14 June Tracking and Labeling of Containers in Production June 14, 2019 By Gina Wurms industry |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based|, |E Ink display|, |geofencing| 0 Tracking and automated, digital labeling of containers with components in production facilities support punctual completion of final products. At a glance tracking of containers in production paperless production due to labeling with E-Ink displays automated prioritization and warnings Problem Definition In production, a delay in one of the production steps or wrong prioritizations of orders can prevent the punctual completion of the end product. This may lead to unsatisfied customers and penalty fees. Solution A tracking solution supports the punctual completion of all orders. By using E-Ink Display Beacons on containers with components, their location can be seen on a digital map at all times. Moreover, the containers can be labeled automatically. This results in paperless production which means that handwritten notes that have to be updated regularly and individually are no longer necessary. Besides the order number, the current production step and the planned completion date are written on the display. In addition, it can be automatically noted directly on the container whether a product is delayed or has high priority. In order to enhance visibility, important information can be displayed in red on the E-Ink displays. This helps employees to quickly and easily identify high priority containers or those that are already delayed. These containers can then be prioritized so that they reach the next step as quickly as possible. If the delay of a container is impending or it has been in a production step for an unusually long time, an automatic message with a warning or reminder can be sent to the head office or the production staff. Technical Implementation E-Ink Display Beacons are attached to containers with components. In order to localize the containers, infsoft Locator Nodes receive Bluetooth signals from the beacons and send them to the infsoft LocAware platform®. This is where the data is intelligently processed and the position is determined. By using a mobile app or browser application, the containers’ locations can be seen on a digital map. The E-Ink displays are labeled using an interface with the ERP software. Via Bluetooth, the content is sent from an infsoft Locator Node to the E-Ink display. As soon as a container leaves one production step and reaches the next, the information can be updated automatically with the help of the infsoft Automation Engine. When a container stays too long in a certain area, this will automatically be displayed and additionally, a message can be sent to the employees. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Management of Tugger Trains in Industrial Production Punctual production supply in production industries can be facilitated by tracking tugger trains and applying a machine learning system. Read More Container Management in Automotive Production This use case by infsoft describes how a tracking solution maps container movements in a fully automated way. Read More Workpiece Carrier Tracking With the help of a tracking solution, the location of workpiece carriers in production facilities and the processing time per work step can be tracked. 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 Indoor Tracking with Display Beacons in Logistics In large production halls, the use of a tracking system with E-Ink displays can ensure a smooth process for the assembly workstations. Read More Cargo Tracking at a Container Port This use case by infsoft describes the implementation of a container tracking system, which can help to reduce dwell times and increase productivity. Read More Comments are closed.