24 September 2012
Warehouse automation supplier, KNAPP, has handed over the first installation of its Fastbox solution, designed to speed up the picking of fast-moving products.
Unveiled at CeMAT, the first Fastbox has now been installed at the site of KNAPP customer and third-party logistics supplier, JCL Logistics, in Werndorf, Austria.
Fastbox is essentially a tall storage tower for containers, trays or cartons, served by the ultra-rapid lift module from KNAPP’s OSR ShuttleTM storage system. Any number of these Fastbox buffers can be located directly adjacent to the order picking stations and used to store fast-moving products.
The short transport distance from the picker and the ultra-fast handling combine to ensure maximum picking speed for these frequently required goods. Fastbox modules can also act as a buffer for order containers or as a means of sequencing containers ready for robotic palletisation or routeoptimised vehicle loading