Take Your Pick

Jul 01, 2003 9:30 PM  By

Below, vendors pick their newest and hottest products:

FKI LOGISTEX REAL TIME SOLUTIONS, EMERYVILLE, CA

The EASYpick® Voice system features multi-functioning PDA units with wireless vocal, touch-screen, and scanning capabilities for pickers, and productivity management interfaces for supervisors. EASYpick Trak Light features modular units that snap in at the pick face. The system requires fewer devices than traditionally wired systems, so it is easy to reconfigure and maintain.

KNAPP LOGISTICS & AUTOMATION, CARTERSVILLE, GA

CheckStation-S is a semiautomatic order-check station designed to triple the efficiency of 100% pick-verification of orders prior to shipping. Capable of verifying 3,000 items per man-hour, Knapp’s OSR (order storage and retrieval) is a high-efficiency, multi-aisle storage and picking system that automates slow-moving SKUs while providing picking rates of 1,000 items per man/hour.

SI SYSTEMS, EASTON, PA

The SI Dispen-SI-Matic A-frame can pick up to 10,000 pieces/hour with an accuracy rate exceeding 99.95%. Products range from Rx drugs to contact lenses, to CDs & DVDs, to vitamins or cosmetics. SI’s Robotic APR handles a fully automated selection — including replenishment — of 10,500 different CDs and deposits each into a designated tote at the rate of 3,600 orders/hour.

UNIVEYOR USA, CHARLOTTE, NC

The Universal Layer Picker takes up to 180 layers/hour — with a maximum capacity of 700 lbs. per layer — from article pallets and places them on customer pallets to produce mixed pallet orders, or descrambles articles to a sortation area.

WARNECKE DESIGN INC., OTTOVILLE, OH

The APM-1 feeding device dispenses books and articles such as CDs onto a conveyor that transports the books to a shrink-wrap machine to prepare them for shipping.