Tompkins Robotics Partners with SI Systems

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Tompkins Robotics, a Division of Tompkins International, Partners with SI Systems to Create the Fastest, Most Flexible, Robotic Order Fulfillment Automation Solution

Raleigh, NC - Tompkins Robotics, a division of Tompkins International, has introduced a revolutionary unit and parcel sortation system, t-Sort. t-Sort is the world’s first, portable automated sortation system. Tompkins Robotics is pleased to announce its partnership with SI Systems, a global provider of the fastest and most proven picking robots for order fulfillment and kitting. The partnership was formed to create faster, space optimized “no pick labor required” solutions designed to outperform Amazon in the emerging uni-channel fulfillment ecosystem.

Tompkins Robotics’ cutting-edge t-Sort robots combined with SI Systems’ broadest portfolio of Robotic A-Frame dispensing technologies creates optimized order flow. These solutions can be up and running in weeks and reconfigured throughout a shift. The short implementation cycle time is a credit to the engineered flexibility of the Robotic A-Frame and t-Sort. The systems are shipped ready to pick up to 36,000 units/hour with the ability to efficiently sort to 1,000's of destinations. This partnership promises clients a fast Return on Investment and is a cost-effective means to reduce labor, improve accuracy, and extended order cut-off times. Retailers and brands will also appreciate the combined solutions' compact footprint. These units can even be utilized in the backrooms of stores and easily moved into position for short fulfillment runs.

“Combining t-Sort with SI robotic dispensing technology provides significant reductions in investment and operating costs for both brands and retailers either in their own facility via Tompkins Robotics or in a MonarchFx facility. A demo system is currently installed in the Tompkins International Emerging Technology Center in Orlando, Florida for interested parties to visit,'' stated Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International.

“Tompkins Robotics is pleased to be a part of this unique and truly innovative integration of cutting-edge robotics solutions,” said Mike Futch, President of Tompkins Robotics. “This is an exciting time as robotic solutions become a reality in order fulfillment facilities.”

“We are very excited to partner with Tompkins on this exciting endeavor,” said Sham Gad, President and CEO of SI Systems. “The combination of SI's robotic dispensing technology along with the technology of Tompkins Robotics t-Sort system will undoubtedly provide a flexible and affordable robotic fulfillment solutions in support of operations large and small. The automated supply chain is no longer an option, but a necessity to support today's same day and next day customer service level demands. The SI Systems and Tompkins solution creates a compelling, cost-cutting, Amazon beating solution.”

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About Tompkins International:

A supply chain consulting and implementation firm that maximizes supply chain performance and value creation. We enable clients to be more profitable and valuable, while also becoming more agile, flexible, and adaptive to the marketplace. Tompkins collaborates with client teams to develop improved operations strategies, supply chain planning, and execution across all the Mega Processes of supply chains (PLAN-BUY-MAKE-MOVE-DISTRIBUTE-SELL). Tompkins is headquartered in Raleigh, NC and has offices throughout North America and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit:

About SI Systems:

SI Systems has been providing world class automated robotic A-frames and material handling systems to order fulfillment, distribution center, warehouse, manufacturing and assembly operations for over 50 years. Our products and services include Systems Robotic dispensing, A-Frames, towlines, software and a full suite of engineering and integration services. SI Systems has developed and optimized the automation needs of clients all over the world. For more information, please visit or contact us at

In response to COVID-19 and limiting travel, Tompkins Robotics is now offering interactive virtual tours using a variety of stationary and roaming cameras throughout the facility.  We have the capability to demonstrate five t-Sort systems with various configurations, robots and functionalities.  The main demonstration system includes three different induction types: manual, robotic and A-frame.  Our systems are capable of e-commerce order fulfillment, store replenishment, backroom and parcel / postal sortation.  We can demonstrate the original t-Sort robotic system in multiple dual level configurations and an elevator system to move robots between the levels.  Our larger t-Sort Plus robots run on single level systems with both tilt tray and crossbelt options.  In the very near future we will demonstrate the new t-Sort Mini in an additional system. We have a wide variety of inventory to demonstrate products including general merchandise, apparel, grocery, fragile goods, odd sizes and shapes and a wide range of product weights.  You will also have a chance to learn about the technologies that are integrated into our system such as automated induction, automated charging, integrated weight and dimension capture, our proprietary wireless network and Warehouse Execution System (WES), new innovations such as our automated sorter exit solution and more.  And if mobility and flexibility are important to you, we can demonstrate how easy it is to reconfigure a system, remove or add a sort table, and even fold a table into a smaller footprint for move or transport.