Material Flow is the module that connects to a material handling system comprised of material loading and unloading stations, towers, and material transportation devices like pallets and lifters.
Material Flow controls and orchestrates the entire material flow automatically. The module is completely integrated into the existing OmniFab Suite.
This integration allows the module to know exactly, which jobs are scheduled for a machine at which time. Operators use the loading stations to get an overview of the planned jobs and their plate information to select the correct plates for feeding into the system.
The material will be optionally stored, then moved to the cutting machines and eventually to unloading stations according to schedule. Material Flow helps to configure jobs completely with all required information in advance so that the machine can automatically start cutting.
Thanks to the integration with other OmniFab modules, Material Flow knows how actual production data is reported back to your connected systems.