Work stations

Work stations are the link between the person and warehouse technology. KNAPP places the warehouse worker at the centre of the goods-to-person work stations in the Pick-it-Easy series. KNAPP calls on over 15 years’ experience of designing goods-to-person work stations to create Pick-it-Easy, combining efficiency, flexibility and quality with excellent ergonomics.

When people are at work, mistakes do happen. That’s why KNAPP offers an extensive portfolio of solutions and add-ons so its work stations can guarantee high quality, time and time again.

Pick-it-Easy

Cutting-edge work station design

The Pick-it-Easy work station series successfully combines efficiency, ergonomics, precision, cost-effectiveness and cutting-edge work station design for use in the industrial sector. Pick-it-Easy work stations reduce the number of monotonous and strenuous tasks involving lifting, stooping and stretching to reach objects. At the same time, they boost efficiency in order processing as well as the quality of deliveries and services. In developing the Pick-it-Easy series, KNAPP has applied its zero defect philosophy to the world of work stations. The ergo-dynamic KiDesign, the easyUse intuitive user guidance system and automated checks within processes guarantee maximum quality and performance. More than 600 Pick-it-Easy work stations are in operation around the world.

Flexible and versatile

Pick-it-Easy is designed for use in diverse order processing and distribution centres, as well as in industry. The work stations in the Pick-it-Easy series are devised with an assortment of industry-specific applications in mind and are also adapted to individual customer requirements. This is why the Pick-it-Easy series is based on a modular system – it means the work stations can be tailored to specific demands.

Various tasks can be carried out at of the Pick-it-Easy work stations, depending on the processes that need to be handled in the warehouse:

  • Picking
  • Storage, retrieval and adding goods
  • Merging
  • Defragmentation
  • Consolidation
  • Inventory
  • Value-added services

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy Health

Pick-it-Easy Health is a modular, scalable work station that is particularly well-suited for handling small and lightweight articles. Personal have to walk considerably shorter distances, reducing the strain on them as well as increasing efficiency. Pick-it-Easy Health can be integrated into existing systems easily and is used most often in the healthcare and e-commerce sectors.

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy Shop

Pick-it-Easy Shop is a versatile work station that is specially designed for handling heavy or sensitive articles. What makes Pick-it-Easy Shop stand out is the fact that different heights of containers and cartons can be processed ergonomically. The modular design of Pick-it-Easy Shop means that different variants can be customized.

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Pick-it-Easy Shop Light is based on the modular system of the Pick-it-Easy Shop work station. This work station is ideally suited to manually processing different heights of cartons in areas where the demand for high throughput is less intense.

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Pick-it-Easy Lift & Scale is a work station with an integrated lifting unit and scales that is well suited to picking large and heavy articles.

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy Multi

Pick-it-Easy Multi is an innovative hybrid work station where flat-packed goods are repacked into Sorter Pockets and dispatch cartons. It doesn’t matter whether articles are delivered to the end customer or to stores – central processing at Pick-it-Easy Multi separates all picking tasks from the sales channel. Pick-it-Easy Multi is ideal for use in multi-channel and omni-channel retail, in fashion and textile, as well as in online retail. Pick-it-Easy Multi is unique on the market and has a patent pending.

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy View

The Pick-it-Easy View work station is especially suited for handling high containers and cartons. The containers and cartons are supplied at a 45 degree angle to ensure easier processing. Pick-it-Easy View is excellent for use in the fashion and textile industries and can be used to pick shoes particularly efficiently.

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy Pocket Pack

Pick-it-Easy Pocket with Pick-it-Easy Pack is a smart work station pairing used to merge flat-packed and hanging goods. Flat-packed foods are transferred to Sorter Pockets at the Pick-it-Easy Pocket work station. The goods in Sorter Pockets are merged with hanging goods at the Pick-it-Easy Pack work station. This pair of work stations can process a wide range of goods efficiently, regardless of order structure, making it ideal for multi-channel and omni-channel applications as well as e-commerce.

