22 June Indoor Tracking with Display Beacons in Logistics June 22, 2018 By Gina Wurms industry, logistics |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based|, |E Ink display| 0 In large production halls, the use of a tracking system with E-Ink displays can ensure a smooth process for the assembly workstations. At a Glance Indoor localization of equipment in real time central location overview in digital map analysis reports based on historical data easy identification of orders through E-Ink display overview of workstation occupancy Problem Definition Modern production processes are automated as far as possible, from order entry and processing to production. However, the transmission of information in paper form is still often used. In addition, the flow of goods is still very static due to the lack of positioning of containers and supply wagons. Parts are therefore not always in the best possible place or must first be searched for by workers. This interrupts the automation chain, leads to delays in the production process and causes costs for personnel and printing. Solution With the help of a tracking solution, containers can be located with the parts to be processed. With mobile container management, it is possible to optimally adapt the location of the containers to the production process. Using the E-Ink display, the employee knows to which machine he must go and what his next work information/task is. This information can be transmitted digitally at any time and exchanged for new tasks. This saves time and avoids delays in the process flow, which in turn means cost savings. For production processes, the individual elements can be updated fully automatically via the central management program. After processing, the order expires automatically. All required information is exchanged in real time with the higher-level material flow management system. In addition, the location of all crates can be displayed visually at any time and a complete batch traceability at container level is guaranteed. This enables container management to track where a crate is, how long it will be there and identify potential for improvement. In addition, the radio-based E-Ink displays can also display the occupancy of change workstations and meeting rooms. Technical Implementation The boxes to be tracked have Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons with E-Ink display. The information is transferred to the respective beacon with display medium via the infsoft Automation Engine and the Locator Nodes Manager. The battery status of the beacons can also be monitored via the infsoft backend. For indoor positioning, infsoft Locator Nodes are installed. The Locator Nodes receive the Bluetooth signals and send the data to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Here the position is calculated and made available via Web Services. An app gives employees access to the data and allows them to view the location of the crate on a map. Via an SAP interface, additional attributes are added to the beacons, such as type of the goods, the number of units and other characteristics according to which, within the application can be searched for. These attributes can also be displayed directly on the container via the built-in E-Ink display. Changes to the designation or article number must only be made once and there are no costs for printing and distribution. Use Case PDF for download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Tracking Solution with Information Display for Hospital Beds A tracking solution with E-Ink display ensures the proper condition of hospital beds, facilitates the work of hospital staff and enables a smooth process flow. Read More Tracking and Digital Labeling of Containers in Logistics Tracking and automatic, digital labeling of containers can facilitate processes in logistics environments. Read More Indoor Navigation and Asset Tracking in Hospitals In healthcare facilities, the use of an intelligent tracking system allows for asset localization as well as wayfinding throughout the hospital building. Read More Load Carrier Tracking in Logistics This use case by infsoft describes how load carrier tracking can contribute to increased efficiency of logistics chains. Read More Condition Monitoring with Information Display for Optimal Wine Maturation A condition monitoring system ensures the optimal environmental conditions for successful wine maturation and storage. E-Ink displays provide modern information for local staff. Read More Indoor Navigation and Staff Tracking at a Trade Fair This use case describes the implementation of an indoor navigation and tracking solution at a trade fair. Read More Comments are closed.