Dematic Introduces Next Generation Package Sorter System

Press Release:
  Aug 12, 2013 — GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, has introduced FlexSort™ SL2, a high capacity package sorting system. It is the next generation sliding shoe sorter that incorporates many new design features for improved performance, ease of maintenance, and reduced cost of ownership.

The Dematic FlexSort SL2 is applied throughout the warehouse or distribution center in areas, such as receiving, order fulfillment, consolidation and shipping, to increase operational performance, productivity, and accuracy. Web-enabled modular software and distributed controls manage all areas of the unified sortation system including merge, induct, diverting, and take-away.

The key attribute of the FlexSort SL2 is the ability to produce the highest sort rates at the slowest operating speed: 200 cartons per minute at 400 feet per minute. Reduced operating speed minimizes wear, sound, and energy use. Furthermore, automatic speed control allows the sorter to vary operating speeds to accommodate the actual volume flowing onto the sorter. Peak rate is 400 cartons/minute.

FlexSort SL2 does not utilize the traditional large end drive motor with oily chain loops on either side of the sorter. Instead, it uses multiple drives to provide redundancy. The result: higher system uptime with less maintenance requirements, while issues, such as messy chain oil and slat skew, are omitted. Users can select either the non-contact linear induction drive or a profile drive configuration.

According to Mike Khodl, Vice President of Solution Development for Dematic, "FlexSort provides operational flexibility. For example, it accommodates the hourly volume fluctuations with automatic speed control. Divert points can be taken in and out of service, merge release priorities can be changed." FlexSort is modular and scalable, as divert switch locations can be moved and the sorter can be expanded/lengthen to include additional divert addresses.

Lifecycle support features include: fast/easy slat removal design, no chain to be lubricated, side thrust wheels to ensure smooth slat flow, divert force on bearing versus pin, and the all new diverting mechanism designed for ultra long life cycle.

For more information regarding Dematic and/or the FlexSort SL2, visit, or contact Cheryl Falk at or 262-860-6715.

About Dematic
Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Our commitment to solution development, combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 5,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.3 billion.


Press Contact:
Cheryl Falk
Vice President, Marketing Communications
(262) 860-6715
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Tags: Dematic, FlexSort SL2, FlexSort, sortation, sorters
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 Contact:Keith Hosner 
 E-mail:USInfo -at- dematic -dot- com 
 Company:Dematic Corp. View Company Profile 
 Address:work507 Plymouth Avenue, N.E. 
 Location:workGrand Rapids, MI 49505-6029  United States 
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