WCS, PLC and sensors: what are they?
WCS is a software application that communicates to automation hardware to execute certain jobs on the fulfilment centre floor. It is responsible for providing a bridge between the WMS and the fashion company’s conveyor, sorters, inline scales and scanners, picking, storage and retrieval technologies.
PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) is a control system built into a machine that detects operational and equipment events.
Sensors reside within materials handling equipment such as sortation systems, lift trucks or automated guided vehicles and can be used for location tracking, generating data on utilisation or help improve safety.