Lockheed Martin awards SICK contract for USPS project

MAY 22, 2009--The Ruler E 3D Camera, along with SICK's software program, will be used to enhance the sorting accuracy of the United States Postal Service's Automated Package Processing System (APPS).

MAY 22, 2009--SICK (Minneapolis, MN, USA; www.sickusa.com), a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, and automatic identification products for factory and logistics automation, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar order from Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego (Owego, NY, USA; www.lockheedmartin.com/si) to provide its Ruler E 3D Cameras as part of continuing improvements to the United States Postal Service's Automated Package Processing System (APPS).

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration - Owego, a provider of advanced technology products, services, and systems integration solutions to defense, civil, and commercial customers worldwide, will install the solution at APPS sites across the country in 2009.

The Ruler E 3D Camera, along with SICK's software program, will be used to enhance the sorting accuracy of the APPS. The 3D camera determines double packages, package position, and package dimensions/orientation. This functionality enables the APPS Sorter to more accurately process the diverse mail stream of the USPS, improving quality of service. The Ruler E Camera has a built-in laser and optics for a predefined field of view.

The singulation verification and object detection solution can be used in a variety of fields, such as the courier, express, and parcel delivery business or in the retail industry.

-- Posted by Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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