The Material-Handling-System is an intelligent storage and handling system for an easier and faster transport from the cutting machines to the post-processing machines like sewing or welding.
As soon as a panel is cut and ready a storage place on the loading station is marked via LED light and the operator put in the winded roll. Closing the upwinder at the ScreenCut starts the next cutting process so that the cutting process can be performed during feeding the storage with the roll. If two/three/four panels are cut simultaneously the storage places are marked with different colours. A LED stripe in the upwinder shows the sections with different colours as well to avoid any mistakes.
The loading and unloading station are fixed stations, where the trolley can be connected.
Each station has a logic with a touch panel for input options, a PC, a LED controller and is connected via LAN to the database. At the loading station the stored rolls in the trolley are displayed with order numbers and it is possible to search and delete those.
Each trolley is equipped with a RFID for identification at each unloading station. So no cables are necessary so that each trolley can be moved free.
As soon as a trolley is filled, it can be unconnected and be moved to a buffer area or directly at an unloading station. Connected to an unloading station the ID of the trolley is loaded as well as all orders stored at this trolley that are displayed at the touch panel as a list.
Selecting the order each storage place/roll related to the order is highlighted via LED.
Selecting the first panel to start, only the storage place of this panel is highlighted and the operator takes it out and process it. The next one is automatically highlighted.
To display the design of the order is possible if the data are well prepared in the database.Special information according to the order can be also displayed at the touch panel.