Systems at work

36,000

pieces per hour

The Delivery Barcode Sorter reads the barcode on letters and sorts them at 36,000 pieces per hour.

* | Tags: Innovation USPS Fact #396 | March 7, 2019

Systems at work

The daily operations performed by the Postal Service depend on an astonishing network of people and technologies that collect, transport, process and deliver the nation’s mail. Here are some of the systems that help make it happen:

The Delivery Barcode Sorter reads the barcode on letters and sorts them at 36,000 pieces per hour.

The new Enhanced Package Processing System in Portland, OR, sorts packages at 25,000 pieces per hour.

The Automated Delivery Unit Sorter sorts packages and bundles of mail at a rate of 4,000 pieces per hour with a sort accuracy of 99.95 percent.

The Robotic Containerization System sorts trays and automatically loads rolling containers or pallets.

The Automated Flat Sorting Machine sorts flat mail at 17,000 pieces per hour.

The Automated Package Processing System sorts packages and bundles of mail at 9,500 pieces per hour.

The High Throughput Parcel Sorter sorts packages and bundles at 15,000 pieces per hour.

The Automated Parcel and Bundle Sorter sorts packages and bundles of mail at 6,000 pieces per hour.