iFD offers hands-on software at LogiMAT 2019
The intralogistics specialist iFD is showing at LogiMAT 2019 from February 19th to 21st in Stuttgart at stand A01 in Hall 10 the highly innovative transport control system, which can be seamlessly integrated into any logistics environment with the tugger train module and interfaces to semi- and fully-automatic transport systems.
By using artificial intelligence, empty runs can be avoided, and costs and environmental burdens can be reduced. The transport control system closes information and communication gaps and thus contributes to a networked logistics in the sense of Industry 4.0.
Standardized interfaces form an important basis for networking. iFD offers a range of standard solutions for various applications. The simplest variant is an interface between the host system and the transport vehicle used. In this case, the iFD middleware converts the order data into warehouse coordinates, checks them for plausibility, and passes them on to the vehicle control for automatic destination approach. In the maximum expansion stage, the system coordinates and controls the entire warehouse area including warehouse management.
iFD also supports in advance of installation. By simulating complexity and dynamics of technical systems in a realistic way, processes can be shown transparently and cause-effect relationships can be highlighted. Processes can be tested and optimally coordinated and bottlenecks can be uncovered and analyzed.
iFD offers software to touch
Visitors to the iFD stand have the opportunity to test the components of the forklift control system live on a haptic board and compare various input and output options.
The highlight of this year's fair is the iFD Forklift Race - in a virtual game environment, man and machine compete. The limits of human possibilities are clearly demonstrated. In return, the software reveals planning and execution logics to bring the player closer to the advantages of systematic support. Each participant also has the opportunity to secure an attractive prize with the best performance.
The iFD GmbH is a reliable full-service provider in the field of intralogistics. Since its foundation in 1990, more than 300 projects have been realized in the areas of warehouse management, material flow control, transport management and simulation across industries. Through its own research and development department and close cooperation with universities and universities of applied sciences, the products of the iFD GmbH are constantly being developed and thus achieve their highly innovative character.