Pick by Picture ®

When picking or assembling different articles that are not marked, the problem of Quality assurance for colours or shapes. Is the commissioned or assembled part really correct? Support is provided by an image selection.

The eye principle

On a mobile, graphic display or on a permanently mounted assembly station PC, 4 different LUCA-Server images from the database are displayed to the employee and designated as Pick-by-Picture Depending on the objective of the inspection, different colours of the same product, shapes or different products are displayed. The selection and position of the pictures is random. Only one of the four images displayed is correct. The remaining three images show small or large differences. The employee must compare the product with the pictures and confirm on the touch screen. If the confirmed image is correct, the process step is advanced accordingly. If the confirmation is incorrect or the employee cannot confirm a picture, the process step is interrupted and the case is clarified. The end product can optionally be recorded as an image for later quality assurance.

Camera or eye?

Of course, depending on the productPick-by-Picture, automatic camera recognition is a better alternative. However, the requirements for using a camera with image processing are not always easy to meet. Also the maintenance and care of such automatic camera systems with Pick-by-Picture are often very complex and expensive. LUCA can support both solutions with the Pick-by-Picture ® method. We work here with well-known and professional camera manufacturers. Naturally, the purchase costs of the camera systems are considerably higher. We are happy to support you if required and often combine the method with other picking systems.