Swisslog turns automated storage system into goods-to-person system

At a press conference yesterday, Swisslog (Booth 2912) announced the second generation of two unique products.

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At a press conference yesterday, Swisslog (Booth 2912) announced the second generation of two unique products.

The Click&Pick fulfillment system represents the addition of ergonomic pick stations to the company’s shuttle-based AutoStore system. Ideal for storing small items, the system uses a series of independent robots to retrieve items from stacked bins. The high-speed goods-to-person approach is suited to e-commerce and delivers sustained rates of 1,000 picks per hour per selector. Highly scalable, the system utilizes space in three dimensions for optimal storage density.

Also announced was the AGVPick, a semi-automated pallet jack capable of advancing to pick faces based on standard voice-picking commands. Available in single, double or triple-pallet fork lengths, the units will automatically depart for shipping when full. At the same time, an empty unit will arrive at the picker’s location to keep the picker more productive.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.


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Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.

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