Patent Number: 6,332,544

Title: System for rapidly checking and sorting an article with low cost

Abstract: A system is for sorting an article on shipping the article. The article has a tag label in which a symbol is written. The article has an ID tag in which tag information is written. The article is conveyed on a conveyer. A first detector detects the article conveyed on the conveyer to produce a first detection signal. A second detector is located downstream of the first detector and detects the article conveyed on the conveyer to produce a second detection signal. A control device controls a symbol reading device in response to the first detection signal to make the symbol reading device read the symbol as read-out symbol information out of the tag label. The control device controls an ID tag writing device in response to the second detection signal to make the ID tag writing device write the tag information in the ID tag in accordance with the read-out symbol information. The article is sorted on the basis of the tag information written in the ID tag.

Inventors: Mitani; Seiji (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: NEC Corporation

International Classification: B07C 3/00 (20060101); B07C 3/10 (20060101); B07C 3/12 (20060101); B07C 3/18 (20060101); B07C 005/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018