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Who actually assembles the myriad Internet shipping packages? If we have anything to do with it: the warehouses themselves.
Who actually assembles the myriad Internet shipping packages? If we have anything to do with it: the warehouses themselves. Labels on the merchandise show the load-handling device mounted on the high-rise shelves what they need to assemble for each consignment; transport and packaging facilities run fully automatically. The inventory and detailed statistical evaluations, along with the constant updating of data records, become part of the overall process that runs in real-time. Sounds like science fiction – but this precisely what we have commissioned for one of the biggest shippers.
The Internet of things is entering the home, and we are developing the interfaces that go with it – e.g. smart-metering solutions combining sensors with sophisticated algorithms. Anyone who wishes can install the fruits of our groundwork here and now and allow the heating and air conditioning system to learn for itself how much heat is needed, and when. This economises on resources, is convenient as well, and adjustable via an app. The heating control system also integrates with the latest generation of solar panels and hot water tanks: we teach devices teamwork.
What is emerging as a hot topic? Every season the fashion industry is looking for answers – and lets customers decide. We handled the roll-out of a CRM system for the Asia/Pacific region for a global player. Exactly what crosses the counter, when and how, in flagship stores and retail outlets is captured in the software, which records every single item’s journey from the till all the way back to the warehouse, registers goods flows and trends and provides feedback to the supply chains. The clever bit: the system supports Latin and Asian language systems: fashion really does unite the world!
A hamburger is polished off in short order – but its ingredients have often come a long way. Perfect refrigeration is a must if the fast food diner is not to repent at leisure. No commercial kitchen and no franchise operation can afford any unaccounted for gaps. They rely on data loggers to ensure a seamless cool chain. These devices measure the temperature from the supplier, via the refrigerated lorry to the kitchen cold store, logging a seamless record. We design, analyse and implement the latest generation.
Grandad’s drill has had its day: modern high-end devices are being developed as a modular system to cope with demands reminiscent of those facing Formula 1 cars. We are developing castable designs for a tool system for the professional market, which at one and the same time can be effectively produced yet so accurately machined that not even a speck of dust makes it inside.
The future is moving into the home: SOLCOM is developing software and electronics for a new generation of personally configurable furniture. Writing desks with personalised ergonomics, individually adjustable bedsprings ensuring a healthy night’s sleep, fridges and heating systems that display the temperature and which are programmable between different modes, including via app while you are on holiday: Tomorrow’s home is always accessible, energy-efficient, saves money – and above all time.