Businesses around the world automate their outbound profiling and sortation process for an increased productivity. Sorting plays a key role in any industrial automation, particularly in the field of packaging industries. This paper aims at providing significant low-cost automation in packaging industries that calls for sorting and how the implication of pneumatics can yield a desirable solution. The prototype of the automatic sorting machine allows a systematic sorting of the carton boxes corresponding to their sizes using a pneumatic system, which is achieved by using pneumatic cylinders and direction control valves. The sorted carton boxes are shoved from the main line conveyor to the sub-line conveyor using the pneumatic cylinder, which is then collected and dispatched to the next division for the packaging purposes. Using this approach, the packaging industries can attain the maximum benefits thereby enabling a surge in their production.


Automatic sorting machine, pneumatic system, packaging industries, low-cost automation,


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