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VICAM snap, the smarter way to process parcels


05 May 2011

Manually processing parcels at good-in and goods-out areas can be awkward, time-consuming and expensive. Particularly so if workers have to pick up and put down handheld scanning devices while moving goods through the system.

Mounted above workstations, Vitronc's new VICAM-snap! automatically reads barcodes and 2D codes while allowing operators to handle objects using both hands. This saves valuable time, increasing employee productivity and reducing costs for cash strapped businesses.

As workers move parcels through VICAM-snap!, it captures photographic images using a high performance camera and white LED illumination. The system outputs these images via an interface to an integrated decoding unit, which uses advanced software to analyse them and interpret the codes. VICAM-snap! then archives the acquired data or passes it to wherever it is needed; for example warehouse inventory computers or dispatch departments.

VICAM-snap! alerts workers after successfully scanning a parcel using its built-in loudspeaker and status display, which flashes a green alert for a read and a red alert if a no-read occurs. This means operators can opt for audible or visual instruction. The status display also shows whether the device is working properly. It operates at high speed and achieves read rates close to 100%.

VICAM-snap! has a reading field measuring 30 x 30 x 38cm and an optical aiming device, enabling operators to scan parcels efficiently. VICAM-snap! can be rapidly installed into any warehouse or distribution centre, offering a quick return on investment (ROI).

Vitronic exhibiting at CeMAT, Hanover, Germany.

Vitronic is exhibiting at CeMAT this year in Hanover, 2-6 May (hall 27, booth G51). CeMAT is the biggest international intralogistics trade fair. It attracts thousands of participating companies from all over the world, and covers everything from forklift trucks to services and tailor-made solutions for sectors such as warehousing systems, auto ID systems and order picking equipment.

Vitronic plans to demonstrate its new VICAM-snap system plus a range of other products. Experienced engineers will be at hand to handle enquiries and a wealth of company literature available for interested show visitors.

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