large, bulky cartons weighing as much as 70 kg (154 lb.). The tray pitch can be custom-configured for specific applications from a minimum of 500 mm (19.7 in.) to a maximum of 1250 mm (49.2 in.). The sorter also is capable of handling two-tray items up to 2000 mm (78 in.) in length.

The ideal solution for a wide variety of applications, including mail-order catalog fulfillment, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, postal and courier distribution, baggage handling, and book distribution, the S-3000M provides the best in quiet and efficient high-speed sortation.

For more information, please contact FKI Logistex Crisplant by calling (240) 629-1300 or via e-mail at info.crisplant@fkilogistex.com; you can also visit the company website at www.crisplantinc.com.

About FKI Logistex Crisplant

FKI Logistex Crisplant, a member company of FKI Logistex, designs and manufactures advanced sortation systems. To date, FKI Logistex Crisplant has installed more than 800 tailor-made systems worldwide. The company has locations in the U.S., France, Germany, and China. Visit FKI Logistex Crisplant's website at www.crisplantinc.com.

About FKI Logistex

FKI Logistex is a leading supplier of integrated material handling 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 (www.fkilogistex.com) 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 Buschman 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; telephone: (877) 935-4564; e-mail info@fkilogistex.com.

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