Ubisense, a provider of enterprise location intelligence solutions, and Bosch Rexroth, specialists in drive and control technologies, have joined forces to launch a new system for locating and tracking objects in realtime.
Developed specifically for aerospace assembly lines, the solution combines Bosch Rexroth’s Nexo Cordless Nutrunner and Ubisense’s Smart Factory solutions to offer real-time tracking of tools (Tool Location) and tightening operations (Tool Control).
Ubisense’s readers detect the precise location of tagged Bosch Rexroth tools on the assembly lines at all times, avoiding tools being lost or misplaced with the associated disruption and need to repurchase.
The solution also saves time spent on searching for tools, re-compiling toolkits and means that less time is needed to book-in and book-out tools.
Ubisense’s technology provides accurate data in real-time that improves and standardises reporting, plus enables the early identification of activity, such as de-synchronised delivery, and the impact of re-ranking.
Christian Raux, Southern Europe Director at Ubisense, said: “For the past seven years, we’ve worked closely with Airbus using Smart Factory Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) to streamline and automate industrial processes as a key part of its digitalization strategy.
“This has given us an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the sector and how our solutions can deliver benefits across the assembly line.
“It’s great to be working with Bosch Rexroth. Together we’re offering the aerospace sector one of the best solutions available to help deliver a lean manufacturing process; reducing costs, improving quality, optimizing processes and enabling the flexibility needed for mass customisation.”