LUCA Pick-by-Frame

Mobile Pick-to-Light for docking onto a picking trolley

We design our frames to fit your order picking trolley


Pick-by-Frame® is a picking method in which a mobile Pick-to-Light system is dynamically docked onto a picking trolley. The entire picking technology is mounted on a frame with its own wheels.


The trolley barcode is recorded with the scanner. Depending on the requirements, the items are either picked directly into the trolley compartments (automotive or production) or into shipping cartons and boxes. Before picking begins, the shipping cartons and boxes must be prepared. For boxes, the box barcodes are assigned to the locations and orders on the trolley. For shipping boxes, the corresponding box sizes are assigned to the orders and positioned on the trolley. A large box can also occupy several places on the trolley. Depending on the volume, several cartons/boxes can also be assigned to an order. The preparation is realised as required. It can be done directly at the Pick-by-Frame® or at a separate workstation.

The mechanical coupling with the picking trolley

The Pick-by-Frame® has its own wheels and is coupled to the picking trolley by means of guide rails. The mechanical connection of the two constructions is mostly done via an innovative magnetic coupling. The "permanent electromagnets" hold the Pick-by-Frame® and the picking trolley together. The Pick-by-Frame® is released from the trolley by pressing a button that neutralises the permanent electromagnets.

Pick by Frame - separated

Batch activation

After the mechanical coupling of Pick-by-Frame® , the barcode of the picking trolley is read first. The open order items are loaded and the process can be started. For the automatic identification of the trolley, RFID technology can also be used as an alternative. The LUCA software manages the connections of the Pick-by-Frame® to the trolleys and dynamically coordinates the necessary switchovers. An order batch on a trolley can also be processed by several employees and frames (e.g. several levels or zones in the warehouse).

Login of the employees

If desired, the system can support employee logon. During confirmation, the employee ID can be sent for each picked item. The evaluation of the information is mostly done on the HOST system.

Pick-by-Frame® process

At LUCA, the order picking process is created according to customer requirements. The customer-specific requirements are in the foreground here. Basically, the employee is optimally guided through the warehouse and the secure allocation of the articles to the orders is optimally supported by the technology.

Scanners are used to secure the quality and other data such as batch, serial number, etc. Various scanners can be used in the Pick-by-Frame® process. We have various stationary checkout scanners or mobile hand-back scanners at our disposal. Label printers can also be integrated into the process as required. All details of the equipment and processes are coordinated with customers and planners and recorded in specifications.

Battery change with Pick-by-Frame®

The modern lithium-ion batteries usually last for one or even several shifts. The charge level is checked directly on the battery. The Pick-by-Frame® system is designed in such a way that the battery can even be replaced during operation/order. After switching back on, all displays light up again automatically.

Pick by Frame - Together
Innovation Multi-Order-Picking system

Pick by Frame ?

The battery, Pick-to-Light displays, scanner, printer and WiFi are mounted on a mobile frame. The "frame" is coupled to a picking trolley with the entire picking technology and optimally supports the simultaneous picking or sequencing of several orders. After completion of the activity, the frame is uncoupled from the trolley again. LUCA-Server controls the complete sequence. The Pick-by-Frame is one of the best manual picking systems.


  • Multi-Order-Picking
  •  Scanner and Displays on board
  • Lithium ion battery packs
  • Optimal support
  • High performance & quality
  • Adaptation to any wagon possible


  • Access sensors (up or down)
  • LED touch
  • Sound beep
  • Label printer on board
  • High capacitive batteries
  • Additional Smart PC