What is Pick-to-Light?

The Pick-to-Light solutions by Turck and Banner provide operators with a visual indication of the required part in an assembly sequence. Actions (correct or false) are indicated by means of lights and optional audible signals. Completed operations can either be automatically or manually acknowledged.

Pick-to-Light: Complete solutions for industrial assembly and picking applications

All components in Pick-to-Light systems are perfectly matched ensuring quick and reliable installation and maintenance.

Process optimisation

Visual process management opens up manifold possibilities for process improvement:

  • Improved flexibility; personnel require next to no training
  • Improved and repeatable process quality
  • Quality management/control by means of process logging
  • Interfaces to warehouse control, ERP-systems…
  • Drastically reduced installation, commissioning and maintenance times
  • Virtually 100 % error free installation

Pick-to-Light solutions from Turck are based on IP67 components to allow robust, fast and error-free installation without the need for a control cabinet. The plug-and-play qualities inherent to an IP67 solution result in reduced installation times coupled with an almost 100 % error-free installation with drastically reduced labour costs. Solutions using IP20 components are also available on request.

Due to a modular hardware and software approach, tailor-made complete solutions can be readily and cost-effectively realised to our customers’ requirements. Our experience in this field and our ability to provide one-stop shopping for the complete solution ensure that all components interoperate perfectly.

Pick-to-Light Products

Follow these links to find your Pick-to-Light product in our product database

Fieldbus I/O systems - modular or as block I/O

Fieldbus solutions facilitate the connection of the numerous sensor/actuator lights of Pick-to-Light Systems. Turck offers modular I/O-systems for field mounting as well as those in ultra-compact (TBEN-S) or compact block design (TBEN-L).

IP67 block control

Turck's TBEN-L-PLC with CODESYS-3 is even more compact, potent and versatile than the modular BL67 controller. Besides the 8 universal digital I/O channels, the PLC supports various Ethernet and fieldbus protocols as master and slave.

Indicators / Sensors / Light curtains

Turck’s extremely varied range of indicators and sensors guarantees that the right device for the job in hand is available.

Operator / maintenance interface (HMI)

With the HMI/PLC VT 250 you get a industrial HMI that offers complete Pick-to-Light functionality.The rugged controller can be can be easily programmed by CODESYS and mounted in the field without the need for a control cabinet.

Control and interface (Fieldbus System BL67)

The gateway of  TURCK's  fieldbus system BL67 can be programmed with CODESYS. The programmable controllers offer complete Pick-to-Light functionality. As they feature IP67 they can be mounted without the need for a control cabinet.

Connection technology

Turck offers a wide range of components to implement connection to higher level control systems (ERP etc.) and plant I/O. Industrial wireless components are also available to reduce cabling costs.