IKS SMART FACTORY
Joint solution for users, processes, enterprise systems and SMART technology
How much digitized is your company? Do you have these digital environments interconnected?
Our customers have inspired us in connecting their digital processes as one environment, online and globally anywhere in the world.
No more typing errors, paperwork, time delays or wasted resources.
SMART devices for end-users
Wireless Smart buttons are intended for quick picking or put-away of material. Buttons helps quick navigation to the right location by high-lighted LED diode and confirm this transaction by pressing the button. Transactions: picking from location, put-away to location, confirm full and confirm empty.
Smart gloves are simplified for scanning, while the user has free hands and key information directly on the hand. IKS User access is set directly for the glove, which is paired via Bluetooth to a computer. Transaction: scanning according to IKS powers.
SSW wireless sensors and buttons are used to transmit the request for replenishment and consumption in flow racks or on the open production floor. Location sensor boot for AGV transport transactions, to bring full or take away empty pallet. Transaction: delivered and consumed.
Weight and distance
Wireless smart sensors that weigh the material, measure distances and can also be extended to measure temperature, vibrations, and location tracker. They are intended for materials in original packaging with a demanding consumption countdown. Such as liquids in barrels, coils of sealing or picked in pieces. Information for ordering or refilling can be done during consumption. Transaction: the actual quantity and consumption
Digitization of transport
External Transport – holistic Control
Paperless in real time organized external transports. In the moment when the goods are ready for dispatch the transport request is automatically released and you can monitor transport status in IKS, including GPS tracking. We will help you to optimize transport costs, reduce transport times and enable combinations of routes and processes (deliver exact number of returnable packaging to suppliers and return with the same number of full packages; or periodical milk-run transport from/to several addresses). Be inspired by Ringil and its innovative approach to transport logistics.
Internal AGV transport – one-way road
Fully automated material transfers between robotic workplaces and/or smart locations using “AGV – automatically guided vehicle”. The 4IGV solution currently supports one-way movements from point A to point B, including height defined locations. In IKS, AGVs and “smart transactions” are synchronized online in the form of Shipment orders, and their actual statuses are visualized to the users.
Internal AGV transport – “milk-run” trains
Our goal is fully automated delivery of material to several consecutive locations in the warehouse or production. We can support also semi-automatic milk-run trains, where the operator unloads the boxes and confirms the departure to the next location in the delivery sequence. We already have the milk-run transport process, but we are looking for a good partner to implement this AGV train solution.
Searching for AGV milk-run partner
External kanbans visualisation
Do you have multiple kanban suppliers and you want to simplify the management. IKS Smart Factory can also adopt, standardise and visualize / clone external Kanban tools as well as their complete automated management to the original kanban administrators.
The end of Kanban Excel, Access, and e-mails.
Systems - ERP / MRP / MES / WMS
The integrated Kanban system (IKS) is a professional software system for supporting holistic supply chain processes and the pull principle. IKS does not replace any kind of basic ERP/MRP business systems. But we can connect external/internal key data and transactions of smart devices, B2B, EDI/MES/WMS, which are fully paperless, fast, and correctly recorded in ERP/MRP system.
IKS becomes the only one direct communication bridge into ERP from all external digital technologies, which also makes easy regular upgrades of your ERP system.
Users and processes
In the IKS Smart Factory we have standardised management of all smart technologies in a secured IKS administrator environment. The end-user of logistic process has also great visibility on smart devices performances and functionality.
This standardised environment is significantly minimizing technical support required for managing of digital technologies. Accelerates the detection of potential problems and enables immediate correction.