Sorting services separate large, mixed quantities of parts, products, or materials into small groups of similar or identical goods. Typically, they process items that have greater value when grouped by size and material. Examples include hardware, mail, gears, bearings, trash, and raw materials.
Sorting services receive and process bulk quantities of mixed goods. These mixtures can be of the same parts in different sizes, or many different parts from the same assembly operation. Sorting types include both manual processes and machine vision systems. Manual sorting is used to process bulk batches with a great variety of items. Complex machine vision systems are capable of sorting thousands of parts per hour.
Applications and industries that use sorting service include manufacturing, assembly, electronics, waste management, resellers, recyclers, and corporate offices.