Clothing distribution centers recycle hanger size nubs by hand, a repetitive task requiring considerable attention and speed that is prone to strain injury. Automated recognition of size lettering and sorting of nubs by lettering and nub color would reduce health hazard and cost.


The SICK IVC2D camera was configured for character recognition with a nub transport mechanism to rapidly image each nub as it rotates past the camera and SICK Color sensor in feasibility test.


12 months projected

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