23 January 2013
Toyota Material Handling has developed an automated order picking solution designed to drive down costs while promoting safety. The BT Automated Order Picking concept is simple. The order picking truck is guided by a
The BT Automated Order Picking concept is simple. The order picking truck is guided by an advanced navigation system while the human picker receives instructions via a pick-to-voice system. Both are linked to the site's warehouse management system (WMS).
Each picking cycle starts with the truck navigating automatically to the first picking position, where the human picker loads the goods.
The truck then automatically moves to the next picking position, effectively escorting the operator as it does so. And the truck's advanced safety system stops it instantly when objects such as other trucks are detected in its path.