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Sortation Solutions

Automated Sortation Solutions

Our Automated Sortation Systems support libraries to work smarter by delivering enhanced customer satisfaction through greater staff productivity

Why invest in a 3M Automated Sortation System?

  • Reduce time spent physically handling items allowing staff to allocate more time to other value-added activities.
  • New books enter circulation quicker; staff time and effort in receipting new stock can be significant reduced by using the sorter as part of the acquisitions process.
  • Returned items are made available quicker; items that are on hold or belong in the short loan collection can be sorted into dedicated bin locations so that they can be given priority and returned to the shelves immediately.
  • More convenient returns facilities; external access points allow library customers to return items out-of-hours.

Five reasons to choose a 3M Automated Sortation System

  1. Not just for RFID: The system works seamlessly with multiple technologies (i.e. RFID, Barcode & EM).
  2. Space-saving design: The modular design provides flexibility in planning the best use of available space.
  3. Hassle-free: 3M sorters are highly reliable and where support is required a team of fully trained local engineers are on hand to help.
  4. Seen not heard: The conveyor system quickly and quietly transports items to the bin locations.
  5. Kind to your stock: The unique sweep technology gently sorts both thick and thin items whilst minimising damage.

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Automated Sortation Solutions

3M™ FX Intelligent Return and Sorter

3M™ FX Intelligent Return and Sorter

The FX deals with the check-in and sorting of materials more efficiently and virtually effortlessly. Materials can be returned to the shelf quicker, maximizing the use and convenience of available resources.

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3M™ Intelligent Return & Sorter

3M™ Intelligent Return & Sorter

This affordable, efficient, automated return and sorting system has an intuitive user interface and can be mountedon an internal or external wall. Ideal for libraries with limited space, it can be used for return only or can accommodate up to three bins.