March 21, 2019

Dematic launches software tool to emulate impact of DC automation

Digital walk-through of simulated warehouse available with Dematic iQ Virtual.

By DC Velocity Staff

Logistics systems integrator Dematic this week introduced a software platform that allows companies to simulate and visualize the impact of adding automated logistics systems to their warehouses.

Dematic iQ Virtual is an emulation and simulation platform that allows users to thoroughly explore a proposed system configuration in a virtual environment, according to Atlanta-based Dematic, a unit of lift truck and supply chain solution vendor Kion Group.

The virtual emulation model uses graphic-rendering technology to accurately portray labor productivity, inventory flow and the efficiency of material handling automation, Dematic said March 15.

"The emulation software allows users to be immersed into the automated warehouse environment with a three-dimensional perspective view or with a walk-through of the virtual warehouse using a virtual reality headset," Scott Wahl, vice president of the Dematic Software Center of Excellence, said in a release.

Through a connection to the firm's Dematic iQ Optimize Warehouse Execution Software (WES), the virtual emulation model can verify efficient system operation, confirm functionality of the software integration, and determine how the system will perform during a variety of operating conditions. That allows users to evaluate various "what if" scenarios in engineering improvements to both production and distribution logistics systems, the company said.

Resources Mentioned In This Article

Material Handling Videos

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in, you will be asked to log in or register.

Subscribe to DC Velocity

Feedback: What did you think of this article? We'd like to hear from you. DC VELOCITY is committed to accuracy and clarity in the delivery of important and useful logistics and supply chain news and information. If you find anything in DC VELOCITY you feel is inaccurate or warrants further explanation, please ?Subject=Feedback - : Dematic launches software tool to emulate impact of DC automation">contact Chief Editor David Maloney. All comments are eligible for publication in the letters section of DC VELOCITY magazine. Please include you name and the name of the company or organization your work for.