Vision systems, including vision picking, can provide similar benefits in warehousing to Voice systems by providing paperless and hands-free operation.

Smart glasses provide AR overlays that display information about a task at the time and location that information is required. For example, a when a picker reaches the desired pick location, a description of the required product and the quantity needed would be displayed in the operator’s smart glasses. This eliminates the need to carry a pick list or handheld device, freeing up the operator’s hands for the actual pick tasks.

Smart glasses use barcode scanning technology and integrated cameras to interact with the warehouse environment, guiding operators through the warehouse and to where they need to be. Route optimisation and the timely access to correct data allows operators to work more efficiently, and virtually eliminate errors.

All items, totes, and locations can easily be checked visually, providing continuous quality control and inventory management, and reducing the need for time-consuming stocktakes.

Vision systems typically comprise a wearable computer and ergonomic head-mounted display. No additional input device is required.

In 2017, Dematic Real Time Logistics became a distributor of Vuzix Smart Glasses. These smart glasses also support voice picking for additional accuracy and ease-of-use. Vuzix Smart Glasses are specifically designed for industrial settings, with a rugged yet ergonomic design, large internal storage, wireless connectivity, and high-spec recording technology.

Benefits of vision systems in warehousing:

  • Agile, quick fulfilment
  • Reduced error rates
  • User-friendly and intuitive
  • Fast on-boarding
  • Hands-free
  • Improved OH&S
  • High approval rate among operators

Contact Dematic Real Time Logistics today to discuss whether a vision system with smart glasses could benefit your business.

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