Virtual reality in logistics consulting
Warehouse simulation, warehouse visualization and warehouse animation in 3D
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.
Your advantages with our 3D warehouse planning
- Individual, abstract logistics processes become more comprehensible through the spatial 3D representation
Cost optimization and transparency
- An initially higher effort is amortized with regard to the costs for error correction afterwards within a very short time.
- Lower development and implementation costs through process quality.
- By means of stored, current market component prices, we represent the investments of the designed plant solution with all its components and evaluate them with a granularity of +/- 30%.
- 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.
- The interactive 3D model is predestined for the implementation of education and training as part of familiarization or the internalization of new logistics processes.
- Through a virtual exercise room, employees can be instructed in their tasks and memorize procedures and processes before the operational deployment.
- The employee has the opportunity to interact with the model and to learn so picking or packing processes.. The employees get supported by the display of checklists
Since restructuring, new buildings or automation projects are often associated with considerable costs, it is important to present the added value for the company as clearly and comprehensibly as possible.
Possible applications within our logistics projects
Three levels of detail — depending on the project phase and the planning objective
The static creation of a 3D warehouse layout serves to reproduce the actual or target state and does not involve any moving processes.
It is suitable for every project phase and can be implemented at short notice. In the concept phase, for example, various planning alternatives are presented, which serve as a basis for decision-making.
The warehouse animation realistically depicts the internal logistical process in moving pictures and thus creates an easily understandable basis for evaluating new technologies.
Real data bases such as throughput quantities are not taken into account.
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, fault scenarios and bottlenecks.
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.
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.