To simplify the integration of production and logistics technologies with IT systems, FasThink has developed the CONNECT middleware platform that can guarantee the monitoring and exchange of data and information between machines and field systems with the most common management systems on the market: ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and WMS (Warehouse Management System).
CONNECT is the simplest solution for the management of all information related to production and logistics: from design data, to the management system contents, to data collected during production through components and systems RFID, Barcode, Pick TO Light or eKnaban sensor, as well as innovative technologies such as augmented reality and mobile robots. The main objective is to offer solutions to improve processes by monitoring all operation steps, providing data in a simple and aggregable way according to the needs of the company and of individual operators. An important feature of CONNECT is its modularity, as in addition to the basic module of the system, you can add specific modules over time to integrate components and solutions with different technologies. For example, it is possible to start the installation and integration of an RFID identification system and then, in order to improve the picking operations, by adding the specific module, it is possible to integrate the Pick To Light system management, maintaining the same flow of information with the computer system in use. CONNECT reduces integration times and costs since no structural software changes are required in the management systems in use, but only a shared data exchange, mainly in Web service mode, border tables (DBMS) or file system. In addition, the system can be certified to ensure data protection to prevent computer intrusions and protect sensitive data (cyber security). CONNECT boasts numerous references for installation in industrial processes at prestigious companies in Italy and abroad with clear evidence of reliability, efficiency and with an advantageous ROI (Return on Investment).