Monday, January 22, 2018
Voodoo Robotics introduces the Pick-to-Light Warehouse Starter Kit (https://voodoorobotics.com/starter-kit/). According to Trevor Blumenau CEO of Voodoo Robotics, “The Starter Kit includes ten Pick-to-Light devices, a turbo, which connects the devices to the Internet, and a management account. The components are leased on a month-to-month basis, so small manufacturers can reduce capital outlay, paying for only the lights needed (returning those unneeded). The system is the first variable inventory control expense in the industrial market based solely on use and need.”
The Pick-to-Light devices leverage the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to bring the next-generation of Pick-to-Light functionality to the warehouse. Devices are wireless and can last for years (depending on usage) on two regular AA alkaline batteries. Multi-line Pick-to-Light devices can light up with the pickers name, the SKU, and quantity to pick or anything else needed.
The Turbo connects the Pick-to-Light devices to the Internet. It comes with a power adapter and mounting bracket. Turbos connect to the Internet using WiFi or Ethernet and are normally installed like a router, high-up on a wall or pillar.
One SKU-Keeper user account will allow the Pick-to-Light devices to connect to the Internet. Customers can use the account to register device locations, monitor battery voltages, and manage the overall system.
Voodoo Robotics, the leaders in IIoT Pick-to-Light Solutions, will be exhibiting at MODEX 2018 April 9-12, 2018 in Atlanta, GA at booth B4375.
About Voodoo Robotics
Voodoo Robotics, a leading innovator in picking warehouse automation, provides cost-effective technology for warehouse inventory management and order fulfillment solutions. With engineering and robotic expertise, the Texas-based pioneer brings the next wave of state-of-the-art automation to material handling industries.
Voodoo offers a unique lease-based Pick-to-Light system designed to modernize warehouse operations by leveraging the latest IIoT (Industrial Internet-of-Things) technology. The picking hardware integrates effortlessly with existing WMS (Warehouse Management Systems), or ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems allowing distribution centers, warehouses, and 3PLs (third-party logistics) to scale operations, only paying for the lights needed each month. This revolutionary approach to leasing Pick-to-Light devices on a month-to-month, pay-as-you-go basis avoids long-term commitments and costly up-front fees.
A companion product, SKU-Keeper Inventory Management, is designed for warehouses that do not have an existing WMS or ERP system. Emphasizing simplicity and ease-of-use, the cloud software is also leased on a low-cost, low-risk month-to-month basis.
The company also provides smart, ROI (return-on-investment) driven Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS) with an innovative 3D user interface, compatible with Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Safari. The robotic systems are designed, simulated and run, all using a Warehouse Descriptive Language (WDL), a concept invented by the company.
All of Voodoo Robotics products are patented or patent-pending. Currently, the company is attracting best-practice, lean manufacturing focused, systems integrators throughout North America. The company is a proud member of MHI.
Aaron Eubank, Vice President