AutoStore announced it is launching two new workstations that prioritise operational efficiency, operator productivity, and ergonomics from 12 April. The workstations, FusionPort and FusionPort Staging, offer advanced integration capabilities to accommodate various automation technology solutions.
Designed with the well-being of warehouse operators in mind, FusionPort maximises employee performance by presenting two tilted order-picking Bin openings and visual picking aids. These features reduce the repetitive movements operators face as they manually transfer inventory from one location to another while streamlining order picking by providing visual cues with a pick-to-light system for easy item identification. The station additionally includes an enhanced safety hatch that makes the Bins accessible only when the Port is ready for picking.
"Businesses today need to optimise their picking process if they are to meet evolving customer demands, but in order to achieve this, warehouses must be equipped with the tools that will enable their employees to work productively and safely," said Carlos Fernandez, chief product officer at AutoStore.
Fernandez says the two solutions will enable businesses to best serve their staff while leveraging the world-class technology that AutoStore is known for.
AutoStore developed FusionPort Staging based on an in-depth understanding of the space constraints that warehouses face by storing inventory in staging areas. The workstation consolidates order picking and staging to a single Port, allowing businesses to streamline operations and reduce real estate and costs by decreasing the space required for staging. The FusionPort also features visual picking aids and a safety hatch. FusionPort Staging comes pre-assembled for easy installation and allows organisations to store consolidated orders dust-free.
Both workstations feature a compact exterior design for greater flexibility when integrating with additional automation technology, with FusionPort Staging offering up to four times more storage capacity for existing warehouse footprints.