Tecsidel signs an AGV vehicle project with Industrias Teixidó

Industrias Teixidó, current client of Tecsidel, is a manufacturer in series of high precision machined pieces. The company is located in Riudecols (Tarragona) and has an area of ​​33,000 square meters. This time, the company has signed a project with Tecsidel to implement SEGA WCS for the management and control of its automated warehouses. On this occasion, the system will be supported by two bidirectional AGV vehicles and the SCADA solution.

The AGV vehicles will transport cars between different zones of the factory, avoiding gaps, using elevators and going through private streets that connect the 3 industrial units and that are equipped with barriers and traffic lights for the traffic control.

These state-of-the-art AGVs will be integrated with all the control elements of the installation, apart from the SEGA WCS software to control and the SCADA solution to monitor.
SCADA allows the visualization of the synoptics of an installation, with representation of the status of each subsystem and device. In this way, the management of the AGVs will be user-friendly from the SEGA WCS graphical interface, and the information will be registered to obtain KPIs and statistics.

Tecsidel plans to complete the project in the last quarter of 2018.


Tecsidel will be exhibitor at Expo Logisti-k 2018 in Buenos Aires

Tecsidel Logistics Systems will be exhibitor at Expo Logisti-k 2018, the 13th International Exhibition of Equipment, Technology and Logistics Solutions, Information Flow and Supply Chain. This expected event will take place at La Rural, Buenos Aires (Argentina), from 18th to 21th of September.

The meeting will gather national and international references in logistics and goods movement industry, and Tecsidel Logistics Systems could not miss it. Tecsidel stand will be number 3310 and attend visitors from 2pm to 8pm.

Tecsidel takes this opportunity to introduce its solution for management and control of automatic warehouses, SEGA WCS, on 18th of September at “Arlog” hall from 7 to 7:45pm. SEGA WCS allows to coordinate the subsystems that make up an automatic installation using its own native protocols: miniloads, automatic pallet stores, carousels, sorters, AGVs, etc. This system is responsible for managing the sequence of movements and deals with optimizations, thus avoiding the realization of complex modifications at the ERP / WMS level.

Expo Logisti-k 2018 will count on 230 exhibitors and will be held in a 18,000 square meters area to attend approximately 19,000 visitors; visitors that will be able to enjoy lectures during these 4 days. For more information: http://www.expologisti-k.com.ar/


SEGA WCS, the jump to the automated warehouse

When the company grows in terms of turnover and number of employees, the concern arises as to whether the manual management of the warehouse is sufficiently effective in the current market. It is then when we think about making the great technological leap, the jump to the automatic warehouse. Sometimes, it is advisable to start incorporating automatic elements in our manual warehouse to optimize the management of intralogistics operations gradually. This evolution involves such an important investment that it is convenient to be clear about the benefits it will bring to our business.

The main advantages of the ICT application to warehouse management are the saving of time and personnel expenses, reliability, accuracy, reduction of errors and accidents, and the improvement of productivity. Especially through the mechanization of labor-intensive tasks. In this sense, with a greater degree of warehouse automation, it is easier to locate and track products, as well as inventory control.

SEGA WCS is the Tecsidel system for the management and control of automatic warehouses. It allows to coordinate the subsystems that make up an automatic installation using its own native protocols: miniloads, automatic pallet stores, carousels, sorters, AGVs, etc. This solution is responsible for managing the sequence of movements and deals with optimizations, thus avoiding the realization of complex modifications at the ERP / WMS level.

More advantages:

  • It allows management from a common dashboard with the rest of conventional operations.

  • Workload balancing between conventional and automated operations.

  • Flows of alternative or contingency materials.

  • Functionality integrated in SEGA WMS or as an independent module integrated in other systems.

  • It reduces manpower costs.

Furthermore, this system provides high design flexibility so that the customer can build and monitor a customized solution, freely choosing the best elements of each supplier and optimizing productivity and costs.

To obtain an optimal performance of information and communication technologies, a comprehensive perfect integration is essential. SEGA WCS by Tecsidel has a modular design that allows a fast and efficient integration with the existing technologies of the system. It is important that companies adopt the technologies that conform to the specific strategic directions pursued by the company, because of this Tecsidel offers an exhaustive stage of consulting to its clients.

