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JP5680135B2
JP5680135B2 JP2013099879A JP2013099879A JP5680135B2 JP 5680135 B2 JP5680135 B2 JP 5680135B2 JP 2013099879 A JP2013099879 A JP 2013099879A JP 2013099879 A JP2013099879 A JP 2013099879A JP 5680135 B2 JP5680135 B2 JP 5680135B2
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  The present invention relates to a picking system that can efficiently perform a picking operation.

  Conventionally, for example, a picking system described in Patent Document 1 below is known.

  This conventional picking system includes a storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles, and a first collection container transport for transporting a collection container for storing articles picked from the storage unit along the storage shelf. Means, a second collection container transporting means for transporting along the storage shelf a collection container that is arranged in parallel with the first collection container transporting means and accommodates an article picked from the storage unit; And a control means for simultaneously controlling the collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means to be driven synchronously.

JP 2002-356209 A (FIG. 10 etc.)

  However, as in the above-described conventional picking system, in the configuration in which the first collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means, that is, the two rows of collection container transport means are driven synchronously, the picking operation of one operator If the delay is delayed, the two rows of collection container transport means are in a stop-and-standby state due to the influence thereof, so that another worker may be in a waiting state and the efficiency of picking work may be reduced.

  The present invention has been made in view of these points, and an object thereof is to provide a picking system capable of performing a picking operation efficiently.

The picking system according to claim 1, wherein a storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles and a collection container for storing articles picked from the storage unit are transported along the storage shelves. A collection container conveying means and a second collection article that is arranged in parallel with the first collection container conveyance means and conveys a collection container that accommodates an article picked from the storage section along the storage shelf. Corresponding to each of the collection containers on the container collection means, the control means for individually controlling the first collection container conveyance means and the second collection container conveyance means, and the first collection container conveyance means First collection container side instruction means located; second collection container side instruction means located corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container conveyance means; and first collection container conveyance means The first collection container side finger located corresponding to each of the above collection containers A first detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the means, and the second collection container conveying means, the second detection container being positioned corresponding to each collection container, Second detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the collection container side instruction means, and the detection light from the first detection means is the first collection container. The detection light from the second detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the transport means, and the upper surface of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means In the picking system that passes through a position near the opening, it is detected by the first detection means that the article is stored in the collection container designated by the first collection container side instruction means, and the first collection When the picking operation for all zones is completed with respect to the article container transport means, the control means Based on the control, the first collection container transport means is driven to unload the collection container, and the article is stored in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means by the second detection means. When it is detected that the picking operation has been completed for all the zones with respect to the second collection container transport means, the second collection container transport means is driven to carry out the collection container based on the control of the control means. It is what is done.

The picking system according to claim 2, wherein a storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles and a collection container for storing articles picked from the storage unit are transported along the storage shelves. A collection container conveying means and a second collection article that is arranged in parallel with the first collection container conveyance means and conveys a collection container that accommodates an article picked from the storage section along the storage shelf. Corresponding to each of the collection containers on the container collection means, the control means for individually controlling the first collection container conveyance means and the second collection container conveyance means, and the first collection container conveyance means First collection container side instruction means located; second collection container side instruction means located corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container conveyance means; and first collection container conveyance means The first collection container side finger located corresponding to each of the above collection containers A first detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the means, and the second collection container conveying means, the second detection container being positioned corresponding to each collection container, Second detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the collection container side instruction means, and the detection light from the first detection means is the first collection container. The detection light from the second detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the transport means, and the upper surface of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means An picking system that passes through a position in the vicinity of an opening, wherein a plurality of articles are stored in the storage unit in a state of being accommodated in a storage container, and disposed in parallel with the second collection container transporting means, and an empty storage container Storage container transport means for transporting the container along the storage shelf, the second collection container side indicating hand Are those provided in the storage container transport means.

The picking system according to claim 3, wherein a storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles and a collection container for storing articles picked from the storage unit are transported along the storage shelves. A collection container conveying means and a second collection article that is arranged in parallel with the first collection container conveyance means and conveys a collection container that accommodates an article picked from the storage section along the storage shelf. Corresponding to each of the collection containers on the container collection means, the control means for individually controlling the first collection container conveyance means and the second collection container conveyance means, and the first collection container conveyance means First collection container side instruction means located; second collection container side instruction means located corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container conveyance means; and first collection container conveyance means The first collection container side finger located corresponding to each of the above collection containers A first detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the means, and the second collection container conveying means, the second detection container being positioned corresponding to each collection container, Second detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the collection container side instruction means, and the detection light from the first detection means is the first collection container. The detection light from the second detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the transport means, and the upper surface of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means In the picking system that passes through a position in the vicinity of the opening, the second collection container transfer means includes a conveyor frame and a protruding frame protruding upward from the conveyor frame, and the first detection means and the second detection means The detection means is the protrusion of the second collection container transport means. Those provided in frame.

