• Planning and advice at de Man


Our goal is to develop a completely individual automation system that is perfectly tailored to the respective requirements for each customer. Therefore, comprehensive CONSULTING & PLANNING is our top priority. Before we make you a specific offer, we visit you on site to get a comprehensive picture of the local conditions. All details of your new robot system or storage system are recorded in the requirements and functional specifications. We are in constant contact with you during the entire planning, design and construction phase. All of our systems are initially set up and tested by us in Borgholzhausen. We only deliver your new system to you and put it into operation after successful preliminary acceptance. In this way we shorten the commissioning phase and enable you to start production faster.

Of course, the focus of all our planning is the optimization of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) – consisting of system availability, performance level and quality rate – of your system. Just as with a retrofit of existing plants, we are concerned with: increasing productivity and product quality, reducing waste and determining the optimum output rate. This is how we maximize the availability and value added status of your system. We achieve this through detailed planning and calculations, real-time simulation of all processes and extensive test runs.

We are aware that the degree of automation increases the susceptibility to faults. At the same time, maintaining or even increasing competitiveness in a location like Germany is only possible through automation. We therefore do everything we can to increase the availability of your systems up to 100%. This is made possible by predictive maintenance and comprehensive service concepts as well as the best possible training for your employees. Thanks to the intensive training of the operating personnel in our training courses as well as user-friendly and self-explanatory system controls, your employees can often remedy faults and carry out routine maintenance tasks themselves. Furthermore they can create new packing patterns themselves thanks to our packing scheme generator. This reduces downtimes, maximizes plant productivity and is therefore an important component of your TPM (Total Productive Maintenance).

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de Man Simulation: The virtual commissioning of your system

On request, we can create a 3D simulation of your new system during the planning phase. In this way, the future motion sequences and the factors influencing them can be simulated and optimized even better and components can be adapted if necessary. This minimizes the risk of time-consuming and costly reworking. At the same time, you get a realistic insight into the appearance and function of your system.

Advantages of a 3D simulation:

- Determination of cycle times
- Reachability analysis
- Exclusion of collisions
- Reduction of downtimes
- Simulation of different production / storage scenarios
- Preparation of offline programming of a robot
- Faster commissioning


Control software from de Man with an intuitive user interface

de Man control software: Intuitive to use

Our systems are very complex. All the more important that the operation is simple and comfortable. Our intuitive operating concept enables your employees to operate the system without errors after a short training. The visualization of all system components and self-explanatory symbols facilitate understanding of the processes. In the main view, a clear, schematic representation of the entire system gives the operator quick access to all areas. As usual from smartphones or tablets, all menus and functions are selected with a simple click on the touch panel. Changing parameters and process data as well as creating new palletizing schemes can also be carried out in just a few steps. Thanks to the high level of operating convenience, the familiarization time and operating errors can be significantly reduced.

Palletizing scheme generator from de Man

Feature: Packing scheme generator

The de Man packing scheme generator is part of our control software for robot systems. Thanks to the intuitive operator guidance, you or your employees can create new packing patterns yourself in just a few steps, or adapt the existing patterns without having to call for service every time. So you can react flexibly and quickly to shipping requests and save time and money!
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Feature: ERP connection

A consistent data flow is more important than ever in times of digitization and Industry 4.0. Therefore, all of our systems can of course be connected to your existing higher-level ERP system. A regular exchange of production, performance, order and master data for all articles then takes place between the system and the ERP system. All order-related data (e.g. pallets, palletizing schemes, winding programs, label data) are automatically specified, thus eliminating the need for laborious and error-prone manual entry. All common ERP systems are compatible with our control software.