Easy and mobile picking
The wireless pick-by-light system developed by Fraunhofer IIS solves problems and offers simple and mobile picking. Each storage bin is equipped with a wireless sensor node (compartment display). With the start of the picking orders (for example by a backend system), the respective tray displays are activated. By means of the LED light, the order picker quickly and clearly displays the correct compartment and the number of items to be removed. After the articles have been removed, the acknowledgment key of the shelf display is actuated and the pick order and inventory change are then reported back to the warehouse management system.
Efficient and error-free assembly processes
A trend in the manufacturing industry, such as in automobile production, is the increasing individualization of products. For manual assembly processes, the complexity increases in terms of quality and efficiency, since different components have to be arranged in different orders for each product. This increases the demands on the employees regarding the quality and efficiency of the assembly. Thanks to the wireless pick-by-light system, required objects such as tools and correct components can also be made available in the right order directly at the assembly site.
Optimized for mobile usage scenarios
The pick-by-light system is optimized for mobile application scenarios using s-net® wireless networking technology - a bidirectional multi-hop technology that ensures robust data communication via a mesh radio network. Since the s-net® technology works both in the 868 MHz and in the 2.4 GHz band, a flexible configuration of the self-organizing order picking system is possible. The extremely energy-efficient data exchange guarantees a long battery life of up to one year.