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 standardisation 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.

Material flow

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. In the material flow system, we communicate with all higher-level warehouse management systems (WMS) and integrate all our pick-by systems. All communication between the technology and WMS is centralised, monitored, visualised and thus the material flow is optimally coordinated.


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


  • I-Point Coordination
  • Carton erectors and contour controls
  • Labelling systems
  • Destination and sorter controls
  • AKL/HRL pre-zones
  • Outgoing goods 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 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 realised via the on-site network. A variety of interfaces are available to us. A direct coupling of the Siemens PLC controls, for example, is realised 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 customised modules for process control. Every task can be realised. The processes communicate with the databases, save 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 a few milliseconds. Due to the multitasking structure, many tasks can be processed simultaneously. This enables us to create very fast and large installations.