DHL express has awarded Selex Elsag a contract to create a sorting system for its logistics hub at Carpiano near Milan.
It will be is based on a single 700m multi-sorter parcel handling system cross-belt sorter. The sorter covers the entire operational area of the hub, around 139, 930 sq ft. It consists of nearly a mile of conveyer belts with 90 telescopic roller units.
The new system will sort 20,000 items per hour for more than 100 destinations.
The project is due to be completed in March 2012.