Logistics

In the age of Internet retailers, lean production and streamlined value chains, quick and timely delivery of goods are of increasing importance. Fast and reliable logistics are a necessity  of an efficient company, wherever they fall in the value creation process.
Automated systems are important  for quicker and more secure shipping and delivery of goods, as well as in materials management processes. Image processing plays an important role here as well.

Within the logistics field, we differentiate between the following major fields involving image processing:
  • Postal sorting
  • In-house logistics/driverless transport vehicles
  • Cargo
  • Palleting/depalleting

Typical areas of use and suitable cameras

Postal Sorting

Digital cameras are essential for quick and reliable sorting of packages and letters. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems and cameras are frequently used to identify addresses. Packages are a trickier task for cameras in a vision system, as they can come in different sizes and the addresses and barcodes are often placed in different spots on the parcel. The imaging system must be ready to depict all portions of the package in clear focus to ensure that addresses or barcodes are handled properly. Cameras are also used to detect the volume of packages.
Basler ace
Basler ace: Compact and flexible
  • VGA to 14MP
  • Up to 750 frames per second
  • Single cable solutions: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
  • USB3 Vision, GigE Vision and Camera Link Standards ensure maximum stability and flexibility
Find out more about the Basler ace camera series

Basler aviator
Basler aviator: Extraordinary image quality even with high frame rates
  • Resolutions of 1, 2 (4:3 and HDTV) and 4 MP
  • Frame rate of up to 120 fps
  • Standard GigE and Camera Link interface
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level thanks to CCD sensors
Find out more about the Basler aviator camera series
Basler scout
Basler scout: Different models, different applications
  • Frame rate of up to 120 fps
  • Standard GigE and FireWire-b interface 
  • Variety of models for different applications
Find out more about the Basler scout camera series!

Basler ToF
Basler's Time-of-Flight Camera (ToF): Affordably priced with VGA resolution to open up many new potential applications in a broad range of areas
  • Resolution: 640 px x 480 px (NIR) at 15 frames per second
  • Working area: 0.5 m to 5 m, precise to +/-1cm
  • Interface: Compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, GigE Vision and GenICam
Find out more about the Basler ToF camera
Basler sprint
Basler sprint: Speedy, speedier, sprint
  • Max. line scan rate of 140 kHz with AOI of up to 280kHz
  • 2k, 4k and 8k of resolution
  • Extra-high sensitivity during short exposure times
  • Available in mono and color
Find out more about  the Basler sprint camera series
Basler racer
Basler racer: Extraordinary performance, little space required
  • Very good dynamic performance and low noise level for top image quality
  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line scan rate of 80 kHz via Camera Link and 48 kHz via GigE
Find out more about the Basler racer camera series

In-House Logistics/Driverless Transport Vehicles

Driverless transport vehicles are becoming an increasingly common feature of major distribution centers. They can be used around the clock to transport a wide variety of goods. One common component for all these vehicles: a digital camera. The camera is an important tool for navigating the vehicle as it performs its task, such as bringing goods from the warehouse to the shipping department.
Basler aviator
Basler aviator: Extraordinary image quality even with high frame rates
  • Resolutions of 1, 2 (4:3 and HDTV) and 4 MP
  • Frame rate of up to 120 fps
  • Standard GigE and Camera Link interface
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level thanks to CCD sensors
Find out more about the Basler aviator camera series
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Robust housing for easy integration
  • Frame rate of up to 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality
Find out more about the Basler pilot camera series

Basler ToF
Basler's Time-of-Flight Camera (ToF): Affordably priced with VGA resolution to open up many new potential applications in a broad range of areas
  • Resolution: 640 px x 480 px (NIR) at 15 frames per second
  • Working area: 0.5 m to 5 m, precise to +/-1cm
  • Interface: Compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, GigE Vision and GenICam
Find out more about the Basler ToF camera

Cargo

Another frequent logistics application for digital cameras involves container ports, which have become more and more automated in recent years to handle the growing flow of goods. Containers must be clearly identified. Digital cameras are an indispensable tool in that task, helping to ensure smooth processing.
Basler ace
Basler ace: Compact and flexible
  • VGA to 14MP
  • Up to 750 frames per second
  • Single cable solutions: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
  • USB3 Vision, GigE Vision and Camera Link Standards ensure maximum stability and flexibility
Find out more about the Basler ace camera series

Basler aviator
Basler aviator: Extraordinary image quality even with high frame rates
  • Resolutions of 1, 2 (4:3 and HDTV) and 4 MP
  • Frame rate of up to 120 fps
  • Standard GigE and Camera Link interface
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level thanks to CCD sensors
Find out more about the Basler aviator camera series
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Robust housing for easy integration
  • Frame rate of up to 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality
Find out more about the Basler pilot camera series

Basler ToF
Basler's Time-of-Flight Camera (ToF): Affordably priced with VGA resolution to open up many new potential applications in a broad range of areas
  • Resolution: 640 px x 480 px (NIR) at 15 frames per second
  • Working area: 0.5 m to 5 m, precise to +/-1cm
  • Interface: Compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, GigE Vision and GenICam
Find out more about the Basler ToF camera
Basler sprint
Basler sprint: Speedy, speedier, sprint
  • Max. line scan rate of 140 kHz with AOI of up to 280kHz
  • 2k, 4k and 8k of resolution
  • Extra-high sensitivity during short exposure times
  • Available in mono and color
Find out more about  the Basler sprint camera series
Basler racer
Basler racer: Extraordinary performance, little space required
  • Very good dynamic performance and low noise level for top image quality
  • Resolutions: 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k and 12k
  • Max. line scan rate of 80 kHz via Camera Link and 48 kHz via GigE
Find out more about the Basler racer camera series

IP Camera
Basler IP Cameras: Robust housing and easy installation
  • High resolution to achieve top OCR results
  • Highly efficient compression process for long-term storage, such as H.264
  • High-quality sensors design for top sensitivity
  • Real-time trigger for perfectly timed recording of container IDs
Find out more about  the Basler IP Camera series

Palleting/Depalleting

During palleting/depalleting, individual items to be shipped are collated into packed units, or vice-versa. This is handled automatically where possible and economically feasible, such as in the automotive industry where robot arms handle large workpieces. Digital cameras are used to control those automated procedures.
Basler ace
Basler ace: Compact and flexible
  • VGA to 14MP
  • Up to 750 frames per second
  • Single cable solutions: Gigabit Ethernet with PoE, Camera Link with PoCL, USB 3.0
  • USB3 Vision, GigE Vision and Camera Link Standards ensure maximum stability and flexibility
Find out more about the Basler ace camera series

Basler aviator
Basler aviator: Extraordinary image quality even with high frame rates
  • Resolutions of 1, 2 (4:3 and HDTV) and 4 MP
  • Frame rate of up to 120 fps
  • Standard GigE and Camera Link interface
  • Outstanding linearity, high contrast range and low noise level thanks to CCD sensors
Find out more about the Basler aviator camera series
Basler pilot
Basler pilot: Robust housing for easy integration
  • Frame rate of up to 210 fps
  • Standardized GigE interface
  • Outstanding image quality
Find out more about the Basler pilot camera series

Basler ToF
Basler's Time-of-Flight Camera (ToF): Affordably priced with VGA resolution to open up many new potential applications in a broad range of areas
  • Resolution: 640 px x 480 px (NIR) at 15 frames per second
  • Working area: 0.5 m to 5 m, precise to +/-1cm
  • Interface: Compatible with Gigabit Ethernet, GigE Vision and GenICam
Find out more about the Basler ToF camera

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