Company claims its new gadget is “just like the watches that help James Bond to complete his mission”
Schaefer has unveiled “Pick by Watch”, which it considers to be a “mini revolution in picking” amid all the current talk of Industry 4.0.
As you may imagine, the new picking strategy “does exactly as it says on the tin”. A smartwatch worn on the wrist shows the picker from which storage location in the warehouse the articles are to be picked. The picks are confirmed on the smartwatch display and verified by the software.
In keeping with the goal of continuously optimising warehouse picking processes for the operator, the result is an extremely innovative picking strategy.
Moreover, “007-PICK” opens up further possible applications such as service support, tool issue, clocking-in and out at the start and end of a shift, allocating tasks via the display as well as an alarm in the event of mistaken entries or if the picker enters danger zones.
Combining the smartwatch with smartphones unleashes an even greater range of opportunities, says the company. One particularly beneficial aspect of this concept is the increased efficiency of person to goods picking without lengthy implementation phases and any significant hardware burden.
As a cooperation partner, Schaefer works closely with HandyGames from Giebelstadt, a specialist in software for consumer equipment.
The Pick by Watch has simple user guidance, controlled picking reliability and its great level of flexibility.
It is this flexibility that allows the new system to be easily integrated into various WMS environments and supplement existing picking strategies, especially in multi-channel logistics.
Other areas of application include warehouses in workshops or at small-scale e-commerce enterprises. The smartwatch can also be used as part of online ordering services in the retail trade, where picking is an additional activity.
Schaefer is currently pressing all available marketing buttons to sell 007-PICK to the intralogistics industry.