For NORD DRIVESYSTEM Group paperless picking with Pick by Voice is an essential component in the industrial framework 4.0. To prepare its own production for digitalized and networked processes the market leader in drive technology for mechanical and electronical solutions has installed an industrial 4.0 test environment.
All systems involved in the drive production – which includes unmanned transport vehicles and augmented reality products – are tested there for efficiency and safety before going live. This includes Lydia® Voice Suite by topsystem for picking drive components.
Ullrich Küchenmeister, Managing Partner at NORD says: “At present Industry 4.0 is the main topic in our industry. This worldwide development is a chance for us and we want to improve and network our processes and to offer our customers added value when it comes to process reliability and efficiency“. Besides augmented reality technologies, unmanned transport vehicles and RFID Lydia® Voice Suite is used. Pick by Voice shall then replace paper-based picking of the single drive components.
The advantage of the voice solution by topsystem: the software is speaker-independent, to be operated intuitively and guides the picker on optimized routes through the warehouse. Ullrich Küchenmeister emphasizes: “Most of all, the advantage of route optimization is particularly important for us. This is the only way to ensure the effective interaction of all industry 4.0 technologies”.
Compared to the time before Lydia® was introduced, the number of picking errors has been reduced considerably. Ullrich Küchenmeister summarizes: “It is our aim to optimize the process of component picking in the long run, avoid picking errors and achieve more throughput. Once the test phase has been completed we will decide on the technology to be implemented by default.” NORD supplements the current test environment at regular intervals with new solutions for digitalization and networking of the production process to find the best way towards Industry 4.0.