Shop Floor Monitoring

Visibility Tools

Custom Software Applications

Equipment and Software Emulation

Training and Support

Simulation

Simulation Experience

Cat Sim

OPTracks Playback

 

 

Strategic Planning
 

Shop Floor Monitoring
Knowing what is happening in the shop on a real-time basis profoundly
impacts your ability to make informed decisions. The options for gathering this information, however, can be as diverse as the sources of information themselves. Through innovative and creative approaches, we provide cost effective and efficient solutions to our clients. We will develop the most appropriate monitoring system to suit your unique applications and requirements.

Visibility Tools
These tools provide key operational metrics, in a timely fashion, to facilitate proactive management of your critical resources from a central desktop application. Visibility engines continuously poll and display information at your desk, in the shop, or from a work cell, to keep you informed and report alarm set-point deviations. Additional interfaces for PDAs, cell phones, or pagers can be configured to keep you informed, while mobile.

Custom Software Applications
When “off the rack” or “out of the box” solutions just don’t fit, you can count on us to develop and install the custom solution which will. Our staff has expertise in a myriad of development environments. Using a structured software engineering approach, we have provided many custom applications for warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities.

Equipment and Software Emulation
Emulation software, created by Kelmatix has been instrumental in enhancing the procurement, acceptance and commissioning of advanced manufacturing and distribution equipment and systems for many of our clients. We understand that the accuracy of emulation software is essential and are dedicated to the thorough testing and validation of the emulation products we write.

Training and Support
All of our products include training for your end user and technical staffs, in order to reduce ramp-up time. A variety of support packages are available, depending upon the level of service required. Contact Kelmatix for specific details and pricing.

Simulation
Computer simulation has proven to be an invaluable tool for analyzing and designing material handling systems and for defining the effects resulting from changes to an existing system, thereby significantly reducing the level of risk and the likelihood of costly management decision failures. Kelmatix has invested heavily in both software tools and educational training in order to offer simulation capabilities that are second to none. We are accomplished in AutoMod, ProModel, SLAM, Siman and Arena. Our experienced programmers can provide a simulation to investigate the viability of a new conveyor system, different processing strategies, a change in labor assignments or any one of countless other changes that may be contemplated. We have also applied simulation to determine the impact on, and applicability of, a site logistics strategy and to determine the validity of transportation routing strategies. Visual simulation is undoubtedly valuable for defining the impact of unproven changes. Of equal or greater importance perhaps, is the value of the data that is derived from each simulation run. This data provides concrete answers to puzzling questions concerning throughput, the impact of downtime, correct labor decisions, etc.

Cat Sim
Kelmatix was recognized for its simulation expertise, when selected by Catalyst International, a major player in the Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) arena, to produce a product, marketed under the name, Cat Sim. This computer application, developed exclusively for the Catalyst WMS, incorporates the numerous advantages of simulation. With Cat Sim, a Catalyst WMS user has the ability to easily download information, directly from the WMS platform to Cat Sim, and quickly build a model of the distribution center. The client then can use the model to simulate both the Catalyst WMS and actual distribution functions, such as receiving, putaway, picking, packaging and shipping. In addition to creating the application software, Kelmatix is also under contract by Catalyst International to provide customer technical support for Cat Sim.

OPTracks Playback
This unique application, developed by Kelmatix, has simulation at its core. OPTracks is a visibility tool that can be used by both manufacturers and distributors to monitor the functions and efficiencies of their facilities. The simulation allows a user to play back previous events, to watch events real time, and to predict future events, for the purpose of fostering sound business decisions.

 

 

 
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