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Most companies are faced with shipping a larger number of packages than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce was up 3.6 percent in Q3 2017 over Q2 and 15.5 percent over the same quarter in 2016. While those numbers represent revenue, it’s safe to assume that the number of packages increased by a similar magnitude. Faced with this increase in demand, companies are doing everything they can to minimize shipping costs and bring efficiency to their operations.

One of the most important ways companies combats rising shipping fees is through the use of barcode data collection technology. Traditional methods used in shipping departments across the globe involve either estimating the size of a package or manually measuring it using a tape measure or ruler. The problem with this method has always been a case of accuracy:

  • Is the data getting entered correctly by the worker?
  • Is the measurement correct?
  • Is the scale properly calibrated?
  • Are shortcuts made during peak times of the day to push shipments through?

Estimating the cube often results in add-on fees and penalties when the carrier makes corrections, and manual measurements slow down the shipping process. Using an automated dimensioning tool like the Honeywell AutoCube 8200 solves both problems by automatically measuring and calculating accurate dimensions without interrupting the workflow.

The Honeywell AutoCube 8200 integrates easily with most transportation management systems, so there are no extra steps. Its small footprint doesn’t take up any of the workspaces, so it doesn’t require changing processes. In fact, it mounts on a pole placed near the packaging area and takes accurate dimensions without touching the product or interfering in rapid processing. It can measure packages from 10 cm (0.4 in) to as large as a 100 cm (39 in) in sub-second speed. It can be set to work automatically, or it can be manually controlled by the user.

The AutoCube dimensioning system also includes a software developers kit and an API tool to simplify integration you’re your business systems. It uses the latest technology for accurate calculations, and its simple, non-intrusive actions improve the productivity of each worker, whether it’s installed in a busy DC or on a retail floor for occasional home deliveries.

In addition to its small footprint, the AutoCube is a money saver – more accurate calculations reduce overall freight costs and prevent penalties and other fees associated with dimensioning errors. It’s simple to use, takes up very little space, and provides real benefits to everyone from the supply chain and logistics manager to the CEO and CFO.

Logistics managers benefit from the improved efficiency and productivity, and the reduced freight charges that result from more accurate dimensions.

Your CFO will be pleased with the rapid ROI, which usually comes in well under twelve months, depending on shipping volumes. More accurate shipping rates also help ensure accurate pricing and sustain healthy margins and profitability.

CEOs enjoy the increased throughput and optimized use of space that may stave off the need to rent additional DCs or add more workers.

If you’re ready to take a stand on streamlining shipping cost accuracy, then consider a demonstration of the AutoCube from Honeywell. Contact us today to learn more.

Accurate and Fast Dimensional Scanning

Honeywell AutoCube 8200 Fixed Dimensioning SystemThe AutoCube is an important tool for accurate and fast dimensional scanning; offering you an efficient way to offer your workers a reliable method of measuring package dimensions in order to receive best rates for customer shipments. It comes part and parcel (pardon the pun) with other automated solutions in your warehouse to improve the management of workflow processes.
The AutoCube by Honeywell is sure to improve productivity, reduce package handling and wear and tear on packages. The automated measuring solution can be used to help optimize and plan warehouse locations, truck loading and planning and other logistics oriented functions where space is at a premium.

Honeywell has truly revolutionized the science of dimensioning with the introduction of AutoCube; this solution delivers accurate calculations in a fraction of the time it takes workers to measure and enter package dimensions into the system. This powerful little package can offer huge savings by reducing (or even eliminating) shipping charge backs, workflow bottlenecks and time-consuming shipping processes.

3D Depth Sensing Technology

Using 3D depth sensing technology, AutoCube automatically determines a packages length, width and height and in less than a second calculates the overall dimensions of a package.

  • Even irregular packages are quickly calculated and displayed to an operator or fed into an automated shipping solution.
  • With the ability to fit almost anywhere, the AutoCube is great for retailers, distributors, manufacturers, warehousing companies and couriers because it dramatically improves workflow and productivity.
  • Able to measure packages and objects in multiple configuration from 4 to 39 inches and in less than a second, the new Honeywell automated measuring solution for shipping can accommodate packages in any orientation making it much faster than a traditional dimensioning system.
  • With this automated measuring solution for shipping, operators can process more packages much more quickly, resulting in reduced labor costs and speeding up workflow.

Easily Integrated into Workflow Systems

The system can be easily integrated into existing shipping automation systems and can be quickly adapted for use with automated workflow systems. It does not require any special power source and has a small footprint so fits well into ecommerce fulfillment centers and other environments where space is at a premium.

The AutoCube 8200 system uses 3D depth sensing technology to instantly and accurately measure the dimensions of an object. The dimensioning system includes a dimensioner which is mounted on a stand and connected to a host computing system through a USB interface.

Quick Return on Investment

Far faster than manual package measuring, it can deliver results in less than a second and its low price provides a fast Return on Investment (ROI) for retailers, ecommerce fulfillment house, distributors, warehouses and more.

For more information, or to view a demonstration, please contact us today.