Industry 4.0 Smart Factory Case Study
Positioning technology of the UWB RTLS solution allows real-time vehicle information exchange with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) on the assembly line in the production site and check the vehicle position through monitoring.
Although there were issues at the production site due to factors obstructing the UWB signal, Geoplan's engineers were able to demonstrate their abilities and strive to provide a reliable service for vehicle tracking through correction algorithm technology so that they can come within the positioning error range.
The reason why it was possible to create a reliable UWB environment and showcase the performance at the smart factory site was thanks to Geoplan’s experience and trial and error over the past 10 years.
Hyundai Heavy Industries Group's Construction Equipment Division (Hyundai Genuin, Hyundai Construction Equipment, Hyundai Doosan Infracore) was recognized for its UWB technology, and installed locators on its assembly lines and incorporated Geoplan's real-time positioning technology using UWB smart tags.
Hyundai Doosan Infracore (Incheon, Gunsan) established a UWB RTLS solution in its assembly lines in the Incheon and Gunsan plants that build construction equipment.
It established a smart factory that controls the overall process, which includes real-time tracking of construction equipment and industrial vehicles using UWB, and which improves of production quality by providing flexibility and real-time production information of the production plant.
Products Incorporated in the Project
Through the GeoSpace real-time monitoring system, information is exchanged with facilities in each process in real-time, contributing to production/quality improvement.
– Tag ON I/F : Scans work instruction number and transmits TAG ID and mapping information.
– Process entry/exit information I/F : Transmits IN/OUT information of the defined area to MES.
– Tag OFF I/F : Transmits Tag OFF information after scanning tag ID and checking vehicle information.
Hyundai Doosan Infracore is the best machinery company in Korea that has established an unrivaled position in all participating business fields, including construction machinery and engines, as well as various attachments
(excerpt from Hyundai Doosan Infracore).
Real-time vehicle information from the assembly line process is provided in conjunction with vehicle information and other systems. Through real-time monitoring, real-time position and vehicle information are checked to contribute to production/quality improvement.