Exchange of the Pick-to-Light trade displays

In rare situations, the Pick-to-Light displays must be replaced. We explain here exactly how to do this and when it is necessary.

When is it necessary to replace the compartment displays?

In a productive operation, replacement of the Pick-to-Light compartment displays is only necessary in case of mechanical damage. The electronic components are highly tested, protected against short circuits and stable.

If a compartment display is damaged, it should be replaced immediately with a new one.

In some situations, the modules also have to be exchanged for another type because of an extension in the process. For example, if the displays need to show more information or the access sensors are used.

To replace the Pick-to-Light compartment display

Our Pick-to-Light compartment displays are plugged onto a sub-profile without cables. A bus with the voltage and data supply runs in the sub-profile. The three spring contacts connect the compartment display securely and directly to the BUS. There are no cables between the individual modules.

Using a short spatula or wide screwdriver, the modules are mechanically clicked out of the bottom profile and replaced with a new module.

Exchange of addresses in the software

Each module has a unique physical address, which must also be replaced appropriately when replacing the Pick-to-Light hardware. You can find out more about the system structure and addressing in a separate article.

If the new compartment display is already clicked into the sub-profile, it logs on to the Pick-to-Light software. Now the new display must be assigned to the old logical address. The software leads you directly to the corresponding menu item where the exchange can take place.

After the exchange confirmation, the configuration parameters are directly taken over and the new display is immediately ready for use.

Changing the compartment displays to another type

When changing the type of the compartment displays, in addition to exchanging the addresses, the configuration parameters, as well as very probably the control process, must also be adapted.

The adaptation of the configuration mainly concerns the sensors that are used for access monitoring. If new information or functions are available, the control process is also adapted. However, this is not done by configuration parameter, but by software extension.

Conclusion

Replacing the Pick-to-Light compartment displays is very easy thanks to the Quick-Click and can be done with a simple tool (short spatula or flat screwdriver). The change of physical addresses and the appropriate assignment of logical addressing is very well supported by the Pick-to-Light software. When changing the types, the configuration and the control process must also be adapted.

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