FAST Picking From KNAPP: A High-Quality Recipe For Fresh Foods

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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FAST Picking From KNAPP: A High-Quality Recipe For Fresh Foods

The fresh-foods sector – incorporating fruits, vegetables, sausages, cheese, milk, baked goods and meat – typically operates with standard containers that are perfectly suited for automation.

With this in mind, the Fully Automated Standard Tray (FAST) Picking solution from KNAPP is a modular system concept for picking standard containers in a fully automatic and high-performance process. The OSR Shuttle and special palletising/de-palletising machines are the central hubs of this solution.

Automated Solutions For Fresh Foods

FAST Picking enables fully-automatic handling: Original pallets arrive in the warehouse and go through a special splitting procedure to form pack units that are delivered to the branch stores.

Any remaining articles from this procedure (as well as other containers, crates and cartons) are automatically de-palletised and buffered in the OSR Shuttle. Separate trays and a newly developed washing system make for a very clean operation and practically dirt-free handling.


Shop-Friendly Delivery

The OSR Shuttle, a high-capacity and energy-efficient buffer system, transfers the containers, supplying them to the high-performance stacking machines in optimal sequence. The machines then create store- and order-based roll containers or pallets. A variety of configurable palletising criteria ensures consistent quality and a 100-per-cent error-free delivery.

KNAPP successfully realises fully automatic solutions using proven and tested technology for picking standard containers. The FAST Picking solution has already been realised within well-known food retailers, including Migros in Zurich.

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