For this analysis, Tecsidel uses its SEGA SIM solution, the system that allows the simulation of operations on automated elements with real data. Thanks to this tool, it will be possible to verify if the dimensioning is correct or which adjustments need to be done.Furthermore, Tecsidel has a wide experience in this type of projects where the client needs a logistics partner to jump to the automation with the minimum possible investment.

Valero implements Tecsidel SEGA LITE in its warehouses

‘Valero Forn Tradicional’ implements Tecsidel SEGA LITE for the management of the two warehouses located in Terrassa and Sabadell (Spain). The project began in February 2018 and the implementation will be completed in the following weeks.

SEGA LITE is the optimal warehouse management system for those that have a moderate number of operators. It stands out for being an easier solution to implement and more flexible to operate. SEGA LITE achieves full traceability and can also be implemented in the cloud (Cloud computing) without the client having to worry about the IT platform, as it is fully managed by Tecsidel.

With this state-of-the-art system they will manage the product identification in the production lines (3 in Terrassa and 1 in Sabadell), the product location in the different cold chambers where the temperature reaches -25º, and the preparation of orders to end customers and stores like the stock transfer between warehouses.

At the same time, the reception and storage of the raw material coming from the supplier will be managed as well as the control of its consumption. The system will use Radio Frequency terminals. On this occasion Tecsidel will offer devices for ambient temperature and special terminals to deal with the low temperatures of the cold chambers.

‘Valero Forn Tradicional’ was founded in 1957, with the opening of a small bakery in Sabadell. Today, the company has stores in many municipalities of Vallès Occidental, Barcelona and Esparraguera, its last opening.

SEGA LITE, the smart solution for small warehouses

Tecsidel offers SEGA LITE to manage those warehouses with a moderate number of operators, it is the easiest smart solution to implement and the most flexible to operate. It is optimal for small warehouses in which a person can do different types of operations.

SEGA LITE coordinates the productive operations of the warehouse (reception, storage, picking, replenishment, adjustments and inventory) and allows to identify and locate the product in real time. This state-of-the-art system controls the FIFO or FEFO rotation, the blockages by quality and the expiration, obtaining complete traceability: delivery note of the supplier, batch, serial number, etc.

The results of this efficient solution are evident:

  • Reduction of stock levels

  • Optimization of the occupied space

  • Improvement of operator productivity

  • Improvement of customer service

  • Security guarantee: expiration dates, quality blockages, etc.

  • It drastically reduces the level of error

  • Traceability of the goods throughout the warehouse process

In addition, it offers access to historical reports to help in future decision-making and monitor different day-to-day processes of a warehouse to get information such as who prepared a specific order or who stored a specific container, etc.

SEGA LITE by Tecsidel is multi-warehouse and multi-operator, the advisable number of operators is between 1 and 12 people, and it is necessary that the items are identified with bar codes. Normally, Radio Frequency technology is integrated to execute the operations through portable devices with a screen and bar code reader. These devices are connected via WiFi for an on-line update of the information.

These are the main technical characteristics of SEGA LITE:

  • Configurable system that can be parameterized by the user

  • Friendly interface with graphic terminals

  • Unguided system: the operator determines the order and sequence of operations

  • Very flexible operating flow, adapts to characteristics of multiple sectors

  • Concept of "suggestion" in the determination of location: without fixed rules and without restrictions

  • Absolute control of stock and traceability

  • Management of consumption dates, expirations, date of manufacture, batch, and serial number, variable weight

  • Management of formats (units, packs, boxes, etc.)

  • Palletization management (layers, pallet heights)

  • Management of container types (EUR, CHEP, etc.)

  • Shipping labels, delivery notes and roadmap

  • Operation statistics

  • Integrable with any ERP

It is important to mention that SEGA LITE has the advantage that it can be implemented in the cloud (Cloud computing) without the client having to worry about the IT platform, since it is fully managed by Tecsidel.

For all these reasons, SEGA LITE by Tecsidel has become the optimal system for small warehouses or logistics operators who want to make a big technological step towards specialized systems for warehouse management.