The Pick To Light systems are picking solutions of the “operator to materials” kind that ensure high output.
The PTL (Pick to Light and Put to Light) systems are picking solutions of the “operator to materials” kind that ensure high output (up to 500 – 600 picks per hour). The operator moves along the shelves (dynamic and with multiple accumulation depth) and picks the whole amount of materials required for a batch of orders through signals that appear on lit monitors. Practically speaking, the picker immediately subdivides the materials in different cartons, each of which is associated to a picking list that is being filled.
The system can move empty cartons towards the operators and transfer the cartons to other operator areas or end-of-line as they are filled. Matching a progressive number to each box guarantees the traceability required by activities downline (weighing, packing list, label printing, final destination).
Pick to Light systems may be used in the following conditions:
- Not very large articles
- High stock turn articles (efficient only with class A products)
- Accepting limited operator flexibility (the number is defined beforehand, to assign the areas).