German storage system manufacturer, KASTO has introduced a pick-by-light option for its computer-controlled industrial warehouses, which are available in the UK and Ireland.
With the new function, a beam of light is projected onto an item in a cassette or on a pallet of material that has been called up to an output station, allowing the operator to identify it quickly. In this way, a significant amount of time can be saved and picking errors avoided. Pick-by-light is particularly helpful in storage systems that have cassettes or pallets subdivided into multiple compartments.
The function is integrated into the KASTO control, which identifies the article that needs to be retrieved (or stored) for a particular job. After the load carrier arrives at the station, a light dot is projected onto the relevant area of the pallet or cassette. The operator recognizes the correct compartment and location at a glance and is able to reliably pick (or place) the item without error.
Pick-by-light is available on various types of KASTO storage system. The first to be equipped is the UNITOWER. UNITOWER storage systems are also characterized by a high level of efficiency.