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Dematic to distribute Opex sorting system

Sure Sort small item sorting will be available with Dematic systems


September 12, 2019
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN Based on a anew agreement Dematic will be integrating OPEX Corporation’s Sure Sort, a small-item sorting system.

Dematic will apply and implement Sure Sort as a subsystem within an overall Dematic system. For OPEX, the agreement will allow more markets and customers to realize the benefits of the Sure Sort solution. The agreement is for systems implemented by Dematic in North America.

Sure Sort is a robotic small-item sorter that functions as an automated order consolidation method for batch picked items. The Sure Sort solution is often required for e-commerce order fulfillment and retail store replenishment applications.

Dematic iQ Optimize Warehouse Execution System (WES) manages all functional areas of the order fulfillment system, including small-item piece picking and the Sure Sort.

“Adding Sure Sort to the mix enables users to obtain the ideal small-item piece picking solution,” according to Mike Khodl, vice-president of global solutions for Dematic.

“The ability to design and implement a wide variety of pre-engineered, standardized system configurations is critical to effectively accommodate the growing demands of omnichannel distribution in this age of acceleration.”

“The partnership between OPEX and Dematic leverages both companies’ industry expertise and positions Sure Sort in front of existing Dematic customers and prospective customers,” said Jeff Hedges, president of OPEX Warehouse Automation.