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SpeedyPick 2.5

What is the difference between Speedypick 2.5 and Speedypick AIR?

Speedypick 2.5 is a wireless pick-by-light / pick-to-light system in which the displays are no longer powered individually by battery but by a central power supply. This can be, for example, a separate 24VDC supply or a central battery. The supply with a central battery makes it possible to equip mobile units (e.g. picking trolleys) with high availability at the same time (the battery can be exchanged in a few seconds, bicycle battery principle). With Speedypick 2.5, the displays are mounted in an aluminium profile which provides additional mechanical protection. For more information, please see products - Speedypick 2.5.

Which software components are required for the Operation of Speedypick 2.5?

Several software components are required for Speedypick 2.5:

1. Speedypick management software (MSW), see Products - Software.
2. MongoDB database as basic version, at least V4.x.x.

Why does a pmc (power management controller) have to be used with Speedypick 2.5?

The PMC is used to limit the power at the moment of switch-on (i.e. when the operating voltage is switched on). The PMC is designed in such a way that a maximum of 100 displays can be operated at the same time on one power can be operated at the same time.

For which applications is Speedypick 2.5 particularly suitable?

Speedypick 2.5 is particularly suitable for mobile applications (e.g. order picking trolleys) or for applications where a high degree of flexibility is required (e.g. in the case of regular product changes).

The new Speedypick 2.5 displays can be used together (in mixed operation) with the Speedypick AIR displays (battery operated)?

The Speedypick 2.5 displays can be used in mixed operation together with the the Speedypick AIR displays.

What is the management software (msw) needed for?

The Speedypick Management Software (MSW) is the link between the merchandise management system (WMS, LVS, SAP...) and the Speedypick components. On the one hand, the MSW provides the communication interface (JSONAPI) to the above-mentioned host, and on the other hand administration, monitoring and management of the entire Speedypick system.

For which operating systems is the MSW suitable?

The prerequisite for using the management software (MSW) is Windows 10 or Linux (by arrangement).

How is the integration of modules (display modules and access points) into the Management software?

Access points: The management software (MSW) scans the network for new access points (not yet included in the system) and offers the devices found to the user for inclusion in the system. The user can decide for himself whether an access point found should be included in the system or not.

Display modules: The management software (MSW) scans the radio network for new display modules (not yet included in the system) and takes them over directly into the system environment. In the process, each display is assigned an ID. In the first text field, the note *New Module* is entered in the first text field. This makes it easy to identify the new advertisements in the overall pool of advertisements.

Does the management software have to be licensed?

For test purposes, the management software can be used during the first 2 weeks without any functional restrictions. After 2 weeks the use will be gradually restricted. After 5 weeks, use is no longer possible. The block can be lifted by licensing (one-time with costs). Subsequent licence costs do not arise with Speedypick.

Speedypick AIR

How should the displays be assigned to the access points and which boundary conditions must be observed?

The displays are assigned to the AccessPoints in the driver software. driver software. Each AccessPoint can manage a maximum of 100 displays.

Is roaming possible with Speedypick AIR?

Yes, Speedypick AIR offers the possibility of roaming. If a Wireless Display is moved out of the coverage area of the assigned access point into the detection range of the neighbouring access point (e.g. by moving an order picking trolley), the display in question is automatically recognised by the neighbouring access point and and registered there. The display can then continue to be used in the usual way. This process is "invisible" to the user.

Up to which degree of expansion is it possible to operate a wireless pick-by-light solution with Speedypick AIR?

There is no clear answer to this question. However, the duty cycle required by law and also the overall performance of the system must be taken into account. The largest installation realised so far included 2,000 wireless displays with a latency/delay time that is not noticeable in practice.

How long do the batteries in the wireless displays last and when do they need to be replaced?

The battery life depends on the operating mode of the display as well as on the parameterisation of the radio network. It is a simple physical fact that every action is accompanied by a corresponding energy consumption. For example, a continuous lighting of the LED's is energetically more inefficient than flashing. The same also applies to a permanent radio connection between the display and the access point. Our patented time-slot method reduces the energy required for radio technology to a minimum. In combination with a clever and sensible control of the display and the LEDs, battery life of several years can be achieved. If, for example, a customer's pick frequencies are known in advance as an empirical value, then we can gladly provide an estimate of the probable battery life in advance.

How can the wireless displays be attached?

There are different fastening options for the various applications. For flexible use at variable storage locations, the magnetic holders are ideal, with which the displays can be positioned easily and uncomplicatedly. Application cases here would be, for example, flexible production/assembly cells or mobile order picking trolleys. The displays can also be firmly screwed or glued to the respective storage location with mounting plates.

SpeedyPick II

How should the speedpick ii system be designed and dimensioned?

A maximum of 1024 display modules can be connected per SpeedyGate. For this purpose, the SpeedyGate offers 16 individual lines, whereby a maximum of 64 displays can be controlled per line. It is often better to adapt the division of the SpeedyGates to the warehouse structure, even if this means that more SpeedyGates may be needed. In most cases, SpeedyGates are assigned to shelves, aisles or even a floor.

With how many colours do the displays support the order picker?

The midi module as well as the 4-digit numeric display each have 2 eye-catching lights with 7 different colours. The 8-digit alphanumeric display has 2 eye-catching lights each with the colours red and green.

How are the Speedypick ii displays attached?

The Speedypick II displays are inserted and locked into a specially designed aluminium profile. This profile also serves to accommodate the bus and supply cable. Spaces between the displays are closed with a plastic cover.

Is it possible to check individual operating data/parameters Of the system components?

With the help of the web interface, individual data can be retrieved from a SpeedyGate or modifications can be made. This applies to both the data of the displays and the individual lines. In addition, all data can be saved or restored. It is also possible to carry out a bidirectional test of all connected modules without the web interface. This test can be selected directly on the SpeedyGate via the navigation menu and provides information on the addresses, the operating voltages on the modules and the function of the displays and buttons.


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