Track and trace systems

Dimensioning with perspective

Your Benefits

  • Reliable measurement, even of transparent and very dark objects, irrespective of their surface properties
  • Accurate in-line measurement of objects
  • Reliable measurement properties thanks to receiver and transmitter modules
  • Short MTTR reduces maintenance, lowers operating costs, and increases system availability
  • In certified systems, the measurement data obtained from the object dimensions can be used for billing purposes
  • Standardized steel frame for easy installation with a high degree of modularity


Dimensioning with perspective

The VML track and trace system (a light grid-based volume measurement system) is your position determination and object measurement solution for challenging applications. Based on light grids, the VML enables accurate determination of the smallest enveloping box of objects, irrespective of their surface properties. This makes it a reliable solution for measuring transparent objects and objects wrapped in film. The measurement data can be used for calculating object dimensions and, depending on the system variant, for billing purposes. The modular design of the VML makes it compatible with other SICK solutions and allows it to be enhanced. This enables individual adaptation to specific applications.

At a glance
  • Certified measurement accuracy of up to 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm (L x W x H)
  • Detects object sizes up to 2,600 mm x 1,000 mm x 1,000 mm (L x W x H) depending on system variant
  • Conveyor speed of more than 2 m/s possible
  • Easy to integrate thanks to MSC800 controller


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview




    Courier, express, parcel, and postal

    Retail and warehousing

    Storage, handling and sorting

    Products by tasksDimensioning
    Transport speed0.2 m/s ... 2.2 m/s (higher conveyor speeds available upon request)
    Accuracy of object coverage

    ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm x ± 2.5 mm ((L x W x H) up to 1 m/s)

    ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm ((L x W x H) up to 2 m/s)

    Higher conveyor speeds available upon request

    ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm

    ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm x ± 2 mm

    Minimum object distance≥ 50 mm
    Minimum object size

    50 mm x 50 mm x 10 mm

    50 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm

    50 mm x 50 mm x 20 mm

    Maximum object size

    2,600 mm x 1,000 mm x 1,000 mm

    1,500 mm x 1,000 mm x 1,000 mm

    1,000 mm x 700 mm x 370 mm

    Output dataXML, ASCII, customer protocol
All technical data can be found accompanying the individual product