FDBusiness.com

KNAPP to showcase multichannel solutions at IMHX

 Breaking News
  • UK Supermarket Sales Continue to Increase Supermarket sales in the UK have increased by 3.6% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 10 September 2017. This is the sixth consecutive month in which sales have increased by more than 3%. Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and [...]...
  • Much ‘Brexit’ Fatigue in Brussels “There is a lot of ‘Brexit’ fatigue in Brussels, which is a pity because it is such an important issue,” according to Mella Frewen (pictured above), Director General of Brussels-based Food, Drink Europe, which represents Europe’s largest manufacturing industry. Mella Frewen was addressing the 4th National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition held recently [...]...
  • Sweet Dreams For UK Chocolatier After Factory Investment UK-based chocolatier Sweetdreams has invested £500,000 in a new 15,000 sq ft factory which will drastically increase the company’s output and create a variety of new jobs. Sweetdreams, the creator of Choc Nibbles, has experienced unprecedented growth in the past twelve months and now the business is looking forward to maintaining its rapid rise in the [...]...
  • Isle of Harris Distillery Wins Excellence in Branding Category at Inaugural Scottish Gin Awards The Isle of Harris Distillery has won the McLaren Packaging-sponsored Excellence in Branding category in an inaugural professional drinks competition to assess Scotland’s booming gin business. A new annual business event established to celebrate innovation and excellence in gin distilling in Scotland, the Scottish Gin Awards is held in partnership with The Scottish Gin Society. Michael [...]...
  • Halewood International to Launch Ideagen Q-Pulse Major drinks manufacturer, Halewood International, is to launch a UK-wide quality management system using software from Ideagen. The producers of Crabbie’s, Lambrini and Red Square Vodka – among other brands – will adopt Ideagen Q-Pulse for the management of key operational documentation such as quality policies, specification information, consumer feedback and internal and external audits. Q-Pulse will become [...]...

KNAPP to showcase multichannel solutions at IMHX

KNAPP to showcase multichannel solutions at IMHX
January 14
12:25 2013

Warehouse automation specialists from KNAPP will be presenting a range of solutions for optimising efficiency in multichannel distribution centres at IMHX 2013.

Exhibiting with sister company, Dürkopp Fördertechnik, at the show from 19-22 March at Birmingham’s NEC, KNAPP will be promoting its expertise in the design, installation, maintenance and upgrade of automated handling systems. The group’s stand, 20D30, will feature a live demonstration of a Pick-it-Easy workstation, a display of the award-winning Pick-it-Easy Pocket solution and some working Open Shuttle mini AGVs.

The Pick-it-Easy workstation is designed for use in conjunction with KNAPP’s market-leading OSR ShuttleTM storage and retrieval system, which forms the heart of many of the company’s warehousing solutions. Featuring an independent shuttle on every level of the storage cube served by dedicated lifts at the aisle ends, OSR ShuttleTM achieves up to six times the rate of totes in/out than a traditional ASRS, while having about 20% less footprint and using only some 5% of the energy consumption. Part of a range of ergonomically designed work areas to suit the needs of various industry sectors, the Pick-it-Easy workstation on display at IMHX will demonstrate how pick-from and pick-to totes required for current orders are delivered to the picker, with pick-to-light technology directing the order fulfilment process and light curtains detecting when goods are placed into the wrong tote.

Also on display will be the innovative Pick-it-Easy Pocket solution, which is ideal for multichannel distribution centres. Consisting of a hanging pocket – suitable for items such as flat-packed clothes, shoes, accessories, books, DVDs or toys – that runs on an overhead conveyor system, Pick-it-Easy Pocket allows the performance of an OSR Shuttle™ system to be maximized through batch-picking of orders and then sortation of those goods ready for dispatch. Batch-picked goods are placed into a series of hanging pockets – each of which has an RFID tag – which are then conveyed to a matrix sorter and sorted so that they arrive at the packing stations in the correct sequence to collate each customer’s order. Pick-it-Easy Pocket recently won the coveted Logistics Innovation Award in the category ‘Logistics installations or systems’ for client SeD Logistique at the SITL in France.

Visitors to the KNAPP stand will also be amused by the movement of several free-roaming Open Shuttle vehicles. These laser-guided mini AGVs are designed to handle cartons and containers and have the advantage of keeping access ways free from fixed lines of conveyor. Ideal for all kinds of lower-throughput transport needs or to combine transport and picking tasks, Open Shuttles are highly manoeuvrable. They are also polite – they can be programmed to ask obstructions to move out of the way and, if an obstruction is not removed, the vehicle will simply turn and take another route to its destination. Open Shuttles are perfect for use in just-in-time environments – such as automotive production – or in processes where tracking of material is important, such as in the pharmaceutical industry. They are also suited to manufacturing applications for the delivery of raw materials, the transport of work-in-process, the removal of finished goods and the supply of packaging.

KNAPP will also use IMHX to promote its VISION technology of image recognition and augmented reality, designed to improve picking accuracy in the company’s quest to achieve the ‘Zero Defect Warehouse’. As well as developing brand-new solutions around this technology, KNAPP is applying VISION expertise to its existing automation systems, including its ‘A-frame’ central belt autopickers and the OSR Shuttle™ system. The first installation of its mobile, head-mounted KiSoft VISION system for manual picking went live in September 2012 at the site of the leading eyewear designer and manufacturer, Michael Pachleitner Group, in Nuremberg.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
  • September 26, 2017FHM2017
  • September 26, 2017POWTECH
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements