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software. M chine designers can create themselves, but that is time consuming, costly and can lead to future bility p


lems. A tter o tio to utilise fully develop software tools


froma technology partner that can cut the tithe time needed. For example, pre- configured and pre-tested software dules are avai ble for feeding,


discharge, registration and SmartTrack product spacing. Programming tasks become more like parameterisation, saving time and speeding projects.ojects. New for materials handling, Lenze has developed an extension to i s FAST range of software tools specifically for storage retrieval cranes. Built-in features clude advanced safety control that reduces the buffer-zone required at the end of the crane’s travel providing useful additional storage space. O her safer operation features allow retrieval


configured and pre-tested software modules are available for feeding, discharge, registration and SmartTrack product spacing. Program ng tasks me mo


me saving ti e and speeding proj for m terials handling, Lenze has


developed an extension to its FAST range of software tools specifically for storage an


and retrieval cranes. B ilt-in featu es include advanced safety control that reduces the buffer-zone required at the end of the crane’s travel, providing useful additional storage space. Other safer operation features allow retrieval


systems to operate w ile personnel are present ipresent in adjacent aisles, while control of boom oscillations allows systems to change direction faster, cutting cycle s and boosting productivity.


systems to operate while personnel are adjacent aisles, w e control


of boomosci ations al ws systems to change direction faster, cutting cycle titimes and boosting productivity. In addition, built-in energy recovery cuts energy consumption and operating costs. This example of standardised software i based on experience w th m rket-leading builders of SR s.


software. Machine designers can create iit themselves, but that is time consuming, costly and can lead to future co


Pre-configured motion software can eliminate u to 8


compatiibility problems. A better option isis to utilise fully developed software tools from a technology partner that can cut needed. For example, pre-


Pre-configured m tion software can eliminate up to 80 per cent of the work required compared with developing equipment control appl ations from scratch. Furthermore, m dules can be tested com letely independently, w ich kes m chine development quicker, easier and reduces errors.


per cent of the w rk


required compared with developing equipment control applications from scratch. Furthermore, modules can be tested completely independently, which makes machine development quicker, easier and reduces errors.


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Internet of T ings), is already reshapin llogistics and distribution operations. Advanced communication and analytical technologies create opportunities for end users and machine builders alike. But for maxmume


users and m chine builders alike. B t for ma imum effectiveness, those technologies need to be built into chines, n t bolted


technologies need to be bui machines, not bolted on.


to


The provider needs to offer a choice of com unication fromal the m


fieldbus systems and utilise standards such as CoDeSys and PackML.such as CoDeSys and PackML.


Data security has become an item of the highest i


addition, bui t-in energy recovery cuts energy consumption and operating costs. This example of standardised software is based on experience with market-leading builders of SRUs.


chine i


ta security has become an itemof the highest importance. Providers such as Lenze can offer secure cloud data com


portance. Providers such


compromise or misuse. That enables seamless integration with customer systems and helps m chine builders offer


as Lenze can offer secure cloud data communication technologies that allow machine information to be shared across wider networks without risk of mi


nication technologies that allow formation to be shared across


wider networks without risk of mp mi


seamless integration w th customer systems and helps machine builders offer


The provider needs to offer a choice of communication from all the major fieldbus systems and utilise standards


Internet of Things), is already reshaping ogistics and distribution operations. com unication and analytical es create opportunities for end


SpeciSpecifying Lenze Smarfying Lenze Smart Motors in a warehouse


educe the number of variants in a facility by


up to 70 per cent


OMATED WAREHOUSING


REHOUSING FEAT RE FEA ATURE


a range of added-value services, such as rem te support and m nitoring or predictive m intenance.


a range of added-value services, such as remote support and monitoring or predictive maintenance.


THE COMPONENTS Y WHEN OU NEED HEM


HE COMPONENTS YOU NEED WHEN YOU NEED THEM


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Motors in a warehouse automatautomation system canion system can rreduce the number of difdifferent drive and motorferent drive and motor variants in a facility by up to 70 per cent


With the pressure to respond to m rket trends and del verm chines on ever- shorter lead times, component availability critical. You need to be sure the provider has themanufacturing and distribution cap bilities tomeet tig t timescales. A because companies i creasingly want to repl ate standard technology platform and approaches across their global networks, an i ternational capabi ty for service and technical support across al the portant global


th the pressure to respond tomarket trends and deliver machines on ever- shorter lead times, component availability is critical. You need to be sure the provider has the manufacturing and distribution capabilities to m et tight timescales. And because companies increasingly want to replicate standard technology platforms and approaches across their global networks, an international capability for service and technical support across all the important global manufacturing locations iis important.


nufacturing l cations s im rtant. Even the most complex and Even the m st complex and


sophisticated warehouse automation systems are built from com inations of simple m tion elements. G tting these elements right i


the key to efficiency,


sophisticated warehouse automation systems are built from combinations of simple motion elements. Getting these elements right is the key to efficiency, flexibility and reduced dow timflexibility and reduced downtime. Choosing the right technology partner can lead to faster m chine development,


performance.


Choosing the right technology partner can lead to faster machine development, llower purchase costs, easier integrationower purchase costs, easier integration and optiand optimal performance.


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making complexity simple


KNAPP is a leading global supplier of warehouse automation solutions, with over 1700 active systems worldwide. The group’s advanced conveying, storage and fulfilment technologies are combined in solutions that feature seamless integration and intelligent software. Successful projects in the UK recently include systems for John Lewis, Boots, M&S, Staples, Clarks, British Gas and Well.


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