Natrix Sorter:
Scoring high
for distribution
performance

NATRIX SORTER – INTELLIGENT SORTER SYSTEM

ENERGY-EFFICIENT 
Precise
FLEXIBLE

The powerful and energy-efficient TGW Sorter is suitable for different applications and industries. It is used for the fast and precise sorting of different load carrier types such as cartons, trays, totes, and soft packaging.

Thanks to the modular structure and the different performance levels, customized solutions can be implemented with the Natrix shoe sorter. These solutions are already employed in hundreds of customers' facilities around the world.

Natrix adds high quality and performance to a critical element in fulfillment center operations to ensure fastest delivery times.

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TODAY AND TOMORROW

STEP INTO 
THE NATRIX sorter

  • Stability and accurate positioning

  • Precise handling increases throughput and getting it right first time

  • Highest availability

  • Proactive control – system level reactions to individual local events

  • Smooth operation – fully automated algorithms

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1

Gapping unit

Highly dynamic gapping belts correct the position of the load carriers to achieve the target gap distance, adjusting for variable load carrier dimensions and absorbing system layout effects.

2

Channelizer

In medium and high performance configurations, the Channelizer add stability at high speed. In the lower performance configuration, the Channelizer performs the merging function.

3

Sawtooth merge

Operating with collision detection algorithms ensures high availability, which facilitates precise slug merging at high speed. A high performance belt conveyor is used in combination with specific belt material that reduces friction.

4

Slugging lanes

Load carriers are accurately indexed using high performant servo drives to build the required slug length. In this process, variable load carrier dimensions are measured and load carriers are precisely positioned.

5

Control algorithms

Effective controls are the sorter brain, communicating to each component, feedforwarding commands that proactively manage the unified machine. E.g. changing throughput to match fulfilment center utilization, prioritizing merge lanes, automatic stop-start in period of no activity with no effect on availability.

6

Recirculation

The sorter system is tuned to obtain high availability. In case of system events, the recirculation section employs several features, for example adjusting lane priorities when recirculation is high, or changing modes that reduce the number of load carriers on the system.

7

Divert lanes

Using the successful KingDrive® conveyor technology, each divert lane efficiently handles consecutive diverts, transitioning the load carrier ready for the next fulfilment operation.

8

Natrix Sorter

‘Parallel diverting’ and ‘Angled’ variants are available, matching the machine to the performance requirement and load carrier types. Both variants can be installed with either a 22° divert angle providing a gently divert, or 30° divert angle to reduce equipment footprint.

SORT THE WAY YOU WANT

NATRIX FITS LIKE A GLOVE

With variants, the best application for your available footprint can be configured. Reach maximum throughput even with different load carrier types, dimensions, and weights.

  • 250 load carriers per minute: High-performance parallel sorter and sawtooth merge
  • 167 load carriers per minute: Angled sorter and sawtooth merge
  • 100 load carriers per minute: Angled sorter and Channelizer merge
ENERGY-EFFICIENT

NEXT GENERATION OF GREEN TECHNOLOGY

  • Dynamic speed and throughput matched to operational demands
  • Full performance in peak, as energy-efficient as possible in off-peak (seasonal demand, daily fluctuations)
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • High system energy efficiency
  • Reduce wear and maintenance frequency
  • Energy-efficient motors
Natrix sorter: next generation of energy efficiency.
PERFORMANT

ENSURE FASTEST DELIVERY

  • Accurate handling across the range of load carrier dimension and types
  • High speed operation with minimal gaps
  • Precise load carrier handling through the system reduces recirculation and increases availability
  • Unified machine, tuned for optimum combined operation
  • Smooth operation – fully automated algorithms
Natrix sorter: ensure fastest delivery times.
FLEXIBLE

Well-equipped for the future

  • Change as your business changes
  • Handle all types of load carriers: cartons – totes – trays – soft packaging
  • Variable dimensions of load carriers and weights
  • Technology designed for e-commerce, omni-channel, and retail
  • Proven solutions for the Fashion, Grocery, Industrial & Consumer Goods industries
Natrix sorter: reach your goals with natrix.

Thomas Frauenberger

Head of Sales Distributor Business Unit
TGW Mechanics GmbH
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