The requirements for the logistics and production solutions of the future are becoming ever more complex. Along with profitability and flexibility, precision, process reliability and quality assurance pose weighty challenges. At centre stage, naturally, is the person. Simple, intuitive interactions are made possible all thanks to smart communication between man and machine. Manual and automated processes are harmonized, ensuring error-free handling in a warehouse or production facility. Only a fully integrated, all-in-one solution can achieve optimal performance and reach its true economic potential.
Summarized under the term smart production, KNAPP offers precisely this type of intelligent all-in-one solutions for production from a single source.
Depending on the requirements, various building blocks fall into line to form a smart warehouse:
Storage system: A storage system that is flexible in terms of function as well as size can handle various functions, such as space-effective and secure storage, temporary storage of goods, semi-finished products or raw materials. The storage system is the heart of the solution and supplies all the work areas right on time. Either the high-performance OSR Shuttle™ or the innovative OSR Shuttle™ Evo can be used as a storage system
Conveyor systems: Conveyor systems connect various warehouse areas and process steps with each other efficiently. High-performance conveying systems such as Streamline or Powerline reliably convey containers, trays, cartons or pallets to their target destination. The free-moving Open Shuttles are a dynamic complement to classic conveyors and distribute the workload using their swarm intelligence.
Work stations: Work stations in production and assembly areas are supplied according to the goods-to-person principle. The efficient networking of man and machine is the focus of the work station design. KNAPP’s Pick-it-Easy work stations combine efficiency, ergonomics and usability. The modern easyUse user interfaces ensure intuitive, accurate operation.
Zero defect production: Zero defect production makes the zero-error strategy a reality. The production and assembly work stations are equipped with innovative image recognition and image processing systems and record every single component that is installed during the production process. Thanks to a real-time feedback system, the employee receives an immediate evaluation of the quality of the step taken. This ensures error-free assembly and end-to-end traceability.
Software: Software is the brain behind every solution. With its software product lines KiSoft and SAP® EWM by KNAPP, KNAPP offers customized solutions that meet all the demands of production logistics. KNAPP remains true to its slogan, making complexity simple, with its all-in-one software solutions, designing complex processes for transparency and manageability.
Robotics: Customized automation, where it makes sense, is one of KNAPP’s basic philosophies. Automatic solutions such as the Pick-it-Easy Robot are suited to applications where a high throughput is required over a longer period of time, where high quality is also essential and where the human resource reaches its limits. In combination with the shuttle systems, smart interaction between machines is established, which increases efficiency, quality and profitability.
Service and maintenance: KNAPP customers rely on smart service for the life cycle of the system. With System Support 360°+, KNAPP offers a comprehensive service portfolio. Proactive maintenance, condition monitoring or innovative service support systems ensure lasting peak performance.