Augmented Reality

AR devices and storage systems – now a reality with Hänel technology

The live presentation of order picking with augmented reality (AR) devices and the Hänel Lean-Lift® drew a lot of attention at CeMAT.

Visitors to the Hänel stand were able to use “data eyeglasses” to operate a Hänel lift system remotely – without having to use the system’s controller or keyboard.

The Hänel Lean-Lift® is connected to an SAP server via the integrated SOAP interface so that no additional middleware is required. Data input and item selection is accomplished through voice commands in conjunction with the optical AR device. All data and information of relevance to the item, including a photograph of the item, are visible on the AR display worn by the system operator.

Users can thus focus their full attention on the picking process without having to handle lists or paper notes. Once an item is requested via voice command, the storage system automatically brings the item to the access point for retrieval, and the item position on the container is identified by Hänel Pick-o-Light®. This minimizes the risk of human picking errors.

This technology has been successfully tried and tested in industrial environments - for example, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE in Oberhausen, Germany, has been using this concept for more than a year. More information about this solution is available in a video on our website. Hänel storage systems and AR glasses can be linked to various ERP systems thanks to the SOAP interface.

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