In warehouses, countless products are brought in, moved, grabbed, and collected. Various technologies are used to further increase the positioning and manipulation accuracy of AGVs, fork lifts, grippers and other systems in order to avoid danger and damage.
APIXA develops computer vision and AI driven data processing solutions supporting warehouse logistics in distribution centers, luggage handling in airports, etc. Product checks and teach-ins verify the dimensions of incoming products. The daily routines of goods picking and stacking are enhanced further by increasing the positioning and manipulation accuracy of moving handling systems. APIXA even avoids skewed department store deliveries by monitoring the automated process of placing goods on a pallet in a specific order. Another application is scanning luggage conveyors in airports belts to detect persons who may have accidentally ended up on these systems.
The number of applications in logistics keeps growing as the level of automation further increases. APIXA is well positioned to develop and configure the right computer vision solution that matches your specific needs.
Department stores supplies
Distribution centers are high tech when it comes to supplying the goods for individual department stores. APIXA uses 3D cameras and AI software intelligence to monitor the automated process of placing goods on a pallet in a specific order. The order of the mixed stacking depends on stores' supply needs and shop layout as well as physical product constraints and legal regulations. APIXA signals product packaging issues throughout the process by comparing 3D images with a theoretical pallet model stacked with corresponding product models. This avoids skewed store deliveries which may potentially lead to harmful situations, material damage or food waste.
Case checks and teach-in
Supplied products, which regularly vary in size, are screened to verify whether their dimensional bounding boxes match expectations. In this regard, APIXA can apply 3D scanners and develop AI software to identify size anomalies which could cause problems in the downstream distribution chain. A special case is the teach-in of incoming products such that the products and their actual dimensions are known to the processing warehouse. The length of products is typically determined by processing encoder pulses.
Airport conveyor scanning
In the airside zone of airports, luggage conveyors are scanned for persons who may have accidentally ended op on these transportation systems. APIXA is able to use sensor fusion, combining infrared and 3D cameras, to bring together all visual information to reliably detect human beings or pets. This prevents people and pets to advertently access the luggage x-ray scanning. Today, APIXA has developed the means to add deep learning technology to optimize the system performance through teaching and self learning.
Goods picking and stacking
In the broad field of goods picking and stacking, APIXA can apply its computer vision and AI driven data processing to streamline motion sequences. These technologies can be applied to drive a gripper to robustly pick identical goods from a bin and stack them. Another application is picking various products and collect them in an orderly manner. Feel free to contact APIXA to discuss your specific picking and stacking application.
Smart warehouse localization
To maintain precise manipulations of goods across a warehouse, moving systems benefit from continuous localization aids. APIXA develops solutions, powered by computer vision and AI driven data processing, which help make AGVs, forklift trucks and other systems smarter. Equipped with such intelligent solutions, these moving systems consistently update their positioning in order to maintain high manipulation accuracy and avoid various anomalies in warehouse operation.