Global Material Handling System Integrators

Perfect Pick


Your inventory at your fingertips

Perfect Pick is a new, energy-efficient solution for goods-to-person picking and stocking. Using proven iBot™ technology to retrieve and putaway goods, Perfect Pick is also the fastest in-aisle picking solution in the industry today, running at up to 1000 picks per hour.

Perfect Pick has a simple, flexible design allowing for complete scalability in both speed and size. A single aisle system can be easily expanded by adding modules or more aisles, and additional iBOTs™ can be quickly introduced or removed from the system in a matter of minutes. This allows throughput rates to be easily adapted to ever-changing business demands and cycles.

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How Perfect Pick works

The iBOTs are multidirectional and can pick and store totes and trays on either side of the aisle simultaneously. This eliminates the need for elevators/lifts, conveyors, or transfers. Perfect Pick is reliable with no single point of failure. iBOTs travel along tracks integrated within the storage racks. They are powered by ultracapacitors and capture regenerated energy as they descend through the storage racks. iBOTs bring totes or trays directly to the pickers and tilt and adjust to their height for ergonomic picking. iBOTs can provide system throughput rates of up to 1000 dual-cycles per hour.


Specifications for Perfect Pick

  • Load weight capacity: 60 lbs (including tote or tray)
  • Rack length: up to 200’
  • Rack height: 20'6"; 24'6"; 28'6"; 32'6".
  • Rack width: 9’
  • Tote dimensions: L 20.6” x W 30.0” x H 10” or 16”
  • Tray dimensions: L 20.6” x W 30.0”
  • Up to 1000 dual-cycles per hour

Benefits of Perfect Pick

  • Substantial storage density and superior throughput
  • Competitively priced entry point creates a justifiable ROI
  • Ability to control the speed of iBOTs
  • Expandable over time by adding racking modules or additional iBOTs
  • Ergonomic workstations at one or both ends of the system
  • Small footprint
  • Energy efficient ultracapacitor powered iBOTs
  • Configurable software platform that easily interfaces with workers

FAQs for Perfect Pick

Why use an Ultra High Capacitor bank rather than a battery? The Ultra High Capacitor bank can withstand many more cycle than a battery, it is lighter in weight overall, and it doesn’t degrade or have a memory like a battery.  They are also quick to charge, making them perfect for regenerative braking.

What initiates the switching gates to be repositioned for an iBOT to continue horizontal or move vertically? The system is “self-gating” which means each iBOT initiates the gate switching locally. This is a simpler and a more reliable method.

Can I put multiple sized corrugated cartons on an iBOT tray? Yes, provided you stay within the weight and cube dimensional requirements.

Can I put an operator workstation anywhere around the perimeter of the Perfect Pick racking system? In general, yes.

Are the totes custom and what is the availability?They are currently custom because the iBOT has an extractor that pulls the tote in from the cantilever shelf.

What would expected down-time be if there is a failure relative to an obstruction? Worst case would be approximately 10 minutes for a technician to correct the issue.

How are cycle counts conducted within the Perfect Pick? They can be programmed in by many methods: highest velocity, highest value, just before a replenishment occurs, etc. They physically occur at the bump out (workstation).

Do replenishment and picking operations happen at the same end of the Perfect Pick? Also, do these functions happen in tandem? They can occur in parallel or replenishment can occur during a different shift.

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