Empty bin reception

Use case #

Empty Bin Reception mode allows Associates to load empty bins into the ASRS to increase the storage capacity. Empty Bin Reception mode can be used in the following use cases:

  • Initial bin loading into ASRS,
  • Load of additional bins into ASRS.

Workflow #

Empty bin reception workstation mode
  1. Associate activates Empty Bin Reception mode.
  2. Empty robots start driving toward the workstation. Incloud screen displays “Summoning robots” message. If there are no robots available, for example robots are charging or require maintenance, then Incloud displays “Not enough robots” message.
  3. One or several empty robots arrive at the workstation’s channel(s).
  4. Respective channel(s) put-to-lights start glowing when robot arrives and is ready to receive an empty bin.
  5. Associate scans bin barcode with barcode scanner.
  6. Associate puts empty bin onto the robot.
  7. Associate presses the glowing put-to-light button. Green sign and the bin’s serial number are displayed on the screen.
  8. Put-to-light is switched off for the respective channel.
  9. Robot takes bin away to the storage location. Incloud continues to show other channels ready to receive bins.

Receive empty bins into ASRS #

Scan workstation ID to begin worksession.

Select “Empty bin reception” mode.

As soon as the robot arrives at a workstation channel, a put-to-light button will light up to identify the channels where you can receive empty bins.
Put an empty bin on top of the robot that arrived at the workstation channel.

To register an empty bin and its orientation in Incloud, just scan the barcode that’s closest to you on the narrow side of the bin.

When the bin barcode is scanned, you will see it on the screen (1).
To confirm empty bin reception, press put-to-light button of the respective workstation channel (2).
Continue receiving bins to ASRS if needed.

Stop empty bin reception session #

To stop empty bin reception session, press “Stop session”.

Confirm that there are no unregistered bins placed on top of the robot.
Press “Confirm” to stop Empty Bin Reception session.