Hybrid Concept

For complex tasks, a single technology can rarely meet all customer requirements. In order to meet the different requirements of order picking systems, we often use several technologies at the same time. So we can Optimal create an attachment. The use of hybrid technology means that our plants remain very flexible and are often automatic adapted to the new situations.


Pick-by-Voice & Pick-by-Light

During picking or sequencing, the large and small parts are stored differently. Different requirements often arise in orders for mixed products. On the one hand, the large parts must be removed with both hands, whereby the picking performance may be lower, but on the other hand, the small parts on the shelves must be removed quickly and safely. To solve such tasks, we have simultaneously Pick-by-Voice for the large parts and Pick-by-Light used for the small parts. In this case, our system automatically detects the availability of the displays and controls the voice dialogues differently. On the other hand, when large parts are removed, only the Pick-by-Voice with sequential output and voice dialogues. For the small parts the Pick-by-Light Displays on all required compartments are switched on simultaneously and only the LED colour is output by voice. If required, the Pick-by-Light-displays can be easily retrofitted. The system recognizes the new displays automatically.

Pick-by-Voice & Pick-by-Point®

At Pick-by-Voice the problem often arises that when picking at high performance, employees have to communicate too much with the voice system. In order to reduce the constant announcement of the checksums, which the employee knows by heart anyway, we show him the picking compartment with the Pick-by-Point®, whereby only the number of pieces is issued by voice. Because the lamp of the Pick-by-Point® system illuminates the entire picking compartment, access is also possible after the PokaYoke-principle. The withdrawal acknowledgement can be made via a scanner or voice dialogue. The employee only confirms the number of pieces removed via voice. The hybrid system significantly increases the picking performance compared to Pick-by-Voice yourself.


Here we have only presented an excerpt of the possible hybrid concept solutions. There are many other variants that can be used very well and innovatively in the hybrid concept. For further information, please contact us.