Daifuku's put-to-light system queues workers of where to put items on a rack or shelf. Designed as a space-efficient, economical method for consolidating orders for small parts, it supports high-speed manual sortation with near 100% accuracy. Daifuku's put-to-light system can integrate with AS/RS, conveyor, overhead monorail and STV.
How it works
Control software assigns customer's order to a specific location.
Worker scans item's barcode. A flashing light identifies the location to place the item.
Worker places the item in the location and presses the light to confirm the placement of the item to the control software.
When the order is complete a different colored light indicates that the order is complete.
Box is pulled from the rack and sent to shipping for packaging and final paper work.
Primary Problems Addressed:
Need more space for production
Limited capacity in storage and production areas
Orders are becoming smaller and more frequent
Pick cycle times are too long
Excessive consolidation errors
Tri-color lights indicate sorting locations, order completion and misplaced items. The misplaced items feature is only available in systems where a location photo eyes is used.
Flexible system for sorting a variety of item sizes
Decreases errors - Highly accurate sortation
Enhances productivity - Eliminates wasted time searching for products