Tompkins Robotics
t-Sort Robotic Sortation System

t-Sort is the first portable, automated material handling sortation system; creating a paradigm shift in how the distribution function of order fulfillment is accomplished.

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The t-Sort system performs much like a tilt tray or crossbelt sorter. However, the unique and exciting difference is it uses free moving, independent robots. This is the equivalent of having a tilt tray with no track allowing each robot to travel to any divert or induction station independently along the shortest path.

This greatly enhances efficiency to maximize your operational capabilities. Robots, chutes, and induction stations can be added modularly at any time with no interruption or downtime. An additional robot can be added in seconds to increase capacity.

A unique feature is that the system can be purchased on a seasonal or annual basis deferring the capital investment and fully utilizing the asset at all times. This is unlike a traditional sortation system that one buys for their long-term growth plan, purchasing excess capacity that may be underutilized for years.

A typical installation takes only four to six months to go-live. A truly game changing aspect is the system is completely portable and can be relocated to a different space over a weekend.


  • Range of Unit Handling

    The type of unit loads t-Sort can sort is very broad including apparel, shoes, cylindrical, and consumer products
  • Range of Sortation Destination

    t-Sort’s tilt angle and speed can be configured to individual products. t-Sort provides a positive and accurate sort to multiple destinations including shipping cartons, totes, gravity conveyor lines, chutes, bags, and gaylords
  • Configuration and Expansion

    Components are modular allowing the system to increase its operational functionality as needed including the number of robots, sort points, increasing induction stations, and re configuring system size, shape and sort functions.

Learn more about this product.

Tompkins Robotics, a business unit of Tompkins International, is focused on the robotic automation of distribution operations. Our primary system t-Sort consist of autonomous mobile robots that sort a wide range of items and parcels to consolidation points. t-Sort is the world’s first portable, automated material handling sortation system.

Tompkins Robotics
6870 Perry Creek Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
Tel: 919-876-3667
Fax: 919-872-9666

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