What are Machine Vision Solutions in Logistics Applications

August 08,2022

How is logistics industry now?

 

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The logistics industry is rapidly evolving from manual sorting to intelligence and automation. In recent years, the rise of e-commerce and fast logistics mode has led to the vigorous development of the automated logistics and warehousing market. At present, there are 100 million parcels per day in China, and the number of parcels in the next 10 years may reach 1 billion. For the logistics industry, which is sensitive to labor costs, machine vision has the advantages of high automation, high efficiency, high precision and strong adaptability, opening a "new horizon" for the fast-developing logistics sorting system. The logistics industry is rapidly evolving from manual sorting to intelligence and automation. Automated logistics can provide express logistics enterprises with accurate billing basis, real-time sorting information, reasonable vehicle management, and long-term historical data. As the core system in the express transshipment stage, it operates stably and efficiently, with accurate and timely data, providing basic information for express sorting, fee settlement, and logistics traceability.

 

 

Painpoint Now

  • High operating costs

The demand for manpower in the medium and large transshipment centers is increasing, and the corresponding costs are also rising.

  • Low-efficient manual work

Traditional express information collection requires a lot of manpower, especially for express mail with unconventional shapes. It often needs workers to carry out multiple operations such as handling and flipping.

  • Too much human interference and labor-intensive

Human interference has become the main factor affecting billing, which brings about waste of management and communication to a certain extent.

 

Solutions

Dynamic DWS System

 

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Aiming at the current situation that it is difficult to accurately collect shipment information, the dynamic DWS system adopts high-resolution smart barcode readers and line laser stereo cameras, and cooperates with dynamic weighing modules to quickly complete the real-time collection.

  • Rapid and efficient

The data collection is completed in the dynamic conveying process of express items without pause, and the maximum operating efficiency can reach 5,000 pieces/hour.

  • High scalability

It can be docked with logistics sorting equipment such as telescopic machines and swing arms to complete the system structure, and can also be docked with video surveillance equipment to achieve visual traceability.

  • Easy to trace

The data and images are stored locally, and can also be uploaded to the server to realize the binding storage of express images and single-face images, which is convenient for express tracking and query, and saves the cost of upstream and downstream communication.

  • Great accuracy

There is no human intervention in the whole process of data collection, and the fusion process is completed automatically to ensure that the data is accurate.

  • Real-time warning

The emergency stop warning for abnormal parts such as super-long pieces, faceless single pieces, and overweight pieces is processed in real time, and the back end does not need to process the abnormal parts again.

 

Robot Package Supply System

 

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Aiming at the difficulties of high cost of manual supply, difficult recruitment, and limited work time, the robot package supply system adopts a stereo camera with a built-in deep learning hard core and a high-speed robot. Through the organic combination of deep learning algorithm and traditional vision algorithm, it guides the robot to fully Efficient capture.

  • Reduce labor and increase efficiency

Reduce labor cost, realize full-time sorting, and greatly improve the timeliness of parcel sorting; the maximum sorting efficiency is 1600 pieces/hour.

  • High stability

Based on the deep learning intelligent identification algorithm, it is not afraid of complex and diverse application scenarios such as soft bags, hard bags and envelopes.

  • Interactive friendly

Guided operation, easy to learn, supports one-key hand-eye calibration; with cross-belt six-sided scanning, it can be connected with various types of cross-belts and WMS systems.

 

Six-sided Code Reading System

Using deep learning-based barcode and QR code positioning technology and super-resolution image enhancement algorithm, it can stably identify label barcodes and QR codes on express parcels, logistics sorting line cartons, turnover boxes, pallets and other materials. High-resolution area scan cameras (8.9 million, 12 million, 20 million) are used for flexible combination on the top, left, right, front, and back.

  • Rich products and flexible system

Area scan cameras can be combined flexibly, and suitable models can be selected according to different sites to meet the diverse needs of customers.

  • Rich accessories and complete functions

The intelligent control system performs optimal control of the package and integrates the functions of package separation and bag pulling.

  • The algorithm is superior and robust

The dense packages are placed in disorder, and the single-row interval separation can be completed, and the currency efficiency is as high as 10,000 pieces/hour.

 

 

Single Piece Separation System

 

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Before the parcels enter various automated sorting lines, the mixed parcels are automatically separated, pulled and intelligently queued, so that the messy parcels can be passed through in a single row "formation" according to the specified spacing, and then enter the DWS and various automated sorting systems in turn. The sorting equipment has greatly improved the success rate and accuracy of parcel sorting.

  • Accurate position

The deep learning package positioning algorithm, combined with the 3D depth processing algorithm, completes the precise positioning of the package and has strong robustness.

  • Scientific scheduling

The intelligent control system performs optimal control of the package and integrates the functions of package separation and bag pulling.

  • Fast and efficient

The dense packages are placed in disorder, and the single-row interval separation can be completed, and the currency efficiency is as high as 10,000 pieces/hour.

  • Flexible solution

The visual scheme can be flexibly designed and adjusted according to the length of the separator and the size of the package.

 

Conclusion

 

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Smartmore, committed to advanced technology to empower smart manufacturing and digital intelligence innovation. Smartmore aims to usher in the research on cutting-edge technology of manufacturing optimization and machine vision with the mission of "commited to continuous innovation and create excellence". Smartmore deeply combines the development needs of the logistics industry and has launched visual solutions with high-speed, high-accuracy code reading, OCR, 3D vision algorithms and other technologies as the core, suitable for various application scenarios of logistics. It can provide customers in the logistics industry with comprehensive, powerful, easy-to-use, and competitively priced intelligent industrial robot solutions, as well as complete services and supporting software tools. Interested in exploring more about our products for logistics industry? Feel free to contact us now.

 

 

 

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