Automation of Document Preparation for High-speed Scanning
Iron Mountain provides secure document storage and enterprise records management services to many of the world’s largest companies. Iron Mountain Digital Solutions also provides large-scale scanning services, giving companies digital access to information that would otherwise be locked away in paper documents. Unfortunately, before high-speed scanning can take place, the documents need to be prepared by removing staples and fixing tears, a process that is currently slow, manual, and expensive. Our SCOPE team is tasked with studying and understanding the current document preparation process, designing targeted robotic automation to assist workers with the slowest parts of the process, and implementing a prototype to demonstrate the viability of our solution.