Germantown, WI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/23/2010 -- In 1998 Lightning Pick introduced duct-based Pick to Light technology to the United States. These cable-free light modules retrofit to a rack, shelf, cart or other material handling storage media. The new track-lighting style hardware lowered installation costs and is more flexible for system reconfiguration, maintenance, and expansion. Cable-free displays are the industry standard, but distributors still sought after a means of applying Pick to Light speed and accuracy to operations that did not have the infrastructure for mounted lights.
According to Bernie McCabe, Senior Manager with Lightning Pick, “By lighting the exact location or locations needed, pick-to-light is acknowledged to be the fastest operator-based picking strategy available. In the time it takes to hear and interpret a location number or read a location number from a pick list of an RF terminal screen, the pick-to-light operator is already making the pick.”
Pick-to-Light is also very accurate. By getting the operator to the right location each time the picking process is greatly simplified. Task simplification and replication produces accuracy.
Lightning Pick Technologies, providers of paperless picking systems including the number one selling Pick to Light solution in North America recently released Lightning Pick NW Series Wireless Pick to Light System. The NW Series is the first completely mobile Pick to Light technology in the market, introducing an expanded range of applications that can benefit from light-directed order picking.
The LP Wireless Pick to Light System is ideal for any temporary or mobile product locations such as totes, bins, shipping containers, pallets on open floors and others. By placing the portable light module on or near the required product location it is immediately part of the Pick to Light operation. Bays and zones can leverage a combination of classic Lightning Pick track-mounted and wireless lights, all of which are easily configured within Lightning Pick software.
About Lightning Pick
For over 25 years and across 500 installations worldwide, Lightning Pick Technologies has delivered advanced order picking technologies on time, on budget, every time. Lightning Pick has best-in-class applications for Pick to Light, Put to Light, Pack to Light (Put to Store) Voice and RF systems support lean supply chain processes from manufacturing through order fulfillment. As a result, Lightning Pick clients improve their level of service, achieve superior order quality, and advance their positions in the market.
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