GN Pick to Light is the solution designed to optimize the picking activity inside the warehouse. It is an electronic system to support the operator in the activities of withdrawal/ manual deposit of warehouses. The electronic device applied on each pick island guides the employees thanks to:
- A multicolor light indicating the position of the article to be taken/deposited
- A display showing item information and quantities to be taken/deposited
- An infrared sensor that detects hand movement
- All the information that the hardware device collects is sent directly to the company ERP.
The Pick to Light solution is essential to ensure the speed and reliability of picking, eliminating costly errors. In addition, speed and reliability are combined with extreme ease of use.
AIMS AND BENEFITS
- Speed up the entire process of picking/storing items in stock. The light signal and the display support the operator in correctly picking/storing components from the containers placed on the different shelves. Thanks to this solution it is therefore possible to achieve a significant increase in productivity, especially in warehouses characterized by heterogeneity of the items present.
- Reduce the number of errors. Since the operator is guided by a light signal and codes on the display, the possibility of making mistakes is minimized. When the components inside some containers are similar but have different mechanical characteristics, the Pick to Light solution is essential to avoid frequent pick/deposit errors and increase user satisfaction.
- Simplify warehouse operator training. Pick to Light is a very easy to use solution. In fact, a few hours of training are enough for the training of warehouse personnel. Integration with the ERP. A correct management of the picking activity and its integration with the entire business infrastructure, allow the constant monitoring of the flow of goods in and out of the warehouse.
- Integration with ERP. A correct management of the picking activity and its integration with the entire business infrastructure, allow the constant monitoring of the flow of goods in and out of the warehouse.
- Improve both warehouse and logistics processes. Pick to Light is useful for:
- the handling of high rotation items,
- the withdrawal of inputs involved in the production of a particular product,
- management of raw materials,
- consignments of finished products.
- Low installation requirements: A 12 Volt power grid is sufficient to power the devices and a Wi-Fi network to connect them to the infrastructure.
IIoT e Industry 4.0
Il Pick to Light è una soluzione IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) che comporta l’impiego di dispositivi hardware fisici collegati in rete, integrati con il sistema aziendale (l’ERP) e controllati da remoto. Questo sistema è in grado di ottimizzare il processo produttivo e di generare l’automazione industriale che rientra nei temi legati all’Industry 4.0.