The picking system according to claim 4, wherein a storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles and a collection container for storing articles picked from the storage unit are transported along the storage shelves. A collection container conveying means and a second collection article that is arranged in parallel with the first collection container conveyance means and conveys a collection container that accommodates an article picked from the storage section along the storage shelf. Corresponding to each of the collection containers on the container collection means, the control means for individually controlling the first collection container conveyance means and the second collection container conveyance means, and the first collection container conveyance means First collection container side instruction means located; second collection container side instruction means located corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container conveyance means; and first collection container conveyance means The first collection container side finger located corresponding to each of the above collection containers A first detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the means, and the second collection container conveying means, the second detection container being positioned corresponding to each collection container, Second detection means for detecting whether or not an article is stored in the collection container instructed by the collection container side instruction means, and the detection light from the first detection means is the first collection container. The detection light from the second detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the transport means, and the upper surface of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means The picking system passes through a position in the vicinity of an opening, and each of the first collection container transporting means and the second collection container transporting means has a conveyor frame and a projecting frame projecting upward from the conveyor frame. The goods are stored in the storage container before A storage container transporting unit that is stored in a storage unit and is disposed in parallel with the second collection container transporting unit and transports an empty storage container along the storage shelf, and includes the first detection unit and the first detection unit. The collection container side instruction means is provided on the projecting frame of the first collection container transport means, and the first detection means and the second detection means are provided on the projecting frame of the second collection container transport means. The second detection means and the second collection container side instruction means are provided in the storage container transport means.

The picking system according to claim 5 is the picking system according to claim 3 or 4, wherein the projecting frame of the second collection container transport means is inclined so that the upper end side is located on the first collection container transport means side. It is what.

The picking system according to claim 6 is the picking system according to claim 5, wherein the protruding frame of the second collection container transport means supports the side surface of the collection container and transports the collection container. A conveyance surface is provided.

  A picking system according to a seventh aspect is the picking system according to any one of the first to sixth aspects, further comprising storage-side instruction means positioned corresponding to each storage part of the storage shelf, wherein the first detection means first When it is detected that the article is stored in the collection container instructed by the collection container side instruction means, based on the control of the control means, the storage side instruction means and the first collection container side instruction means When the instruction disappears and it is detected by the second detection means that the article is stored in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means, the storage side instruction is made based on the control of the control means. The instruction of the means and the second collection container side instruction means disappears.

  According to the present invention, since the first collection container transport unit and the second collection container transport unit are individually controlled, either one of the first collection container transport unit and the second collection container transport unit is The first detection means for detecting whether or not the picking work can be efficiently performed with respect to one of the other even in the stop standby state, the picking work can be efficiently performed, and whether the article is accommodated in the designated collection container; Since the second detection means is provided, it is possible to more effectively prevent a storage error in the collection container.

It is a schematic plan view of the picking system which concerns on the related technique of this invention. It is a partial side view of a picking system same as the above. It is a partial top view of a picking system same as the above. It is a fragmentary perspective view of a picking system same as the above. It is a figure which shows the collection container side instruction | indication means of a picking system same as the above. It is operation | movement explanatory drawing of the example which provided the quantity instruction | indication means. 1 is a partial side view of a picking system according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a fragmentary perspective view of a picking system same as the above. It is a partial top view of a picking system same as the above.

  The related art of the picking system of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

  1 to 4, reference numeral 1 denotes a picking system that is a collection system. This picking system 1 has a plurality of storage units 2 that are stored in a state where a plurality of articles W that are products are stored in a storage container B. A horizontal storage shelf 3 is provided.

  Further, the picking system 1 transports the collection container A into which the articles W picked up from the storage unit 2 based on the order information by the worker X's picking work are loaded and stored along the longitudinal direction of the storage shelf 3. The first collection container transport means (first collection line) 6 and the picking work of the worker X, which is arranged in parallel with the first collection container transport means 6, are picked from the storage unit 2 based on the order information. The second collection container transport means (second collection line) 7 for transporting the collection container A into which the articles W are loaded and stored along the longitudinal direction of the storage shelf 3, and the second collection container transport means 7 There is provided a storage container transport means 8 that is disposed in parallel with the second collection container transport means 7 and transports an empty storage container B along the longitudinal direction of the storage shelf 3.

