Hytrol’s Director of Software Solutions, Bill Maple, discussed how a Warehouse Control System (WCS) is beneficial to manufacturers and distributors. A primary function of a WCS is its ability to allow dissimilar technologies to communicate with one another. The more complex a system is, the more the different pieces of software need to communicate. A WCS acts as a real-time “command center” to ensure that the right information is available at the right time to allow the equipment to run at the speeds required in today’s operations.
According to Maple, when a Warehouse Management System (WMS) communicates the production schedule in batches every hour, and a Conveyor Control System (CCS) communicates in milliseconds, a WCS will allow the business system to send order information on its regular schedule, and will also coordinate the rapid routing decisions material handling system needs to make in an instant.
Customers demand product at quicker and quicker speeds, and a WCS helps to deliver those products at the pace needed by creating a more flexible operation that will allow greater speed and efficiency.
Maple added, “The Hytrol WCS gives customers operational visibility by reporting where products are and how efficient processes are at all times.”
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Hytrol (www.hytrol.com) designs and manufactures advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions for customers with processing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs. For almost 70 years, Hytrol has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to understanding the unique material handling needs of businesses. Hytrol is focused on creating innovative, customized conveyor solutions that help companies achieve their goals. Hytrol offers Pivot Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) an essential link between people, conveyor, and automation. To learn more, go to: http://bit.ly/1W3a1Lv
Hytrol’s Technology Center is the birthplace for many industry-changing innovations, such as EZLogic® zero-pressure accumulation and E24™, an energy efficient, 24-volt solution and an extensive line of advanced sortation offerings, ProSort 400 Elite series high speed shoe sorter, as well as the ProSort MRT series narrow belt sorter.
Hytrol is experiencing consistent growth; 2016 will be the company’s best year ever and significant plant expansion continues. Hytrol is strengthened by its Integration Partner Network with 100+ locations worldwide. Hytrol is a proud member of RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) MHI, CEMA (Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association), along with IABSC (International Association of Baggage System). Follow Hytrol on Twitter @hytrol.
Company Name: Hytrol Conveyor Co. Inc.
Contact Person: Phillip Poston, Director of Communications
Address:2020 Hytrol Street
Country: United States