Constant investment in research and innovation is part of our effort to be at the forefront of the latest market trends and developments. This is one of the reasons why Viaboxx was awarded the “Innovative through Research” seal by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wirtschaft (Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wirtschaft ). With this seal, the Stifterverband honors German companies for their commitment in the field of research and development (R&D) and the special responsibility they assume for the state and society.
PAST RESEARCH PROJECTS
In the Track4Goods project, the development of a high-resolution tracking system for packages in general cargo forwarding systems with camera-based environment perception modules is planned.
The development is realized in a cooperation project in collaboration between an SME partner (Viaboxx GmbH) and a research partner (Otto-von-Guericke University). A prototype construction and testing of the system is planned in the application center for intelligent logistics rooms in the Galileo test field Saxony-Anhalt.
The aim of the sub-project, which Viaboxx is working on, is the development of real-time-capable methods for package-related process analysis and prediction for process optimization based on high-resolution tracking of packages in general cargo forwarding systems.
The project is an R&D project that emerged from the ZIM network “NekoS” and is being supported by the network management facility, the ZPVP Center for Product, Process and Process Innovation GmbH – Experimental Factory Magdeburg.
In the multi-sensor project, one of the major problems in logistics is addressed, namely being able to record volume parameters in a manual and partially automated environment in a process-integrated manner, i.e. without the explicit and perceptible execution of a measurement process by an operator. For this purpose, 3D multi-sensor systems for all-round recording and real-time analysis of logistic objects are being developed in the project.
The development is carried out in a cooperation project in cooperation between two SME partners (Thorsis Technologies GmbH, Viaboxx GmbH) and two research partners (Otto von Guericke University, Fraunhofer IFF).
The aim of the sub-project that Viaboxx is working on is the development of logistics applications based on the 3D multi-sensor system. This includes, in particular, the use of the multi-sensor system with auto-ID technologies, logistics software and user interfaces that is coordinated and synchronized with the process. The greatest challenge is the assignment of the measured volume to the corresponding shipment number.
The project is an R&D project that has emerged from the ZIM network “Assistance in Logistics” and is supported by the network management facility, the ZPVP Center for Product, Process and Process Innovation GmbH / Experimental Factory Magdeburg, within the framework of the “NekoS” network accompanies the implementation.
The aim of the ESecLog (Enhanced Security for Logistics) project was to secure air freight process chains through the development and use of secure freight fingerprints based on multiscan technologies with RFID-UHF. The freight fingerprint is used to relieve the control processes in the area of air freight by marking secure freight in an audit-proof manner. A distinction was made between the tamper-proof tracking of freight along the supply chain and the creation of audit-proof processes at the air freight hub when consolidating checked freight structures.
The development was realized in a cooperation project with the following partners:
- Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF)
- Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
- Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics GmbH (BIBA)
- Cassidian Airborne Solutions GmbH
- Panalpina Welttransport GmbH
- NXP Semiconductors
- Lufthansa Cargo AG
The specific objective of Viaboxx in the project was the development of the IT repository. The IT repository records or provides total data and, if necessary, partial data for a freight fingerprint at a checkpoint and issues instructions for action in the event of changes to the air freight at a checkpoint. It should enable an accelerated processing of the security check at checkpoints in order to guarantee a quick but safe check and to take into account the coming growth rates in air freight traffic.
The overarching project management was carried out with the participation of all development partners and coordinated by the Fraunhofer IFF with the support of the BIBA.
In the context of general cargo logistics, it is essential to know how big the goods to be transported actually are. It makes sense to collect this information as early as possible in the transport chain and to use it in the further steps.
The aim of the V-Scan project was to develop a sensor-based low-cost analysis system that significantly increases the performance of logistical operations through the optimal use of stationary and dynamic freight spaces and loading zones. The focus was on the volume-based cargo space management between the logistics center and the truck. As part of the research project, a measurement technology for the transporter was developed in order to make optimal use of the volume capacities of staging areas in logistics centers and the holds of trucks.
In the project, an embedded system was developed for this purpose, which is based on a network of special depth image sensors for volume scanning, a fast communication system and efficient data evaluation in order to enable flexible and simple use of information and communication technologies in logistics applications. The real-time solution will allow the development of ad hoc logistics services on a new level.
Two user-related services have been developed for the application areas in the routing of transport vehicles and to optimize processes in the warehouse area – the so-called “Loading Space Management” (LSM) for vehicle routing based on capacity information and the so-called “Loading Area” for optimizing warehouse operations based on volume information Management ”(LAM).
The development was realized in a cooperation project in cooperation between two SME partners (ifak System GmbH (today Thorsis Technologies GmbH), Viaboxx GmbH) and a research partner (Fraunhofer IFF).
The specific objective of Viaboxx in the project was the expansion of route optimization to include dynamically integrated ad-hoc freight orders and taking into account the actual loading capacities of transport vehicles.
The overarching project management was carried out with the participation of all development partners and coordinated by the Fraunhofer IFF.