  The collection container A is, for example, a shipping container that is a cold storage container, and has a rectangular parallelepiped shape with an open top surface. The storage container B is, for example, a rectangular parallelepiped cardboard box.

  The storage shelf 3 is configured by a plurality of, for example, 13 zones (picking areas), and each zone is configured by a plurality of storage units 2 having a plurality of rows, for example, 5 rows and 3 stages. FIG. 4 shows an example in which each zone is configured by the storage unit 2 in four rows and three stages. In the worker space 10 between the storage shelf 3 and the first collection container transport means 6, the worker X is arranged corresponding to each zone, and one worker X is in one zone (for example, 5 zones). (3 rows or 4 rows and 3 storage sections).

  The storage shelf 3 is, for example, a fluidized shelf, and has a frame body 11. The frame body 11 is provided with a plurality of storage units 2 that store a plurality of articles W in a storage container B. Yes. Each storage unit 2 includes a plurality of free rollers 12 arranged side by side in a downwardly inclined manner from the rear side to the front side of the frame 11, and the first storage placed on these free rollers 12 It has a stopper 13 that comes into contact with the container B.

  Then, when the first storage container B becomes empty, the worker X moves the empty storage container B from the free roller 12 onto the transfer surface 8a of the storage container transfer means 8. When the first storage container B is taken out from the free roller 12, the subsequent storage container B moves on the free roller 12 by its own weight until it contacts the stopper 13. The replenishment of the storage container B onto the free roller 12 is performed from the rear side of the frame 11.

  Further, on the front surface of the frame 11 of the storage shelf 3, a storage unit 2 that is positioned corresponding to each storage unit 2 and stores an article W to be picked up next, that is, an item W to be picked, is stored. A plurality of storage side instruction means 15 for instructing are provided. That is, the storage side instruction means 15 is provided for each storage unit 2. Each storage side instructing means 15 is constituted by, for example, an LED lamp as a display.

  The first collection container transport means 6 is constituted by a single first conveyor 21 whose longitudinal dimension, which is the dimension in the transport direction, for example, is substantially the same as the longitudinal dimension of the storage shelf 3. The first conveyor 21 has a conveyor frame 22, and a plurality of transport rollers 23 are rotatably provided on the conveyor frame 22. Further, the first conveyor 21 has a single drive source 24 such as a motor, for example, and a plurality of transport rollers 23 are synchronously driven and rotated at the same time by the power from the single drive source 24, thereby a plurality of collection containers. Transport A. The plurality of transport rollers 23 form a horizontal transport surface 6a.

  Further, on the surface of the conveyor frame 22 of the first conveyor 21 facing the storage shelf 3, as shown in FIG. 5, each collection container A on the conveyance surface 6a of the first collection container conveyance means 6 is provided. That is, when the first conveyor 21 is stopped, the articles W that are positioned corresponding to the collection containers A on the transport rollers 23 of the first conveyor 21 and picked from the storage unit 2 with respect to the worker X should be loaded and accommodated. A plurality of first collection container side instruction means 26 for indicating the collection container A are provided. That is, the first collection container side instruction means 26 is provided for each collection container A on the transport surface 6a. Each first collection container side instructing means 26 is composed of, for example, an LED lamp that is a display, like the storage side instructing means 15.

  Furthermore, on the surface of the conveyor frame 22 of the first conveyor 21 on the side facing the storage shelf 3, as shown in FIG. A completion switch means 30 for pushing is provided for each zone. The completion switch means 30 is, for example, a tape switch whose longitudinal dimension is substantially the same as the longitudinal dimension of one zone.

  The second collection container transport means 7 is arranged in a state of being close to a portion of the first collection container transport means 6 on the side opposite to the side facing the storage shelf 3. That is, the first collection container transporting means 6 and the second collection container transporting means 7 are disposed in parallel and close to each other. The second collection container transport means 7 has a transport surface 7a that is inclined downward toward the first collection container transport means 6 side, and a product on the transport surface 7a that is positioned orthogonal to the transport surface 7a. A supporting surface 7b for supporting the side surface of the container A and transporting the collection container A is provided. The lower end along the longitudinal direction, which is one end in the width direction of the transport surface 7a, is positioned at substantially the same height as the transport surface 6a.

  As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the second collection container transfer means 7 may be configured not to have the auxiliary transfer surface 7 b.