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy View

Pick-it-Easy Tray is a semi-automatic picking system for the efficient assembly of stable roll containers, cool containers and pallets. The Pick-it-Easy Tray can also be used as a decanting work station. Pick-it-Easy Tray guarantees maximum picking performance and packing density as well as permitting ergonomic working. Specifications such as shop-friendly delivery, sorting into groups of articles or top only are easy to integrate in the picking process with the help of the KiSoft Pack Master software module. Pick-it-Easy Tray is incredibly versatile but is particularly well suited to processing fresh foods and shelf-stable goods in food retail, as well as to the retail and manufacturing sectors. Its design is based on a modular system; each individual work station starts with this modular design and is then adapted to specific requirements.

KNAPP Pick-it-Easy Move

Pick-it-Easy Move is a semi-automatic picking system for use in industry and food retail. It eases the picking of oversized articles from pallets directly into roll containers. As a result, less time and money are required for depalletizing, and separation and storage are drastically reduced. Around 50 % of the outbound delivery volume is processed both quickly and efficiently. Ergonomic work processes relieve the strain on employees and boost efficiency and quality simultaneously.

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Pick-it-Easy Decant is a specialized work station for receiving and storing goods on mixed or unmixed pallets. Undivided load carriers and load carriers with slots can be processed without difficulty.

Quality assurance

Vision Cube makes capturing debossed data simple and can be used along the entire pharmaceutical supply chain and in the cosmetics sector. Vision Cube is an efficient and reliable solution for receiving goods and registering returns. As a result, KNAPP offers a solution you can rely on for processes prone to errors that require a lot of time and expense. What’s more, Vision Cube supports modern man and machine communication; each reading is displayed along with the article image. Simple and intuitive operation means that only minimal training is needed for Vision Cube and resources are used efficiently.

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Receiving goods and handling returns with Vision Cube:

  • Information contained in 1D and 2D codes, imprints (debossing and embossing) and plain text (OCR) is captured automatically
  • Converts the information to GS1 format
  • Readings are visualized
  • Information is transmitted to the higher-level software system

Vision Desk speeds up accurate order sorting. Thanks to Vision Desk, batch orders that were formed to simplify picking in the warehouse, can be separated manually into customer orders. Choose Vision Desk to implement a zero defect strategy with intuitive man and machine communication.

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Efficient order sorting with Vision Desk:

  • All the articles in a batch order are manually transferred to the Vision Desk. Articles may be arranged at random.
  • Vision Desk allocates the individual articles to the customer orders and projects various markings (colours, numbers, etc.) onto them.
  • It simultaneously checks whether the orders are complete and correct, and displays any errors detected.
  • The employees can then allocate the articles to customer orders both accurately and efficiently.

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Vision Blister is a solution specially developed for the pharmaceutical supply chain and has proven to be incredibly effective in mail order central fill (MOCF) systems. It carefully checks tablets in special blister packs. Vision Blister records and checks the colour, shape, quantity and imprints of the tablets, in order to meet quality criteria and protect patient safety. As a result, it ensures resources are used effectively – time-consuming manual checks carried out by specially trained employees are a thing of the past.

KNAPP ensures checks are efficient and achieve high quality with the help of Vision Item Check. High demands for quality require time and are usually achieved at the cost of throughput. Vision Item Check manages both – maximum quality and high performance. It’s ideal for special check stations downstream of automatic picking areas.

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Powerful cameras read and process the following data contained in 1D and 2D codes:

  • Security features on packaging
  • Lot information
  • Date mark (date of minimum durability)
  • Quality features of the articles

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Pick-it-Easy Shop Vision is an add-on for the Pick-it-Easy Shop work station which guarantees maximum quality in order processing. Vision technology for image recognition and processing is integrated into the Pick-it-Easy Shop work station. Articles are checked continually during processing, meaning there’s no need for any extra steps. The employee at the Pick-it-Easy Shop work station receives immediate feedback on potential errors and can correct them straight away. As a result, Pick-it-Easy Shop Vision combines efficiency with quality in a forward-looking, high-tech environment. The Pick-it-Easy Shop Vision is an add-on that’s especially suited to food retail and commerce, as well as the textile and fashion industries.