Material Handling

Shape Ape Releases Its Scale Integration Tool

August 29th, 2016|

Many automated cubing solutions are very expensive. Furthermore, current solutions do not let you use your existing equipment, such as your floor scale and barcode scanner. Therefore, Shape Ape has developed the Shape Ape Scale Integration Tool. The Shape Ape Scale Integration Tool enables you to integrate our flagship Shape Ape Software with your existing […]

Shape Ape Presentation by Founder Robert Bock

January 4th, 2016|

Watch Robert Bock, founder of Shape Ape, discuss Shape Ape at Technori Atlanta on December 3, 2015.

Cubing and Dimensioning – Inbound and Outbound

March 31st, 2015|

In today’s world, warehouses and distribution centers need low-cost solutions to determine the dimensions of products and packages for reducing costs and increasing process efficiencies. Existing solutions use high-cost laser scanning technology, which lead to high systems costs.

Shape Ape accurately measures the dimensions of products and packages for both static and in-motion […]

How to reduce the impact of the new FedEx & UPS dimensional weight rules

March 18th, 2015|

Starting in 2015 FedEx and UPS began using dimensional weight to determine shipping costs. This will help ensure that the costs they incur to deliver a package are more closely aligned with the amount they charge the shipper. Since all packages are now subject to dimensional weight, shipping fees are increasing dramatically in […]

Dimensioning cuboidal and non-cuboidal items

March 17th, 2015|

In today’s world, warehouses and distribution centers need low-cost, inline, and above-the-belt systems to determine the precise dimensions of packages. These measurements are needed for a wide range of applications, including: to automate the matching of client parcel information with measured data, to calculate transport capacities and optimize vehicle loads, and to optimize the […]

Shape Ape for warehousing and distribution applications

March 14th, 2015|

Shape Ape ( was developed to fill a need for low-cost and precise inline dimensioning and quality inspection of products and packages. Current solutions use expensive 3D laser sensors, which lead to high system costs. We use low-cost 3D time-of-flight sensors that were developed for military, gaming, and mobile robotics applications. As […]

Packaging on demand

March 12th, 2015|

Lean packaging is now an essential practice for companies engaged in shipping packages as they search for ways to reduce costs. As of January 1, 2015, FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. began “dimensional weight pricing” for all of their ground packages, forcing shippers to improve their packaging efficiency. Dimensional weight is determined by […]