Increasingly dynamic markets demand faster time-to-market and more flexible in manufacturing production and logistics. What’s needed is the automatic, real-time synchronization of production processes in the physical domain with their virtual counterparts in production’s digital twin — a software-based 3D virtual proxy of the production model. That is essential to avoid costly errors, reduce expenses, and meet delivery commitments on a just-in-time basis. Siemens SIMATIC Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) solutions can complete the production digital twin picture by providing dynamic location data in real-time for all physical objects and personnel, whether at rest or in motion.
Siemens SIMATIC RTLS offers a full portfolio of options for capturing location data to gratify accuracy, precision and range requirements. It can also feed data into higher-level MES and ERP systems for issuing alerts, alarms, or commands. Plant and logistics operators can use the data to increase efficiency, visibility, and safety. To gain a complete enterprise wide view across multiple plants, even those located on different continents, your company can use cloud platforms like Siemens MindSphere, the open IoT operating system, to link each one and combine its RTLS data with other plants’ data streams. Ultimately, SIMATIC RTLS solutions can answer “what-and-who-is-where-and-when” questions as they occur in real time, for every relevant asset in production and logistics across a wide range of applications.