Automated case picking

Making the most of your store layout

Optimal stacking patterns can significantly lower the cost of filling your store shelves. The trick is to ensure that pallets are selected in the same sequence of product groups as your store’s layout.

The key to success is load-forming logic software, which defines an optimal stacking pattern, with the right product group sequence in mind. It delivers stable pallets that are filled with maximum efficiency – and with a minimum of transportation volumes. Another benefit is that trucks can be loaded in a very efficient way.

Load-forming logic also ensures products are not damaged by too much weight being stacked on top. Finished pallets are wrapped and transported to stores, where they can be used immediately to refill shelves efficiently – without the need for extra sortation at the store.

Manual or robotised – take your pick

We offer manual or robotised palletising solutions for automated case picking (ACP) based on your requirements. For manual palletising, operators are positioned around an ergonomic workstation that provides excellent working conditions. The required products are taken from a supplied tray and arranged on the load carrier. Thanks to the clear instructions displayed on the screen, operators can work intuitively and efficiently.

The robotised palletiser does not require any manual intervention. A robot stacker fulfils the steps as described above and the roll cage or pallet is stacked in a stable way. Using this method, it is possible to load up to 750 store-friendly cases per hour.

A range of benefits

Our solutions provide many benefits, including:

  • the ability to fill shelves quickly – and with limited disturbance in store
  • no damaged products caused by poor stacking
  • an extremely efficient way to load trucks
  • lower costs and CO2 emissions, thanks to more efficient transport
  • and no dependency on manual labour, resulting in high store availability.

This solution has been installed for a number of retailers, such as Woolworths, ASDA, Walmart, E.Leclerc and Albert Heijn.

Like to know more?

Every company and every market is different. This is reflected in the layout of your warehouse – and the advice offered by our experts.

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