Automated Materials Handling

FE Technologies offer libraries  reliable and efficient sorters to help libraries with both branch level and central sorter solutions. The automatic sorters feature a gentle belt and roller transportation and highly effective sorting system that can be configured and maintained by the library itself. We’re excited to be able to combine our Research and Development experience with the materials handling experience of Lyngsoe to offer libraries the very best solution for automatic sorting.

FE Technologies has the resources of our own in-house research and development laboratory along with years of experience in delivering complex materials handling solutions, so we are in an ideal position to tailor each solution as required.

Sorter Modules

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  • Return items either one at a time or can be configured for multiple items when used with a singulator.
  • Highly robust and , withstand outdoor weather conditions. It features a steel and aluminium front and a high-quality touch screen.
  •  Items are returned one at a time and automatically checked back in to the LMS, removing the items from the patron’s account. An optional receipt is provided.

Patron Return - External

  • Return items either one at a time or can be configured for multiple items when used with a singulator.
  • Highly robust and , withstand outdoor weather conditions. It features a steel and aluminium front and a high-quality touch screen.
  •  Items are returned one at a time and automatically checked back in to the LMS, removing the items from the patron’s account. An optional receipt is provided.

Patron Return - Internal

  • Designed for internal use with an intuitive touchscreen interface..
  • Items are returned one at a time and automatically checked back in to the LMS, removing the items from the patron’s account. An optional receipt is provided.
  • The unit feeds returned items into the automatic sorting component.

Staff Return

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  • An induction point with built-in conveyor to the Sort modules and is dedicated for use by staff.
  • The staff induction is most commonly situated in the sorting room, but it can be located anywhere that fits into the system layout and better suits staff work routines.
  • It features touch operation and is height adjustable by the user.

Singulator

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  • FE Technologies Space-Saver Singulator is an add-on to the FE Technologies suite of Automatic Sorters.
  • It uses advanced engineering to transform the delivery of multiple items from a return chute to single items that are fed one by one into the sorting module.
  • The Singulator has been designed with an unbelievably small footprint (less than 2m long!) so it will fit in most back office rooms or returns rooms.

Sorter Bins , Totes & Trolleys

Premium Spring-Loaded Sorter Bin – a value for money premium spring-loaded bin that has a base that lowers when it becomes full and raises as items are taken out of the bin to reduce the amount of bending and lifting that needs to be performed by library staff.

Ergo cart – The Ergo Cart is specifically designed to reduce the effort involved in reshelving. It eliminates the step of moving books from sorter bins and onto shelving trolleys. To reduce the amount of effort required to move an individual cart, an ergonomic frame was designed with low rolling resistance wheels requiring only a minimal amount of force to move the book cart.

Ergo Volume – is an ergonomic cart for bulk collection and reshelving of returned library materials. The Ergo Volume’s narrow design allows the container to fit into the same docking position as the Ergo Cart, while boosting the library’s storage capabilities. As employees restock shelves, the floor of the Ergo Volume automatically raises to waist height, eliminating the need for employees to bend over to reach items and minimizing the physical stress of lifting heavy items.

Tote Shelf Volume – is an ergonomic shelf that allows a library tote to be automatically loaded directly from the sorter. This minimises the double handling of items and streamlines the logistics of the library courier service.