Pick to Light Systems to Improve Accuracy & Productivity

Dematic is a pioneer of Pick to Light systems. Typically used for fast-moving split-case SKU’s in zone routing conveyor systems, Dematic Pick to Light systems improve accuracy and productivity. The Dematic system uses clever PickDIRECTOR software to allocate orders to a range of different lights, optimising system performance.

All displays are moveable using the Dematic designed self-sealing power and data cable system. This system provides optimum picking efficiency at the lowest cost per SKU.

Different display options are available to minimise system cost including the following:


MaxiPick displays provide bay or zone functionality at individual picking locations, a four-digit LED readout indicates pick quantity and an OK button acknowledges picks. It can also be configured as a MaxiTwin.


MaxiTwin displays are a configuration variant of MaxiPick using end caps that link rows and racks together so the entire system is connected.


When using the lower cost Single and TwinPick solution, whole button flashes indicating a pick from a single SKU and when the top and bottom halves flash independently, picks from two SKUs are required.


Identifies when any pick in the bay is active. The display flashes red or green to indicate which zone the bay belongs to.

Pick to Light FAQs

How much does a pick to light system cost?

A pick to light system can range in cost, performance and size depending on your requirements. Generally, the first step is to have an initial consultation where we will review your specific requirements and can provide an accurate quote. Get your quote here.

What are the typical applications for a pick to light system?

There are many pick-to-light applications, each of which depends on various factors, such as the size of your warehouse and order sizes. How you use your system will depend on your warehouse and business, but there are a few common applications, for example:

Component picking, for example in kit assembly

Carousel light towers

Full case picking, from pallet flow

What components make up a pick to light system?

Almost all pick to light hardware products include three main system components: a light device, alphanumeric displays and installation materials. The light device is the primary interface between the picking system and the operator. Light devices offer an LED to locate the product SKU and a quantity display presenting required units. There is also a confirmation button allowing pickers to verify completed tasks. Alphanumeric displays are multi-character displays which are positioned at each bay of rack or pick zone and are used to communicate order numbers or other instructions. Installation materials include racking and bays used to store the other key components of the pick to light system.

What are the benefits of a pick to light system?

Maximum Productivity: Dematic Light Systems use intuitive visual cues that direct operators to the pick or put locations, allowing them to perform tasks quickly and efficiently. Optional multi-colour lights increase productivity and enable multiple operators to work in the same zone.

High Accuracy: Dematic Light Systems ensure error-free picking by requiring operators to press lighted buttons at each location for confirmation. Buttons also indicate short picks and other anomalies that may occur.

Reliable and Scalable: Dematic lights are UL and CE compliant — built for long, trouble-free service. Dematic software and controls easily configure, monitor, and troubleshoot operation. Dematic lights use a unique form factor and rail system that makes extending or adding new pick modules easy. Optional dynamic slot width adjustment eliminates the need to physically reposition light devices.


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