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Direct implementation of the SAP/Hänel storage management template in SAP using HTTP and SOAP
Hänel attaches great importance to enabling the storage lifts to interface directly with customer ERP software. For many years Hänel’s MP100D and MP12N-HostData 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 with Hänel controller and the customer’s ERP system.
The multifunctional controller from Hänel
The latest generation of the MP12N-H/HostWeb controller has now become an SAP user terminal. Synchronization problems, such as duplication of data storage, are avoided. In the future, SAP user dialogs will be displayed directly on the touchscreen of the Hänel control unit. Data entries will be booked in SAP in real time and the storage lift actuated by SAP. 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 MP12N-HostWeb control system and provide it with an SOAP web service interface. Using web-based technology enables a middleware-free link to be implemented between the Hänel controller and an SAP warehouse management system.
The functions of the Hänel control system are available in the SAP ABAP development environment:
• The structure of the Hänel lifts is mapped in SAP WM or EWM (e.g. the number of lifts, shelves and the number and size of the compartments). • SAP dialogs needed at the lift controller as user dialogs are defined. • Drive commands are generated to bring the storage location to the access open-ing of the lift • No data exchange is necessary; management is handled in real time in SAP at the Hänel control terminal • Optimal storage overview and inventory control
A storage management template created in advance for SAP and containing standard dialogs can be included in delivery. The individual programming and configura-tion in the SAP environment can be done by our cooperation partner viastore systems or by customers themselves. This easy integration and user-friendly handling of the Hänel storage lifts in an SAP environment is the result of our close cooperation with viastore systems. We look forward to solving further exciting challenges in the field of intralogistics.
Don’t hesitate to call us – the specialists from Hänel and viastore systems will be happy to advise you!
SAP can be operated directly from the Hänel control unit