For complex tasks, a single technology can rarely meet all customer requirements. To meet the different requirements of the picking systems, we often use several technologies at the same time. In this way, we can optimally create a system. By using hybrid technology, our systems remain very flexible and are often automatically adapted to new situations.
Voice Picking & Pick-to-Light
During picking or sequencing, the large and small parts are stored differently. In orders for mixed products, different requirements often arise. On the one hand, the large parts have to be picked with both hands, whereby the picking performance may be lower, but on the other hand, the small parts in the racks have to be picked quickly and safely. To solve such tasks, we have simultaneously Voice Picking for the large parts and Pick-to-Light for the small parts.
In this case, our system automatically detects the availability of the displays and controls the voice dialogs differently. On the other hand, when large parts are removed, only the Voice Picking with sequential output and voice dialogs is used. For the small parts, the Pick-to-Light displays are switched on simultaneously at all required compartments and only the LED color is output by voice. If required, the Pick-to-Light displays can be easily retrofitted. the LUCA software automatically recognizes the new displays.
Voice Picking & Pick-by-Point®
At Voice Picking the problem often arises that during high-performance picking the employee has to communicate too much with the voice system. To reduce the constant announcement of the check totals, which the employee knows by heart anyway, we show him the picking tray with the Pick-by-Point®, where only the number of pieces is output via voice.
The fact that the lamp of the Pick-by-Point® system illuminates the entire removal compartment means that access is additionally secured according to the PokaYoke principle. Picking can be confirmed via a scanner or voice dialog. Via voice, the employee confirms only the number of items removed. The hybrid system significantly increases picking performance compared to the Voice Picking itself.
Here we have presented only an excerpt from the possible hybrid concept solutions. There are many other variants that can be used very well and innovatively in the hybrid concept. For more information, please contact us.