Track and trace systems

When the actual size matters

Your Benefits

  • Increased throughput thanks to non-contact, dynamic measurement of objects virtually regardless of their shape
  • Optimizes material handling processes and the use of vehicle and storage capacities
  • Increased sales thanks to validated revenue recovery of freight costs
  • Material flow optimization through inline object measurement
  • Increased system availability and reduction in operating costs thanks to short MTTR
  • Time savings thanks to easy installation with maximum modularity
  • Range of options: stand-alone solution or in combination with reading station and weighing technology
  • Flexible and individual software customization despite sealing


When the actual size matters

The VMS4x00/5x00 track and trace system is ideal for challenging applications in the field of non-contact dynamic measurement and position determination for objects on a diverse range of conveyor systems. The smallest cuboid that fully encloses the object is precisely determined using one or several laser-based measuring heads, virtually regardless of the shape of the object. With the certified system variant, the dimension data can be used for billing purposes. The SIM2000 system controller makes it possible to separate metrologically relevant software from application-specific software. The modular system construction ensures compatibility with existing solutions from SICK and enables adaptations to customer-specific applications.

At a glance
  • Measurement accuracy up to 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm
  • Object sizes up to 5.500 mm x 1.600 mm x 1.100 mm
  • Conveying speeds of up to 4.0 m/s
  • Certified according to MID and NTEP (OIML)
  • Option of output as point cloud
  • Separation of metrologically relevant software and application-specific software
  • Dynamic scale value


Precise invoicing thanks to reliable measurement accuracy

Reliable object data forms the basis for exact calculation of freight costs. Thanks to the measurement accuracy, the VMS5x00 track and trace system delivers precise data in all dimensions thanks to a measurement accuracy up to 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm. Freight costs can be validated in this way and incorrectly declared goods can be correctly recalculated.
The system is certified for the European market according to the measuring instruments directive (MID) and for the American market in accordance with NTEP (OIML).
The dynamic scale value switching enables the automatic adaptation of defined tolerances depending on the object dimensions. This will increase the dimensioning rate.
Thanks to software separation, the metrologically relevant information is independent of the application-specific software component. This enables flexible and individualized adaptation to customer requirements without recertification.

Higher measurement accuracy for more sales: Simplify correct (re-) calculation of freight costs with the VMS5x00

Highest performance for the highest demands

The VMS4x00/5x00 track and trace system enables the dynamic, non-contact inline measurement of nearly any object shape – even at high speeds. This optimizes material throughput, thus saving time and money. In addition, the system processes the acquired data and transmits it for further handling.

Exact measurement and monitoring at maximum speed

Flat objects such as book and letter deliveries with a height of at least 20 mm can be measured for billing purposes.
As a system controller, the SIM2000 Sensor Integration Machine summarizes the measured values into a point cloud.
Reliable measurements at conveyor belt speeds of up to 4.0 m/s.

Higher tempo, more throughput: The VMS4x00/5x00 measures objects with the greatest possible accuracy even at high speeds.


Technical overview

  • Technical data overview

    Technical data overview


    Object measurement (non-contact, dynamic)

    Volume measurement

    Position determination

    Checking object dimensions

    Package sorting

    Master data acquisition

    Monitoring of object dimensions (relevant to billing)

    Parcel and flats sorting

    Transport speed≤ 0.1 m/s ... 4 m/s (start-stop operation possible)
    Accuracy of object coverage

    ± 5 mm x ± 5 mm x ± 2 mm

    ± 0.2 ″ x ± 0.2 ″ x ± 0.1 ″

    ≥ 5 mm x ≥ 5 mm x ≥ 5 mm

    ≥ 0.2 ″ x ≥ 0.2 ″ x ≥ 0.2 ″

    Minimum object distance≥ 50 mm
    Minimum object size

    50 mm x 50 mm x 20 mm

    2 ″ x 2 ″ x 1 ″

    50 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm

    2 ″ x 2 ″ x 2 ″

    Maximum object size

    5,500 mm x 1,200 mm x 1,100 mm

    216 ″ x 47 ″ x 43 ″

    5,500 mm x 1,600 mm x 1,100 mm

    216 ″ x 63 ″ x 43 ″

    2,500 mm x 1,600 mm x 1,100 mm

    98 ″ x 63 ″ x 43 ″

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