Smaller order picking
5th February 2019
EUROTECH is adding a new order picking system to its product range to tackle the challenge of batch size 1 by picking items from multiple pallet positions and places them on a single customer pallet.
The company says customers are increasingly calling for individual production and faster deliveries and production and storage departments have to keep up with their demands. Orders of ever-smaller batch sizes require efficient, cost-saving production and storage management.
Hand-picking large, flat items requires multiple employees. A fully automatic order picking system, on the other hand, offers greater efficiency and safety while protecting the quality of the products. Employees no longer have to carry out the hard physical work involved in hand-picking. This prevents health risks. Employees endure less strain on their backs and avoid accidents.
The system consists of multiple pallet positions. A trolley with a vacuum lifting frame picks up the goods from prepared pallets and deposits them on the customer pallet. An employee operates the user interface of the system to specify source and target stations and picking volumes. To start its fully automated picking cycle, the machine requires information about which vacuum circuits to activate for the different loads.