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LAC Launches Next Generation Warehouse Software

Automation is proving an effective way to solve some of these supply chain problems however successful implementation is reliant on software integration and stable technologies.

Helix Warehouse Integration


L-A-C offer an impressive technology toolbox comprising of ASR (automated storage & retrieval systems), AMR (autonomous mobile robots) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) driven robotic palletising and de-palletising solutions.


To complement this technology L-A-C have developed their own in-house WCS (Warehouse Control System) platform HELIX. HELIX offers a new generation of warehouse control logistics software with a cost-effective price point.


HELIX includes a complete material flow control service with interfaces to all major PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) platforms along with unique modules for the following;


- 6-axis robot cell’s


- AMR robotic solutions


- ASR control systems


- Conveyor control systems


- Packing and bagging machine integration including carrier management


- Print and apply systems


- Third-party device gateway integration


- A full suite of standard API’s is included with each package and optional customised API’s to meet the client system requirements


- Condition monitoring


HELIX offers end-to-end visibility of the automation chain, which enables tracking of the material flow and barcodes through the system along with algorithms which enable optimization strategies such as dynamically selecting the optimal transport route or interleaving and adjusting material routing in case of equipment failures.


The functionality and benefits of Helix WCS;



Efficiency in operations


The software coordinates the movements of all the automated equipment in the installation to ensure its effectiveness


Maximum throughput


The WCS (Warehouse Control System) enables the handling equipment to perform combined product entry and exit cycles, maximizing flow rate


Machinery/software integration


Incorporating a HELIX makes it possible to integrate the operation of the machinery with higher-level software that establishes criteria and operating rules to adjust to workflows in the installation


Operator dashboards


Intuitive, graphical dashboards that visualize data and provide actionable insights to continuously improve material flow and equipment ROI


Maintenance efficiencies with condition monitoring


The control centre removes the client’s requirement for large maintenance teams by reporting likely failures to our service departments before equipment suffers catastrophic failure. Vibration, temperature, current, humidity are all monitored with process variables displayed via the intuitive dashboards


If you have a warehouse automation challenge or opportunity that is not met by your current software, please get in touch to discuss further.


L-A-C’s team of experts are here to support you from concept to the finished system, working together to design and deliver a bespoke solution that meets your current objectives and future growth expectations, with favourable ROI. 


Across semi-automated and fully automated systems, L-A-C has the expertise and range of products to provide flexible and scalable solutions that will significantly enhance your operations and keep you agile as your business evolves. 


Join us on a pivotal journey towards a more efficient, productive, cost effective and sustainable future with L-A-C’s innovative automation technology solutions.

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