Visual Sort Assist

Visual Sort Assist

Improve work efficiency for manual sorting

Concept

Visual Sort Assist (VSA) is a logistic solution that dramatically transforms the process of manual parcel sorting. It combines object recognition and projection mapping technology to reduce the judgement time for sorting parcel destinations.

Concept Concept
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Challenge

Even now, many logistics workers are manually sorting parcels. It takes time to sort them into destinations because the workers have to read the label for each parcel and recognize the destination. Managers also need to train the workers to understand the labels. It's a considerable challenge for managers to improve sorting efficiency.

Challenge

Solution

Visual Sort Assist projects a distinguishing color and large symbol onto a moving parcel for the destination referred from scanned barcode. Workers simply look at the symbol for sorting.

Before
Reading the labels
Before
It takes time to visually check the label, and workers have to learn specialized knowledge to judge parcel picking.
After
Using Visual Sort Assist
After
Easy visualized marking used for picking. Significant training is not required. And work improvements can be achieved.
Benefits
  • - Installs to the existing sorting facility as an option, saving labor and lowering costs
  • - Improves the efficiency of the sorting operation
  • - Reduces picking errors
  • - No training required for workers to read the label information on the parcels

Main Features

  • Projection

    Projection of destination pattern

    Projection

    The projector projects patterns with any design onto the parcel while following it on the conveyor using 3D sensors and cameras to recognize the shape and position.

  • Visualization

    Visualization for work analysis

    Visualization

    Based on the detection and tracking data of parcels, the work volume and logistic information can be displayed on a dashboard. This assists work analysis for improvement of efficiency.

Configurations

Configurations

Use Case for Logistics

  • For Logistics

    The staff do not require special knowledge for sorting, so anyone can easily do it. It provides the flexibility to match the number of workers to the parcel volume, for example, to meet seasonal demand.

  • For Manufacturers

    Projecting the order information onto the front of the delivery box enables the staff to check whether the item picked from the shelf is correct for the customer's order when putting it into the box. This can prevent mistakes in the picked items on the spot.

Specifications

Category Item Specification Note
Installation
Environment
Location Indoor
Projector installation height from conveyor
surface: 2 m ~ 3 m (6.6 ft ~ 9.8 ft)
Depending on the height, the brightness of projection will be changed
Operating Temperature 0 ℃ ~ 35 ℃
Illuminance
(Conveyor area)
200 lux ~ 1200 lux Sun light may affect the accuracy of detection and projection.
Power Supply 100 V ~ 220 V 2500 W (Basic System base)
Others - Frame installation is needed at conveyor areas.
- PCs need to be located at conveyor areas.
- Infrared devices may get affected. (3D sensors use infrared lights)
Projectable
Parcels
Size
(Width x Depth x Height)
Min:100 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm (3.9 in x 3.9 in x 3.9 in)
Max:800 mm × 800 mm × 800 mm (31.5 in x 31.5 in x 31.5 in)
Parcel Type Cardboard (Non-reflective materials, Non-transparent materials)

Note: Reflective materials such as metal, mirror, glittering wrapping or transparent materials such as transparent acrylic box may not be able to be detected.

Available
Conveyor
Type
Belt width ~ 1.0 m (~ 3.3 ft) Negotiable
Belt Type Non-reflective material
Belt length Need Some Distance from barcode reader to 1st projection area Depending on the response time of the address server to get the delivery info.
Belt Speed Less than 1.0 m/sec (3.3 ft/sec) The system can follow the belt speed change automatically.
Operation Barcode label Requires barcode label to figure the sorting direction against the parcel
Separation between
parcels
More than 5 cm (2.0 in) Sticking parcels may not be detected.

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