  And the 2nd collection container conveyance means 7 is comprised by the one 2nd conveyor 31 whose longitudinal direction dimension which is a conveyance direction dimension is substantially the same as the longitudinal direction dimension of the storage shelf 3, for example. The second conveyor 31 has a conveyor frame 32, and a plurality of transport rollers 33 are rotatably provided on the conveyor frame 32. Further, the second conveyor 31 has a single drive source 34 such as a motor, for example, and a plurality of transport rollers 33 are synchronously driven and rotated at the same time by the power from the single drive source 34. A is transported together with the auxiliary transport surface 7b. The plurality of transport rollers 33 constitute an inclined transport surface 7a. The auxiliary transport surface 7b is constituted by, for example, a free roller (not shown) rotatably provided on a protruding frame 35 protruding upward from the conveyor frame 32.

  Further, as shown in FIG. 2, a single drive source 24 of the first conveyor 21 as the first collection container transport means 6 and a single drive source of the second conveyor 31 as the second collection container transport means 7 34 is connected to the control means 36, and the control means 36 controls the first conveyor 21 and the second conveyor 31 individually. That is, the driving and stopping of the first conveyor 21 and the driving and stopping of the second conveyor 31 are individually controlled.

  The storage container transport means 8 is configured by a conveyor 41 whose longitudinal dimension, which is the dimension in the transport direction, is longer than the longitudinal dimension of the storage shelf 3, for example. The conveyor 41 has a conveyor frame 42, and a plurality of transport rollers 43 that transport empty storage containers B are rotatably provided on the conveyor frame 42. The plurality of transport rollers 43 form a horizontal transport surface 8a. In addition, projecting plates 44 for preventing articles from falling protrude from both sides of the conveyor frame 42 upward.

  Further, on the surface of the conveyor frame 42 on the side facing the storage shelf 3, each collection container A on the conveyance surface 7 a of the second collection container conveyance means 7, that is, when the second conveyor 31 is stopped. A plurality of collection containers A that are positioned corresponding to the collection containers A on the transport rollers 33 of the second conveyor 31 and that indicate to the worker X the collection containers A into which the articles W picked from the storage unit 2 are to be placed and stored. Second collection container side instruction means 46 is provided. That is, the second collection container side instruction means 46 is provided for each collection container A on the transport surfaces 7a and 7b. The second collection container side instructing means 46 is located immediately above the collection container A on the transport surfaces 7a and 7b and is located near the height of the line of sight of the worker X. Each second collection container side instructing means 46 is constituted by, for example, an LED lamp that is a display, like the storage side instructing means 15.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 1, the picking system 1 includes container supply transport means 51 for transporting an empty collection container (collection box) A. A conveyance start end portion of the first branch conveyance means 53 and a conveyance start end portion of the second branch conveyance means 54 are connected to the conveyance end portion of the container supply conveyance means 51, and an empty collection container A is connected to this connection portion. Distribution means (not shown) for distributing the items is provided. The transfer termination end of the first branch transfer means 53 is connected to the transfer start end of the first collection container transfer means 6, and the transfer end of the second branch transfer means 54 is the transfer start end of the second collection container transfer means 7. It is connected to the.

  Further, in the middle of each of the first branch transport means 53 and the second branch transport means 54, an automatic bagging machine 56 that hangs an inner bag on the collection container A, a plurality of units that attach labels to the collection container A, For example, two auto labelers 57, a manual labeler (not shown) for manually labeling the collection container A, and a barcode reader 58 for reading the barcode of the label attached to the collection container A Etc. are provided.

  Of the two auto labelers 57, one auto labeler 57 attaches both a label having shipping destination information and a label having order information (product order information), and the other auto labeler 57 is Only a label having order information is attached. The barcode reader 58 is for checking whether or not the label is attached to the collection container A.

  Furthermore, the conveyance start end portion of the first conveyance means 61 that conveys the collection container A containing the articles W toward the next process is connected to the conveyance termination portion of the first collection container conveyance means 6. The conveyance start end portion of the second conveyance means 62 that conveys the collection container A containing the articles W toward the next process is connected to the conveyance termination portion of the second collection container conveyance means 7.

  The control means 36 is connected to the storage side instruction means 15, the first collection container side instruction means 26, the second collection container side instruction means 46, the completion switch means 30, and the like. Based on a signal from the completion switch means 30, order information, and the like, each instruction means and each transport means are controlled.

  Next, the operation and the like of the picking system 1 will be described.

  When an empty collection container A is put into the container supply transport means 51, the collection container A is transported by the container supply transport means 51, and the first branch transport means 53 and the second second transport means are distributed by the sorting means. It is distributed to the branch conveyance means 54.

