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Direct implementation of the SAP/Hänel storage management template in SAP using HTTP and SOAP protocols
Hänel attaches great importance to enabling the storage lifts to interface directly with customer ERP software.
For many years Hänel’s MP 100 D and MP 12 NHostData control systems have been supporting data exchange without the need for additional middleware. An FTP server is all that is required for data to be passed between the Hänel controller and the customer’s ERP system.
The multifunctional controller from Hänel
The latest generation of the MP 12 N-HostWeb controller has now become an SAP user terminal. Synchronization problems, such as duplication of data storage, are avoided.
Very soon SAP user dialogs will be displayed directly on the touch screen of the Hänel control unit. All warehouse processes can be executed directly from the Hänel control unit. Data entries are booked in SAP in real time. Peripheral devices, such as barcode scanners and printers, are also supported.
This solution also supports Pick-o-Light-Vario®.
Thanks to its close cooperation with viastore systems, a leading provider of warehouse management systems and SAP logistics solutions, Hänel has been able to further expand its MP 12 N-HostWeb control system and provide it with an SOAP web service interface. The communication via the SOAP interface includes data exchange as well as the transmission of drive commands sent out of SAP directly to the Hänel system controller.
Using web-based technology enables a middleware-free link to be implemented between the Hänel controller and an SAP warehouse management system.