Device Integration Architecture Made Simple
From legacy serially connected scales to fixed-mounted scanners, or a modern IoT edge technology that connects shop floor, inventory, and labor data, Material Handling Equipment (MHE) integration does not have to be complex. With software integration solutions from BCC Distribution, various devices from different manufacturers can be easily and effective be connected to your SAP S/4HANA or ECC business system.
Leading Communication Protocols to Move Data to a PC/Server
- Ethernet – TCP/IP
- Wireless – 802.11 (Wi-Fi) or Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)
- Serial RS232
- Keyboard Wedge
On-Premise or Cloud Server Running SQL or SQL Express
BCC Distribution’s Data Collection Database and Communication Software
Standard or Customized Reports
BCC Distribution’s SAP Software Interface via SAP .NET Connector
Common Equipment for Visual Validation
- Monitors located within the shopfloor to track jobs and production.
- Light stacks to show good vs bad data via visual colors.
- Audible sounds to alert employees to issues.
- Barcode printers to validate and track production counts.
- Barcode scanners and/or RFID readers for tracking at the point of execution.
Improved Quality Control
As quality control information is transmitted in real time, companies with integrated scales, PLC’s, scanners, MHE, etc., can immediately halt production as soon as issues are identified. This reduces waste, scrap, overages, and re-work.
Gain realistic production schedules by balancing personnel, material, and equipment resources. These solutions integrate scheduling and maintenance to maximize product flow and asset utilization – increasing uptime and improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
A properly equipped MES updates inventory records with new production, scrap, and non-conforming material so that your purchasing, shipping, and scheduling departments know exactly what material is on hand at all times. This reduces just-in-case inventory and work-in-progress (WIP) inventory – saving money on manufacturing, transportation, storage, and inventory monitoring.
Improved Product Tracking
Follow the production cycle from beginning to end, grouping final parts or batches with the corresponding manufacturing data, coupled with mobile SAP RF scanning and barcode label printing. This data allows for improved regulatory compliance for manufacturers that must conform to government or industry regulations.
Find the MHE Integration You Need at BCC Distribution
At BCC Distribution, your company will find the right products and technology that it needs to increase productivity and maximize optimization, whether you run SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC 6.0, or another ERP business system. From barcode solutions, fixed-mount scanning, PLC automation, or weigh scale and conveyor handling solutions, our team of experts at BCC Distribution can provide the ideal automation solution to meet your business needs. Contact us today to find out what tech integration may benefit your company’s production, warehouse, or distribution operation.