Ghent, Belgium – Pozyx, a provider of RTLS (real-time location systems), and ART4L, a specialist in connected operator guidance, have joined forces to supply a new augmented reality (AR)-based operator location guidance and vision picking solution.
The system is based on a combination of Pozyx’s UWB-based (ultra-wideband) RTLS (real-time location system) and ART4L’s Smartpick offering and results in one of the most powerful and most accurate vision picking applications available today. It unites accurate positioning with augmented reality technologies to provide precise picking instructions and deliver a flawless picking operation. It pinpoints the optimal route and helps order pickers to get their job done efficiently. The use of real-time location data adjusts the route to steer clear of moving obstacles like forklifts or temporary aisle blockers like stocking pallets.
Piet van Remortel, partner & CEO of ART4L states, “Our Smartpick system based on the Pozyx RTLS will optimise pick routes and therefore reduce travel time and picking errors, and boost warehouse worker performance. Smartpick also enables dynamic routing to avoid congestion in high-traffic environments and prevent collisions. It will re-organise tasks and routes to increase the overall warehouse safety and performance. The Smartpick user interface is intuitive and easy to understand and learn and comes with universally recognisable visual instructions in the AR glasses or handheld device. This reduces the required training to a minimum resulting in reduced worker fatigue, a low-stress environment, and eventually better employee retention.”
Samuel Van de Velde, founder & CEO of Pozyx states, “Believe it or not, manual logistics processes still dominate in many warehouses. Our combined offering for automated warehouse picking is a great example of how we bring increased efficiency to the floor. The system results in increased picking speed and worker productivity, overall warehouse efficiency gain, and enhanced operator safety. We are proud to be able to make the difference in a highly competitive market with great operational complexity.”
The combined solution from ART4L and Pozyx is live in Fabriek Logistiek, the Belgian test and demo centre which is equipped with state-of-the art warehouse and logistics technologies.
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