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SICK’s VMS520 sorter offers certified volume measurement even for irregularly shaped packages

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The VMS520 sorter from SICK is designed for volume detection of rectangular and irregularly shaped freight objects directly on sorter systems.
The certified volume measurement system offers quick ROI as it allows freight calculation according to the actual volume weight in addition to permitting accurate recalculation in case of deviations from declared freight dimensions.
Used in high-performance sorting facilities of courier, express and parcel service providers (CEP) as well as in automated distribution and transhipment centres, SICK’s VMS520 sorters offer clear advantages in freight calculation and preparation of freight documentation while the determined dimension values improve various handling processes such as the stacking of cartons.
The VMS520 sorter additionally contributes to sustainable logistics by supporting optimum use of storage and vehicle capacities with loading optimisation saving resources and avoiding unnecessary environmental impact.
Be it conveyor speeds of up to 3m/s or objects with dimensions of 1600mm x 1000mm x 1000mm, the VMS520 sorter is open to all common sorting facilities in terms of system technology.
The VMS520 sorter’s precision makes it legal for trade. Rectangular objects can be detected on each edge down to an accuracy of 5mm while this value is 10mm for each dimension for irregularly shaped objects, fulfilling the requirements set by OIML (Organisation Internationale de Métrologie Légale or the International Organisation of Legal Metrology) and the MID (Measuring Instruments Directive).

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