  An inner bag is hung on the collection container A and a label is attached to the collection container A during each conveyance of the first branch conveyance means 53 and the second branch conveyance means 54.

  Thereafter, the collection containers A are knitted into a plurality of, for example, five, in the vicinity of each conveyance end of the first branch conveyance means 53 and the second branch conveyance means 54, and the collection containers A after knitting are the first collection containers. The first conveyor 21 as the conveying means 6 and the second conveyor 31 as the second collection container conveying means 7 are sequentially conveyed and supplied.

  And among the 1st collection container conveyance means 6 and the 2nd collection container conveyance means 7, while the collection container A arrived at the predetermined position first, for example, regarding the first collection container conveyance means 6, the operator X Starts the picking work according to the instructions of the instruction means 15 and 26. The position of the collection container A is detected by a photoelectric sensor or an encoder (not shown).

  That is, for example, the worker X in each zone takes only one article W from one storage unit 2 corresponding to the storage-side instruction means 15 that is lit in the plurality of storage-side instruction means 15 in the zone that he / she is in charge of. Picking and picking one picked article W into one collection container A corresponding to the first collection container side instruction means 26 that is lit in the plurality of first collection container side instruction means 26 Then, the completion switch means 30 is pushed. By operating the completion switch means 30, the lighting instruction means 15 and 26 are turned off, the next instruction means 15 and 26 are turned on, and the worker X repeats the above operation.

  When the picking operation for all the zones is completed with respect to the first collection container transport means 6, the first collection container transport means 6 is driven and the collection container A is transported.

  While the collection container A is being transported by the first collection container transport means 6, the worker X performs the same picking according to the instructions of the instruction means 15 and 46 regarding the other second collection container transport means 7. Start work. That is, for example, the control means 36 controls the instruction means 15, 46 to instruct the instruction means 15, 46 when the first collection container transport means 6 is driven.

  When picking a plurality of articles W from the same storage unit 2, the indicator means 15, 26, 46 is lit in red for the first pick, and the indicator means 15, 26, 46 is for example red for the second pick. A configuration may be adopted in which the lighting colors of the instruction means 15, 26, 46 are alternately changed, such as lighting in green.

  In addition, a quantity instructing means 71 for instructing the picking quantity is provided, and the instructing means 15, 26, 46 are lit in, for example, red when only one piece is picked (when picking one piece), and the quantity instructing means 71 when picking a plurality May be configured to display the quantity and the indicator means 15, 26, 46 may flash in red or light in green (see FIG. 6).

  According to the picking system 1, the first collection container transport means 6 and the second collection container transport means 7 are individually controlled and each is operated as a single collection line. Even if either one of the product container transport means 6 and the second collection container transport means 7 enters a stop standby state, the picking work can be performed with respect to the other, and for example, when the collection container A is transported by either one of them. Either one can be picked and the waiting time of the worker X can be reduced. Therefore, the worker X can efficiently perform the picking work and improve the picking efficiency.

  The first collection container transport means 6 has a horizontal transport surface 6a, and the second collection container transport means 7 has a downwardly inclined transport surface 7a toward the first collection container transport means 6 side. Therefore, the picked article W can be easily put into and accommodated in the collection container A, and the picking operation can be performed more efficiently.

  Further, the first collection container side instructing means 26 is juxtaposed along the conveyance direction of the first collection container conveyance means 6 on the side surface of the conveyor frame 22 of the first collection container conveyance means 6 on the storage shelf 3 side, Since the second collection container side instructing means 46 is arranged side by side along the transport direction of the storage container transporting means 8 on the side of the storage shelf 3 side of the conveyor frame 42 of the storage container transporting means 8, the operator X instructs Means 26 and 46 are easy to see, and it is possible to prevent an error in the collection container A, that is, an input error.

  Next, an embodiment of the picking system of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.

  The picking system 1 shown in FIGS. 7 to 9 is arranged on the first collection container transport means 6 when the first collection container transport means 6 is stopped instead of the completion switch means 30 such as the tape switch of the related art. It is determined whether or not the article W has been input and accommodated in the collection container A that is located corresponding to each collection container A and instructed by the corresponding first collection container side instruction means 26 by the worker X. A plurality of first detection means 81 to be detected and the second collection container transporting means 7 are positioned corresponding to each collection container A on the second collection container transporting means 7 when the second collection container transporting means 7 is stopped. A plurality of second detection means 82 for detecting whether or not the article W has been input and accommodated in the collection container A instructed by the product container side instruction means 46 by the manual operation of the worker X is provided. That is, the first detection means 81 is provided for each first collection container side instruction means 26, and the second detection means 82 is provided for each second collection container side instruction means 46.

