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Pick to Light Market Introduction Pick to light also known as the digital picking system is the light directed picking technology that offers an efficient and accurate method of picking, putting or sorting and assembling products, thereby, lowering the cost of labor. Pick to light uses light indicator mounted at item location on the workstation or other storage media in order to guide operators to the correct product location and quantity required to fill an order. In a pick to light system, the employee or operator scans a barcode license plate attached to a shipping carton or tote, a reusable container for holding items. With a number of technological advances in warehouse system, pick to light system is gaining popularity as it leads to more efficient record keeping, improves productivity, and lowers labor cost. Pick to light Market – Notable Developments Daifuku has acquired Vega Conveyors, a warehouse automation company. Following the acquisition of Vega Conveyors, Daifuku plans to set up entire FA&DA manufacturing operations to expand and set manufacturing footprint in India. Bastian Solutions has opened US$8 million manufacturing facility in Westfield. The Westfield site includes the company’s advanced manufacturing operations and also features the office space of 10,000 square feet. Dematic is planning to establish its global headquarters in Atlanta. The company’s global headquarter in Atlanta will support more than 7,000 employees worldwide and operations in 27 countries. Murata Machinery Founded in 1935, Murata Machinery is located in Japan. The company provides logistics systems and factory automation including automated storage and transportation systems. The company’s main products include steel metal machinery, textile machinery, communication equipment, and turning machines. Honeywell Intelligrated Established in 2001, Honeywell Intelligrated is located in the US. It is a software engineering and material handling automation company. The company provides solutions for e-commerce, retail, […]
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