OPEX’s Perfect Pick Makes Public Debut at ProMat 2013

Picking solution addresses challenges of automated piece picking for warehouse and distribution center operations


ChicagoJan. 23, 2013—On display at ProMat 2013, the Perfect Pick picking solution from OPEX Corp. is engineered to simplify the complexity associated with other shuttle technologies in the market today.

“My 25 years in the Material Handing and Logistics industry confirm that OPEX Corporation has a truly unique product offering in Perfect Pick that will change the way the market approaches each picking operations,” confirmed Jeff Hedges, President, OPEX Material Handling. “I simply could not be more excited about the prospect of applying our innovative technology to warehouse and distribution center operations. Perfect Pick is a game-changer. It automates warehouse and distribution center operations with greater speed, accuracy and reliability than ever before.”

An automated, high-speed, goods-to-person, picking solution based upon OPEX technology, Perfect Pick features a one-touch design, which is based on the iBOT, an intelligent, wireless vehicle that has 100 percent access to the inventory in a single aisle. Unlike other shuttle systems that must rely on lifts, conveyors or transfers, iBOTs travel around inside the storage rack at rates of up to 1,000 dual-cycles per hour picking and stocking inventory simultaneously and delivering totes or trays directly to the picking station located at one or both ends of the aisle.

Scalable in both size and speed, Perfect Pick has no single point of failure. Autonomous iBOTs can be quickly and easily extracted or introduced back into the system without any major disruption to ongoing operations. A single aisle system can be easily expanded by adding modules or more aisles. Additionally, iBOTs can be introduced or removed from the system in a matter of minutes quickly adapting throughput rates to ever-changing business demands and cycles.

OPEX controls all aspects of production, installation, maintenance and aftermarket service. As a result, every Perfect Pick is designed, engineered, manufactured and tested in 100 percent solar-powered U.S. facilities by OPEX’s own dedicated employees.

To view OPEX’s single-aisle, 200 location system during ProMat 2013, visit booth #619.

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