General Questions

 

How does pickFinder work?

Our rethought Pick-to-Light solution guides the picker safely and simply through the picking process. It calls up picking lists from the customer’s ERP/WMS and visualizes them in different colors on LED strips above the boxes. Each color stands for one single order, the quantity of LEDs for the amount to be picked. This makes multi-order-picking possible. The picker’s grab into the box is detected by the system, the pick is automatically confirmed and the order status is updated (LED above the box dims, pick is registered in the system). The picker puts the part on the same-colored area on the picking trolley. After all current orders are completed, new orders can be retrieved.


Do I need new containers?

No. The design of pickFinder allows the adjustment to your container sizes. It supports widths from 7cm up to 9.80m. Therefore pickFinder is suitable for small and large boxes and even for pallets – it’s your choice!


Do I need special racks?

No. pickFinder is rack-independent and moreover designed space-saving. With the aid of clamps pickFinder (LED strips & sensor) is easily installed on your existing racks.

You are still looking for custom-fit racks? NeoLog could be the place for you.


Is it possible to use pickFinder with (hand) scanners, too?

Yes. Besides sensors, pickFinder can also be used with (hand) scanners. The orders are displayed via the colored LEDs. The pick is confirmed via scanning the label.


What temperature range is suitable for pickFinder?

pickFinder operates reliably from -25 to +80 °C. Therefore it is well-suited for the use in refrigerated warehouses.

Can more pickers work simultaneously with pickFinder?

Yes. By assigning different colors to the pickers, pickFinder can be used by several pickers at the same time. Beforehand some process aspects should be considered to gain the desired increase in productivity. These are e.g.:

  • Do the pickers go through defined routes?

  • Is it senseful to divide the warehouse in different zones?

  • Can the pickers overtake each other?

  • Is multi-order-picking supposed be implemented?

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Can one picker work on several orders at the same time?

Yes. As pickFinder supports Multi-Order-Picking, every picker work on several orders at the same time. The amount of orders per picker can be set in the software.


How does pickFinder deal with shortages?

Do target and actual stock differ, this can be reported to the system via user interface (e.g. tablet PC) or gesture control* directly at the sensor of the storage location.


What to do if an order cannot be completed?

If an order cannot be completed, e.g. because of material shortage, this order can be cancelled either via user interface or via gesture control* directly at the rack.


Can pickFinder also be used for Put-to-Light solutions?

Yes. pickFinder can also be implemented for put processes like order picking on picking trolleys or the replenishment from the back side of the rack.

*optional

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