Material Flow Systems

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


The optimal material flow guarantees your success.

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


Materialfluss

We control the technical material flow, integrate machines and conveyor technology, control high-bay warehouses (HRL), automatic small parts warehouses (AKL) with their pre-zones, coordinate the 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. All communication between the technology and WMS is centralized, monitored, visualized and thus the material flow is optimally coordinated.

Features

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

Solutions

  • I-Point Coordination
  • Carton erectors and contour controls
  • Marking systems
  • Destination and sorter controls
  • AKL/HRL pre-zones
  • Goods issue sorting
  • Machine coordination
  • Production control

Material flow control

WMS connection

LUCA implements any connection to a Warehouse Management System (WMS). Our software developers have various technical options at their disposal. From couplings via the 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 picking systems (Pick-to-Light, Pick-by-Frame®, Voice Picking, etc.) are implemented via the on-site network. A large number of interfaces are available to us. A direct coupling of the Siemens PLC controls, for example, is implemented via the RFC1006 protocol. On the PLC side, the programming effort is very low. If required, the interfaces are developed accordingly.

Control processes

A modular structure of the LUCA server enables the connection of standardised and customer-specific modules for process control. Every task can be realized. The processes communicate with the databases, store their 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 in a few milliseconds. Due to the multitasking structure, many tasks can be processed simultaneously. This enables us to create very fast and large systems.