iTAC.MES.Suite – Storage Control
Storage systems are an important part of successful logistics at a plant. With iTAC.MES.Suite Storage Control, Dürr delivers a solution that allows customers to establish an active, targeted control of storage areas. The module adds a fully customizable management of inbound and outbound vehicles for high bay storages and flat buffers.
An intuitive overview of the storages provides quick feedback regarding storage content and the cell status. Information about each vehicle can be accessed with just one click. Outside of the fully automatic operation the system can also be managed manually in order to extract individual car bodies out of sequence.
Using a rule-based approach, operators have access to tailor-made tools to stabilize the production and increase overall quality. With access to the complete vehicle dataset, the system can optimize the sequence of outbound vehicles to address common production restrictions such as color batching in the paintshop or variant sequencing in the assembly.
Based on Dürr’s longterm experience in the planning and commissioning of production and assembly lines the module Storage Control enables a precise alignment between the sequence targets and production restrictions.
FUNCTIONS OF THE STORAGE CONTROL MODULE:
- Various standard rules (hold, urgency, workload, sequence)
- Individual rules (configurable)
- Emergency input
- Webcam functionality
- Route and time optimization
- Display of various vehicles parameters
BENEFITS OF THE STORAGE CONTROL MODULE:
- Real-time sequence optimization
- Optimized Material Flow
- Less rework
- Less downtime
- Flexible model mix
- Compact warehouse layout