Camera systems in the warehouse
Vision systems have, over the past few years, become the central element in the automation of production control and warehouse logistics processes.
The high cost of human labour, the high volume of customer complaints, the need to control the quality of work, the need for quick and efficient work quality control at a specific time-point in the process are causing a growing trend towards process automation.
Vision systems are becoming a direct support tool for production management and warehouse processes, mainly at robotic workstations in production, picking, packing, etc. in warehouses.
This new industry, referred to as ‘machine vision’, stands out with the highest annual turnover growth (20%). Industrial vision systems are a combination of image acquisition by sensors or cameras and image processing.
Logifact-Systems offers the option to use devices and vision systems integrated with logifact® WMS to cater for companies in the manufacturing and logistics industries.
Defining the scope and method of integration between logifact® WMS and vision systems requires detailed arrangements during business discussions and then during the preparation of the functional specification for the WMS, which is the first stage of implementation work.
It is a good practice to precede the delivery and implementation of the WMS integrated with a vision system with a logistical design. Logifact-Systems also offers consultancy and design services for material flow logistics.
Examples of vision system components
- A system for the video documentation of the picking process. The system is used to collect high-definition videos recorded during the process of packing goods into carriers.
- A high-resolution pallet image capture system. The benefits are compliance with transport legislation, verification of the correct placement of goods on the pallet, minimisation of picking errors, reduction in the number and time taken to process complaints.
- Online data presentation system for warehouses. Thanks to the solution used, it is possible to redirect individual warehouse teams to sections requiring an immediate response. Management of the available time, which depends on the volume of warehouse orders, takes places in real-time, with better efficiency and with no need for manual intervention. The benefits include increased work efficiency and no delays in production or the warehouse.