  The first detection means 81 includes, for example, a photoelectric sensor having a light projecting unit 81a that projects detection light and a light receiving unit 81b that receives the detection light from the light projecting unit 81a. Similarly to the first detection unit 81, the second detection unit 82 is, for example, a photoelectric sensor having a light projecting unit 82a that projects detection light and a light receiving unit 82b that receives the detection light from the light projecting unit 82a. Configured.

  The first conveyor 21 serving as the first collection container transport means 6 has a projecting frame 83 projecting upward from the conveyor frame 22, and the upper end of the projecting frame 83 is loaded with the first detecting means 81. The light part 81a and the first collection container side instruction means 26 are provided.

  The second conveyor 31 serving as the second collection container transport means 7 has a projecting frame 35 projecting upward from the conveyor frame 32, and the first detection means 81 is provided at the upper end of the projecting frame 35. The light receiving part 81b and the light projecting part 82a of the second detection means 82 are provided.

  Further, the light receiving portion 82b of the second detection means 82 and the second collection container side instruction means 46 are provided on the conveyor frame 42 of the conveyor 41 which is the storage container transfer means 8.

  And the detection light projected from the light projection part 81a of the 1st detection means 81 is the upper vicinity position of the upper surface opening of the collection container A mounted on the conveyance surface 6a of the 1st collection container conveyance means 6. The light is received by the light receiving unit 81b. Then, based on the instruction of the first collection container side instruction means 26, when the article W is loaded and accommodated in the collection container A instructed by the worker X, the detection light from the light projecting portion 81a is received by the worker X. As a result, the first detection means 81 detects that the article W has been put into the collection container A designated by the first collection container-side instruction means 26. .

  When it is detected by the first detection means 81 that the article W has been put into the collection container A instructed by the instruction means 26, the instruction means 15 that has been lit is controlled based on the control of the control means 36. 26 disappears and the next indicating means 15 and 26 are lit. When the picking operation for all the zones is completed, the first collection container transport means 6 is driven and the collection container A is carried out.

  Similarly, the detection light projected from the light projecting portion 82a of the second detection means 82 is transmitted from the upper surface opening of the collection container A placed on the conveyance surfaces 7a and 7b of the second collection container conveyance means 7. Light is received by the light receiving portion 82b through the upper vicinity. Then, based on the instruction from the second collection container side instructing means 46, when the article W is loaded and accommodated in the collection container A instructed by the worker X, the detection light from the light projecting portion 82a is received by the worker X. As a result, the second detection means 82 detects that the article W has been loaded and accommodated in the collection container A designated by the second collection container-side instruction means 46. .

  Thus, when it is detected by the second detection means 82 that the article W has been put into and stored in the collection container A instructed by the instruction means 46, based on the control of the control means 36, the indicated instruction means 15, 46 disappears and the next indicating means 15 and 46 are lit. When the picking operation for all zones is completed, the second collection container transport means 7 is driven and the collection container A is carried out.

  If the control means 36 determines that the article W has been put in and received in the collection container A that is not instructed by the detection by the detection means 81, 82, for example, a notification error such as a buzzer is used to indicate the insertion error. To inform.

  In addition, as shown in FIG. 8, the picking system 1 provides the operator X with one of the picking systems for picking the same article W continuously from one storage unit 2, that is, picking one line. A plurality of quantity instruction means 71 for instructing the picking quantity of the article W to be picked from the storage unit 2 is provided. The picking system 1 is attached to the storage shelf 3 in a substantially horizontal state along the upper part on the front side of the storage shelf 3, and is positioned corresponding to each quantity instruction means 71. A rope switch 85, which is a plurality of switch means for confirming a plurality of picking operations, which is turned on by being pulled by the worker X after the instructed picking quantity of articles W is loaded into the collection container A, is provided. Yes. That is, the quantity instruction means 71 and the rope switch 85 are provided for each zone.

  The quantity instructing means 71 has a display screen 71 a that displays the picking quantity on the front surface, and is attached to the upper front side of the frame 11 of the storage shelf 3.

  The rope switch 85 is, for example, an urging body such as a spring, a rope that is urged in the pulling direction by the urging body and positioned in a substantially horizontal state, and turned on by pulling the rope. It is composed of a switch that is turned off when the release is made. The rope switch 85 can be turned on by the worker X from an arbitrary position in the worker space 10 in the corresponding zone.

