SICK upgrades volume measuring

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Sensor manufacturer SICK has upgraded its volume measurement system to improve speed and accuracy in its track-and-trace system.

The VMS4200/VMS5200 adds the laser scanning abilities of the LMS4000 2D LiDAR sensor and processing capability of SIM2000 Sensor Integration Machine into its system, improving accuracy for both cuboid and irregular shapes.

Mick Harris, track-and-trace manager of SICK UK, said, “The SICK VMS4200/5200 can deliver the most precise length, width and height information ever, alongside greater in-built flexibility to process objects of any size or shape at high speeds.  The system therefore promises rapid returns on investment and operators can expect improved plant availability, fewer manual interventions, and the opportunity to increase sales revenue through slicker invoicing operations.”

SICK says the VMS4200/5200 has significantly improved laser performance from the two LMS4000 red-light scanners by a sixfold increase in measurements and improved ability to detect and measure dark objects.

The system can be set up to create 3D images as a PCD file, so damaged or deformed objects can be recognized and removed before storage, and the object can be traced back to the point of damage in the handling process.

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