Picking Automation Systems
On average, U.S. warehouses spend about 55% of their operational budgets on picking. Traditional picking systems are inherently labor intensive and inefficient, so any improvement in these systems can optimize productivity and drive meaningful decreases in expenses.
Welch Equipment offers the most advanced picking solutions available today. Whether you’re looking for fully automated goods-to-person AS/RS options or just want to improve your existing systems, we have a solution to fit your budget and your requirements.
Voice directed systems are ideal for warehouses that stock a large number of SKUs across larger facilities.
Picking instructions are sent as verbal instructions through a headset by the warehouse management system, and the picker responds verbally to confirm picks. This leaves the picker completely hands-free. There are no barcodes to scan and no handheld devices required.
Pick To Light
For zone picking or very high throughput environments, pick to light systems are an ideal solution. Storage systems are fitted with LEDs that indicate pick locations and quantities, and pickers tap these lights to confirm picks and quantities as they make their way along a pick path.
Although pick to light may not be as flexible as other options, light systems can often increase pick productivity by 30-50% when properly applied.