This special picking method uses moving light sources (MovingHeads) to precisely mark the locations with a luminous dot. This marking helps the picker to find his storage locations very quickly and provides optimum support for picking or sorting. The activity is confirmed with a radio button or scanner. The method can be optionally equipped with Voice Picking or Pick-by-Watch can be combined.
The movable light source precisely marks the places with different colors from large distances
MovingHeads are widely used in stage technology. A concert without these light sources is unimaginable today. A few years ago, LUCA successfully used the technology in the warehouse and called it Pick-by-Point®. The brand is patented by LUCA. The moving light point marks the storage locations. The idea is very simple and practical and can be used to mark containers, pallets, small and large compartments at a distance of approx. 20 m. The number of items or the storage positions in a trolley and other features are signaled on screens or by voice output as required. The number of items is not always important when picking. With Automotiv, the number of items is usually constant. Acknowledgement of the activities is confirmed via scanner, Pick-Radar® or by voice (Voice Picking).
The premiere of Pick-by-Point at VW in Wolfsburg provided a lot of inspiration.
The introduction of our Pick-by-Point® solution at VW in Wolfsburg celebrated its premiere in 2010. The use of LUCA technology for replenishment control and the sequencing of door handles made it onto the front page of the VW magazine "autogramm Wolfsburg 06-07/2010". Not only VW Wolfsburg was very proud of the LUCA solution. The news about Pick-by-Point® spread very quickly to all other VW plants and VW brands. Some SKODA employees were particularly enthusiastic about the solution, which was especially recognized some time later (see below). The first VW system is still in operation today in Wolfsburg at a service provider, Schnellecke, and is used to supply the production line at the VW plant for the Golf, Touran and Tiguan. The innovative Schnellecke company has since installed several LUCA systems worldwide.
SKODA-Auto receives award for the introduction of Pick-by-Point to the picking process
At the Innovation Day in June 2012 at the VW Group (in Martorell/Spain), SKODA wins the main prize as "Best Innovation in Logistics" for the introduction of our Pick-by-Point® solution. We are delighted that this LUCA solution has received such great recognition in the VW Group. We would like to thank SKODA for recognizing the innovative LUCA solutions in sequencing and picking, in the more than 200 different systems that have been installed there in the SKODA plants (in Mlada Boleslav and Kvasiny).
Pick-by-Point® is perfect for special tasks
Our Pick-by-Point® solution has managed to become an integral part of logistics solutions. Some universities and renowned scientific institutes, such as the Fraunhofer Institute in Dortmund (Mr. Detlef Spee), have also installed the LUCA solution within their own walls in order to present the technology to the young logistics generation. Some specialist books and learning materials report on Pick-by-Point®.