This system is designed
to take multiple images of cases as they exit the packaging line.
The images are used to verify information printed on tracking
labels and conformance labels. An overhead image of the case is
also used to verify contents of each box.
A Dell server running dual processors and four 36 Gig HD’s
are utilized on a RAID 0 array. Three DVT Cameras are used to
take pictures at different angles that tie back to the number
scanned in at the barcode scanner. The weight of the package is
also recorded and displayed on a local readout. The server is
running a VB application that communicates to all the devices
on the HUB and stores the tracking information, weight, and images
in the SQL Server Database.
The VB app also verifies the tracking number for duplicates and
valid scan reads against a database, and rejects cases that have
been entered previously. The checkweigher can also be set to reject
cases based on an over / under situation.