Completely decentrally controlled sorter

GridSorter was developed on the basis of our FlexTechnology as part of a research project at the Institute of Conveying Technology and Logistics Systems (IFL) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Under the direction of Prof. Dr.(Eng) Kai Furmans, new algorithms have been developed that enable a fully decentrally controlled sorter for the first time. The modular design and flexibility of the system opens up completely new possibilities for sorters in addition to the classical fields of application.

Benefits and functions

Flexible layout adjustments

The GridSorter can be flexibly adapted to your needs. The layout and infeed/outfeed can be changed as required.


The GridSorter has a compact design. With an output of 3,000 to 12,000 units per hour, the GridSorter has an advantageous ratio of throughput and space requirement. Depending on the layout, the modules of the sorter have different utilization rates. The software recognizes the utilization of individual modules and can thus, for example, use little-utilized modules to buffer conveyed goods.