The Magic Cube - Order Picking 4.0
Individualization and personalization of highly valuable and sensitive products in fully automated workflows are a challenge of Industry 4.0 and digitalization. Mass production is being replaced by the individual manufacturing of product lines and unique items. This development is found in all branches and ranges from the individual compilation of medical and pharmaceutical products, to electronic components or products of everyday life. The level of individuality grows enormously and the self-awareness of customers for “their own unique product” has become the norm. These requirements call for new intelligent automation processes.
The Magic Cube picking system is an invention that fulfills the demand for fully automated workflows with various products and batch-sizes as small as 1.
Even before a product has been approved for order picking it must be deemed faultless, including functionality as well as external properties. Various monitoring and control systems can be integrated modularly into the system according to the customer’s specific requirements. All product data are read and saved in a database in order to carry out these processes. Products can be fed or taken randomly or in order. Any number of diverse products that are registered in a database can be taken from the system in any possible order according to customer and assignment. To efficiently generate even the smallest batch size individually requires very short time spans. The Magic Cube system reaches picking times of less than one second.
After taking products from the storage unit of the system, various functions can be applied. Modules for labelling (printing and attaching), shrink-wrapping, enclosing in envelopes, cartons or boxes can be added; delivery notes or postage labels can be printed and attached. The system uses little space and can be expanded due to its modular configuration.
The intelligence of this machine makes it very user-friendly and safe. The system constantly informs about the production status and gives notice of the following steps in the workflow. 100% track and trace guarantees a faultless production and allows for an inventory report in seconds.
The precision of the system ensures a process accuracy of 1 million and more error-free cycles. The steadfast software controlling the Magic Cube evolved from the processing of high secure documents such as ID-cards, passports, credit cards, etc. This combination fulfills the most ambitious requirements and guarantees absolute accuracy while processing your product.