  When a plurality of picks are taken, the quantity instructing means 71 displays a plurality of picking quantities, and the storage side instructing means 15 blinks in red, for example. The worker X picks the articles W one by one from the storage unit 2 instructed by the storage-side instruction means 15 and puts them into the collection container A instructed by the instruction means 26 and 46 each time one pick is made. Input and contain. Note that the worker X may pick and pick the articles W having the picking quantity instructed by the quantity instructing means 71, that is, a plurality of articles W, from the storage unit 2 and put into the collection container A.

  Next, the worker X turns on the rope switch 85 by pulling down the corresponding rope switch 85 downward after the input and accommodation of the picked quantity of articles W instructed by the quantity instruction means 71 is completed.

  Then, the control means 36 detects that the article W has been put in and accommodated in the collection container A to which the detection means 81, 82 has been instructed, and the instruction means 15, 26, Control 46 to give the next picking instruction. When the picking operation for all the zones is completed, the collection container A is carried out. The other configuration of the picking system 1 is the same as the configuration of the related art.

  According to such a picking system 1, in addition to the effects of the related technology, the first detection means 81 and the second detection that detect whether or not the article W has been thrown into and received in the designated collection container A. Since the means 82 is provided, it is possible to more effectively prevent a storage error in the collection container A, that is, an error in the input work by the worker X.

  Further, after the picking quantity of the item W instructed by the quantity instruction means 71 is put into the collection container A and stored, the operator X turns on the rope switch 85 to separate, for example, one piece picking work and work form. Thus, the operator can be aware that the picking operation is multiple, and the rope switch 85 can be operated by the operator X as compared with the configuration in which button switches are provided for each quantity instruction means 71. Easy and more efficient picking operation.

  For example, a configuration provided with both the completion switch means 30 and the detection means 81 and 82 may be adopted.

  Further, the light projecting portions 81a and 82a and the light receiving portions 81b and 82b of the detecting means 81 and 82 are not limited to the configuration where they are attached to the projecting frames 35 and 83, and the attachment method is arbitrary. The structure etc. which were attached to the hanging frame etc. which lowered | hanged may be sufficient.

  In addition to the rope switch 85, the switch means may be a button switch or the like, or a photoelectric sensor (area) that can be turned on by the worker X from an arbitrary position in the worker space 10 in the corresponding zone, like the rope switch 85, for example. Sensor) or the like.

  Furthermore, in the above related technology and one embodiment, the configuration including the two rows of collection container transport means 6 and 7 for transporting the collection container A has been described. The structure provided with the collection container conveyance means of the row | line or more may be sufficient.

  Further, the first collection container transport means 6 is configured by one first conveyor 21 for all zones, and the second collection container transport means 7 is configured by one second conveyor 31 for all zones. For example, the two collection container transporting means 6 and 7 may be configured by a plurality of divided conveyors that correspond to each zone and are individually controlled by separate driving. That is, it does not matter whether each collection line is configured to be controlled in units of all zones or configured to be controlled in units of zones.

  Further, the second collection container transport means 7 is not limited to a configuration having a transport surface 7a composed of a drive roller 33 that rotates and a transport surface 7b composed of a driven roller that rotates. For example, a configuration having only a conveyance surface 7a constituted by a conveyance roller 33 that is driven and rotated, a configuration having only a conveyance surface 7a constituted by a conveyance belt that is driven and rotated, and a conveyance constituted by a driven roller that is driven and rotated A configuration having the surface 7a and a conveying surface 7b configured by a driving roller that is driven to rotate may be used.

DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Picking system 2 Storage part 3 Storage shelf 6 1st collection container conveyance means 7 2nd collection container conveyance means
7b Auxiliary transfer surface 8 Storage container transfer means
15 Storage side instruction means
22 Conveyor frame for the first collection container transport means
26 First collection container side indication means
32 Conveyor frame for the second collection container transport means
35 Protruding frame of the second collection container transport means
36 Control means
46 second current product container side indication hand stage
81 first detection hand stage
82 second sensing hand stage
83 Protruding frame of the first collection container transport means W Article A Collection container B Storage container

