For efficient sorting, order picking and storing of goods, customer- and object-related data needs to be captured and processed. At the two upcoming trades shows, National Postal Forum at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center Washington, DC and MODEX at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, VITRONIC will be presenting state-of-the-art camera systems for Parcel Logistics and Warehouse & Distribution companies: the VICAMsnap! and VICAMssi2 speed up data capture processes, increase productivity of employees and reduce logistic expenses per item. The product range is completed by the VOLUMEChd, our new 3D volume measurement system for cuboidal and irregularly shaped objects.
Advantages in efficiency, productivity and cost-savings
Both camera systems are most suitable for optimizing data capture processes, e.g. for handling of returns and inbound inspection, order picking, sorting and outbound inspection to name a few. As different code types on packages are read automatically, all capture processes are accelerated, cycle times are shortened and the logistic expenses per item are reduced.
Semi-automatic code reading with VICAMsnap!
VICAMsnap! matrix cameras are suitable for data capture during manual package handling, i.e. as part of incoming inspection. The camera is installed above the workstation. An operator manually moves the package through the large reading field. The codes and data are captured automatically and archived as images. As compared to handheld scanners, the throughput is to up 5 times faster. This eliminates the need for additional, costly reading stations and conveyor technology.
Automatic code reading with the new VICAMssi2
The VICAMssi2 is an auto-focus line-scan camera and provides the best solution for automated data capture applications. It provides the highest read rates for conveyor speeds of up to 4,5 m/s. In addition to reading linear barcodes and 2-D codes, the VITRONIC system provides state-of-the-art OCR for address and text reading on labels. The camera is equipped with the latest generation CMOS sensors for outstanding image quality. The VICAMssi2 is designed to be very energy efficient and consumes 50% less energy as compared to cameras from any other supplier. The VICAMssi2 is a mature, robust product and is currently in its 8th generation of production and has been installed worldwide more than 6,000 times.
Maximum accuracy with the VOLUMEChd
The volume measurement system is certified for trade which allows for automatic invoicing and legally binding revenue recovery, loading optimization and parcel/package defects detection. The VOLUMEChd is capable of throughput speeds of up to 3 m/s (600fpm) and can capture the measurements and contours of the transported items for package sizes up to 100” x 40” x 40” (L x W x H) with a measurement accuracy of 0.2” x 0.2” x 0.2”. It can be installed as a stand-alone dimensioning system or integrated into the VIPAC camera-based identification system.
VITRONIC at the National Postal Forum 2014 March 16-19 2014, Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, Washington DC Booth 2015
VITRONIC at MODEX 2014 March 17-19 2014, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta GA Booth 3510