Intralogistics software can be as good as it is...if the hardware and the technical or mechanical processes around it have not been planned coherently and ergonomically, a lot of efficiency can be lost.
To find the right technical support, processes must be clearly defined and existing requirements identified. For example, it may be important for an order picker to have his hands free or for a forklift driver to be able to scan pallets from the forklift. Using the right devices and software on mobile workstations can also save travel time and reduce error rates. It all sounds good in theory, but what does such a mobile workplace look like in practice?
Below we present some examples that we have designed for one of our clients:
With the mobile goods receiving trolley, the goods can be received directly from the ramp. Among other things, this saves travel time and minimises additional work steps.
The goods receiving trolley is equipped with an industrial terminal (UTC-515 from Advantech-DLoG) and a wireless scanner (DS3608/DS3678 from Zebra). This allows the pallets or items to be scanned directly when unloading at the ramp and recorded in the warehouse management system. The devices are powered by a Li-Ion battery, which is also mounted on the trolley. The terminal offers the functions and performance of a PC, but allows mobility and is significantly more robust than a conventional laptop.
The mobile picking trolley can be used flexibly and helps to be able to pick with free hands and at the same time to have all relevant information in front of you at a glance and easy to read. The order picking trolley is equipped with an industrial tablet (PWS-870 from Advantech-DLoG) that sits removably in a permanently mounted holder. This means that one tablet can be used for several scales.
The tablet offers a 10.1" HD widescreen which, in interaction with the touch interface of the SuPCIS-L8 warehouse management software, not only enables intuitive user-friendly operation, but also provides all information for the picker in a clear and easy-to-read manner.
By integrating product photos, error rates can also be reduced here.
The tablet is complemented by a wireless Bluetooth ring scanner (RS5100 from Zebra), which leaves the hands free for picking. With an integrated scanner, the tablet can also be used separately for other warehouse management tasks, such as stock transfer or spontaneous inventory.
Here, too, both devices are powered by rechargeable batteries.
The ergonomic stacker workstation makes all picking and replenishment tasks possible from the stacker.
An ultra-rugged, touch-enabled forklift terminal (DLT-V83 from Advantech-DLoG) was mounted in the truck with a special vehicle mount - a ball arm allows flexible alignment for the perfect viewing angle. To avoid unnecessary charging times for the terminal, power is drawn directly from the vehicle. The terminal is complemented by a robust wireless scanner (DS3608-ER from Zebra). Mounted directly on the truck, the DS3608 enables omni-directional scanning from a long distance. Optionally, the truck workstation can be equipped with a mobile printer (ZQ630 from Zebra), which enables relabelling of items directly on the shelf, for example.
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