Tompkins Robotics Continues to Enhance Automated Sortation Process with new tSort3D System


In keeping with the belief to deliver adaptive, flexible, and portable solutions, Tompkins Robotics introduces the new tSort3D.  tSort3D is modular, allows customers to implement quickly, and the system can grow and change as their operational needs evolve.  The tSort3D greatly multiplies the destination density and volume of the sortation process. A tSort3D system is mated with the Tompkins Robotics tSort solution for item sortation loading and routing the items to tSort3D modules for order consolidation.  The system is ideal for fulfillment of items for customer e-commerce orders and other fulfillment flows such as store replenishment and reverse logistics.  The system can be deployed in a scalable fashion in sites as small as the backroom of retail store and up to very large Distribution and Fulfillment Centers. tSort3D allows 6 to 8 times the sort destinations in the same space as other traditional automated sortation solutions, provides for thousands of sort destinations, volumes up to 20,000 an hour, and facilitates a single, very large batch pick.  These capabilities far exceed other dense sortation systems on the market today. This solution solves a pressing need in distribution and fulfillment operations that no previous automation solution fully addressed.

“tSort3D can handle the widest range of products compared to other automated sortation solutions on the market” says Tompkins Robotics President & CEO, Mike Futch. “The tSort3D uses a tray as the carrier, while other solutions use a cross belt. Tompkins Robotics unique tray design ensures that round, cylindrical, and oddly shaped items are compatible with our system.”  In addition, tSort3D can handle wider, taller, and deeper products than other dense, robotic sorters on the market. The system can continuously track items, orders, and order status to provide real time updates to an operator. tSort3D provides a much less labor-intensive process from picking through to order delivery to packing for many product flows and products. Completed orders can be removed individually or as a batch of up to 24 orders.  The system greatly enhances the productivity and capacity of an operation while taking up less space, deploying in less than half the normal required time, and costing less. In addition, the system is very flexible having modular, scalable configurable and portable abilities that are unique and not found in other solutions.

For additional information or to arrange a demonstration of the tSort3D please visit Tompkins Robotics Booth # B7240 at MODEX.  If you would like to schedule an individual time to discuss, please contact Uriah Bullard at  Tompkins Robotics looks forward to sharing how tSort3D can dramatically increase the number of sort destinations, reduce space, provide greater productivity and capacity, and drive a larger upstream batch pick process- all while maintaining extreme flexibility for your operations.

About Tompkins Robotics

Tompkins Robotics is a global leader focused on the robotic automation of distribution and fulfillment operations. Our primary system, tSort, consists of autonomous mobile robots that sort a wide range of items and parcels to consolidation points for order fulfillment, store replenishment, returns, parcel distribution – virtually any process in the supply chain. tSort is a truly modular, scalable, and portable robotic sortation system that helps build world-class supply chains while providing unmatched flexibility and throughput. With three models, tSort; tSort Plus; tSort Mini; and two sortation methods, tilt trays and cross belts, Tompkins Robotics systems handle the broadest range of product on the market – as small as a penny to up to 40 inches long by 30 inches wide and weighing up to 120 pounds. Our systems work in small operations in the backroom of a grocery, supercenter, or mall anchor store to large fulfillment centers processing millions of units a day. Our systems maximize performance, making our clients more agile, adaptable, profitable, and successful in todays dynamic marketplace.

We also have other proprietary solutions such as the xChange, tSort3D, and xPress. xChange is a robotic sortation order removal and replacement system for orders and shipping systems. tSort3D is a new, very dense sortation system ideal for ecommerce and provides as much as 10 times the sort destinations and volume compared to competing solutions. xPress is an overhead robotic transport system that can be used in retail to DC environments. We continue to expand the core systems with complementary robotics and integrated material handling systems to automate fulfillment operations.


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