UPS to install 200 cameras for sorting parcels

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UPS has installed high-performance line scan cameras at its Cologne/Bonn airport site as part of an automated sorting system for parcels and envelopes. Two hundred Vicam ssi2 line scan cameras from Vitronic will be used to sort packages.

UPS aims to increase its sorting capacity at the site from 110,000 to 190,000 packages per hour, as part of the largest facility investment outside the United States in the company’s history.

Twelve Vipac top reading systems will automatically capture and read barcodes on envelopes. The capture of maxi codes on parcels will be carried out at 67 three- and five-sided reading tunnels. Additionally, the volume measurement system Vipac D will capture the corresponding certified volume of the package. Including the systems already installed, 136 Vipac identification systems with more than 330 cameras will be operating at the Cologne/Bonn hub by the end of next year.

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