We plan your logistics in 3D

Walk through your new ware­house vir­tually

Impres­sions

Virtual reality in logistics and ware­house planning

3D Sim­u­lation, Visu­al­ization and Ani­mation

When planning logistics facil­ities, logistics systems and logistics buildings, we rely on our three-dimen­sional planning and sim­u­lation tool..

Within a  short time, true-to-scale logistics buildings and facil­ities can be repro­duced and material and goods flows can be sim­u­lated in real time.

Are you about to plan a new logistics building or do you want to optimize your logistics processes?

With our 3D ware­house planning, we  visu­alize your logistics building according to your planning ideas and with real­is­ti­cally depict ware­house tech­nology, material and goods flows.

Even before the real­ization starts, you can have a look inside your building.

By using our 3D planning software, we present concept variants in a tan­gible and com­pre­hen­sible way. The per­for­mance and pos­sible bot­tle­necks of the ware­house or logistics system can be iden­tified before the imple­men­tation starts. High expenses from sub­se­quent process cor­rec­tions can be avoided.

Walk through your ware­house vir­tually

With the use of our VR tech­nology

Our 3D storage models are designed to be used with VR glasses. With the VR glasses we use, it is pos­sible to interact with spe­cially designed con­trollers in virtual reality. For example, you can operate machine oper­ating ele­ments or even com­mission vir­tually.

Virtual Reality

Your advan­tages with our 3D ware­house planning

Com­pre­hension

  • Indi­vidual, abstract logistics processes are made “tan­gible” by the spatial 3D rep­re­sen­tation
  • Planning alter­na­tives can be eval­uated effi­ciently and con­struc­tively by all parties involved

Cost opti­mization

  • An ini­tially higher effort is amor­tized with regard to the costs for error cor­rection in the follow-up within the shortest time
  • Reduced devel­opment and real­ization efforts through process quality
  • By means of stored, up-to-date com­ponent prices we rep­resent the invest­ments of the plant solution with all its com­po­nents

Sus­tain­ability

  • The system can be tested vir­tually before com­mis­sioning. Unpre­dictable effects are thus reduced to a minimum
  • The sim­u­lation with real cus­tomer data regarding speed, physical prop­erties as well as material flow density shows the system load capacity and future per­for­mance

Training / Edu­cation

  • The virtual practice room allows employees to be trained in their tasks before the oper­a­tional deployment and to mem­orize pro­ce­dures and processes
  • The employee has the pos­si­bility to interact with the model and thus learn picking or packing processes

Pos­sible appli­ca­tions within our logistics projects

Three levels of detail

Visu­al­ization

The static cre­ation of a 3D ware­house layout serves to reproduce the actual or target state and does not include any moving processes. The appli­cation is suitable for every project phase and can be realized at short notice. In the concept phase, for example, various planning alter­na­tives are pre­sented, which serve as a basis for decision-making.

Ani­mation

The ware­house ani­mation real­is­ti­cally depicts the internal logistic process in moving pic­tures and thus creates an easily under­standable basis for eval­u­ating new tech­nologies. Real data bases such as throughput rates are not taken into account.

Sim­u­lation

In ware­house sim­u­lation, ware­house processes and pro­ce­dures are sim­u­lated dynam­i­cally and real­is­ti­cally. Throughput quan­tities as well as throughput times can be para­me­terized indi­vid­ually for each cus­tomer. The planned logistics solution can be checked in advance for per­for­mance limits, failure sce­narios and bot­tle­necks.

Impres­sions of the 3D ware­house sim­u­lation

Logistics building with modern storage tech­nology

The sim­u­lation video shows a complex logistics building equipped with modern ware­house tech­nology. The high-bay ware­house com­prises a fully inte­grated, highly dynamic picking area with 700 pallet spaces and offers picking of around 2,500 items per 8‑hour shift. The under­ground con­nection of another building was designed in the planning sim­u­lation with a bidi­rec­tional high-per­for­mance con­veyor system so that all goods at this location, regardless of their storage location, can be pro­vided indi­vid­ually according to capacity uti­lization or internal appli­cation of value-added ser­vices, cor­re­spond­ingly at the goods issue points.

Use of dri­verless transport systems (FTS)

The sim­u­lation video shows a 3D model of a pro­duction ware­house including the ware­house tech­nology and a sim­u­lated flow of goods. In the ware­house tech­nology, an auto­mated high-bay ware­house with narrow aisle stacker cranes was designed, which serves both as a replen­ishment and picking ware­house. The transfer of picked goods (partial com­mis­sions and full pallets) from the high-bay ware­house for supply to pro­duction and later as fin­ished pallets to dis­patch / goods issue should be auto­mated / unmanned. For this purpose, so-called FTS (dri­verless transport systems) were used.

Material flow sim­u­lation of new central logistics ware­house

The sim­u­lation video shows a central ware­house in 3D, which was mod­elled and detailed in the planning phase. The material flow system was real­is­ti­cally sim­u­lated and dis­played. The com­plete oper­a­tional concept was developed in the planning phase in close coop­er­ation with the USZ logistics man­agers and sub­se­quently by InterLog. The sub­se­quent com­mis­sioning of the ware­house and storage systems was also oper­a­tionally sup­ported by InterLog.

Our team of experts sup­ports you

Our team of experts in 3D ware­house planning is at your dis­posal in your con­ceptual design of logistics facil­ities, logistics systems or logistics buildings in every project phase.

Your Roadmap

The first exchange of infor­mation takes place in a joint workshop. This can either be held at your premises or via web con­ference. Our goal is to get a detailed overview of your logis­tical processes.

From the results of the workshop you will receive a rec­om­men­dation on how to proceed, as well as a fact sheet, in which we show you initial potential and mea­sures that can be imple­mented in the short term (quick wins).

On the basis of our first potential assessment, you decide on the scope of ser­vices we may provide.

After you have pre­cisely defined your scope of ser­vices and com­mis­sioned us to implement them, we will work with you to develop the database. This is important for our further imple­men­tation. Depending on the scope of the project, we need layouts, floor plans, trans­action data such as transit time, throughput volume, etc.

After pro­viding all nec­essary infor­mation and data we start with the 3D mod­elling

You will be reg­u­larly informed by us about the current devel­opment status and progress. After com­pletion of our 3D mod­elling, the results are pre­sented and the achievement of objec­tives is checked. Anal­ogous to Phase I, this can be carried out at your site or via web con­ference.

Would you like to reduce your imple­men­tation costs?

Learn more about our 3D logistics and ware­house planning