by LMI Staff on 10-1-20
There are two key challenges that engineers face regularly in outbound packaging & logistics applications.
- Generating accurate height data of boxes relative to the conveyor system is challenging to achieve with a single measurement tool. More often than not, this requires additional system configuration and potentially scripting.
- Second, interference noise in the scan data is a common occurrence in these applications, which needs to be solved in order to produce accurate and repeatable measurements.
To address these real-world application challenges, we have introduced a modified Surface Bounding Box tool to the 3D inspection software embedded on every Gocator® 3D smart sensor, in order to save users in packaging & logistics time and effort in setting up and running their inspection systems.
Surface Bounding Box Advanced
Expanding on the existing Surface Bounding Box tool, Surface Bounding Box Advanced introduces added functionality to solve outbound packaging & logistics applications with a single measurement tool.
Like Surface Bounding Box, the Advanced tool provides positional measurements related to the smallest box that contains the scan data from an object (X, Y, and Z positions).
The Surface Bounding Box Advanced tool also generates accurate width, length, and height measurements, as well as Z-angle (the rotation around the Z axis and the angle of the longer side of the bounding box relative to the X axis).
Enhancements In The Advanced Version – Relative Height Measurement
Surface Bounding Box Advanced expands on the original version of the tool with the ability to determine height from zero, calculated as the distance from the top of the bounding box to the Z origin (Z = 0).
This allows engineers to measure, for example, the actual height of a box (or other container) on a conveyor as part of an outbound product packaging process. And since package weight is now typically calculated using volume and a fixed factor (such as conveyor surface), it is easy to use this tool to calculate actual box volume using Length x Width x Height measurements from 0.