Lightning Pick Featured in Modern Materials Handling’s Article on New Multi-Modal Pick-to-Light Applications

Employee sorting orders with Lightning Pick Put Wall

Pick-to-light is combined with other warehouse automation technologies to create several new fulfillment applications

WAUKESHA, WI (September 20, 2022) — Modern Material Handling’s “Light-directed technology’s next act” article in their September issue reports on how flexible pick-to-light technologies are collaborating with automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), vertical lift modules and other warehouse automation for creative new pick and put applications.

Multi-Modal and Mobile

Peter Gerbitz, systems sales manager at Matthews Automation, was interviewed for the article. He believes the massive uptick in ecommerce volume from the pandemic “drove adoption of multi-modal approaches. Now companies have some breathing room, however, to carefully evaluate situations and the right solutions.”

The article also observes that distribution centers are leveraging mobile light-directed systems like picking carts, mobile put walls, light sleds and light frames to quickly add automation where it’s needed based on order volume.

Picking the Best Light

The latest advances in pick-to-light inspire more imaginative uses of the technology than ever before. All the same, Pete believes a close evaluation of a customer’s product, process and order requirements should drive automation recommendations, not the other way around. Read the entire article, “Light-directed technology’s next act”.

Or, contact Lynn Drewicz, Marketing Manager, Matthews Automation Solutions at [email protected], 262.250.2169, or visit

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Global brands partner with Matthews Automation Solutions to increase distribution and order fulfillment speed, accuracy and efficiency. Matthews’ broad portfolio of best-of-breed solutions—including leading material handling automation brands Compass, Lightning Pick and Pyramid—offers warehouse execution software, controls, pick-to-light, put walls, order finishing systems, autonomous mobile robots and more. Combined with 25 years of industry experience and proven integration with other material handling systems, Matthews delivers agile and scalable applications throughout the supply chain. Matthews Automation Solutions is a Matthews International company, servicing customers from two North American locations.

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