05 MAR

Connected Smart Factory

Posted at 10:15 in Beacon Technology by Nisha

Smart Factory Technology

Today, all industries are looking for digitizing their manufacturing processes. New technologies and connectivity create a cyber-physical environment that results in industries for completely redefine the way assets and industrial processes work. The connected smart factory is capable of producing more smartly, more efficiently, more quickly, and more safely. The smart factory indicates a jump from more traditional automation to a fully connected and flexible system. The smart factory can be generated by a new technology of small wireless devices called beacons. It can be attached to staff, pallets, tools and even machinery.

Retail sector is probably the most often cited example of a beacon technology impact. But it represents just one of many kinds of businesses that can benefit from beacons. Beacons for factories may not generate as many headlines, but they can generate a great revenue if used effectively. IoT have an excellent potential to make factories smarter and many factories are proving it already. It is also changing the dimensions of many business functions including safety, e-commerce, and even waste management.

Let us consider the following cases:

1. Monitoring the State of Equipment and Rooms

The beacons built with temperature sensors and light sensors can easily monitor the room, water or equipment state. For example, When it gets hot or cold or any temperature variation the beacon will give an alert. This use case can be helpful in areas of high risk.

2. Employee Attendance and Work-flow Tracking

With beacons you can track the employee attendance. You can view what days and how much times they were at work. For managers this will be helpful to get a good visualization of their general work-flow.

Connected Smart Factory
3. Mobile Device Management

The privacy and security is a vital concern in all companies. The beacon is useful for the employees or visitors that sharing sensitive information of its limit. For example, if your factory is having a room with sensitive information, you can use beacon technology to disable features on devices like mobile, cameras or microphones.

4. Asset Tracking

Beacon asset tracking will helps you to rationalize processes and observing, preserving and managing an establishment’s assets. For executives and managers this will be helpful to make accurate decisions, up-to-date reports on the running conditions and performance of their most critical assets.

5. Inventory Management

By placing beacons you can keep track of deliveries and inventory. For example, if you are worried about the products being stolen or lost continuously, you can use beacons. The beacon can be placed anywhere like on rooms, trucks or anywhere.

6. Wayfinding

It is very difficult to navigate big factories or industrial buildings. Here you can use beacons, it will help your employees or visitors get around, and find the nearest exit in case of any emergency.

You may like to read : Wayfinding App for Enterprises with Beacon.

9. Factory Tours

The beacon wayfinding is not to be just for emergencies. With a beacon enabled app, you will get additional information about where you are in the factory.

USE CASES
  • Food, Beverage, and Tobacco
  • Textiles, Leather, and Apparel
  • Wood, Paper, and Printing
  • Petroleum, Coal, Chemicals, Plastics and Rubber
  • Nonmetallic Mineral
  • Primary Metal, Fabricated Metal, and Machinery
  • Computer and Electronics
  • Electrical Equipment, Appliances, and Components
  • Vehicle manufacturing
  • Furniture
  • Miscellaneous Manufacturing

Schedule a demo with us to find out how beacons can help your factory functionalities.

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