Volume measuring technology
12 December 2012
Spanish logistics provider, Azkar, is using Vitronic's VIPAC D1 system to measure parcel volume at its new distribution centre in Constanti, Tarragona. The technology allows Azkar to automate invoicing, verify package d
Goods arrive at Azkar's Constanti site in vans and lorries.Workers unload the vehicles, and place parcels on a conveyor that feeds the hub's sorting system.Mounted above the conveyor, VIPAC D1 scans items passing underneath using a sensor. It builds a three-dimensional image of each, and measures height, width and length.
Using this acquired data; VIPAC D1 calculates a parcel's volume and the smallest cube that will enclose it.
The conveyor runs at speeds of up to 1.2m per second, enabling the system to process up to 2500 objects per hour.