Let your logistic take off
"Let your logistic take off" – this is the slogan of the homepage of the research project LEAN. On this new website, the team will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments and possibilities offered by this novel technology. w3logistics AG works together with experts from the University of Duisburg-Essen and other companies, such as the logistics service provider HAVI, to develop a new lightweight racking system based on cable robot technology.
LEAN is one of ten entries that especially delighted the advisory committee of the leading market competition "MobilitštLogistik.NRW". These ten selected joint projects will together be funded with about 9.5 m. € EFRE subsidies and about 3.8 m. € co-financing.
The North Rhine-Westphalia based consortium will develop highly innovative components to be able to offer the most powerful stacker cranes in the future. The advantages of this technology are obvious. Compared to conventional stacker cranes, the project pursues a radically new approach: Of the conventional system, only the function of a storage and retrieval platform will remain. This will now be moved by a system of tensioned cables in front of the racks. These cables are coiled and decoiled under coordinated control of multiple winches und thus allow for a precise positioning of the storage and retrieval platform including the payload in front of the high bay racks.
The speed of this technology in line with intelligent software can revolutionize commissioning in the future. A video on the homepage of the LEAN research project shows the use of cable robot based technology for managing high racking systems in a test rig of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Due to an easy integration into the system landscape of companies, not only the economic but also the ecological efficiency will be increased significantly.
In this research project, the software company from Dortmund primarily assumes the tasks of developing a mobile WMS app based on OpenUI5 and the recording and implementation of the requirements for the adaptation of the warehouse management system and its interfaces to be set up, as well as the connection to the existing material and information flows. The focus lies on the development of innovative know-how, so that the research results can be integrated into our own products and services and the latest trends can be developed from which you can also profit.
LEAN website: http://www.lean-logistik.nrw/
Read also …
w3logistics presents research results in Los Angeles
Within the scope of a co-operation with the Professorship for Transport Systems and Logistics of the University of Duisburg-Essen and other international research partners from Brazil and Ecuador, w3logistics analysed the requirements ... more
w3logistics wins leading market competition
In the first contest round of the leading market competition "MobilitštLogistik.NRW", 54 competition entries were handed in at the state of NRW. Ten entries especially delighted the advisory committee and were proposed for funding. One of these is "LEAN" ... more
OrGoLo – w3logistics reaches research mile stone
The aim of the project "OrGoLo" is, among others, the responsible configuration of international supply chains. In the course of the research project, a Web 2.0 collaboration platform is being developed, which integrates different assistance tools ... more
TiLO – w3logistics researching for logistics of the future
Project "TiLO" will make it possible to operate a warehouse scanner-less, but without having to forego the advantages of a solution with scanners. Basis for this is the integration of a newly developed camera-based analysis system ... more
DynKo – Research support made by w3logistics AG
The aim of the project "DynKo" is to increase the economic efficiency of transports and to support the migration of current road transports to railways as an alternative carrier and therefore to increase the environmental soundness of future traffic ... more