The differences between a vertical lift module and a vertical carousel are significant. In an effort
to optimise production processes, companies are focusing on achieving more efficient logistics
management. Improving the planning of all processes related to the storage of raw materials,
semi-finished and finished products are an important and difficult goal, especially due to the
increasing number of complex orders and tight delivery schedules. To improve order
management while reducing errors and returns, companies must first analyse the range of
products, quantities, resources, and storage space available, as well as the number of
orders to be managed and the target delivery times. Choosing between single-order or multiple-
order picking can lead to significant differences in efficiency. It is well known that minimising
travel distances for order preparation is important. This can be achieved, for example, by
selecting all the products for multiple orders (multi-order picking) on a single route or by
simultaneously selecting the total quantity of a specific SKU for multiple customers (batch
picking). Modula has devised new systems for rapid and automatic picking to improve the
management of batch and multi-order picking and get ahead of the competition. Modula’s
automatic vertical storage systems, combined with picking aids such as the Put to Light, the
picking Station, and the Picking Cart, guarantee a remarkable increase in productivity, along
with the optimisation and simplification of picking operations. These new picking systems are
based on the use of colour codes and displays that indicate where the operator must pick and
place the items, taking into account the quantities involved in completing the order. Let’s check
out how Modula Automation Solutions helps Warehouse operations.
Put to Light
Put to Light solutions are the best choice for order preparation when a fast, intuitive, scalable,
and error-free process is required. In a Put to Light system, the displays visually guide the
operator to the containers in which the items for each order must be placed. A luminous display is
associated with each location or container assigned to an order. Sorting is carried out by item.
Once an item has been identified, the displays visually indicate the container in which the
operator must place the item and the required quantity for each order. The WMS software that
manages the Put to Light system enables the implementation of different picking strategies,
including batch or multi-order picking.
The Picking Station is a fixed, complete, modular picking station equipped with various picking
positions. It is made up of a sturdy coated steel structure, shelves to support the containers and
several Put-to-Light displays with the respective control unit/power supply. The modules can be
coupled to expand the station for those who need to process multiple orders simultaneously.
Intermediate modules are also available for the installation of monitors, label printers, barcode
readers, or other accessories
The Picking Cart is a mobile, complete, and modular picking station that can adopt different
picking positions. It consists of a coated steel cart equipped with four pivoting wheels for easy
maneuverability, shelves to support the containers, several Put-to-Light displays with the
respective control units, power/backup batteries, and a Wi-Fi system for wireless connectivity.
Mobile picking systems such as the Picking Cart can also be associated with automatic handling
via AMRs (Autonomous Mobile Robots), which are designed to work alongside humans. The main
feature of these collaborative mobile robots is that they move autonomously, even in dynamic
industrial environments, and are completely safe.
Once an order has been completed on a Picking Cart, it can also be transported autonomously to
a different area of the warehouse where further processing is carried out manually, or to the
packaging or shipping department.
Contact us for more information on Modula Automation Warehouse Solutions, which provides all-
around solutions to improve efficiency, speed, and ergonomic design for advanced logistics.