Automotive and tyre manufacturers are at the forefront of implementing Industry 4.0 -initiatives. The aim to track and measure goods throughout manufacturing makes the complete production process more visible, efficient, and ultimately more profitable.

There are, however, some areas in the process, where assets, materials, and even completed vehicles are not visible in the digital world. This applies especially to the production process of vehicles, where assets do not follow a predetermined path.  The challenge is to know the location of each vehicle at any given time and subsequently avoid production delays. This applies to manufacturing processes too, where raw or semi-finished materials are moved freely throughout the facility on trolleys. 

To meet these challenges, Real-Time Location Systems can help you make unguided processes highly visible and integrate them into the digital landscape. Integrating an RTLS into your manufacturing landscape can be highly complex and investment in this area should be thoroughly researched.

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About this paper

  • How are the manufacturing processes structured and what am I trying to improve? 
  • Is RTLS enough or do I need to combine the system with active RFID?
  • What does my shop floor environment look like?
  • What kind of software is provided and how does it interface with my current IT infrastructure?
  • Can the system operate indoors and outdoors?
and more...
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What you get

  • Arguments to improve your process control and to invest into better methods and tools

  • An overview about RTLS in a smart factory context

  • 14 frequently asked questions and answers

 

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