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.
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 ProductsFollow these links to find your Pick-to-Light product in our product database
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).
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.
Turck and Banner Engineering shown system solutions for light-controlled worker guidance in manual assembly processes in the SmartFactoryOWL manufacturer-independent demonstration platform
the production of cockpit modules with a pick-to-light system