Solutions Design

Our automation and robotisation solutions have supported many companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries.

Increased volumes, diversification of preparation processes and the increased need for responsiveness are all operational challenges that, combined with quality requirements, require an efficient and adapted solution.

As a designer, manufacturer and integrator, our objective is to provide, no matter your context, a global response to your intralogistics challenges:

 

 

Increase performance

and quality of preparation

Guarantee the global traceability

and management of the activity

Work

with an ever-increasing number of SKUs

 

Handle

peak periods

Improve

the customer experience

Manage

operational costs

 

 

 

Goods-to-person and goods-to-robot preparation

Goods-to-person and goods-to-robot systems are especially suitable for logistic centres that have to combine high reactivity with high-level preparation quality. These compact and upgradeable systems enable significant preparation performance gains, a reduction in the picking storage surface area as well as in the associated operating costs.

The goods-to-person and goods-to-robot systems can be upgraded, in accordance with developments in the business, in a new or existing warehouse alongside other intralogistics processes.

 
 

ITEM PICKING

All order and product flows are synchronised in preparation stations so that retrieval and delivery operations can be carried out.

CASE PICKING

Full packages are temporarily kept in the X-PTS aisles before entering manual or automated palletisation stations depending on the departure times of the transporters and palletisation rules.

SPLIT-CASE PREPARATION AND PALLETISATION BUFFER

The prepared packages are stored in the X-PTS aisles before being removed from stock to enter manual or automated palletisation stations.

 

 

Person-to-goods preparation

In view of the wide range of order profiles and the significant disparities in the dimensions and rotation categories of the of the SKUs in inventory, the ideal split-case preparation solution must allow for a combination of different manual, automated or completely robotic processes.

Person-to-goods processes are particularly effective and suitable for high or very low turnover reference items as well as bulky products, and are quick to implement.

 

PREPARATION IN STATIONS

Semi-automated pick-and-pack process in which a line of conveyors transfers parcels from station to station, with each station corresponding to part of the inventory picking. The operators take items for one order at a time, thereby reducing the risk of error, from dynamic storage units, static shelves or pallet positions.

MANUAL ORDER-BASED PREPARATION

Fully manual pick-and-pack process involving trolleys, allowing for the preparation of 1 to n orders at the same time.

COLLECTION/
FRAGMENTATION

Pick-then-pack process involving collecting products from stock corresponding to n orders, sorting them one by one, as a single or repeated process, in units in put-to-light mode with high-speed sorters.

AUTOMATED REPLENISHMENT 

Automated system involving shuttles that restock dynamic storage units in preparation stations.

PREPARATION TOOLS 

Numerous possibilities with radio-frequency terminals, voice solutions, preparation units, heads-up displays, LED displays and banners used in pick-to-light and put-to-light mode.

 

Benefits

 

preparation time
 

scalability
 

scheduling
 

Optimisation of preparation time by using the most suitable process for the order profiles and product rotation categories involvedScalable solutions, from manual to highly automated processes, allowing for investment phasingOptimised scheduling of activities depending on priority criteria and available resources

 

Automated packaging

The automation of the packaging process, which has traditionally been a manual process, creates productivity, operational reliability and improved overall responsiveness. At the same time, the perceived value of packaging is an essential element in the customer’s experience. Automation must, therefore, go hand in hand with specific responses in terms of protecting and securing parcels and adapting packaging sizes to the products ordered.

 

PARCEL FORMING

Parcels are formed automatically from flat cut-out sections: trays, cardboard boxes and PAC 600 cartons are then ready to be launched and associated with an order..

PRODUCT WEDGING

Products can be wedged in place for optimum protection during the transport phase, using heat-shrinkable film or by adding a cardboard wedge for single-component packaging..

ADAPTING PACKAGES TO THE VOLUME SHIPPED

The reduction of the height of parcels to correspond to the products that they contain significantly reduces the empty space transported and means that all sizes of orders can be handled.

DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS

Picking notes, delivery notes, invoices, etc. are automatically delivered with every parcel dispatched.

CLOSING

As an alternative to taping or strapping parcels, the automatic application of fairing with pre-cut openings guarantees tamper-resistance and facilitates customer returns.

 

 

Automated pallet storage

The automated pallet storage solutions can be used either alongside an item picking solution solution to manage the reserve stock, or in their own right for pallet preparation and case picking solutions.

MAGMATIC technology, which can be used in environments at ambient, refrigerated and frozen temperatures, is an omnidirectional shuttle system that is both flexible and modular.

 

 


 

PREPARATION AND BUFFER PALLETS

The pallets are consolidated before supplying buffer zones upstream according to the departure times of the transporters. The pallet output is sequenced in order to comply with the expected loading order for a particular trailer.

CASE PICKING

The pallets are removed from stock in order to supply the palletisation stations, allowing for the creation of heterogeneous, multi-reference pallets from homogeneous, single-reference pallets.

RESERVE STOCK

Automated pallet storage after acceptance prior to supplying replenishment assignments intended for stock picking.

DEEP FREEZE WAREHOUSE 

The system must be perfectly adapted to the specific constraints of deep freeze warehouses: structure of the building, compactness, temperature, humidity, etc.

PRODUCTION WAREHOUSE 

Storage of raw materials, semi-finished and finished products in order to supply workstations, production lines and preparation stations.