Logistics with its material handling systems benefits enormously from the new innovative solutions of Integrated Industry. HARTING’s MICA® edge computing system is the perfect partner for these. The robust design, modular hardware kit and open software architecture of the mini-computer impressed the HERMES AWARD 2016 jury and saw the MICA® crowned the winner. Since then HARTING has created a user organisation in the form of the MICA.network, currently consisting of 27 companies working in the system integration, software and hardware development sector, who use the MICA® for complete Industrie 4.0 solutions. The two partner companies PCO and nemetris use MICA® for example as an RFID reader with edge computing capabilities for their own logistics solutions.
AutoID-supported container management and Tool Ident
PCO showcases a practice-oriented production order process, where the key role is played by the PCO integration layer for the integration and interaction of different systems. For example, auto-ID supported container management (mobile handheld) and Tool Ident (stationary in the machine) are networked with each other and displayed with machine, process and production order data. With the addition of database-based process data storage, predictive maintenance can also be introduced.
Just-in-sequence software for flexible and efficient production management
The just-in-sequence JIS solution by nemetris is extremely closely linked to production and maps the whole just-in-sequence process, from acceptance of the call-off via EDI through sequencing and just-in-time production management to shipment and implementation of traceability. The nemetris solution is modular and can be integrated seamlessly into an existing infrastructure. On the one hand this ensures lean and smooth processing and allows series production at batch size 1, on the other all the data remains in one system, which enables unbroken traceability.
Both applications will be on show at the Logistics 4.0 Hub in Hall 24. HARTING will also be presenting the latest MICA® variant, which combines RFID with WLAN and mobile communication in one device. In addition, HARTING is organising an experts day on the topic Industrie 4.0 in Logistics on Wednesday morning (25 April 2018) at CeMAT Speakers Corner, in conjunction with the MICA.network.
HARTING Technology Group is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 44 countries. In addition, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging technology and cabling for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.
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