In order to reduce the labor input, the logistics industry in developed countries is trying to improve the storage efficiency and develop new projects. In China, Shunfeng, Jingdong, Amazon, Alibaba, etc. have also taken measures to realize the strategic layout of "artificial intelligence + express delivery". Fully automatic intelligent logistics sorting equipment will save 50% in labor cost and 3 times or more in time cost.
The direct and obvious advantage of mechanized production is that it will greatly improve the efficiency of the production process, and the machine sorting, scanning and warehousing will greatly reduce the input of human resources. In a complete automatic logistics storage system, sorting system is the key core of logistics automation.
The automatic sorting system is generally composed of control device, sorting device, conveying device and sorting crossing.
1. The function of the control device is to identify, receive and process the sorting signal, and indicate the sorting device according to the requirements of the sorting signal, and classify the goods automatically according to the product variety, delivery destination or owner's category. These sorting requirements can be input into the sorting control system through different ways, such as bar code scanning, color code scanning, keyboard input, weight detection, voice recognition, height detection and shape recognition, etc. according to these sorting signals, we can determine which sorting crossing a certain commodity should enter.
2. The function of the sorting device is to change the direction of operation on the conveyor to enter other conveyors or sorting crossings when the goods with the same sorting signal pass through the device according to the sorting instructions sent by the control device. There are many types of classification devices, generally including push-out, float out, tilt and branch. Different devices have different requirements on the packaging materials, packaging weight, and the smoothness of the bottom surface of the packages.
3. The main component of the conveying device is the conveyor belt or conveyor. Its main function is to make the goods to be sorted pass through the control device and classification device, and the two sides of the conveying device are generally connected with a number of sorting crossings, so that the classified goods slide down the main conveyor (or main conveyor belt) for subsequent operations.
4. The sorting crossing is the passage for the sorted goods to enter the cargo collection area from the main conveyor (or main conveyor). Generally, it is composed of steel belt, belt, roller, etc. to make the goods slide from the main conveyor to the cargo collection platform, where the staff will gather all the goods at the crossing or store them in the warehouse, or assemble and load the vehicles for distribution.
The above four parts are connected together by computer network, and a complete automatic sorting system is formed by cooperating with manual control and corresponding manual processing links.
The automatic sorting system sort goods continuously and in large quantities. It can operate continuously without the limitation of climate, time and human physical conditions, which greatly improves the working efficiency and reduces logistics cost. Such a powerful logistics sorting system needs not only hardware support, but also hardware products such as embedded industrial computer with strong performance, durability, stability and high accuracy to help the whole logistics sorting system.
The characteristics of Touch Think industrial computer in intelligent logistics sorting system as below:
1. Adopts i5 processor and 4G on-board memory. It has strong information processing ability, which can ensure the system and equipment to operate well and handle tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
2. It equipped with 6*COM, 6*USB, VGA + HDMI, the powerful expansion performance and sufficient interface configuration support to connect with various peripheral boards, such as video monitoring system, machine identification system, infrared measurement system, etc., to complete various tasks.
3. Offer two gigabit network cards to fit with flexible network application environments, transmission speed and security of on-board network.
3. Industrial grade aluminum body is adopted, which can operate normally for a long time in the harsh environment such as dust, smoke, high / low temperature, humidity, vibration, corrosion, etc.
The automatic sorting system realize the automatic identification and classification of goods, reduce the labor intensity of sorting personnel, save labor cost, realize 7/24 continuous sorting, improve sorting efficiency, and gradually transform the traditional manual based logistics business process to intelligent operation.