13 December Positioning of Tractors December 13, 2017 By Gina Wurms industry, logistics |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based| 0 A tracking system provides real-time location information about truck tractors and helps improve operational productivity on a large open-air site. In addition to the location, the service life and movement history as well as the inventory can also be called up. At a glance 2D/3D building maps central overview of the locations and movement history of all tractors the tracking solution works indoors and outdoors overview of tractor status information Problem Definition On the premises of a tractor manufacturer there are countless trucks that have to be parked after production. However, it is difficult for operators to keep an overview. Finding tractors that meet certain criteria (motorization, weight, etc.) is a long-term challenge. In addition to an overview of the locations, the process flows are also to be optimized and precisely documented in order to enable an efficient organization. Solution A tracking solution provides precise position data of truck tractors. This enables a central overview of the locations of all assets at any time. The tracking solution works both indoors and outdoors and makes a decisive contribution to safe and efficient operation. Operators can be alerted when speed, idle or site violations occur, can access reports based on the historical activity of the assets and review utilization. Technical Implementation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons are installed in all parked truck tractors and send signals to the mobile infsoft Locator Nodes. These are located in the employees' company vehicles and receive the Bluetooth signals from the beacons and forward the data packets to the infsoft LocAware platform®. Here, the position is calculated and made available via web services. An app or browser application gives employees access to the data and displays the location of the tractor on a map. infsoft Indoor Tracking allows you to assign additional attributes such as vehicle type, inventory number and technical features to the beacons, which can then be searched for. Use Case PDF for download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Positioning and Evacuation in the Mining Industry Indoor positioning can be used to quickly evacuate endangered persons underground in an emergency in mining or tunnels. In this way, carbon monoxide poisoning can be avoided and working conditions improved. In the event of a mine accident, assistance can be provided more quickly and, above all, in a more coordinated manner. Read More Indoor Positioning of Cars in a Car Showroom This application examples describes the indoor positioning of cars in a car showroom and an app which lets customers navigate to preferred cars. Read More Positioning of Waste Containers on a Disposal Plant A municipal waste disposal plant wants to improve the planning of garbage disposal by optimizing waste management. Accordingly, the waste containers should no longer be emptied according to a rigid plan, but depending on their actual and current filling level. Read More Positioning of Overhead Cranes This application examples describes the indoor positioning of overhead cranes. Read More Positioning of Wagons in a Maintenance Facility A railway company has a large workshop hall, where wagons are parked on tracks in order to repair them. Indoor positioning technology helps tracking them. Read More Dead Man Control via Indoor Positioning A dead man's switch is used for work safety at individual workplaces or on dangerous machines. With infsoft Indoor Positioning, the position of the employee in question is forwarded to a control center in an emergency, so that help can be provided quickly in an emergency. Read More Comments are closed.