The optimal material flow is responsible for the performance of each plant. Only the correct processes guarantee success. However, every plant is different and standardisation is not easy. We have developed a platform on which every material flow can be mapped. The central control is provided by the LUCA-Server taken over.


The optimal material flow guarantees your success.

We integrate the entire technology and picking systems on the modern LUCA-Server.


Materialfluss

We control the technical material flowThey integrate machines and conveyor technology, control high-bay warehouses (HRL), automatic small-parts warehouses (AKL) with their upstream zones, coordinate destination control and outgoing goods sorters. We communicate in the material flow system with all higher-level warehouse management systems (WMS) and integrate all our pick-by- systems. The entire communication between the technology and WMS is centralised, monitored and visualised, thus optimally coordinating the material flow.

Features

  • Can be integrated with any WMS
  • Connection to any subordinate control and machine
  • Real-time communication via the LUCA-Server
  • Full integration of the pick-by-systems
  • Optimization methods
  • Customer-specific processes
  • Fast, stable and reliable

Solutions

  • I-point coordination
  • Case erector and contour checks
  • Labelling systems
  • Destination and sorter controls
  • AKL/HRL pre-zones
  • Outgoing goods sorting
  • Machine Coordination
  • Production control


Material flow systems

WMS connection

LUCA implements every connection to a Warehouse Management System (WMS). Our software developers have various technical options at their disposal. From couplings via databases, files, queues, direct interfaces such as web services, TCP/IP socket connections to various SAP couplings.

Hardware connection

The connections to the subordinate PLC controls, machines, devices and order picking systems (Pick-by-Light, Pick-by-Frame®, Pick-by-Voice, etc.) are realized via the on-site network. A large number of interfaces are available to us. A direct coupling of the Siemens SPS controls is realized e.g. via the RFC1006 protocol. On the PLC side, the programming effort is very low. If required, the interfaces are developed accordingly.

Management processes

A modular structure of the LUCA server enables the connection of standardized and customer-specific modules for process control. Every task can be implemented. The processes communicate with the databases, save your tasks and report back the status messages.

Response times

Based on the professional software construction of the LUCA server, the response times to the interfaces are only a few milliseconds. Due to the multitasking structure, many tasks can be processed simultaneously. This enables us to create very fast and large systems.