- May 04, 2017
- Dematic Corp.
May 4, 2017 – Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced updates to the latest release of its Warehouse Execution System software platform, Dematic iQ 2.4.
This most recent release includes a range of innovations, from harmonizing development platforms deep within the software to providing enhanced screens and reports for the user interface.
Specific features of this release targeting mixed-case order fulfillment applications for supply chain automation include:
- The Dematic Automated Mixed Case Palletizing (AMCAP) system builds pallets. With the family grouping strategies in the Dematic Multishuttle storage buffer, more efficient PackBuilder planning that decouples pallet planning from inventory availability, and new pallet-planning algorithms to improve aisle-readiness, store-ready pallets now can be built and shipped more efficiently.
- Equipment speed adjusts automatically throughout the entire process to accommodate product weights, fragilities and centers-of-gravity to ensure stability. Systems are no longer constrained by their most delicate item, providing optimized performance across a variety of items.
- New innovations increase storage density by using shared lifts between stacked Dematic Multishuttle buffers. Advanced algorithms for vertical item transfer allow the efficient transfer of product from one buffer to the next without the need for complex conveyor routing. In addition, Dematic Multishuttle storage capacity has been increased from 30 to 32 levels.