MIA Transport is the Material Flow Controller (MFC) of the WMS. The MFC takes over the central control of the automatic transport system. The material flow and plant status are displayed visually to the user. These provide the basis for monitoring and optimising the system.
The essential components are:
- Creation of motion tasks for the automatic transport system taking into account FIFO, FEFO, etc.
- Storage and retrieval strategy taking into account the shortest route, double play strategy, etc.
- Control of system utilisation, including avoidance of congestion, by weighting of motion tasks in a specific area of the system (matrix)
- Cockpit enhancements (graphical representation of material flow as well as system and plant status in real time, optimised motion task overview, error handling)