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LogiMAT 2017: From big data to smart data – Swisslog focuses on digital intralogistics of the future

Buchs/Dortmund, 17 January 2017 – “Ready for a future that intelligently connects man with machine and reality with the virtual world.” Under this motto, Swisslog will showcase its solutions at the LogiMAT intralogistics trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany between 14 & 16 March 2017 (Hall 1, Booth B51). Software and smart data will take center stage along with the combination and simulation of innovative logistics systems; for Swisslog the vision of a sophisticated high-tech warehouse is already a reality.

Experience innovations

The Swisslog booth will feature a comprehensive, dynamic exhibit where visitors can experience – see and touch – for themselves just how efficiently and advantageously different intralogistics technologies such as shuttle systems, AutoStore and CarryPick can work together. A member of the KUKA Group, Swisslog will introduce AutoStore Plus, a combination bin and shuttle warehouse, coupled with conveyor technology and controlled by an SAP system. For the first time, the leading automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistic solutions will also be presenting its SynQ Synchronized Intelligence software to a wider technical audience. SynQ expands on Swisslog’s existing warehouse management platform WM 6 and lays the foundation for data-driven automation solutions. The new PowerStore pallet shuttle and Automated Case Pick, a new automated technology for carton and bin picking, complete the “Made by Swisslog” lineup that awaits trade fair visitors in Stuttgart.

Robotics highlight: Automated Item Pick

Swisslog’s new AIP is a special highlight of the trade fair program as well as part of the featured exhibit. AIP stands for Automated Item Pick, a robotics application for picking single items. Developed from prototypes and initial applications, this innovative technology from KUKA and Swisslog makes it possible to pick both identical and different products from storage. The new AIP uses a 2D/3D vision system that detects the dimensions of the various objects and passes data to gripper technology. AIP is designed to work hand-in-hand with humans as well as independently.

Visit the Future Lab

In addition to new technologies, Swisslog’s LogiMAT exhibit will reflect the company’s increasing focus on digitalization and collecting large quantities of data. The Swiss company offers detailed, software-based analysis that turn big data into smart data, which trade fair visitors will be able to see for themselves in the form of a sophisticated Condition Monitoring application. Monitoring provides the basis for a continuous improvement process in logistics and paves the way for new, promising corporate strategies and activities.

The ultimate result is planning reliability, a goal also shared by Swisslog’s new Future Lab; all LogiMAT visitors are invited to immerse themselves into a virtual world on the booth!

Spearheading data-driven solutions

“Ideas and expertise in intelligent networking and automating the flow of goods are the breeding grounds for innovation in warehouse logistics,” comments Daniel Hauser, Managing Director of Swisslog’s Warehouse & Distribution Solutions for Central Europe. “But the true drivers of innovation are the constantly changing market demands. They require that market players be not only agile but increasingly flexible.” Together with KUKA, Swisslog is leading the way in robotics and data-driven solutions throughout intralogistics. Hauser continues: “We’re looking forward to introducing visitors to the world of networked warehouse logistics.”

Swisslog at LogiMAT 2017 – Hall 1, Booth 1B51

About Swisslog

Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking healthcare systems, warehouses and distribution centers. We are a single-source supplier of integrated systems and services – from planning, design and implementation through servicing over the entire lifecycle of our solutions. 2,500 employees and customers in over 50 countries stand behind the success of our company.

Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intelligent automation solutions.