Mantis has been innovating in warehouse automation for more than 13 years now. Especially for the light-directed automations, Mantis has designed a single multi-threaded highly configurable platform (LVS - WCS Lights Server) supporting all automation technologies and systems in any combination (Pick-to-Light, Sort-to-Light / Put-Walls, Smart Pick Carts). It is tightly integrated with Mantis’ embedded LVS - Warehouse Execution System (WES) to utilize advanced put-away, replenishment, pre-cubing, picking, sorting and other algorithms.
Many Mantis customers from various industries (ICT, Pharma, Tobacco, Grocery, etc.) are enjoying the benefits of such light-directed automations for several years now.
The LVS - WCS Lights Server, since its announcement in 2007, is being continuously enhanced incorporating the customers’ best practices. As a result, it has evolved in a very advanced and mature solution including features that are a "must" for advanced B2B and B2C e-commerce environments but at the same time are very hard to find in other light-directed solutions such as:
Mantis complements its light-directed solutions with consulting services to customize these solutions to each customer’s needs.
Video case study:
Aquila - Pick-To-Light (3PL)
AMHS are supported by Mantis WMS through its own advanced LVS - WCS AMHS Server since 2013.
AMHS types supported:
Like the rest of its servers, LVS - WCS AMHS Server is also configurable and of a multi-threading design used for driving multiple automation types on a single instance. It communicates with AMHS and 3rd party WCS using a multitude of real and near-real time communication protocols. It is tightly integrated with Mantis’ embedded LVS - WES to utilize advanced put-away, replenishment, pre-cubing, picking, sorting and other algorithms.
LVS - WCS AMHS Server is being successfully implemented and proven for several years in prestigious Mantis customers with sophisticated operations in various industries (ICT, Pharma, H&B, Spare Parts & Accessories, Apparel & Footwear, etc).
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Mantis complements its warehouse automation solutions with its feature-rich Touch-Screen Packing + Checking + Weighting Station application that comes integrated with its Put-Wall solutions as well as with a multitude of scale types, carton / parcel dimensioners, scanners, etc.
This application, since its announcement in 2009, has been installed in a plethora of customers and is being continuously enhanced since then incorporating the customers’ best practices. As a result, it has evolved in one of the most advanced and mature solutions of this kind in the international market.
The company offers its own Voice Picking / Cross-Docking software and solutions based on Honeywell’s Vocollect technologies which have been tightly integrated to Mantis WMS / WES through own proprietary software.
It is a feature-rich high-performance solution providing functionality that is hard to find in other Voice-directed solutions such as:
Video case study:
Metro Group Logistics Case Study (3PL & Supermarkets)
Finally, Mantis recently (January 2020) announced its VVR (Vision-Voice-RFID) picking solution that is probably the first real-life Vision Picking solution in the world.
VVR, that relies on Smart Glasses with advanced voice recognition capabilities and wearable RFID devices, revolutionizes Piece Picking / Pick-to-Cart, Case Picking & Sorting / Put-Walls that have been supported by traditional RF / Light / Voice - directed applications.