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Application of Machine Vision in Logistics Sorting Automation System

- Apr 19, 2018 -

Application of Machine Vision in Logistics Sorting Automation System

Introduction: For the logistics industry, which is a labor-sensitive industry, machine vision has the advantages of high automation, high efficiency, high precision, and strong adaptability to the environment, opening up a "new horizon" for the rapid development of logistics sorting systems. The logistics industry is rapidly evolving from manual sorting to intelligence and automation.

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In today's rapid development of e-commerce, currently there are 100 million parcels per day in the country, and the amount of parcels will reach 1 billion each day in the next 10 years. For the logistics industry, which is a labor-sensitive industry, machine vision has the advantages of high automation, high efficiency, high precision, and strong adaptability to the environment, opening up a "new horizon" for the rapid development of logistics sorting systems. The logistics industry is rapidly evolving from manual sorting to intelligence and automation.

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Every procedure completed by logistics automation robots brings about a reduction in the cost of labor and an increase in work efficiency. At present, in the warehouse, robots can mainly replace labor in sorting, handling, stacking, and so on. Different types of sorting robots are equipped with an image recognition system regardless of their shape. With magnetic stripe guidance, laser guidance, UHF RFID guidance, and machine vision recognition technology, sorting robots can automatically drive and “see” different items. After the shape, the robot can automatically transport the items on the tray to the designated position.



After receiving the shipping instructions, the automatic sorting machine uses visual scanning technology to quickly classify the product according to the type, material, weight, and location of the goods, and then sends the goods to the designated shelf or shipping platform. At the same time, the robot can also deliver the goods on the shelves to different platforms in the shortest time. This will greatly shorten the express delivery cycle and improve service levels.

Intelligent technologies with advantages such as automatic efficiency are becoming hot spots for express delivery companies, and there is a technology that enables robots to flex their muscles in the express delivery industry. This is “visual recognition”.

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Automated color code scanning

With automated color code technology, the operator simply scans the bar code on the product and enters relevant information into the sorting system. The sorting robot receives the order and determines which sorting area the product will enter. The core of this technology lies in the control system of the sorting system. It sorts the information according to the factors such as the material and weight of the goods provided by the merchant or the owner, and issues the sorting request. The robot then transports the product to each sorting area. Express companies adopt this visual recognition-based shape recognition technology to continuously improve work efficiency, which not only saves space, but also increases the speed of outward distribution of goods.


Automatic quantitative detection technology

As an invisible shopping method, online shopping is very important to supplement supply sources and meet customer needs. Sorting robots can not only automatically classify products, but also detect data in warehouses. In order to understand inventory in a timely manner and respond to sudden out-of-stock incidents, express delivery companies can use automatic sorting systems to understand the quantity of outward-moving goods, inventory, and customer return information, so as to provide accurate data for understanding market conditions, and to enable express companies and Suppliers have formed more scientific supply plans and improved their performance.


Automatic shape recognition technology

The most obvious feature for different express items is "shape." Therefore, the shape recognition technology based on visual recognition plays an important role in the sorting of express delivery companies. This technology, which is specifically aimed at shape recognition, continuously improves work efficiency. Sorting robots can quickly and accurately classify products based on their shape, which not only saves space, but also increases the speed at which goods are distributed outward.