KOMAX AG minimises picking errors using the Pick-by-Light solution

Our customer, the Komax Group is a global company with its headquarters in Switzerland. Komax is the market leader in the field of automated wire processing and provides its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions, especially in the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and industrial.

For its new company building, Komax decided on the concept of the “vertical factory”, for which an efficient intralogistics system is a prerequisite. Alongside assembly workstations, the 6-storey building also provides office space for the R&D department. The fully automated storage and retrival system (ARSR) in the basement feeds the various floors above with the necessary materials through picking stations using autonomous transport robots supplied by our partner Servus Intralogistics.

MIA’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) was used at Komax, and we decided on the Pick-by-Light solution for the individual workstations. With the aid of flexible subdivision of compartments in the individual loading devices, along with the associated visualisation of compartments directly on the MIA I-Point Touch screen, picking errors have been reduced to an absolute minimum, which consequently has led to a significant improvement in delivery accuracy and quality. At the same time, the subdivision of compartments has allowed stock to be condensed, therefore creating more space in the warehouse.

Optimal handling on the I-Point Touch screen has been achieved with the addition of hands-free scanners from ProGlove, a Pick-by-Light system, fully integrated weighing scales and height measurement for maximum height. The MIA I-Point Touch screen provides clear and detailed information and guides employees through the logistics processes. The hands-free scanner allows 100% control of scanning without having to touch the scanner. Pick-by-Light reduces the search times in the bins and the weighing scales check the maximum weight per loading device.

The net result is short teach-in times, high productivity, low picking errors and excellent acceptance amongst employees.

Fact box

  • Number of employees on the SERVUS system: around 20
  • System performance: up to 889 storage / retrieval operations per hour
  • Number of storage positions: 20.160
  • Over 7 floors:
    • Basement: ARSR
    • Ground floor: Incoming goods, order picking, outgoing goods, connection to small part warehouse
    • Upper floor: 5 upper floors with Servus stations
  • 28 m lift
  • 57 robot Arcs
  • 2.626 m drive track without ASRS
Software MIA Mobile

MIA Mobile: The aid to making your warehouse quicker and more efficient

MIA Mobile is the ideal extension to MIA’s fully automatic picking systems. The primary focus has been improved productivity, along with ease of use and stylish design. MIA Mobile is modular, for use with all processes and across industries, and can be customised to match your needs.

Our software is already in daily use with 15 satisfied customers and over 300 devices.  The latest version of MIA Mobile is Android based. It is completely independent of any supplier and works with all popular ERP systems.

MIA Mobile delivers distinct advantages for your business:

  • Goods inwards, order picking, production supply, inventory, stocktaking and shipments are all available as standard
  • All information can be retrieved digitally – the paperless enterprise
  • Highly adaptable to map your specific company processes
  • Hands free, with wearable devices and ring scanners
  • 100% control by scanning
  • Shortest distances through optimised routing in your warehouse
  • Continuous control of order priorities and delivery times
  • Efficient, fast and error-free

Custom solutions from customers can be seamlessly integrated and a clear navigation structure helps to keep track of tasks that are still open. MIA Mobile speeds up and optimises all operational processes in your company. The ease of use and clear design will give distinct advantages to your employees.