Logistics solutions provider Knapp highlighted two key technologies at this week's ProMat event in Chicago: its PickEngine automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), and its AutoPocket sortation solution.
The PickEngine AS/RS is made up of three standardized modules—pick module, store module, and software-based smart module—which customers can adjust to meet their needs and open up new opportunities for order fulfillment, according to the company. The system can process up to 5,000 order lines per hour and can be implemented in less than six months.
Knapp’s AutoPocket is a zero-touch solution designed to simplify complexity in a high-throughput warehouse and reduce processing time for customer orders. The pocket sorter conveys, sorts, and sequences hanging and flat-packed goods in one system. It can be equipped with adapters for sorter pockets or hangers, and can automatically and precisely drop goods off anywhere in the warehouse, without slowing down or stopping. Pack stations are ergonomic and space saving at the same time, according to Knapp. (Knapp, https://www.knapp.com/en/)