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A multimedia report on efficiency-enhancing,
flexible order picking solutions from HUBTEX

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FROM MANUAL PICKING
TO THE AUTOMATED PROCESS

The demands on the transport of long, heavy and bulky goods in the wood industry are high: The material must be protected and the goods must be transported from A to B precisely and quickly. Only in this way can panels, decorations and other wood materials reach their destination safely and without damage. To ensure seamless processes in the warehouse, there are different order picking systems for each individual application: manual, partially or fully automated. Depending on handling performance, storage capacity and budget, a high process quality is thus ensured.

STEP BY STEP TO THE OPTIMAL
PICKING SOLUTION

In order to individually adapt the desired picking solution, the overall warehouse processes and warehouse typography are first analysed in detail.

To ensure a smooth process, the following questions, among others, must be answered during the selection process:

  • What configurations does the load to be moved have?
  • How many rack aisles are there?
  • Is a new building planned or does the warehouse already exist?
  • How high is the turnover rate?
  • How many people should operate the picking system?

We know the best solution.

We know that the handling of long goods presents users with special challenges. Arrange a non-binding consultation appointment with our specialists to obtain the best possible solution for your application.

 

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WHAT DOES A PICKING SOLUTION
HAVE TO ACHIEVE ?

 

Among the important factors to be clarified in the analysis are the gentle transport of the material, the process speed and the handling by the employees. We have summarized all points for you in a checklist: "What must an order picking solution achieve? 

With our "Inquiry specification picking vehicles" you can already enter important data for the configuration of your picker in advance. On the basis of this data, we will then configure your individual vehicle for you. 

 

DIRECT LINK TO INQUIRY SPECIFICATION ORDER PICKING VEHICLES

 

  • Enables the provision of goods without scratches, breaks or other damage and thus ensures a high delivery quality
  • Relieves the employees
  • Increases picking speed and thus increases productivity
  • Leads to an increase through the use of state-of-the-art technology with low repair susceptibility
  • Lowers operating costs durch den Einsatz modernster Technologie mit einer geringen Reparaturanfälligkeit
  • Is fail-safe and thus ensures high product availability
  • Offers a high level of flexibility for all necessary work in the warehouse. For example, numerous equipment options can be integrated and vehicles can be used for different processes

1. Manual order picking with counterbalance forklift trucks

In manual picking, the goods are provided in storage compartments. The employee takes the goods to be picked directly from the lowest levels of the rack system. Alternatively, the stored parcels are completely removed from the higher rack levels with front or reach trucks and moved to picking tables. There individual goods are removed.

2. Classic electric multidirectional side loaders

In their basic configuration, classic electric multidirectional sideloaders are suitable for handling long loads - especially in narrow aisles. A great advantage of these vehicles is the large number of optional equipment variants.

3. electric multidirectional side loader with a platform

For the use as a pure order picking vehicle, the multidirectional side loader is supplemented by a pick-up platform, whereby one pick-up takes a maximum of five minutes. The operator then controls the system from the platform. The operator picks the boards either alone or with another operator directly onto the platform.

4. ELECTRIC MULTIDIRECTIONAL SIDE LOADER WITH PLATFORM AND VACUUM SUCTION DEVICE

The vacuum lifting device on the picking platform reduces the risk of material damage on the electric multidirectional sideloader. Retractable suction cups suck individual sheets in and out of the shelf compartment. Only one person is needed to operate the system. For medium handling rates, the multidirectional sideloader convinces with flexibility and cost-effective operation. A disadvantage of the pick-up platform is the one-sided order picking. For picking from the opposite shelf compartment, the operator has to leave the aisle to turn the truck around. However, at low to medium handling rates the loss of time is minimal.

5. (PARTIALLY) AUTOMATED PICKING PLATFORMS

Platform solutions are well suited for high storages. Operators on both sides of the aisle can serve both sides and by the use of telescopic tables the picked materials can be easily transferred. The vehicle configuration allows extremely narrow working aisle widths.

6. FULLY AUTOMATIC PICKING SOLUTIONS

The boundaries between partially and fully automated picking solutions for the wood industry are fluid. HUBTEX equips its order picking platforms with vacuum lifting devices and numerous assistance systems, thereby increasing not only the safety and efficiency of processes but also the level of automation. This can be achieved, for example, by automatic shelf compartment positioning or by connecting the vehicles to the warehouse management system.

IT'S EASY TO COMPARE

OUR ORDER PICKING SOLUTIONS AT A GLANCE

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Las soluciones de recogida de pedidos de HUBTEX de un vistazo

Overview
Advantages and disadvantages of a picking solution

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Manual with front loader
Advantages Disadvantages
Cost efficient Not suitable for high turnover, long and bulky loads
Classic electric multidirectional side loader
Advantages Disadvantages
Suitable for handling long material and large pallets For high turnover rates, only suitable in combination with a picking system.
For indoor and outdoor use, Energy-efficient thanks to electric drive Conditionally suitable for pallets
Compact design, optimum view from the cabin
Can be used in narrow shelf aisles, Manoeuvrable due to multidirectional steering
Expandable with further equipment options
Electric multidirectional side loader with pick-up order picking platform
Advantages Disadvantages
Platform can be integrated within minutes One-sided picking in narrow aisle, thus loss of time due to turning processes
Convenient operation through control from the platform The dead weight of the platform must be taken into account
Optional additional protection of the materials by vacuum lifting device
Flexible application, both for load handling and order picking
Up to 80 % time saving compared to variant without platform
Picking platform
Advantages Disadvantages
Picking from both sides of the shelf possible without turning When using the narrow series, at least two platforms must be used for redundancy reasons
Medium to high handling performance Der Energieverbrauch von zwei Plattformen im Kombibetrieb aus Einlagerung und Kommissionierung ist höher, als bei der Kombination von Mehrwegestaplern zur Einlagerung und Plattformfahrzeugen zum Kommissionieren
Suitable for medium, heavy and bulky loads
When supplemented with telescopic forks, the storage of entire packages is handled by the use of telescopic forks and tables
This makes narrow aisle widths possible
Order picking platform with semi-automatic operation
Advantages Disadvantages
Reduced damage to the goods thanks to optionally applicable vacuum suction technology Possibly reduced speed compared to manual picking
Suitable for heavy panel materials
Relief for employees
Can be integrated into existing shelf system
Automatic solution
Advantages Disadvantages
Maximum integration of process integration Cannot be integrated into existing shelf system
Minimal damage to the goods
High energy efficiency
High speeds

Electric multidirectional sideloader

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Carretillas multidireccionales eléctricas de HUBTEX durante el proceso de preparación de pedidos

Electric multidirectional sideloader
with removable order picking platform

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Carretilla multidireccional eléctrica HUBTEX con plataforma de recogida

Electric multidirectional sideloader with vacuum suction device

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Carretilla multidireccional eléctrica HUBTEX con plataforma de recogida y vacío

Electric two-sided order picking platform

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La plataforma de recogida de dos caras de HUBTEX con funcionamiento manual

Electric two-sided order picking platform
with vacuum suction device

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La plataforma de recogida de dos caras de HUBTEX con dispositivo de succión al vacío

We know the best solution.

We know that the handling of long goods presents users with special challenges. Arrange a non-binding consultation appointment with our specialists to find the best possible solution for your application.