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1. (WO2017036780) STORAGE AND PICKING SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/036780    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/069382
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B65G 1/137
G06Q 10/08
Applicants: SSI SCHÄFER AUTOMATION GMBH (DE)
Inventors: ISSING, Elmar
Title: STORAGE AND PICKING SYSTEM
Abstract:
The invention discloses a method (70) for operating a storage and picking system (10), in which a multiplicity of manipulators (40) processes a multiplicity of picking/storage orders in accordance with a manipulator-to-handling-unit principle, wherein the system (10) has a supply zone (12), a picking zone (14), a multiplicity of supply units (42, 62) in the supply zone, a multiplicity of in particular statically arranged transfer positions (46) in the picking zone (14), an FTS (18) with a multiplicity of FTF (20), and a controller (32), and wherein the method (70) has the following steps: analysing (S10) the multiplicity of picking/storage orders by way of the controller (32) for the purposes of determining removal/setting-down locations in the supply zone (12); defining (S12) transfer actions (48) by virtue of, for each of the removal/setting-down locations, one or more of the transfer positions (46) in the picking zone (14) being selected as setting-down/removal location and being assigned thereto, wherein the setting-down/removal location is situated within an action zone (72) which extends around the respective removal/setting-down location and which moves dynamically with the respective manipulator (40); generating (S14) an action order for each of the manipulators (40) by virtue of: some of the transfer actions (48) being selected; and an in particular unidirectional movement path (74) being defined along which the respective manipulator (40) moves between the selected removal/setting-down locations through preferably the entire picking zone (14); and generating (S16) transport orders for the FTF (20) such that each of the manipulators (40) can, during an execution of the action order thereof, perform the transfer actions (48) thereof within the action zone (72) thereof, preferably without interruption.