The optimum material flow is responsible for the performance of every system. 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 handled by the LUCA-Server taken over by the
The optimum material flow guarantees your success.
We integrate the entire technology and picking systems on the modern LUCA-Server.
We control the technical material flow, integrate machines and conveyor technology, control high-bay warehouses (HRL), automated small parts warehouses (AKL) with their pre-zones, coordinate destination control and goods issue sorters. We communicate with all higher-level warehouse management systems (WMS) in the material flow system and integrate all our pick-by systems. All communication between the technology and the WMS is centralized, monitored and visualized, thus optimally coordinating the material flow.
- Can be integrated with any WMS
- Connection to every subordinate control system and machine
- Real-time communication via the LUCA-Server
- Full integration of pick-by systems
- Optimization methods
- Customized processes
- Fast, stable and reliable
- I-Point Coordination
- Carton erectors and contour controls
- Labeling systems
- Destination and sorter controls
- AKL/HRL pre-zones
- Outgoing goods sorting
- Machine coordination
- Production control
Material flow control
LUCA implements every connection to a warehouse management system (WMS). Our software developers have various technical options at their disposal. From connections via databases, files, queues, direct interfaces such as web services, TCP/IP socket connections to various SAP connections.
The connections to the subordinate PLC controls, machines, devices and picking systems (Pick-to-Light, Pick-by-Frame®, Voice Picking, etc.) are realized via the on-site network. A large number of interfaces are available to us. A direct coupling of the Siemens PLC controls is realized e.g. via the RFC1006 protocol. The programming effort on the PLC side is very low. If required, the interfaces can be developed accordingly.
The modular structure of the LUCA-Server enables the connection of standardized and customer-specific modules for process control. Every task can be realized. The processes communicate with the databases, save their tasks and report back the status messages.
Based on the professional software design of the LUCA server, the response times to the interfaces are only a few milliseconds. Thanks to the multitasking structure, many tasks can be processed simultaneously. This enables us to create very fast and large systems.