Sortation and order picking technologies from Bastian on display at ProMat 2017

Bastian Solutions (Booth S3646) has a variety order picking technologies on display, including mobile robotic order picking, and augmented reality picking with vision-and voice-enabled wearable smart glasses for hands-free work.

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Bastian Solutions (Booth S3646) has a variety order picking technologies on display, including mobile robotic order picking, and augmented reality picking with vision-and voice-enabled wearable smart glasses for hands-free work.

“Augmented reality picking uses smart glasses to merge virtual images and information with an operator’s surrounding environment,” said Aaron Jones, president. “The operator wears the glasses, follows the commands given, and scans product bar codes all within the glasses’ display. Combining real-world and virtual information delivers speed and accuracy that exceeds the capabilities of previous warehouse picking technologies.”

In the realm of sortation systems, the ZiPline shoe sorter reaches rates in excess of 18,000 cases per hour and speeds of 650 feet per minute. Equipped with an all-electric divert for small or large products, the system operates smoothly and quietly. Productivity features include drop out switches and release slats with and an easy-to-clean, ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW) surface.

The company is also showcasing its ROGUE composite pallet and a virtual reality system walk-through, allowing attendees to pick an item from carton flow rack and place into a tote as a system demo.

“Additionally, with the unprecedented complexity in modern-day order fulfillment, we’ve introduced a robotic print and paperwork inserter. It accurately places the correct documents in each shipping carton at the highest degree of accuracy to eliminate the manual labor while speeding up that process,” Jones added.


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Sara Pearson Specter
Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC. Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery.

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