Forklift Guidance System and WMS in a Block Storage

Staplerleitsystem 3D

Finsa, a company with a total of 12 production sites in Spain, Portugal and France, is one of Europe's leading companies in the wood-based materials industry. At the Padron location, we were commissioned with the implementation of OneBase®MFT with full functionality for the automatic tracking and control of pallet assignments in the block storage area of an MDF board producer. Probably the most advanced 3D forklift guidance system currently available, OneBase® optimises the storage and retrieval of MDF pallets up to 5 metres long at our customer's site.

Advantages of the system introduction:

  • Increasing the efficiency of the transport fleet by significantly reducing material search times
  • Reduction of material identification times (time consuming barcode scans)
  • Automatic material postings in SAP ERP
  • Optimized control of warehouse, production and shipping
  • Maximizing Intralogistics Transparency
  • Route optimization through intelligent job distribution
  • Integrated truck loading


  • Engineering, delivery and commissioning of the hardware for a RTLS (Laser position tracking from IdentPro) and ultrasonic sensors for automatic load detection on 12 stackers
  • Standardized integration of automatic production inputs and outputs
  • Interface to the production control system and to SAP ERP (picking and loading)
  • Optimized MFT Warehouse Management (WMS) with comprehensive rules for destination and material determination for transport order generation (logical warehouses, production status, sorted storage, picking, empty runs ...) including prioritization of orders by considering the current stacker position
  • Optimized dynamic space management of pallets in bulk storage
  • Forklift guidance system with 3D visualization and central 3D MFT administrator application
  • Goods receipt and shipping by truck with exclusive and mixed loading
  • Rollout to 11 more locations (total 150)

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