Startup Benjamin and SimPlan cooperate in the implementation of fluid logistics
The revolutionary “Fluid Logistics” technology developed by Benjamin enables flexible material flow and compact storage. The technology is based on magnetic fields and allows the transport of almost any material without the use of conveyor technology or driven elements such as driverless transport vehicles.
The Chinese company Henderson Group, based in Hong Kong, recently invested in the start-up, thus enabling a significant acceleration of the development work and implementation of the first pilot projects in China and Germany.
In addition to the design development of the technology, fluid logistics systems require intelligent controls in order to make efficient and optimum use of the flexibility offered. For this Benjamin relies on the use of simulation.
“We see simulation as an indispensable planning tool for our innovative Fluid Logistics technology. When it comes to using this new technology, we can use simulation models to evaluate its advantages and develop suitable control strategies. In the course of several years of cooperation, we have come to know SimPlan as a competent and reliable partner. The know-how built up in the development of solutions for logistics tasks leads to an efficient implementation in future projects for the use of fluid logistics”. Lars Bergmann, founder and managing director of Benjamin GmbH, establishes the cooperation with SimPlan.
Lars Bergmann and Dr. Sven Spieckermann
SimPlan will present results from research and pilot projects in fluid logistics at the logistics fair LogiMAT 2018. “We are convinced that this technology will change intralogistics in the long term. This is why we are working intensively with Benjamin on the further development of portable control concepts. In initial projects for the automotive industry, we were able to impressively demonstrate the advantages of the system in simulations. Dr. Sven Spieckermann, CEO of SimPlan AG, describes the motivation of the simulation service provider.