Space optimization is a critical part of properly managing a warehouse. It ensures optimal load planning and helps meet customer and partner requirements. However, most of the measuring involved in optimizing space and truck loads is done manually, with a tape measure. This is time consuming and — because not every employee measures consistently — can lead to costly errors.
Enter the Honeywell AutoCube 8200, a fixed dimensioning system that uses 3D depth-sensing technology, instantly and accurately measuring objects and optimizing both storage and truck load space.
The AutoCube 8200 includes a dimensioner mounted on a stand that is connected to a host computing system via a USB interface.
The solution can measure packages from as small as 4 inches to as large as a 35-inch cube. It can even measure bulges/protrusions and non-rectangular objects (like cylinders). Items can be measured in less than a second and at any orientation, which can accelerate workflows and improve package velocity.
Users can measure multiple items at the same time, including items of different sizes and shapes. Using those measurements, the system can determine the optimal box size needed to ship multiple items in a single package.
The AutoCube 8200 has a small footprint (12.9-in. x 2.4-in. x 3.8-in.), USB interface power, and can be easily configured to use in a variety of environments and settings.
The AutoCube Software API and SDK enable the system to be integrated with a variety of applications and create customized workflows. Honeywell also plans to directly integrate the solution with the FedEx Ship Manager and UPS Worldship systems.
The system can be configured to capture measurements automatically or based on manual user input. It also stores image files of every scan to provide an auditable record for verification.
For courier companies, DC shipping stations, retail ship-from-store locations, or inbound receiving stations in a busy warehouse, the Honeywell AutoCube 8200 can provide a number of benefits that will help reduce costs and improve efficiency:
– It can measure products in a wide range of sizes, providing flexibility for volume shippers.
– Fast, automatic measurements can streamline workflows, improving productivity.
– The system’s optimal pricing provides a fast return on investment (ROI) and allows even small companies to leverage dimensioning.
– By automatically populating shipping systems with measurement data, the AutoCube 8220 eliminates time-consuming manual data entry, and reduces errors.
With faster, more accurate measurements, the system helps increase revenue capture, reduce shipping chargebacks, eliminate bottlenecks in the distribution center, and optimize storage, workflow, and load planning.
Automation drives shipping efficiency — digital scales, barcode scanners, and material handling equipment have helped companies drive costs out of their operations while providing faster service. Manual package and product measurement doesn’t have to be a bottleneck. With 3D dimensioning, companies of all sizes can improve cube utilization and reduce costs.
To learn more about how the AutoCube 8200 can help streamline your own storage and shipping operations, you can see the system in action here.