Software streamlines storage and retrieval operations.

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Parts PL software gives operators of automated storage and retrieval systems ability to enter part number into system and have stored items automatically delivered to them. It can be installed quickly using wizard to create basic parts inventory according to stocking keeping unit (SKU) numbers. Intuitive graphical interface guides operators through system operation, assuring improved productivity and higher levels of picking accuracy.



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New Fastpic PL Software Streamlines Storage And Retrieval Operations


FastPic Parts PL software, new approach to improving employee productivity and stock picking accuracy, will be introduced by FastPic Systems at the North American Materials Handling Show, Booth 341.

FastPic Parts PL software gives operators of automated storage and retrieval systems the capability to simply enter a part number into the system and have the stored items automatically delivered to them. It is designed to be installed quickly and cost effectively using an installation wizard to create a basic parts inventory by stocking keeping unit (SKU) number and quantity.

FastPic software can also interface to host systems such as such as WMS, LESA, ERP, and industry- specific parts systems.

This easy-to-use software requires only minimal operator training. Its intuitive graphical interface guides operators through system operation, assuring improved productivity and higher levels of picking accuracy. Easy-to-use supervisory reports offer enhanced inventory control and analysis. FastPic PL can also be upgraded as storage and retrieval requirements grow.

FastPic4, FastPic Systems' advanced inventory management software, will be also be demonstrated at the FastPic Systems booth. In addition, FastPic4 will be driving automated equipment such as horizontal carousels, VLMs (vertical lift modules) and a vertical carousel in the Remstar (Booth 1210) and MegaStar (Booths 2302 and 2304) exhibits.

FastPic4 is designed to manage virtually all manual and automated storage and retrieval systems including shelving and racks, pick light systems, horizontal carousels, and vertical storage devices. The software can also manage multiple workzones where several different types of storage and retrieval systems are used in a single operation.

An intuitive graphical user interface logically guides operators through commands to give them better control over both automated and manual picking operations, and improves the functionality and ease-of-use of upgraded FastPic4 software kitting and receipt processing modules. New dynamic imaging allows users to see and zoom in on actual pictures of inventory items to verify picking.

The Standard Interface Protocol provides an efficient "plug & play" direct link between host systems. With this feature, users can download orders, receipts, and cycle count transactions, and import part and kit numbers.

The software runs on Windows 95, 98, NT, and 2000. It supports any TCP/IP network and is SQL/OBDC enabled for easier, faster database connectivity. Features such as bar code scanning, bulk storage management, paper pick lists, pick banding, continuous batch picking, and a wide selection of supervisory reports and options are also available.

FastPic Systems, a company of the Kardex AG of Zurich, Switzerland Group, is a leading developer of software for automated storage and retrieval system operation. This group is a manufacturer and integrator of a broad range of AS/RS technologies including vertical lift modules (VLMs), vertical and horizontal carousels.

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