Dematic introduces LaserTrucks+, a solution that combines laser-guided pallet trucks with a voice-directed system to increase productivity in case picking applications.
The challenge is that during order picking, the warehouse staff is doing many tasks other than picking: retrieving a new shipping pallet, getting on and off a pallet truck, and taking the completed pallet to shipping. By eliminating the non-value added tasks associated with a typical case picking operation, LaserTrucks+ has the potential to double picking productivity while retaining the flexibility of manual systems.
The LaserTrucks+ solution upgrades pallet trucks to driverless operations using industrial-grade laser-guidance systems. At the start of the picking process, the Laser Truck delivers a new pallet directly to the picker. It then automatically moves with the voice-equipped picker as he or she goes through the order selection process, verbally confirming picks. When the order is completed, the Laser Truck transports the completed pallet to shipping, while the next Laser Truck brings a new pallet to the picker.
Beyond maximizing picking productivity in manual warehouses, the LaserTrucks+ solution also delivers improved safety, energy efficiency, and operational transparency. The Dematic Warehouse Control System integrates LaserTrucks+ with a WMS or ERP. It provides real-time management and complete transparency of the LaserTrucks+ operation, including management information and decision support, order prioritization, order status, productivity statistics and reports, and workload analysis and reports.
Company: Dematic Corp.
Company URL: www.dematic.us