VITRONIC supplies number one electrical retailer in UK | 26.10.2007
The Reverse Logistics Warehouse, located in Nottinghamshire, required a new sortation system for faulty products. The conveyor systems specialist as principle contractor. PJ Gavin & Sons Ltd. enlisted VITRONIC, leading supplier of camera systems for warehousing and logistics, as its partner for the project. The result is a sophisticated automated parcel handling system.
VITRONIC supplied a single topside camera, mounted on a frame to read the top side of items travelling along a powered conveyor. The camera, a sophisticated Vitronic product called VICAMssi, captures high-resolution images of parcel labels, which the system processes. The sorter controller uses the results to direct the products accordingly. Unlike standard barcode scanners, VICAMssi identifies dirty, damaged or handwritten labels - with a 99.9% successful read rate.
The VICAMssi system at Currys exceeds original performance specifications, doubling the initially required throughput. It incorporates a modem that allows remote diagnostics for faultfinding and software updates, and handles a wide range of parcel shapes and sizes.
With the system running 16 hours a day, seven days a week, Currys' Reverse Logistics Warehouse is more efficient and cost effective. Dermot Gavin, Systems Engineering Manager at PJ Gavin & Sons Ltd, who helped carry out the installation, said; "Vitronic provided a first class service, from initial specification through to implementation. Its performance exceeded our expectations."