Software measures irregular shapes
0slo, Norway. January 11, 2013 - METTLER TOLEDO recently announced its status as the first manufacturer to have been successfully granted approval by Measurement Canada, the Canadian government agency responsible for equity and accuracy of weighed goods in the marketplace, to dimension packages with non-cuboidal shapes for the determination of freight, shipping and storage charges. This approval is significant in light of the transport and logistics industry’s need to have a dynamic dimensioning device capable of automatically measuring a wider list of shapes.
As a result, METTLER TOLEDO Cargoscan™ has designed the CSN210 MassFlow™ with new software approved to accurately measure a host of “known shapes.” Items such as tires, buckets and cans can now be separated and accurately measured in legal-for-trade invoicing to ensure maximum revenue recovery for transport and logistics companies.
Known shapes are complex irregular shapes ranging from vehicle exhaust pipes to cylindrical paint cans or toroidals, such as tires. These shapes, and more, are programmed into METTLER TOLEDO’s new software solution. Most known shapes that are likely to pass through most package sorting depots are in the system.
Now that Measurement Canada has approved this solution, METTLER TOLEDO customers can be properly paid for transporting these irregularly shaped items, guaranteeing maximum revenue protection while complying with legal requirements. The right dimensioning equipment guarantees legal-for-trade invoicing every time.
Typically used in package sorting depots, the CSN210 MassFlow™ is one of the most sophisticated dimensioning solutions in the METTLER TOLEDO portfolio. Used in an unattended sorting system, it can capture dimensions and identify parcels moving on a conveyor. It accurately captures the data profile of any object including non-singulated and touching objects. The device’s advanced PILAR Technology sees every corner of the items it measures.
This technology ensures that transport and logistics companies accurately charge for shipping of all packages—even irregularly shaped ones. These objects were once difficult to measure for dimensional weight. Now, the process is simple, fast and easy and compliant with regulations.