Kardex Mlog’s modular software solution MCC manages material flow and warehouse management processes faster and more efficiently.

From manual block warehouse and interface networking with intelligent partner systems to an automated intralogistics system connected to production lines and driverless vehicles, intelligent energy management for the automated stacker cranes and modern system visualization, the Mlog Control Center (MCC) modules offer flexible solutions for your warehouse management.

Benefits at a glance

  • High degree of standardization

    With more than 80% standard functions, the MCC ensures fast implementation of customer-specific requirements.

  • Cloud compatible

    Because of its modular design, users can host individual parts or the entire control center on the cloud. When requested, Kardex Mlog will manage the cloud's administration, including updates.

  • Customizable

    From small, standardized systems to large installations, the system (based on proven modules and functions) allows individual adaptations to meet every need.

  • Modular and scalable

    The MCC meets future intralogistics demands by putting together various modules based on individual requirements.

  • State-of-the-art technology

    Modern development tools ensure the use of the latest technologies.

  • First-class software

    Software design and development processes meet the highest quality standards such as GAMP 4/5.

High degree of standardization

With more than 80% standard functions, the MCC ensures fast implementation of customer-specific requirements.

Cloud compatible

Because of its modular design, users can host individual parts or the entire control center on the cloud. When requested, Kardex Mlog will manage the cloud's administration, including updates.

Customizable

From small, standardized systems to large installations, the system (based on proven modules and functions) allows individual adaptations to meet every need.

Modular and scalable

The MCC meets future intralogistics demands by putting together various modules based on individual requirements.

State-of-the-art technology

Modern development tools ensure the use of the latest technologies.

First-class software

Software design and development processes meet the highest quality standards such as GAMP 4/5.

MCC modules

The high level of flexibility means that different packages or individual modules can easily integrate with the warehouse management system.

Learn more about the various modules Kardex Mlog offers.

The MBase already contains all system settings including user and operating mode administration, database management, and system data configuration. These are all easily  configurable. For example, users administer and control logging on and off times, access authorizations and operating modes.

The basic module serves as a basis and platform for all additional modules. All configurations and the initialization of other software packages take place here. MBase is, therefore, already equipped with interfaces for both the individual modules of the MCC, as well as existing software environments. The browser-capable interface allows full access to the functions, both via an integrated user interface and via pre-defined clients.

Functional range:

  • Extensive reporting functions
  • Access possible via the server and via predefined clients
  • User administration 
  • Administration of general operating modes
  • Output of dialog and error texts
  • Language selection, integrated help system, statistics management 
  • Administration of dialog boxes, database management, and document printouts
  • Central administration of configuration
  • Audit trail

The system visualization module graphically displays all automated conveyor system components and stacker cranes, as well as their operating status. MVisu makes it possible to control the material flow system interactively – from context related location data processing through to notifications in the event of a problem with the system. The visualization system connects to the control system’s automation devices via TCP/IP. Data is continuously exchanged between the systems. In addition, HTML5 technology displays plant information on mobile devices and tablets.

Functional range:

  • Visualization of conveyor systems, electric overhead conveyors, movement directions in moveable conveyor modules, operating statuses, and configuration of signalling devices
  • Context-related location data processing
  • Reporting system faults
  • Statistics functions relating to transports, plant performance, and availability
  • Configurable dashboard for the system’s most important key figures 
  • Automatic calculation of system availability

The module forms the interface with other higher-level systems as well as the subordinate controls. Using MCom, different interfaces integrate into the system depending on the application, (e.g., for communicating with modern controls via Ethernet, with various database systems, or for integrating with enterprise resource planning via SAP).

Interfaces:
  •   TCP
  •   OPC UA
  •   WebService, WCF
  •   Database interface for ODBC, Oracle, MS SQL, Pervasive, Ingres
  •   SAP
  •   Special extensions are possible

The material flow control system controls conveyor systems and stacker cranes. The MFlow module tracks all material flows. With an order administration function, route planning and the possibility of manual intervention in the process, MFlow fulfills all the material flow control system’s requirements.

Functional range:
  • Control of conveyor systems, stacker cranes, industrial trucks, and electric overhead conveyors
  • Emulation of the material flow
  • Automatic scanner analysis 
  • Weight recording and checking 
  • Display and monitoring of system statuses
  • Output of error reports
  • Statistical evaluations
  • Integration of all other sub trades

Kardex’s web-based interface allows users to view and process warehouse management system orders. User accesses transport orders and, in combination with MWMS, the warehouse management software dialog boxes (e.g., picking dialog or inventory information). MWork features predefined dialog boxes. Regardless of location, clients can edit these due to their browser capabilities. 

Functional range:
  • User interface with predefined dialog boxes
  • Individual adaptation of dialog boxes to customer-specific requirements
  • Order processing from warehouse management (MWMS module)
  • Entry recording 
  • Mobile data processing

Intelligent strategies are the foundation for fast and efficient control of intralogistics processes. With the MWMS warehouse management system, it is possible to plan and centrally coordinate storage allocation locations as well as storage and retrieval processes. This is irrespective of the type of storage facility.

Functional range:
  • Optimized storage location allocation
  • Management of storage notifications
  • Sequencing
  • Deep-lane storage
  • Management of ⅔ space storage
  • Order management for picking stations, floor conveyor vehicles, and goods issue zones
  • Compaction
  • Stock level monitoring
  • Stock removal orders with automatic release and missing part control
  • Blocking and QA handling
  • Route planning

Kardex Mlog develops intelligent systems for controlling machines and material flows in order to adapt the dynamics of conveyor systems and stacker cranes to current demands - which also results in saving energy. This regulates start-up behavior and speeds.  Surplus energy is then used to drive the axes or fed back into the internal supply network.

Functional range:
  • Weight optimization for the conveyor systems and stacker cranes
  • Route optimization
  • Reduces friction and losses in the conveyor systems and stacker cranes
  • Recovers energy 
  • Energy optimization for the component controls
  • Adapts dynamics to demands
The optional simulation module enables a digital copy of the entire system from the sensor to the warehouse management system. This allows the simulation of different system conditions in advance or parallel to real operations. MSIM is also used for training purposes.

“We are delighted with the range of functions on the Mlog Control Center and with the flexibility Kardex Mlog showed in integrating our requirements!”

Mr. Burdziński Project Leader, Continental

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