Equipment for warehouse automation (WMS).

In this short overview, we will describe the main types of equipment used to automate classic dry warehouses, low-temperature warehouses (fresh and frozen) as well as for drive-in or floor palletized warehouses (with drive-in and/or floor storage).

DATA COLLECTION TERMINALS (TCD)

Data collection terminals, or abbreviated TSD - are portable, handheld computers equipped with barcode scanners, usually 2D or 3D to read barcodes format EAN, sometimes to read the QR-code. Data collection terminals are used for stock-taking, accounting of products received or shipped from the warehouse, to identify inventory and read out special information (batch number, technical data of products, serial numbers, etc.). Entering information about the goods is done by reading their barcodes remotely and transmitting the data wirelessly to a server or desktop computer.

Data collection terminals have proven themselves in trade (the inventory in the store floor or warehouse), in warehouse logistics (a wide range of applications), in transport logistics, when it comes to receive and redirect the goods to the directions, as well as in manufacturing. In our practice, the main features of the choice of RDC to work with a warehouse management system (WMS), are: the laser beam range, weight and form factor (the presence of a handle, a full-fledged RDC or, which is located on the wrist or finger), working at low temperatures (for freezing warehouses or during operations receiving in the winter), as well as shock resistance and availability of dust and moisture protection. With the development of WEB technology is important to have additional communication channels (eg via GSM / GPRS), as well as the use of simple operating systems such as Android.

DATA COLLECTION TERMINAL FOR THE DRY WAREHOUSE

Example of an RTD for use in classic dry warehouses of production and distribution companies, 3PL logistics warehouses under normal operating conditions.

LPT-82 Android

Data collection terminal for WMS on Android OS

The LPT 82 mobile terminal is equipped with all the necessary features for working in warehouses of all major types. With temperature ranges from -5 C° to +50 C°. With the help of LPT82 and WMS software, receiving, picking and shipping of goods, inventory control, inventory checks and other warehouse processes are automated. Adaptive interface, designed for the Android operating system, allows you to enter the names of the items and read the specified tasks, search by name in Russian or Ukrainian. Rugged case withstands a fall onto concrete from a height of up to 1.2 m (protection class - IP64). The terminal uses a high-quality scanning module: 1D scanning module made by Honeywell or 2D scanning module made by Zebra.

DATA COLLECTION TERMINAL FOR LOW-TEMPERATURE WAREHOUSE

An example of a RTD for use in low-temperature warehouses of production and distribution companies that produce or store perishable goods, meat or fish products, products of the Fresh Group (fresh fruits and vegetables), as well as for pharmaceutical companies and distributors. Temperature storage conditions from +5 to - 20°C.

ZEBRA MC33 Android

Zebra MC 33 data collection terminal for low-temperature warehouse

The MC3300 facilitates the transition to the Android operating system, which is the next-generation mobile media platform. It was the operating system that swept the consumer smartphone market with lightning speed, and now it's ready for business, offering a well-proven mobile platform and guaranteed protections you can trust. This next generation of mobile computers, building on the success of the previous MC3000 series, provides everything you might need today and tomorrow. You can use the mobile computer immediately after purchase to work with existing terminal emulation applications in your enterprise, and you can also reformat the applications to use intuitive touch screen operations, which will noticeably simplify the work of your users.

LABEL PRINTERS

The labeling of products, goods or commodities with barcode labels is carried out by means of special label printers. Printers can be stationary or portable (mobile). They are used when it is necessary to label products that do not have factory labels (barcode labels), when the label is damaged (burned out, torn, wet) or when it is necessary to apply a label with an internal logistic code.

Zebra ZD 420 label printer for WMS

ZEBRA ZD 420 printer with a printing width of 104 mm

If you need a high-speed printer with a print width of 104 mm and the printer must be easy to integrate
and maintenance, look no further than the class-leading ZD420. A new ink cartridge
The ribbon and the increased number of printer status icons increase uptime, while making it easier to
using a printer. The printer includes virtually all modern wired and wireless interfaces
The printer is connected and supports many languages, making it quick and easy to install:
You only need to unplug the old printer, plug in the ZD420, and you're good to go. Directly on site
You will be able to add new interfaces and paper devices to your printer. Monitoring and management of all
The ZD420 printers can be accessed via the cloud, which makes it much easier to manage the equipment. You are
You can take advantage of Zebra OneCare, an unparalleled manufacturer's service that covers
everything from failed printheads to normal wear and tear. With these services you are guaranteed
maximum uptime for your printers. The ZD420 is the printer for those who need a lightweight and flexible
use, as well as simple printer management.

PORTABLE LABEL PRINTERS

If you need to quickly relabel products and other inventory at storage locations, for example, in large warehouses when stationary printers are far away from the storage location. Such a printer can be attached to the belt or harness of a warehouse employee.

Zebra ZQ220 portable label printer for WMS

ZQ 220 mobile printer

The printer can print any kind of label with or without a backing, thanks to the support of different material widths and a large compartment. Built-in NFC makes it easy to pair the printer with any Android mobile device, while Bluetooth 4.1 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support provide fast connectivity. The design provides protection against the inevitable falls and the effects of the external environment (water, dust). However, the device is compact and light enough to carry even in tight spaces. The printer has an intuitive OLED display and a user-replaceable battery.