Editorial |  Josh Bond |  Associate Editor, Modern Materials Handling
Light-directed activities enter the third generation
The first generation of light systems sought to improve accuracy; the second generation enhanced speed; and we’re now entering the third, which is all about efficiency.
Widely used for fulfillment since the early 1980s, the pick-to-light market was recently considered mature before software, hardware and industry developments opened a frontier of new opportunities. The broadening umbrella of light-directed activities now includes pick-to-light, put-to-light, put walls, picking carts, hybrid voice/light systems, mobile and rapidly reconfigurable solutions.