Light-Guided Picking Improves Quality & Efficiency.
Pick-to-light, also known as light-directed or light-guided picking, refers to the use of colored LED indicators to guide assemblers and operators to the correct part or product location.
Pick-to-light solutions can also be used to indicate the number of parts to pick and proper pick order.
These solutions make manual picking processes faster and more accurate in a wide variety of applications including assembly, kitting, and order fulfillment.
For example, manual assembly often requires multiple parts and steps to complete, and at each step, there is a risk of human error. An incorrect part may be picked out of a part bin, or parts may be put together in the wrong order. However, accuracy is critical to ensure a high-quality final product. Also, manufacturers need assemblies completed quickly to maximize throughput. The challenge is to increase assembly speeds while maintaining quality.
To improve efficiency and accuracy in assembly applications, it is essential for the assembler to be able to quickly and easily identify the next pick location. A pick-to-light solution identifies the correct bin for the assembler to pick from, detects that the pick has been made, and then notifies the assembler of the location of the next pick.
Flexibility gives users the choice to align with their preferred operating procedure. Technology is adaptable to your processes.