Zalando, one of Europe’s leading online fashion platforms, has installed Cognex DataMan 503 barcode readers at its logistics centre in Erfurt.
The readers increase the reading rate on the linear sorter. The image-based devices reduce workload by utilising RTM (real-time monitoring function) and increasing the efficiency of article picking.
The fashion company has installed four stationary image-based Cognex DataMan 503 barcode readers to the linear sorter at the article picking warehouse. They read differently oriented barcode labels in rapid succession. The devices achieve higher reading rates than systems that are only laser-based, especially with difficult codes.
With RTM, all important parameters are visible immediately and it is used for determining reading rate. It enables automatic analysis using Cognex processing algorithms, facilitating troubleshooting and contributing to process optimisation.
The DataMan 503 reads codes at high speeds on wide conveyor belts and with large deviations in article height. Due to its high computational performance, the reader evaluates the image data itself. It can read 140 images per second.