Pyramid to showcase the capabilities of its software and controls for management of automated processes and optimization of order fulfillment in MODEX Booth B3763.
Pyramid, a Matthews Automation Solutions’ brand, will highlight the capabilities of its Pyramid Director software and control solutions in Booth B3763 at MODEX. The MHI-sponsored show will take place in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, April 9–12, 2018.
Pyramid’s 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 MODEX, Pyramid’s capabilities will be showcased on live automated order finishing and sortation demos that include motor-driven roller (MDR) conveyor, print-and-apply labeling, and unit sortation, as well as installation videos featuring conveyor merges, loop sorters and automatic document insertion.
Pyramid’s 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 Director software 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. Director’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.
“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 automation 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 WCS groundwork.”
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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.
ABOUT MATTHEWS AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS
Matthews Automation Solutions—a division of Matthews International Corporation—provides integrated hardware and software solutions that streamline processes, boost throughput and solve global supply challenges for manufacturers and distributors worldwide. For automation challenges in manufacturing, packaging, fulfillment or distribution, Matthews’ combined expertise delivers the integrated solution that meets an organization’s needs today, and grows with them tomorrow. The Matthews Fulfillment Systems family of brands includes Compass Engineering, Guidance Automation, Holjeron, Lightning Pick, Pyramid and RAF Technology.