Automation of Conveyor System for an E-commerce Warehouse in Netherlands

Material Handling Success Story 2
Business Case

A leading European E-commerce company wanted to setup automated warehouse to reduce manual operation, optimize cycle time and increase overall operational efficiency. A global market leader in Intralogistics solutions chose our Automation Engineering services to design, develop, test & commission automation controls for warehouse automation system, given our end-to-end warehouse automation expertise.

Systems and Tools
  • Control System:
    • Siemens SIMATIC S7-300 CPU 319F
    • Siemens SIMATIC Manager V5.5, S7 Distributed Safety
    • Siemens WinCC SCADA
  • Vision System & Scanners: Cognex
  • RFID- Balluf
Project Scope

Offsite (Remotely from Engineering centre)

  • Engineering Design (URS)
  • Design & development of Electrical drawings
  • Engineering documentation (FDS & SDS)
  • PLC Code development (1500+ IO’s)
  • SCADA Graphics development (121 Screens, 50000 Tags)
  • Integrated simulation testing of PLC & SCADA

Onsite (At the Warehouse, Netherlands)

  • Power On, Initial commissioning
  • Safety system start-up & debug (PROFIsafe)
  • Integration of various controls devices, Cognex Vision, Sick Scanner, Balluf RFID (PROFINET IO)
  • Communication with Warehouse Management system (WMS)
  • Testing of Manual controls from SCADA
  • Integrated auto sequence testing
  • Cycle time optimization
  • Operator staff training, production support & handover
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