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Pick to Light

May 30, 2024
April 29, 2024

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This article describes how to install the Pick to Light system.

Technical requirements

To be able to put the Pick to Light system into operation, you need the following hardware:

  1. SWA5 Client WiFi
  2. KBS Pick to Light System, consisting of:
  3. Pick to Light Controller - Establishes the initial connection to your ELAM Solutions system and is the central control unit that reads and controls individual modules. The controller is connected directly to the SWA with the supplied connection cable and supplied with power.
  4. Profile rail - Attaches to your workstation / shelf above, or below the component removal compartments.
  5. Contact profile - Is pressed into the profile rail.
  6. Modules - Are mounted on the profile rail and have contact with the contact profile. The modules should be placed visibly above, or below the removal compartments for components.
  7. Connection cable - Required to establish the connection between the SWA and Pick to Light Controller.

Video Instruction

Jumper Setup

In order for the Pick to Light controller to be able to establish the connection to your ELAM Solutions system immediately, a total of 5x jumpers must be correctly assigned.  The assignment is always the same for each controller.  Take the Pick to Light Controller in your hand and assign the jumpers on the Pick to Light Controller as shown in the following figure:

Mount the Rail and Contact Profile

The following figure shows the basic structure of the rail, contact profile and module as an overview.

  1. Measure the width of the shelf / workstation where the rail will be placed later.

Saw the rail accordingly and deburr sharp edges.

Press the contact profile with the female connector upwards into the profile rail.  

Saw off the protruding contact profile.

5. drill the following holes in the rail  

  • ... for fastening the rail to the shelf / workstation
  • ... For fastening terminal blocks when several levels are to be interconnected.
  • ... or to allow a cable feed-through for a terminal block

Tip: Plan the accommodation of the cables into the dimensioning of the rail. The cables can then be easily led off to the side.

Tip: If you need to connect several levels together, it can also be practical to run the individual cables through holes.

Screw the rail to your shelf / workstation.

Attach Modules To The Rail

WARNING: Never move a module left and right when it is attached to the rail. This will break the pin contacts of the module. In this case, any warranty claim will also be voided. Instead, remove the module and then move the module. The best way to do this is to use a spatula and lever the module out of the rail.

  1. The module must first snap into place at the bottom of the rail and then be pressed at the top until it clicks.

See an example of the pick to light components with wires:

Attach The Controller To The Rail

The Pick to Light controller is always attached to the outermost edge of the rail.

  1. Once the Pick to Light controller is attached to the rail, you can connect the cable that is included in the package.
  1. Connect the other end of the cable to the SWA5 Client WiFi.
  2. After you have turned on the SWA, the PWR and DSP LED will light up as follows.
  1. It usually takes 2-3 minutes for the Pick to Light controller to establish a connection with your ELAM system. Once the connection has been successfully established, the PWR & DSP LED will light up green.

How to create Pick to Light modules in ELAM

Once the Pick to Light controller establishes a connection with your ELAM system, all modules are automatically created in the ELAM Administration.

Each module has a unique serial number that ELAM automatically enters into the tool name. You can find the serial number under the barcode on the modules.

In order to use the Pick to Light modules, you must assign the modules to a station where they will be used.

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