Smart manufacturing logistics allow full traceability and transparency
The Pick-it-Easy work stations are modular and can be adapted to the individual requirements as needed. The work stations are equipped with LED displays and touch screens including the intuitive easyUse interface and have an ergonomic and space-saving design to allow efficient order processing. Add-ons for quality assurance and traceability round out this special picking station.
Here’s an example of how these work stations ensure quality and traceability:
Components or packaging might have barcodes, RFID transponders, or even Data Matrix codes. Each work step is designed to ensure the highest level of quality by checking the components several times:
1) The RFID transponders are scanned to automatically record and display container and item master data. New data is also saved on the transponders through RFID gates.
2) Using image processing technology, Data Matrix codes are immediately read and a precisely aligned beamer projects a light cone on the items that must be picked. This also helps employees find and pick the right lot or item with the earliest date of minimum durability.
3) The items are scanned again as they are being picked.
This process ensures in a number of ways that the parts are checked before they are picked and before they are used for assembly. This results in a 100 percent check process regarding traceability and transparency.