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MPS

Module Picking System

picking of heavy and bulky goods by means of pick-by-light

Heavy, large-volume, and bulky goods are picked with the picking system MPS onto pallets or grid boxes in a cost-effective and efficient manner. MPS is a goods-to-person system supported by pick-by-light. The WITRON material flow computer controls all necessary pallet movement from the high bay warehouse and indicates to the operator by pick-by-light displays the quantity he or she needs to pick. The dynamic pick front is generated order-related by means of transfer cars. The positioning of the order pallet or order grid box at the pick front is done centrally between the individual storage pallets. This, the walking distances and the lifting movements for the operator are reduced to a minimum, enabling an ergonomic working process despite an inhomogeneous article spectrum. Parallel picking of several customer orders onto pallets or grid boxes is also possible.

Quickfacts

Level of automation:
Semi-automated

Picking units:
Heavy and bulky products

Highlights:
Automatic provision of items directly into pick front, Ergonomic picking of heavy and bulky parts, Goods-to-person

Industry sector:
Parts distribution

Characteristics

  • Picking principle: Combination of goods-to-person and person-to-goods
  • Picking of large-volume, bulky, and heavy articles, as well as packaging units in one automatically loaded pick aisle
  • Use of pick-by-light technology
  • Permanent, order-dependent and automated provision of the picking goods by means of transfer cars
  • Slow movers: dynamic pick locations
  • Fast movers: static pick locations
  • Firmly defined picking zones with very short walking distances