PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT | Order Picking Solutions
Tags: Distribution, Technology, Warehousing
- PRODecant Solution: This automated solution from DLN Integrated Systems is designed for distribution facilities requiring broken case picking. It consists of a robotic system that utilizes vision technology to identify the unique specifications of a carton to automatically open and empty the contents into a tote. The tote is then routed, typically via conveyor, to a forward pick location or automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
- Procensis Wearable Picking Bundle: This new product bundle enables hands-free scanning, delivering up to 20% efficiency gains in picking applications. It combines Ivanti Velocity, powered by Wavelink, with ProGlove’s MARK display wearable scanner and the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro, an enterprise-ready smartphone, to increase warehouse productivity and accuracy. The bundled solution is available from mobility and network design solutions provider Procensis.
- V2 Wireless Pick-to-Light: This new cloud display device from Voodoo Robotics helps warehouse pickers/kitters find the right inventory quickly, increasing pick rates and accuracy while reducing errors. By displaying text, barcodes, QR codes, icons, and arrows, the wireless IoT device guides pickers to the right product for increased productivity. Using two AAA batteries, the device can run for years, depending on usage.
- Sherpa Mobile Robotics System: These collaborative robots eliminate downtime by incorporating Wiferion’s etaLINK 3000 series inductive loading systems, which enable in-process charging. When the robot drives to the charging station, no matter from which direction, the charging process starts automatically. The systems are designed for multiple logistics functions, from materials handling to sorting and picking e-commerce goods.
- Toyota Order Picker: With a 3,000-pound lifting capacity, this system from Toyota Material Handling addresses the challenges of high-reaching warehouses. With lift heights up to 390 inches and cushioned mast staging, it helps operators comfortably reach tall racks for order picking. Utilizing wire guidance and double rail guidance systems, the order picker maneuvers narrow aisles in warehouses with minimized rack impact during case picking.
- Auto Shelf: By integrating a robot into every shelf, Prime Robotics’ system accelerates pick speeds in warehouses. The solution eliminates the time that traditional autonomous mobile robotics systems spend picking up and moving shelves: All shelves move and bring products to the pick stations, eliminating human error and improving inventory accuracy.
- Picavi Pick-by-Vision: The solution, which utilizes smart glasses, recently integrated push notifications to allow warehouse staff in the control room to communicate directly with individual workers or a team of workers, regardless of their location in the warehouse. The system features two methods of communication: In addition to sending text messages, the microphone in the smart glasses can be used to send voice messages.
- Robotic Store Replenishment (RSR): This robotic picking solution from Berkshire Grey is modular, letting retailers scale the number of orders fulfilled simultaneously into the thousands and the number of items picked per week into the millions. It also enables efficient autonomous picking of smaller inventory quantities. The RSR solution is integrated into standard distribution processes with the robotic systems working side-by-side with manual break pack operations.