Axis cameras are used to optimise the logistics processes
Migros Verteilzentrum Suhr AG, a distribution company based in Switzerland, was looking for a video monitoring system to supervise its automated conveyor system. The company intended to use the system to remedy - and if possible prevent - frequently recurring faults.
The key requirement for Migros when choosing the video monitoring system was an ability to support subsequent modification and expansion. The company was searching for a forward-looking design that could be incorporated into the existing network and would offer potential savings. "We finally opted for a digital system with Axis network cameras and SeeTec software. The flexibility of this technology means we can adapt the system to our customers' requirements without a large outlay on installation. In addition, the cameras' PoE (Power over Ethernet) option offers additional potential savings," says Daniel Urech, CIP Manager at MVS.
"We first thought of having a conventional analogue video surveillance system. But after taking a closer look at the video monitoring systems that were available on the market we realized that a conventional system could not fully satisfy all of our requirements and that a digital solution had a number of additional advantages" explains Daniel Urech, Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) Manager at MVS.
The best solution for Migros was 32 Axis network cameras with the associated SeeTec 5 software system. Camera types are selected on the basis of light conditions, which, in this case was 24-hour artificial light. The ideal choice of camera was therefore the AXIS 210A. What's more, the PoE (Power over Ethernet) option offered by these cameras increases potential savings.