The three Pick-to-Light Systems

There is no Pick to Light System better than all. There is a Pick to Light System that best meets your company operational needs!

1) Wired Pick-to-Light Systems are the first PTL systems appeared on the market. While on the one hand they offer very fast data updating and lighting times, as well as no battery problems (as they are powered by cables), on the other hand they have a significant infrastructure cost (for the cabling) and obviously not offer the flexibility that today is increasingly required. As needs change, Companies require not binding solutions in order to be able to adapt lines and / or warehouse to the new operational requirements;

2) Wireless Pick-to-Light Systems are an excellent compromise in terms of flexibility since they are Wifi, and sometimes available with scalable models, but often have very high unit costs (at light source) and LCD displays that do not allow displaying information other than the quantity to be picked. Finally, they lead to a huge battery consumption.

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picking ESL 2

3) Pick-to-Light Systems with Wi-Fi Electronic Labels are the latest technological evolution of the previous systems. Full HD graphic displays in different formats allow you to view any type of information: quantity, stock, Fifo, barcode, QrCode, images, etc. Wi-Fi technology offers maximum flexibility over time both in terms of scalability and reconfiguration of the shelf layout.

The Electronic Labels LED lights are available in 7 different colors. The confirmation of picking operations can be carried out in various ways: barcode reading, voice control, sensors, etc. With regards to battery life, Electronic Labels offer the best performance: up to 5 years, depending on use.

Finally, the PTL System based on Wi-Fi Electronic Labels allow to guide operators even during the Put-to-Light and inventory phases.

This devices has a considerably lower cost compared with the previous systems.

3) Pick-to-Light Systems with Wi-Fi Electronic Labels are the latest technological evolution of the previous systems. Full HD graphic displays in different formats allow you to view any type of information: quantity, stock, Fifo, barcode, QrCode, images, etc. Wi-Fi technology offers maximum flexibility over time both in terms of scalability and reconfiguration of the shelf layout.

The Electronic Labels LED lights are available in 7 different colors. The confirmation of picking operations can be carried out in various ways: barcode reading, voice control, sensors, etc. With regards to battery life, Electronic Labels offer the best performance: up to 5 years, depending on use.

Finally, the PTL System based on Wi-Fi Electronic Labels allow to guide operators even during the Put-to-Light and inventory phases.

This devices has a considerably lower cost compared with the previous systems.

picking ESL 2

In this table we summarize the main points of the comparison between these Systems.

System Cablato Wi-Fi Etichette Elettroniche
LCD display YES YES NO
Graphic Display YES/NO YES/NO YES
Available Graphic Display Formats * * *****
Single light YES YES YES
RGB light YES/NO YES/NO YES
Multi-operator management YES/NO YES/NO YES/NO
Picking confirm Button Button-Voice picking Barcode-Voice picking-PDA
Lighting speed ***** *** ***
Battery life ** *****
Cost to light source ** * *****
Infrastructure and installation cost * *** *****
Solution scalability over time * **** *****
Shelf lay-out flexibility * ***** *****

Assigned values: * Non-competitive | ** Not very competitive | *** Medium | **** Good | ***** Great

Riassumiamo in questa tabella i punti salienti del confronto tra questi Sistemi.

Pick-to-Light Systems Comparison

Assigned values: * Non-competitive | ** Not very competitive | *** Medium | **** Good | ***** Great

Why choose the Open Mind Tech Electronic Labels Picking System for your company?

As we have seen, there are many Pick-to-Light solutions. The choice between the different systems depends entirely on each company needs. Open Mind Tech solutions are studied in a customized way, based on the industrial sector and the operational dynamics of each business reality, and allow a great flexibility (in terms of operations and personalization).

There are at least 10 good reasons to choose the Open Mind Tech Electronic Label Picking Solution:

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