Scanning in the warehouse is essential. Each process needs different warehouse scanning equipment, make sure you choose the right ones!
In warehouses and distribution centers, you can maximize inventory throughput, increase productivity, and improve accuracy by using the right warehouse scanning equipment. These devices will be rugged to withstand the harsh warehouse environment. They will also support real-time data capture at the point of transaction to ensure accuracy.
Honeywell has a large variety of devices built for warehouses and distribution centers. Their warehouse scanning equipment is built for applications such as receiving, replenishment & put away, selection & picking, packing & shipping, inventory control, and more.
Warehouse Scanning Equipment for Different Applications
The receiving process is very important for any warehouse or distribution center. All other workflows depend on the accuracy from the receiving process. So, accurate data entry is crucial at this phase to prevent costly cascading errors. You’ll need warehouse scanning equipment that can connect in real-time, can withstand high volume scanning, and can read barcodes that are damaged or difficult to read.
Honeywell’s Granit series scanners are a good option for receiving. Granit scanners are built for industrial environments so they are extremely rugged. They can scan virtually all 1D and 2D barcodes from 6 inches to 50 feet away. They are perfect for high volume scanning which is one reason they are good fit for receiving.
Replenishment & Put Away
A pallet’s initial location will influence all proceeding processes. A WMS system can help with that, but only if it’s running on the right equipment. You’ll need warehouse scanning equipment that can accurately confirm the transaction by rapidly scanning a location label.
We recommend using Honeywell’s SR61 heavy-duty industrial scanner for replenishment & put away. This scanner was built for industrial environments with fast scanning capability, unmatched motion tolerance (up to 500 inches per second) as well as support for omni-directional scanning. It can operate in both hot and cold temperatures and can withstand constant forklift vibrations. The SR61 also has a comfort grip to maximize operator efficiency.
Selection & Picking
Picking is the most labor-intensive process in warehouses and distribution centers. Selection and picking needs to be a fast and accurate process. You’ll need warehouse scanning equipment that can eliminate causes of inefficiencies.
Honeywell’s Tecton mobile computer is very helpful in the picking process. Tectons are extremely durable. They have the optimal combination of performance and usability. They meet the needs of the user and the demands of a warehouse or distribution center environment. The Tecton supports fast and reliable wireless connectivity.
Packing & Shipping
Packing stations and pallet-building areas require speed and precision to complete and ship orders. Warehouse scanning equipment in packing and shipping operations must be responsive, accurate, and ergonomic so employees see the tools as essential rather than an annoyance.
The Xenon 1900 series industrial scanners by Honeywell work well in packing & shipping. The Xenon 1900 features a custom image sensor that is optimized for barcode scanning that offers industry leading performance and reliability needed in shipping operations.
Inventory control operations throughout warehouses and distribution centers are vital to the accuracy of overall inventory. Use the right warehouse scanning equipment to conduct inventory in real time, eliminating costly efforts and errors that you may have with periodic manual counts that are conducted via time-consuming paper and data-entry processes.
We recommend using the CK71 by Honeywell for inventory control. The CK71 is an ultra-rugged mobile computer that features quick and accurate scanning. It gives employees access to real-time data and has a very quick response time.
For more information on warehouse scanning equipment by Honeywell, contact us.