Press Release Summary:
Pick-MAX Auto(TM) is comprised of multiple dispensers that hold product in vertical stack, which permits replenishment during operation. Each dispenser adjusts to accommodate product sizes from 1 x 1.5 x 25 in. to 12 x 12 x 3 in. Operating at rates up to 1,200 orders/hr, system controls direct dispensers to actuate based on order totes that pass beneath them. Totes incorporate RFID tag that stores requirements for every item in tote, and each pick is confirmed via integrated sensors.
Original Press Release:
Low Cost High Volume A-Frame Picking System Dispenses Rapidly and Reliably
(Ixonia, WI) - IPTI introduces Pick-MAX Auto(TM), an A-Frame type picking system, a technology that adds yet another order fulfillment technology to IPTI's extensive suite of order fulfillment solutions. The Pick-MAX Auto is the lowest cost A-Frame solution available on the market, but delivers the quality and reliability IPTI customers have come to expect. Pick-MAX Auto is ideally suited for high volume picking applications, consisting of multiple "dispensers" that hold a vertical stack of product. Items are dispensed by the patent pending actuating mechanism by removing the bottom item from the vertical stack individually based on order requirements. Each dispenser is adjustable for a vast array of product sizes. For higher volume items, multiple dispensers are assigned to each item, while slower moving items are assigned single dispensers. System controls direct dispensers to actuate based on the order totes that pass beneath them. Each tote incorporates an RFID tag that stores the requirements for every item in the tote, eliminating the need for complicated centralized controls. Each pick is confirmed via integrated sensors. The result is 100% accuracy orders at a lower cost. The Pick-MAX Auto system can handle product sizes 1.5" W x 1" L x 25" H up to 12" W x 12" L x 3" H, at a rate of up to 1,200 orders per hour depending on order profile. The vertical stack design allows the dispensers to be replenished while the machine operates. Each dispenser is supplied with low level and out of stock sensors as well as with a replenishment indicator light directing replenishers to dispensers most in need of replenishment. IPTI continually develops innovative pick to light products and systems for material handling operations world-wide. The company first introduced the Snap-In BUS concept; going on to engineer products that meet a number of customer needs while creating software customized to their businesses. IPTI products utilize open architecture and are therefore the choice of integrators across the country.