Software System for Mobile Communication, Operating and Monitoring of Automated Systems

Company SCHAD GmbH
Date 04.10.2012
SCHAD, the engineering mobility software specialist, announces a global partnership with Vanderlande Industries, the specialist in automated material handling systems. As part of the agreement, Vanderlande Industries will be launching the Vanderlande Industries Mobile Maintenance Solution (MMS), which integrates SCADA with enterprise asset management solutions such as IBM Maximo. SCHAD worked closely with Vanderlande Industries to develop the solution as a new maintenance management tool.

Vanderlande Industries will use the software to improve the operational performance of their site based teams to increase the value and quality of service to their customers.  Vanderlande’s customers will benefit because of the higher efficiency, lower costs and improved management reporting of the site-based teams.

Vanderlande Industries’ site based teams will have the ability to monitor system performance from any location using any mobile device over Wi-Fi or GPRS. What makes this solution unique is, that it additionally offers maintenance engineers full mobile working capabilities by giving users a seamless integration between their existing SCADA system and IBM’s MAXIMO maintenance (enterprise asset management) system. This further demonstrates Vanderlande’s commitment to innovations that bring customers’ system availability up and costs down.

The solution is available now to new and existing Vanderlande customers who have implemented a full service solution and use a permanently site-based Vanderlande support team. Currently, Vanderlande has more than 60 site-based teams. The Vanderlande team at London Heathrow Terminal 5 is the 1st team that is already using this new mobile solution. The aim is to deploy it also at a number of other sites in 2012.

“Vanderlande Industries is the first automation specialist that currently has a mobility offering like this and we are delighted to be offering integrated mobile SCADA and maintenance as an enhancement to our full service solutions.  Mobility clearly differentiates us as a supplier and adds a lot of extra value to the overall benefits of using automation,” says Tjarko Bouman, Director Customer Services from Vanderlande Industries. 

“Vanderlande has always been associated with innovation that is pragmatic and delivers a clear financial return. The fact that the leading automation specialist has chosen to formalise a partnership with SCHAD, recognises the unique value of our software and the strategic importance of mobile working for maintenance teams that support fast moving and complex automation environments. We are delighted to be working in partnership with Vanderlande Industries as we start work on implementations at customer sites,” says James Hannay, Managing Director at SCHAD Ltd. 

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SCHAD was founded in 2007 with the aim of developing a global standard for the mobile operation, control and maintenance of automated systems using an ordinary mobile device. The company has won a number of industry awards including a 2010 Vodafone Application Award for best machine to machine solution; and a BlackBerry Innovation Award in 2009 and 2010 for transforming enterprise business performance.  SCHAD was also a RIM Finalist in the 2008 Wireless Leadership Awards.

Currently companies using EXTEND7000 include Brillux (paint manufacturer), LSG Sky Chefs (airline catering services), BASF (chemicals manufacturer), Lugato (building products manufacturer), Frosta (frozen food manufacturer), Budni (personal products retailer) plus the airports of Berlin, Munich and Köln. 

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About Vanderlande Industries

Vanderlande Industries provides automated material handling systems and services. The company is active in the markets for Baggage Handling at airports, automated logistics processes in Distribution Centres and sorting solutions in Parcel & Postal facilities. The company implements material handling systems of all sizes, ranging from local sorting depots, airports and distribution centres to the world’s largest facilities. Vanderlande has sales of over EUR 600 million and employs more than 2 000 people of whom more than 50% have a college or university degree.

Its systems and services focus on improving customers’ logistics processes and increasing their logistics performance today, tomorrow and throughout the entire life cycle. The company strives for close cooperation with the customer, extending from initial analysis of the underlying business processes through to total life-cycle support.

To achieve this, the company has a wide product range and industry knowledge, and possesses capabilities in the relevant disciplines. These range from system design and engineering, through supply chain management and manufacturing, to information and communication technology, system integration, project management and customer services.

Vanderlande Industries is a global player with extensive experience in many industries and references in all major regions of the world. It operates locally through Customer Centres that handle all key business functions and maintain direct contacts with customers.

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