Ensuring the highest possible system availability is a key challenge in automated hubs and depots. There is a need for reliable parcel handling solutions to deliver up to 100% automation and mechanisation levels, driven by a number of aspects, such as efficiency, labour scarcity, and health and safety, and ergonomic requirements.
Operational effectiveness in parcel hubs can be significantly increased if parcels – ranging in shape and size from regular to irregular – are classified into categories for specific handling.
Based on Vanderlande’s BAGCHECK system, PARCELCHECK uses advanced 3D vision and image – processing technology for in-line parcel characterisation. By determining how conveyable an item is at the point of entry, as well as its condition, jams later on in the process can be avoided. This results in improved system performance with higher availability and throughput.