Semi-Automated Picking Systems
SPL - STEADY PICKING LOCATION
The SPL solution is particularly suited for picking operations with medium picking volumes.
Based on the innovative SVL (System Vehicle Loop) handling systems, pallets are stored or placed in temporary stations and they are sequentially conveyed and sorted to the order picking areas according to FIFO/LIFO criteria, possible stacking classes, reverse picking systems, etc. The pallet is then automatically restored in the warehouse to await shipment.
This solution is normally integrated with an automated warehouse provided with stacker cranes and includes a number of highly ergonomic picking bays equipped with gripping aids, weighing scales, lifting platforms and PC workstations.
The main advantages of this solution are a significant increase in operator performance, improved working conditions, less errors and shorter order processing times.
pps - PICK-TO-PALLET SYSTEM
MAN-TO-GOODS AND GOODS-TO-MAN SOLUTION
PPS is an extremely flexible intensive picking system.
As an evolution of the ARP system, it does not require connection to an automated storage system.
The picking operators are guided by the WMS through radio communication, they pick the packages directly from the pallets stored in static positions and/or picking bays and prepare the customer’s pallet on transpallets. Pallets related to low and medium rotation codes are quickly replaced.
PPS is best suited to medium-high and/or variable picking volumes and SKUs, and where picking is particularly divided. The system “automatically” configures itself based on the number of codes to be managed and their frequency of use, and enables considerable workforce savings as well as reduction in the space used.
ARP - AUTOMATICALLY REFILLED PICKING
The automated replenishment of goods can be considered the first level of automation in order picking.
ARP solutions use stacker cranes, pallet handling systems or automatic guided vehicles to automatically replenish the supply of goods at picking stations.
Directed by the warehouse management system through RF picking technology, the operator arranges the customer’s pallet by picking goods directly from the pallets on the ground.
Items picked are ordered according to stacking possibilities or rotation class criteria.
The ARP order picking solution is ideal in applications in which there is a high volume of orders processed, but a low number of SKUs.