Pyramid to showcase the capabilities of its CIO software and controls—for management of automated processes and optimization of order fulfillment.
CINCINNATI, OH (January 3, 2017) — Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will highlight the capabilities of its Continuous Intelligent Operations (CIO) software and control solutions in Booth S1023c during ProMat 2017 in McCormick Place’s South Hall. CIO solutions manage automated processes to generate optimized order fulfillment, while providing managers with visually accessible dashboards that convey business intelligence metrics.
For more than 20 years, Pyramid—a leading provider of material handling automation software and control solutions—has delivered:
- Pyramid Director warehouse control system (WCS) software
- Pyramid Director warehouse execution software (WES)
- Pyramid Controller pre-engineered, plugin programmable logic controller (PLC)-based applications to optimize automated material handling systems
At ProMat, CIO’s capabilities will be showcased on a live demo automated order finishing line that includes motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyor and print-and-apply labeling, as well as in installation videos featuring conveyor merges, loop sorters and automatic document insertion.
The Pyramid CIO software and controls are ideal for the automation synchronization needs of today’s omni-channel distribution centers, which must rapidly transform into direct-to-consumer fulfillment operations in response to rising e-commerce demands. To maximize productivity and ensure customer satisfaction, the solutions synergize complex, previously disparate automated systems end-to-end, including:
- Carton and loop sorters
- Belt and MDR conveyor systems
- Automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)
- Carousels and vertical lift modules (VLMs)
- Light-directed pick-to-light and put wall systems
- Check weighing
- Print-and-apply labeling
- Automatic boxing and bagging systems
- Automatic document insertion
High-volume distributors, across multiple industries, are embracing a variety of technologies and automation within their distribution centers to meet customer demands for shorter delivery times. This often leads to environments using equipment from several vendors—each with its own electrical components.
Pyramid’s CIO solution integrates the management of individual technologies into one toolset. By implementing an overarching control system and a human machine interface (HMI) with easy-to-read dashboard screens to increase business intelligence, users gain real-time visibility into inventory, labor, processes, and equipment status. CIO’s dashboards provide key performance indicator (KPI) reporting, continuous measurements, exception management and individual order status and location tracking at the unit, wave and batch level.as a single management tool of the integrated components to provide an easy to use controls & software system.
“Pyramid views automated DCs as sentient structures,” explains Mukesh Ram, founder of Pyramid. “Each piece needs to function collaboratively to maximize material handling efficiency. Our integrated systems’ architecture facilitates communication between different parts of a DC, enabling balanced operations based on rate and projected workflow.”
Further, notes Ram, Pyramid’s CIO solutions are not limited to new installations. “We also provide configurations of pre-engineered automation software and controls packages that can be used to augment existing warehouse control software (WCS) groundwork.”
Pyramid’s CIO capabilities live demo and videos can be seen in Booth S1023c throughout ProMat 2017 in Chicago—April 3-6, 2017. For more information, contact Erica Wine at 513.679.7400, or by email at [email protected] or visit pyramidcontrols.com.
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Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, provides warehouse control systems and warehouse execution software that intelligently integrate and optimize material handling automation. Pyramid Director Warehouse Control Software (WCS) and Warehouse Execution Software (WES) improve product flow in omni-channel and direct-to-consumer distribution centers by maximizing efficiency throughout motor-driven roller conveyor, loop and case sorters, automated storage and retrieval, pick automation, put walls, print-and-apply labeling, automatic bag and box filling, automatic insertion of packing slips and collateral, and more.
In addition to Pyramid, the Matthews Automation Solutions’ ProMat Booth will feature its other brands Holjeron and Lightning Pick.