returnIT™ – AMH Automated Material Handling

The functionality to return items outside of standard library hours is a service offering that is an advantage for patrons, as well as library staff. integrates with the library ILS and removes the items from the patron record. The items are collected in one or more of our media-friendly book bins. The is a fully-Automated Materials Handling machine (AMH). It is designed to offer a superior service when returning library items, reduce queues and waiting times and free up library staff from return transactions. The system sorts items into different categories easily. Sorting can be configured to suit the libraries’ needs and budgets from single bin to 2, 3, 5 or 30 bins. The system is designed so a module can be added as many times as you require. More than one feed can be implemented to speed up the return process. The can easily be built into existing interior walls and enables the user to quickly return items. Whenever a user places an item in the slot, automatically recognizes whether it belongs to your library, opens the hatch and checks in the item. When it does not recognize the library item, the hatch remains closed.

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  • Shorter waiting times at the check-in desk
  • Internal and External units available
  • Steel Chassis
  • Large sprung loaded return bins
  • 19” Touch Screen for easy clear instructions
  • Remote access


  • Free up staff time
  • Available 24/7
  • Reduces risk of RSI for staff
  • Fast returns / Stock availability
  • Reduced user queues
  • Item opening 16″ by 4″
  • SIP2 Compliant
  • RFID—13.56MHz
  • ISO15693 / ISO 18000-5



Height: 3 Way sorter: 58.54”  5 Way sorter: 58.54”
Width: 3 Way sorter: 29.37”  5 Way sorter: 39.37”
Length: 3 Way sorter: 43.70”  5 Way sorter: 99.21”
Weight: 3 Way sorter: 156 lbs.    5 Way sorter: 299 lbs.
Bins: Small:  27,55 x 27,55 x 25,85
Power Supply: 110VAC,
Entry point: 37.40” from floor level Entry opening  / 15.74 x 3.15
System Capacity: The item capacity is between 2500 to 3000 items per hour, depending on ILS response times
Options: Receipt Printer, Trolley full sensors, External options, Staff input feed
    • Larger configurations available.
    • Fully maintained by trained D-Tech
    • 1 Year warranty
    • Remote access monitoring software