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  1. A storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles;
    First collection container transporting means for transporting a collection container in which articles picked from the storage unit are stored along the storage shelf;
    A second collection container transport unit disposed in parallel with the first collection container transport unit and configured to transport along the storage shelf a collection container in which an article picked from the storage unit is stored;
    Control means for individually controlling the first collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means;
    First collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means;
    Second collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means;
    A first position is detected corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means, and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the first collection container side instruction means. 1 detection means;
    A second position detection unit that is positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means. 2 detection means,
    The detection light from the first detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the first collection container transport means,
    The detection light from the second detection means is a picking system passing through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means ,
    The first detection means detects that an article has been stored in the collection container instructed by the first collection container side instruction means, and the picking operation for all zones is completed with respect to the first collection container transport means. Then, based on the control of the control means, the first collection container transport means is driven and the collection container is unloaded,
    The second detection means detects that an article has been stored in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means, and the picking operation for all zones is completed with respect to the second collection container transport means. Then, the picking system is characterized in that , based on the control of the control means, the second collection container transport means is driven and the collection container is carried out .
  2. A storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles;
    First collection container transporting means for transporting a collection container in which articles picked from the storage unit are stored along the storage shelf;
    A second collection container transport unit disposed in parallel with the first collection container transport unit and configured to transport along the storage shelf a collection container in which an article picked from the storage unit is stored;
    Control means for individually controlling the first collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means;
    First collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means;
    Second collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means;
    A first position is detected corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means, and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the first collection container side instruction means. 1 detection means;
    A second position detection unit that is positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means. 2 detection means,
    The detection light from the first detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the first collection container transport means,
    The detection light from the second detection means is a picking system passing through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means,
    Articles are stored in the storage unit in a state of being stored in a storage container,
    A storage container transporting means disposed in parallel with the second collection container transporting means for transporting an empty storage container along the storage shelf;
    The second collection container side instruction means is provided in the storage container transport means.
    Picking system characterized by that.
  3. A storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles;
    First collection container transporting means for transporting a collection container in which articles picked from the storage unit are stored along the storage shelf;
    A second collection container transport unit disposed in parallel with the first collection container transport unit and configured to transport along the storage shelf a collection container in which an article picked from the storage unit is stored;
    Control means for individually controlling the first collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means;
    First collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means;
    Second collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means;
    A first one that detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container that is positioned corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means and instructed by the first collection container-side instruction means; 1 detection means;
    A second position detection unit that is positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means. 2 detection means,
    The detection light from the first detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the first collection container transport means,
    The detection light from the second detection means is a picking system passing through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means,
    The second collection container transport means has a conveyor frame and a projecting frame projecting upward from the conveyor frame,
    The first detection means and the second detection means are provided on the protruding frame of the second collection container transport means.
    Picking system characterized by that.
  4. A storage shelf having a plurality of storage units for storing articles;
    First collection container transporting means for transporting a collection container in which articles picked from the storage unit are stored along the storage shelf;
    A second collection container transport unit disposed in parallel with the first collection container transport unit and configured to transport along the storage shelf a collection container in which an article picked from the storage unit is stored;
    Control means for individually controlling the first collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means;
    First collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means;
    Second collection container side indicating means positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means;
    A first position is detected corresponding to each collection container on the first collection container transport means, and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the first collection container side instruction means. 1 detection means;
    A second position detection unit that is positioned corresponding to each collection container on the second collection container transport means and detects whether or not an article is contained in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means. 2 detection means,
    The detection light from the first detection means passes through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the first collection container transport means,
    The detection light from the second detection means is a picking system passing through a position near the upper surface opening of the collection container placed on the second collection container transport means,
    Each of the first collection container transport means and the second collection container transport means has a conveyor frame and a projecting frame projecting upward from the conveyor frame,
    Articles are stored in the storage unit in a state of being stored in a storage container,
    A storage container transporting means disposed in parallel with the second collection container transporting means for transporting an empty storage container along the storage shelf;
    The first detection means and the first collection container side instruction means are provided on the protruding frame of the first collection container transport means,
    The first detection means and the second detection means are provided on the protruding frame of the second collection container transport means,
    The second detection means and the second collection container side instruction means are provided in the storage container transport means.
    Picking system characterized by that.
  5. The protruding frame of the second collection container transport unit is inclined so that the upper end side is located on the first collection container transport unit side.
    The picking system according to claim 3 or 4, characterized by the above.
  6. The protruding frame of the second collection container transport means is provided with an auxiliary transport surface for supporting the side surface of the collection container and transporting the collection container.
    The picking system according to claim 5.
  7. It has storage-side instruction means located corresponding to each storage section of the storage shelf,
    When it is detected by the first detection means that the article is stored in the collection container instructed by the first collection container side instruction means, the storage side instruction means and the first The instruction of the collection container side instruction means disappears,
    When it is detected by the second detection means that the article is stored in the collection container instructed by the second collection container side instruction means, based on the control of the control means, the storage side instruction means and the first The picking system according to any one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the instruction of the two-collection container side instruction means disappears.
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