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 order 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, on the other hand, the small parts on the shelves must be removed quickly and safely. In order to solve such tasks, we simultaneously used Pick-by-Voice for the large parts and Pick-by-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, only the Pick-by-Voice with sequential output and voice dialogues is used for the extraction of large parts. For the small parts, the Pick-by-Light displays are switched on simultaneously at all required compartments and only the LED color is output via voice. If required, the Pick-by-Light displays can easily be retrofitted. The system automatically recognizes the new displays.

Pick-by-Voice & Pick-by-Point

With Pick-by-Voice, the problem often arises that when picking with high performance, the employee has to communicate too much with the voice system. In order to reduce the constant announcement of checksums, which the employee knows by heart anyway, we show him the removal box with the Pick-by-Point®, whereby only the number of pieces is issued by voice. Since the lamp of the Pick-by-Point® system illuminates the entire removal compartment, access is also possible after the PokaYoke-principle. The removal acknowledgement can be made via a scanner or voice dialog. Using the language, the employee only confirms the quantity withdrawn. The hybrid system significantly increases picking performance compared to the pick-by-voice system itself.


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.