Regal to Showcase MODSORT<sup>&reg;</sup> Modular Roller Top Transfer and Diverter Station at PACK Expo 2019

MODSORT conveyor

Low-noise, low-voltage station easily integrates with new or existing material handling systems, enabling product movement in any direction


BELOIT, WI, August 1st, 2019 — Regal Beloit Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electric motors, electrical motion controls, power generation and power transmission components, announced it will showcase its MODSORT modular transfer and diverter station in its booth (US-7620) during PACK Expo International 2019 in Las Vegas beginning September 23. This transfer not only can accommodate a wide variety of products in any direction but does so while eliminating the need for lift or pneumatics while being easily integrated into new or existing material handling systems.


The MODSORT conveyor station features the System Plast® 2253RT roller top belt, which allows the conveyor station to uniquely transfer and divert packages based on the sphere’s vector speed and direction while also featuring a 1-inch, on-center sphere array to allow for very small packages to be diverted. The matrix of freely rotating balls imbedded into a continuous flat belt allows the rolling top belt station to divert and transfer products of any kind by using precise, controlled and impact-free motion to divert and transfer products on motorized conveyor lines. The station can divert on the fly or stop and divert at a true 90-degree angle and is ideal for polybags and small packages while also easily handling boxes. MODSORT conveyor stations can be placed end to end to create a medium-rate sorter or integrated with conveyors to create transfer stations within conveyor systems. Customization is possible for picking and packing stations within the modern distribution center. Additionally, retrofitting the station into existing conveyor systems is also possible.


“Designed to meet the industry’s need for diverting, transferring and sorting product, MODSORT conveyor station can solve a range of increasingly challenging transfer and diverting problems complicating operations in distribution centers, particularly retail e-commerce distribution,” said Brad Gossard, VP/GM Rotating & Conveying, Regal Beloit Corporation. 


“The flexibility of this station eliminates the need for a tray required on a pneumatic pop-up converter to transfer polybags, which continue to increase in popularity due to changes in shipping costs. And it can easily be integrated into existing traditional or motorized roller conveyor systems.”


In addition to reducing shipping and handling costs associated with using a tray to transfer polybags, MODSORT conveyor station can help achieve energy savings between 50 and 60 percent compared to traditional conveyors when integrated with a motorized roller-based conveyor system due to its low weight and friction. 


The conveyor station features: 

  • Motorized Drive Rollers (MDR) and controls that employ run-on-demand technology
  • 24-volt DC motor and controls that allow flexibility in wiring and control
  • The ability to divert exceptionally small packages and boxes
  • No pneumatics, lifts or Z-direction position feedback devices are needed
  • Safe, energy-efficient, quiet and low-maintenance operation
  • Controls that allow standalone programming or can interface to a PLC via network
  • No gaps or pinch points anywhere on the roller-free belt, meaning workers have a much lower risk of injury

A MODSORT transfer and diverter station exhibit will be on display in Regal’s booth (US-7620) during PACK Expo. For more information, visit www.RegalBeloit.com


About Regal Beloit Corporation
Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is a leading manufacturer of electric motors and controls, power generation products and power transmission products serving customers throughout the world. We create a better tomorrow by developing and responsibly producing energy-efficient products and systems. Our company is comprised of three operating segments: Commercial and Industrial Systems, Climate Solutions and Power Transmission Solutions. Regal is headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin and has manufacturing, sales and service facilities worldwide. For more information, visit RegalBeloit.com