With a record volume of over 3.35 billion packages in 2017, additional growth up to 5.5% for 2018*, a sharp increase in customer requirements, and the great demands of Industry 4.0—package logistics faces big challenges. This is particularly true for the in-house sorting processes within logistics centers.
VITRONIC has expanded its product range to include the end-to-end solution, VIPAC SMALLS SORT. For CEP customers, this means a single partner or, as the LogiMAT motto goes, “First-Hand Package Logistics.” That is because VIPAC SMALLS SORT is an intelligent, modular sorting system that captures shipment data AND automatically sorts small shipments.
The system can be used as a stand-alone solution in small hubs and depots or be integrated in a large-hub sorting process. Each shipment passes through the infeed, encoding, outfeed, and sorting sections and is automatically discharged from the system at the desired point. Special software controls all processes and visualizes the data in real time. VIPAC SMALLS SORT is configured to meet the exact requirements of the customer and is even suitable for very small and odd-shaped packages (for example, cross border, e-commerce shipments).
In the encoding section, VITRONIC Auto-ID systems identify all shipment data. In addition to high-resolution images, the length, width, height, and weight of the shipments are captured. The systems read and process barcodes, 2D codes, and plain text (OCR) to create a "digital fingerprint" of each shipment. All data is automatically saved in the archiving system and provides valuable information that can accelerate processes in distribution centers and reduce costs in the age of Industry 4.0.
VITRONIC at LogiMAT, February 19-21, 2019
Hall 3, booth 3D10
VITRONIC is a world leader in industrial machine vision. The owner-managed group of companies develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of automation, healthcare, photovoltaics, logistics automation, body scanning solutions, and traffic technology.
With over 35 years of experience, VITRONIC offers a unique portfolio of systems and software for image and sensor-based quality inspection, identification, traffic monitoring, and toll collection. Customers include renowned companies such as B.Braun, BMW, Daimler, DHL, UPS, Toll Collect, Fresenius, and Sanofi, as well as government agencies and public authorities.
VITRONIC systems play a major role in ensuring the highest levels of quality and efficiency in the production processes of the automobile, photovoltaic, and pharmaceutical industries.
In logistics centers and cargo airports worldwide, VITRONIC's Auto-ID solutions efficiently capture and integrate shipment data and ensure the transparent flow of packages.
In the traffic technology sector, VITRONIC offers high-performance technologies to increase road safety, improve traffic flow and secure tolling revenue.
Since its founding in 1984, VITRONIC has grown continuously, and currently has over 1,000 employees. It is represented in four continents and in over 80 countries. VITRONIC supports its international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners.
VITRONIC systems are developed and manufactured at the company's headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2020, the Group’s total revenue was 152,5 million Euros.