Thursday, August 25, 2016

Automated Guided Vehicles in warehouses

Automated Guided Vehicles
Imagine machines with the power of three-dimensional perception, visually mapping their environment and operating alongside people in our world. This revolutionary technology has the power to change the way people and machines work together every day.Automatic Guided Vehicle
Engineered with state-of-the-art Seegrid Vision, industrial trucks are transformed into the next generation of AGVs: vision guided vehicles (VGVs).
VGVs navigate without wires, lasers, magnets, or tape, and deliver unmatched flexibility. Designed for simplicity and reliability, this flexible automation solution is offered in a line of pallet trucks and tow tractors.
Generating economic advantages and operational efficiencies, VGVs optimize workflow processes, increase productivity and throughput, and reduce labor and operating costs. VGVs improve workplace safety, reduce equipment and product damage, and deliver a rapid return on investment.
Automated Guided Vehicles require no infrastructure modification, and navigate without the use of lasers, wires, magnets, or tape. With exceptional and unmatched flexibility, your team members have the power to train routes to support your workflow and business needs. VGVs are operational in automatic or manual mode for maximum flexibility.
For increasing throughput and material flow, VGV tow tractors coupled with trailers, carts, or dollies, provide a lean automation solution, while the cost-effective VGV pallet trucks transport palletized goods. Both innovative product lines will improve your material handling processes.
Call (816) 666-8404  today to learn more about this exciting new technology.

Spare parts are necessary in any warehoouse

Having spare parts on hand ensures that everything remains operational no matter what type of issue occurs with your machinery. If you don’t have the space to store the spare parts that you have procured, it’s high time you looked into some nearby options for those ‘what if’ moments that require spare parts.
If you don’t keep spare parts in your warehouse, you’re going to likely run into some issues. If one of your machines breaks down and you can’t procure a part for several days or weeks even, what do you do? Your operation can come to a screeching halt in an instant. That could spell the demise for your business.

Plan Ahead

Keeping spare parts safe and organized helps eliminate confusion and downtime of machinery. Your warehouse remains in full operation when the parts that you need to run your conveyor belts and sorters are on hand and ready to be used. Having skilled mechanics available to handle your warehouse repair needs makes quick work out of mechanical issues. It prevents your operations from missing a beat because it allows the machines to be worked on quickly so your warehouse doesn’t stop producing because of a broken down machine. More importantly, the parts don’t take the place of other machines or employees because of their size.
Kuecker provides easy procurement of OEM spare parts for repairing, replacing, and upgrading equipment, ensuring smooth operations for years to come. This helps you keep on top of things involving your warehouse accordingly, and it allows you to prepare for worst case scenarios when machines fail. Read more about our Life Cycle Services here.

Contact Kuecker Logistics Group at (816) 666-8404 to learn more.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


KeyChain WCS: Intelligent, Configurable Control for Distribution Centers

KeyChain is a proprietary warehouse control system (WCS) developed by kuecker Logistics Group.

The WCS is the bridge for communications between the warehouse management system (WMS) and the automated warehouse material handling devices such as conveyors and picking modules.KeyChain WCS
Your DC needs the most advanced and efficient WCS to keep up with today's industry standards and demand. KeyChain offers the following advantages and benefits:
  • KeyChain is 100 percent configurable, allowing you to use only the modules your facility needs.
  • It features multi-level user security so your valuable data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
  • An HMI display that depicts detailed equipment status, allowing you to pinpoint and correct problems before they result in costly delays or downtime.
  • An excellent system response time, which means that your orders get out the door faster.
  • Extensive logging of historical data: you need to know about the past to plan for the future.
  • Fully customized Microsoft SQL server reports, which means that you can see and analyze only the data that applies to your DC and your team.