Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for Courier, Express and Parcel Services (CEP).

Innumerable parcels and letters are delivered and sorted by address every day in distribution centers belonging to courier, express and parcel companies. This task has long been performed by automated sorting systems. Before sortable labels can be attached to items, the hand- and typewritten data first needs to be identified accurately and efficiently.

Optical character recognition (OCR) for courier, express and parcel services (CEP)
Optical character recognition (OCR) for courier, express and parcel services

This is where VITRONIC's powerful, camera-based identification systems come in. Our proprietary OCR software reads hand- and typewritten characters and data such as addresses, zip codes, street names, towns, numbers of buildings and similar, on labels, packaging and products, and even behind crumpled foil.

The OCR software automatically analyzes the data captured and reconciles it with a country-specific database. No-reads can be routed to video coding workstations using a fast, intelligent network. There, trained staff can quickly fill in the missing information.

The Benefits to you:

  • accurate, efficient, automatic reading of hand- and typewritten address details, even behind foil (OCR)
  • top read rates and accuracy, even at high conveying speeds of 4.5 m/s
  • significantly improved throughput rate
  • shorter throughput and delivery times
  • enables automated handling and automatic sorting
  • different types of writing can be read reliably
  • best read results, even with poor character quality and low contrast
  • reads all sides of the item, regardless of how it is positioned
  • database updates automatically, better service for parcel customers
  • reads colored text
  • any module can be added (e.g. barcode and 2D code reading, volume measuring, weight recording)
  • read results are displayed as an image in real time and archived
  • VITRONIC offers the option of web-based monitoring and video coding for 100% read rates

Your Contact

Torben Posert

Head of Sales, Logistics Division

Would you like to learn more
about our solutions and services?

or call us at
+49 611 7152 227

Oliver Grab

Sales Manager, Logistics Division

Would you like to learn more
about our solutions and services?

or call us at
+49 611 7152 221

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VIPAC Reading

Flexible auto-ID with the VIPAC R range of systems: From 1- to 6-sided code reading and character recognition (OCR) through to web-based monitoring


  • global network and service support
  • 30 years' experience in industrial machine vision systems
  • VITRONIC offers turnkey systems, custom solutions and standard products
  • hardware and software from a single source
  • if your requirements increase in the future, the modular design of VITRONIC's solutions will enable you to upgrade systems quickly and easily
  • we have handled major international projects
  • renowned clients, such as DHL, FedEx, USPS, UPS, Hermes, Danish Post, Swedish Post, Korean Post, Belgian Post etc.


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Optical Character Recognition (OCR)