Market Trends for Sortation Technology

Global demand for fast, economic and reliable sortation technology is on the rise. Interroll has the right answer. Interview with Jens Strüwing, EVP & Head of Products & Technology.


New High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter

Top performance for the modern variety of goods, presented by Florian Funk and Jens Friedrichs. Learn more about the new High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter. 


Today, over 400 Interroll Crossbelt Sorters are already in use worldwide by industry leaders such as Amazon, DHL, FedEx, UPS, Hugo Boss, Inditex (ZARA), Zalando and the Swiss, Austrian, and Chinese postal systems. Less complex control systems are used for this automation solution.

Therefore, there is no need for expensive installation, maintenance or reconfiguration expertise for the systems. The unique design principle ensures maximum availability, a very long system service life, low operating costs, and fast return on investment.

With the horizontal crossbelt sorter, goods can also be transported in curves and up or down slopes. This makes for an extremely flexible, three-dimensional sorting system. The vertical crossbelt sorter has a space-saving design and enables precise discharge and careful transport.

Mechanical Sortation Principal

The crossbelt carrier run on polyurethane coated wheels in aluminium profiles (linear sorter) or on steel tubes (horizontal sorter) and are pulled by a rubber block chain belt. 

Once a crossbelt carrier reaches its intended destination, a pneumatically actuated plate makes contact with a drive wheel mounted underneath the chassis of the crossbelt carrier. In this way, the motion of the carrier is converted into driving the crossbelt, bringing the goods gently to their desired destination. 

Your Benefits

  • Mechanical robustness
  • Low maintenance
  • Costs and time savings when servicing
  • High efficiency
  • Energy savings 

Interroll's infeed conveyors are optimally matched to our crossbelt sorters. The decentralized drive concept with compact Interroll Synchronous Drum Motors allows the transport speeds to be precisely adapted to the requirements of the respective sorter, thus ensuring reliable infeed of the conveyed goods.





The maximum conveying speed of the High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter MX 025H is up to 2.5 m/s.





The mechanical construction’s unique robustness allows the conveyance of goods of up to 50 kg and ensures maximum availability and a very long system service life.

Large goods

Ideal for the increasing variety of goods: Depending on the design of the system, goods up to a maximum of 1200 x 600 x 600 mm can be transported on a crossbelt carrier.


Energy efficiency

Compared to electrical sorting systems, which are traditionally operated with linear motors, energy savings of up to 50 percent can be achieved.




Low noise

Thanks to the mechanical drive concept, the sorters operate very quietly—below 67 dB(A)—even at the highest throughput rates, to ensure a pleasant and productive working environment.














Tailor-made terminals for every application complete Interroll's sorting solutions. Anyone using inclined roller conveyors, for example, will benefit from a maintenance-free solution for particularly sensitive goods with the Magnetic Speed Controller MSC 50, which has been tried and tested thousands of times.


























Depending on the system design, throughput rates of up to 20,000 items per hour are possible.

















Performance Data

Depending on the unit loads conveyed, performance targets and spatial conditions, sorters with either a horizontal configuration (circular structure) or vertical configuration (linear structure) can be deployed. Here are the performance data.



MX 025H


ST 6160


ST 6130


Speed, m/s2.51.81.8
Throughput, items per hour20,00015,00015,000
Noise level, dB(A)677272
Item weight, kg0.5 - 500.5 - 350.5 - 35
Min. item size, mm150 x 100 x 5150 x 100 x 5150 x 100 x 5
Max. item size, mm1,200 x 600 x 600600x 500 x 500600 x 800 x 500
Carrier size, mm

440 x 600

500 x 700

650 x 1,000

650 x 1,350

440 x 600

500 x 700

560 x 800

500 x 500

660 x 600

660 x 900






















NEW: Horizontal High-Performance Crossbelt Sorter


Horizontal Crossbelt Sorter


Vertical Crossbelt Sorter






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