Origin Story

The development of an automated cubing (dimension scanning) and weighing system first began with a need at U.S. Department of Defense supply depots in the mid-1980s. Their receipt of goods from vendors and inter-organization shipments required that military shipment labels disclose parcel dimensions and weight. Furthermore, they needed item cube data to optimize the use of storage space at supply depots. Prior to the development of an automated solution, their only option was to measure product with tape measures and scales, recording all results manually. The process was time-consuming and error-prone. To address these issues, the founder of Quantronix set out to develop a more effective and efficient product solution.

By 1987, a prototype had been developed and in early 1988, an equipment demonstration was arranged with the U.S. Department of Defense. There, officials had an opportunity to see the potential solution, ask questions, and test a product prototype. The initial response was positive, and in 1989, Quantronix was designated a prime contractor for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. A large quantity of dimension scanning systems (model Cubiscan 100) were then installed.

In 1990, Quantronix began to pursue private-industry needs for automated dimensioning systems, both in transportation and distribution industry applications. By mid-1990, the company had established itself as an innovative supplier of stationary and in-motion cubing systems, capturing contracts with large courier and logistics companies in both the U.S. and Canada.

Today, Cubiscan is the global leader in dimensioning with thousands of installations at many of the world’s largest companies.

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Continued Innovation

Since its development, the Cubiscan 100 has been used by a number of governmental and private organizations in warehousing, distribution and freight manifesting applications. Cubiscan continues to be a pioneer in the development of automated dimension scanning equipment and offers the broadest product line available. Cubiscan leads the market in ROI measures and is the standard for small and large stationary cubing system applications worldwide. Cubiscan products are used in a wide variety of automated freight handling (air, ground, rail and ocean), parcel postage, material handling and warehousing systems where dimensional data must be rapidly and accurately obtained for use in computing shipping charges, shipment, and logistics planning, storage space planning, material sorting and so forth. With a product line that includes the Cubiscan 100, Cubiscan 150, Cubiscan 50-PS, Cubiscan 30, Cubiscan 1000-VS, Cubiscan 1200-AKL, Cubiscan 200-B, Cubiscan-LC, Cubiscan 200-TL and Cubiscan 200-XIR, we are able to satisfy almost any cubing and weighing application in the market. Quantronix is an innovative, problem-solving organization committed to the further development and cost-effective application of sensing technology in industry today.