iSHELF®/iSHELF®flex: How intelligent a shelf in your Kanban system can be


The iSHELF®/iSHELF®flex system stands for an automatic ordering of your direct materials through an intelligent shelf. The shelf can be easily integrated into your existing Kanban shelves of Würth Industrie Service, so that the existing processes remain unchanged. Due to battery operation, no power connection is necessary, so that the shelf can be set up freely in production.

The handling during operation is very simple!

Your Kanban containers are automatically equipped with an RFID tag by Würth Industrie Service. As soon as you remove an empty bin from the Kanban shelf and place it on the intelligent shelf, an immediate data transfer is initiated. This triggers a repeat order via the merchandise management system of Würth Industrie Service and you receive the full bins in the next delivery cycle and filling rhythm.

Benefits and advantages of the iBOX®

  • Completely automatic ordering process
  • Maximum space saving as no additional space is required
  • Lean warehouse and stock management
  • Early reaction to fluctuations in demand, in particular peaks in demand in your ongoing production
  • Precise control of the flow of goods
  • No manual entry required

Special features

  • Fast changeover without changing existing processes
  • Maximum flexibility due to different shelf sizes (iSHELF®flex)
  • Operation of several shelf fields with one shelf
Reliable and
iDISPLAY - digital shelf label
Digital shelf label

For easy shelf management and container information

iBin® - optical order system
Optical order system

Study on decentralized material supply through regular optical inspection

iSCALE - scale system for decetralized material supply
Scale system

Decentralized material supply through sensor-controlled scales

Different RFID system solutions – Timing matters

Pallet box with RFID

Ordering is triggered by placing the bins in the intelligent pallet box, also for Kanban cards for pallet handling.

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The intelligent shelf

The order is triggered when empty bins are placed on the intelligent shelf of the Kanban rack.

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Flexible RFID module

RFID module for the recording of requirements at the workplace, on the flow rack and at any point of need.

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Bulk capture via RFID

Simultaneous acquisition of a large number of containers (bulk detection).

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Re-order at the push of a button

Simple transmission of demand at the push of a button

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For pallets and bins

The flexible RFID system for triggering orders for pallets and containers.

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