Particularly due to the high number of variants and the often large range of products, humans are still indispensable for order picking in the AutoStore warehouse. In the highly automated overall system, however, they are also a source of errors that should not be underestimated. With its visual guidance and intuitive user interface, Picavi's pick-by-vision solution supports employees at the picking station and thus increases the quality of picking in the AutoStore warehouse.
AutoStore systems rely on classic goods-to-person picking. The pickers' workstations, known as ports, can be installed anywhere on the sides of the AutoStore warehouse. At the ports, the containers are automatically provided with the correct goods. The picker removes the required quantity, after which the tote is picked up by the robot and placed back into the system.
In practice, a single AutoStore tote can contain up to 32 compartments with different products. In order to always pick the right goods in the right quantity and to also take over the changes in the inventory on the software side, assistance systems for the employee at the port are indispensable. First use cases show that Picavi Pick-by-Vision proves to be an ideal support here. In contrast to other picking methods, Picavi Pick-by-Vision with its hands-free principle enables a significantly more efficient way of working. When using a hand-held scanner, for example, it has to be put down to handle the goods and then picked up again - a less ergonomic and less efficient process, which is significantly simplified with Picavi Picavi Pick-by-Vision. In addition, the clear visualization via the user interface on the data glasses provides users with security and time savings in the picking process.
How Pick-by-Vision Completes AutoStore Warehouses
Pick-by-Vision from Picavi enables intuitive picking in the AutoStore warehouse: The Picavi software receives all the necessary information about the internal structure and contents of the box via the merchandise management system used. The software then visualizes the next picking order for the warehouse employee on the data glasses. The picking process itself is divided into three steps: After the AutoStore system has delivered the correct bin to the workstation, the worker is shown on the data glasses from which bin compartment to pick goods. Then the number of product to be picked is requested via a confirmation unit. Finally, the picker scans the target box into which the picker transfers the product