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Quickpick remote advance system revolutionizes low-level order picking

Crown Equipment’s wireless glove allows for remote operation of pallet trucks.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 08, 2011

As warehouse and distribution managers continue to search for ways to enhance operational efficiencies and reduce labor costs, Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, has introduced the QuickPick Remote Advance system. With the simple press of a button on a wireless transceiver glove, order selectors can remotely advance the truck to the next pick location without having to return to the operator’s compartment. This allows them to remain in the optimum position for picking. The technology is currently available with the Crown PC 4500 Series center control rider pallet trucks.

The innovative QuickPick Remote Advance uses task automating technologies to simplify workflow and improve the picking process, thereby increasing productivity and reducing operator fatigue. Crown has conducted field studies that show how the technology helps reduce the number of steps order selectors take on and off the platform by up to 70 percent; as well as reduce the number of steps in the picking process.

“Low-level order picking is a fast-paced, physically demanding job where operator fatigue has a significant impact on productivity. It’s also an area that has experienced limited advancements in the way order picking is performed through the years. In fact, customers tell us that any improvements in the picking process would contribute to noticeable operational gains,” said Rod Squires, product manager, Crown Equipment. “QuickPick Remote Advance, the first system of its kind, increases productivity by allowing operators to maintain consistent rhythm and pace, making the most of every second in the picking process.”

For advancing the truck, customers can choose between two different wireless remotes: a transceiver glove or transceiver trigger. Both remotes feature a conveniently-located, thumb-actuated button that operators press to advance the truck to the next pick slot. A wireless transceiver module that snaps into a holder on the back of the glove periodically transmits and receives RF signals from an RF tower located on the truck.
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