Kardex Remstar presents new control generation for dynamic storage systems
At the LogiMAT 2013 in Stuttgart Kardex Remstar is going to present the new Logicontrol machine control for its vertical lift modules and paternoster storage systems. With this product, the provider of intralogistics solutions will extend its product portfolio with an intelligent machine control for smaller warehouses and stand-alone solutions. The new machine control centre combines a variety of functions in one panel. It consists of hardware, software and an operator terminal with an innovatively designed touch-screen. Depending on the needs of the user, Logicontrol is available in two different versions.
“Our goal was to develop a simple and efficient control that is easy to handle and ergonomically designed“, explains Marc Zenses, Director of Product Management at Kardex Remstar. The outcome is a new and innovative machine control centre making pen and paper in warehouses with low levels of complexity a thing of the past. The new solution provides users not only with a reliable and safe machine control but also with a simple and convenient warehouse management system that allows them to check their inventory levels at any time. Unlike the PC-based Kardex Remstar solutions offered for more sophisticated warehouse management activities, Logicontrol is an entirely controller-based solution which means that companies no longer have to spend money on expensive PC workstations.
One single control can operate up to three storage systems, and manage up to 1,000 different articles, 8,000 storage locations and seven bin sizes. A clear advantage in terms of ergonomics is the new operator panel: in addition to the numeric keyboard the user is now provided with a touchscreen raising operating ease to an intuitive level. Just a few clicks – and the operator can easily find the requested articles, even without having to take off his working gloves.
Logicontrol 100 („Pen & Paper“) is included in the Shuttle XP lift and Megamat RS paternoster packages offered by Kardex Remstar. The new control replaces all conventional pen and paper-based applications. A simple item list allows the user to carry out error-free storage and retrieval operations. All that needs to be done is allocate a storage location to an article.
Logicontrol 200 („Location Management“) offers all functions of Logicontrol 100 plus a basic warehouse management that assigns items to a storage location using dynamic or fixed locations, allowing users to keep track of material flow and inventory levels at all times. With Logicontrol 200 print-outs of basic reports are also possible. The control package is optionally available with licenses for all users.
In combination with an external keyboard Logicontrol 100 and Logicontrol 200 are also available as Logicontrol 100K or 200K.