Picking Labor Cost Reduced by 80%
An 8-hour shift that used to require 12 pickers now needs just two to make the same number of picks. Pickers now remain stationary at a Pick Station, reducing fatigue.
Orders appear on the screen at the Pick Station, and MobileShelf robots automatically bring shelves to the Station containing the items in the order. MobileShelf robots form a continuous queue at the Pick Station, so there’s never a wait for the next item to arrive. It’s possible for a worker to complete up to 300 picks per hour.
Improved Order Accuracy
The Prime Robotics picking system integrates MobileShelf robots with Pick-to-Light and Put-to-Light technologies. Now a worker can simply pick an item, scan it, then put it in a bin. When a pick order is complete, its tote is placed on the Completed Totes Shelf that a robot takes to the packing area when it is full.
Merge Order Process Becomes Efficient
The dilemma of merging order items that are stored in different zones in the warehouse is eliminated entirely, as items no longer have to be stored this way. Now order merging is unnecessary, a complete order can be picked at the Pick Station – virtually eliminating the opportunity for mistakes to happen.