Ergonomic tray picking solution
12 December 2012
Warehouse automation specialist Witron has released its Ergonomic Tray Picking solution called ETP, which is designed to make sliding rather than bending, lifting and carrying the norm. The solution comprises a pickin
The solution comprises a picking cab guided by WMS which navigates at the touch of a button taking the operator to picking locations in the most efficient order.
The cab lines up with the storage tray and the display shows the operator the item to be picked and the quantity. The operator then slides the items across the bench of the cab on to the pallet. A pre-processed volume calculation ensures not only family grouping in the picking process but also densely stacked and stable pallets. A beamer indicates the outlines of a case clearly showing where on to the pallet surface items are to be placed. The picking process involves no manual lifting.
A layer picker combined with miniload cranes handle the automated replenishment of the picking trays, ensuring availability of all products in the pickfront.
The customer pallet is fully picked as the complete assortment is available in one aisle. This is designed to eliminate inefficient sequencing of customer pallets from one aisle to another.