Dolly monitoring in material supermarkets
In production logistics, the supermarket serves as an interim warehouse for articles which will be needed in upcoming production steps. Since increasingly flexible production processes are making advance long-term planning of demand more and more difficult, the state-of-the-art factory solution is to monitor the dolly hubs inside the supermarket. Intelligent sensors automatically detect when a dolly is removed from a hub or fed into a monorail track and communicate this information in real time, providing a digital visualisation of the stock. Requisitions are signalled automatically on the basis of preconfigured criteria, guaranteeing that the necessary parts are always available.