MHS launches new large parcel singulator

MHS launches new large parcel singulator

Activated roller belt solution transforms bulk flow into single-file stream to feed automated sortation systems

(Mt. Washington, Ky.) Jan. 30, 2020 – MHS (, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, announces a new singulation solution for high-throughput parcel operations. The new Activated Roller Belt (ARB) Large Parcel Singulator is designed to keep automated sortation systems running smoothly, transforming a bulk flow of packages into a single-file stream, critical for high-throughput operations.

The ARB Singulator uses a series of roller belts that operate at progressively increasing speeds, capable of handling up to 12,000 parcels per hour, with over 99% singulation accuracy. MHS uses computer vision to measure incoming flow, modulate conveying speeds and cull side-by-side packages. The system is designed to ensure maximum singulation performance for all packaging types – even items in flexible packaging like bags. An integral recirculation line reintroduces packages that are separated at the side-by-side eliminator and buffers peak package flow to keep downstream systems performing at peak efficiency.

“Automated sortation systems allow parcel distribution centers to handle the unprecedented package volumes of the e-commerce era more efficiently than ever – but only with a properly spaced stream of product,” says Dean Terrell, senior vice president, development, Material Handling Systems, Inc. “The new ARB Singulator eliminates the need for large, expensive controlled merge systems with an alternative that offers peak performance in a reduced footprint and a reduced cost.”

Visit MHS at MODEX booth #7646 to learn more about the ARB Singulator and see additional material handling automation and software innovations.

To view images of the ARB Large Parcel Singulator, click here.

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About MHS

Founded in 1999, MHS Global is a full-service provider of innovative material handling systems that solve the challenges of distribution and fulfillment operations. We take a comprehensive, customer-centric approach that includes custom engineering, design, manufacturing and turnkey integration services. Our quality solutions leverage a broad range of controls and automated equipment, including but not limited to sorters, conveyors, extendable loading and unloading systems. We provide complete, responsive support to maintain systems for peak performance, with predictive analytics and local technicians to maximize long-term value and return on investment.

MHS has a global installed base of over $5 billion for small to large distribution and fulfillment projects in a variety of industries, including e-commerce, parcel, third party logistics and outside integrators.

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Dan Gauss, Koroberi

Company contact:
Lauren Pedley, MHS