Lightning Pick’s next generation, environmentally-friendly MW device supports both new and legacy pick-to-light installations
GERMANTOWN, WI (March 24, 2015) — The rugged new MW Series pick-to-light module offers amplified performance, flexibility, durability and power efficiency to new or existing pick-to-light users. The device is designed, engineered and manufactured by Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, and will be displayed at ProMat 2015 in Booth 3903c. It is compatible with all current Lightning Pick installations and software. This includes users of the Pick-MAX (formerly by IPTI) pick-to-light solutions.
“Pick-to-light technology is ideal for filling broken case quantity orders in any application, from single-line order fulfillment in e-commerce to parts kitting for manufacturing processes,” noted Bernie McCabe, Salesforce Manager for all Matthews Automation Solutions’ fulfillment systems brands. “This rugged, fully enclosed MW Series light module brings higher levels of performance and flexibility to new pick-to-light system users, or to existing Lightning Pick and legacy IPTI customers.”
Innovating Pick-to-Light Device Technology
Easy to install and reconfigure to accommodate changing pick faces, the duct-channel-style MW Series modules snap into and out of heavy-duty extruded aluminum open channels that secure to existing rack or shelves. The device’s enhanced memory capacity allows it to store multiple messages that can be broadcast across its alphanumeric display. This feature allows pickers to scroll through order number, lot number, special instructions and other information quickly, as the device doesn’t have to pull messages from the picking system server.
Both power and data are routed to the MW module via Lightning Pick’s patented Twin Wire (TW) cable. Due to its durable construction, the cable can be strung in a continuous path from shelf-to-shelf without connectors. This saves both time and cost in installation, as well as eliminating possible failure points. Additionally, because of its robust structure the cable does not need protection from an additional channel faceplate. At the end of its useful life, the system’s duct channels and cable easily separate for recycling.
Ideal for picking in environments with low ambient light levels, or operations prone to generating dust and dirt, the fully enclosed MW module features a black finish that heightens visual contrast in darkened aisles. This makes it easier for pickers to read and verify pick instructions. The black finish also conceals dirt, smudges and other marks.
As with all Lightning Pick pick-to-light modules, the MW modules operate independently, making system installation, reconfiguration, maintenance and expansion fast, easy and affordable.
Lightning Pick’s new MW Series pick-to-light module can be seen at Booth 3903c, throughout ProMat 2015 in Chicago, Illinois — March 23-26, 2015. For more information, contact Joe Pelej at Matthews Automation Solutions at 262.250.2143, or by email at [email protected], or visit www.lightningpick.com.
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ABOUT LIGHTNING PICK
Lightning Pick, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, delivers advanced pick-to-light, put-to-light, pack-to-light, batch picking carts, light sleds and other paperless picking, kitting, assembly and sortation systems from two locations in Germantown and Ixonia, Wisconsin. Our globally recognized automated technologies drive increased productivity, quality and efficiency across Lean supply chains—from manufacturing through order fulfillment. In 2014, Lightning Pick added the sales, support and service of all Pick-MAX light-directed products, formerly by IPTI.
ABOUT MATTHEWS AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS
Matthews Automation Solutions—a division of Matthews International Corporation—designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors worldwide rely on Matthews’ integrated systems to identify, track, control and pick products at the highest levels of accuracy and throughput. For handling challenges in manufacturing, packaging or distribution, Matthews’ combined expertise delivers the integrated solution that meets an organization’s needs today and grows with them tomorrow. These automated and semi-automated marking, coding, control, sortation, picking and verification technologies and software streamline manufacturing, distribution and order fulfillment processes to maximize productivity.