With Pick-Radar®, access control to the storage compartments is realised with a rotating laser (Class1). The system ensures the quality of picking or sorting and helps with automatic acknowledgements of removals. In the event of an access error, an alarm is LUCA-Server an alarm is triggered and logged.
The Pick-Radar principle
Actually, Pick-Radar® alone is not a picking system. It is about access control. A laser head from Pick-Radar® (not a radar wave) rotates 50 times per second and measures the distance and angle to the objects. The measurement data is transmitted directly to the LUCA-Server or LUCA device gateway. The work surface is defined by a configuration during commissioning. Individual function surfaces are configured on the work surface. In the process on the LUCA-Server (picking or sorting), the corresponding function surfaces are activated. If access is made to one of the active function areas, the process is notified and a reaction is triggered.
The following function areas are defined and freely configured (colours from the graphic):
- Access (GREEN)
- Prohibited (RED)
- Acknowledgement (BLUE)
- Work surface (the frame)
The maximum size of the working area is approx. 20 metres.
Use of access control
The Pick-Radar® is mostly used as a monitoring system for access control to the storage compartments in combination with other picking systems, such as Pick-by-Point®, Pick-to-Light or Voice Picking used. In the case of Automotiv (always 1 piece), the automatic acknowledgement of the removal is triggered directly with the access. In the event of incorrect access to the storage compartments, an alarm or light signal is generated. No employee data is recorded or logged.