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Material Flow Analysis, Material Flow Planning And Material Flow Control: Warehouse automation is on the rise and smart control tools that efficiently monitor and analyze your entire workflow are becoming more important than ever before. The Warehouse Control System WCS is a manufacture-independent and future-proof module that can handle all your material flow controls and analysis requirements. It manages, controls, and coordinates all aspects of your automated material flow. The main advantage over other solutions: our solution runs independently of any materials handling or robotics technology you might already use. You also can integrate various different mechanisms simultaneously.
The EPG product suite offers a logical and scalable heterogeneous solution to help you manage your material flow across all your various automation and robotics solutions. Our solution is WMS agnostic while providing a larger, unified strategy platform, and seamless integration to your various automation solutions. The EPG solution receives tasks from the warehouse management system and provides the intelligence and flexibility to identify points with data transfer including master data elements such as: an identification number, control of dimensions, bins, trolley, stacker cranes with buffer sections and conveyor accumulation.
The Material flow control WCS manages, controls, and coordinates all aspects of your automated material flow. The main advantage over other similar solutions: WCS runs independently of any materials handling technology you might already use. You can even connect various different mechanisms simultaneously. The integrated visualization system offers operators an overview of all events in real time. Benefit from our manufacture-independent approach and our many years of logistics experience for an optimized workflow within your inventory.
Be it a brand-new installation or an inventory upgrade, the Warehouse Control System adapts to meet your needs. When you build a new logistics center, we are with you every step of the way to coordinate the WCS interfaces needed for the various software programs and automated systems. When you upgrade your warehouse, we support you during day-to-day operations. We connect our material flow controller to your existing technology and, by applying an efficient project management approach, ensure that your system remains fully functional throughout the entire upgrade.
Use the integrated material flow 3D visualization solution with ‘zoom’ function to take a look inside your warehouse – even before you launch. The software you are deploying not only visualizes all of your material flows, including rack and shelving systems in 3D; it also simulates them to ensure that your integrated materials handling technology is used efficiently and that all parts of the system work together in perfect harmony. The material flow 3D visualization is the integrated emulation tool that allows you to ‘model’ your warehouse management system and warehouse control system from a test system, without actual hardware, to create the optimum material flow and control process before you buy.
WCS adapts to your existing infrastructure. The material flow control tool features an open interface vis-à-vis the automated systems, be they centralized or decentralized, and regardless of platform, database, or hardware used. The Warehouse Control System continuously collects and analyzes movement data and performance indicators. As a result, economically inefficient workflows are becoming a thing of the past. The material flow controller is of course ideally suited for the warehouse management system LFS, resulting in one powerful overall package. Plus, this also reduces the number of software solutions and allows you manage and control all of your warehouse workflows from within a single system.
Through high-level emulation of your automatic warehouse processes, you can minimize risks, such as production downtimes and system failures. In addition, EPG's Warehouse Control System (WCS) optimizes pallet and container transportation and offers a wide range of functions including:
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