How KINEXON OS Supports Automotive Assembly
This is part three of a three-part series exploring the potential of Location-Based Process Automation for the automotive industry, based on an Assembly Magazine interview conducted with KINEXON. In the final part of the series, we outline how KINEXON OS supports automotive production and assembly.
The Key to Autonomous Operations with Location-Based Process Automation
With KINEXON OS, we provide you with a powerful, real-time operating system to analyze, optimize, and automate all processes via location technologies. Through BLE, Ultra-Wideband (UWB) and GPS, KINEXON OS enables leading customers in manufacturing to cut costs, increase cycle speed, and optimize quality in production-critical processes. We’ve made it our mission to add value to unlimited use cases for our customers from day one.
The true magic of KINEXON OS lies in its ability to integrate and scale with no extensive IT skills. That means you can start your digitalization journey as small, or as big as you would like, and our software will offer unlimited automation opportunities for you to explore. You can centralize all your location data sources from inside and outside the factory doors, while unlocking more data than you know what to do with. This will offer your OT teams all the data they need to optimize and automate your production processes across all your assembly lines.
The Power of UWB in KINEXON OS
According to KINEXON Inc. CEO Mehdi Bentanfous, the main difference between passive RFID and UWB technology is in the kind of localization data they generate. While RFID creates selective point-in-time data, UWB can generate continuous, uninterrupted real-time data throughout a defined space. “UWB technology is superior to RFID technology [when it comes to] data generation, data communication, and flexibility,” claims Bentanfous. “In terms of data generation, both UWB RTLS and RFID use tags to generate location data. However, instead of RFID’s traditional gate system, UWB uses a flexible anchor network to calculate the precise, real-time position of assets.
“UWB has an extremely low latency, which allows [end users] to trigger events, such as activating the appropriate torque for the respective production step, in real time. Combined with our software, it is the gold standard for precision and agility across industries.”
“A major difference to RFID is that UWB is capable of dynamically communicating data that supports efforts to fully digitize process data,” says Mehdi Bentanfous “As an example, our ePaper Tag can send and receive process updates or warnings between the shop floor and OS software. UWB was the clear choice for us when designing this software, due to the significant disadvantages of other location technologies. “UWB RTLS adds value over RFID in terms of flexibility offered on the shop floor,” Bentanfous points out. “Since RFID gates are statically installed, UWB provides a huge benefit when production processes or assembly lines frequently change. This grants our customers maximum flexibility in dynamic production and logistics environments.”
A User-Friendly Approach to Software
“KINEXON OS follows a no code-low code approach, which means that no extensive IT skills are needed to operate or customize it. The software uses drag-and-drop and simple drop-down menus to set up event triggers and place geofences. It also seamlessly integrates with third-party software such as ERP, MES, and WMS.”
“Another unique aspect of KINEXON OS is its technology- and vendor-agnostic data integration, meaning that it seamlessly processes BLE, GPS, RFID, UWB and other localization technologies from any supplier, which provides unprecedented data transparency for operational technology teams.”
At the same time, it also allows customers to easily scale up their [applications]. Thanks to KINEXON OS’ technology- and vendor-agnostic design, you can seamlessly integrate all your location data sources, which makes complicated integrations a thing of the past.
Diverse Range of Applicability
As we’ve mentioned, there is a wide array of real-life use cases for UWB RTLS technology. Producers within aerospace, automotive, and discrete manufacturing face unique challenges, which means that they need tailored solutions. A perfect example, our Container Management solution provides benefits for manufacturers with a high volume of inventory and orders.
Additionally, our Order & Process Management solution assists with eliminating bottlenecks and idle times that can critically affect producers and assemblers. Don’t miss out on the potential value of our solutions for your company.
Premiere in the European League of Football: Live-Tracking of Tackles, Sprints and More
Countless data insights have already become indispensable for coaches, players, media and fans in professional sports. American football goes one step further. In collaboration with KINEXON, the European League of Football also provided data on collisions and sprints to Staff and Fans live for the first time.
2022 Set New Standards in Women’s Sports Tech
In the second-ever episode of our Sports Tech Talk, we look back at one of the topics we enjoyed most in 2022: women’s football. Here we remember not only a great Euro in the summer, but also numerous advances in tech. Jana Hubel (Sports Scientist at KINEXON) and Sven Gruel (Women’s Co-Coach at 1. FC Union Berlin) give an overview and provide an in-depth discussion of the question: How can data help women’s sport evolve for the better?
Was Sie über Ball Tracking wissen müssen
Ball tracking has taken football by storm. Not only does the technology help match officials make more accurate and consistent decisions, but it also allows coaches to analyze the beautiful game with unprecedented detail and gives fans insights never seen before.
Assembly Show Wrap Up
What a week it was at the 2022 Assembly Show! Our team spent the three-day event conversing with potential clients, as well as enjoying some amazing local food and drinks with the manufacturing community at the KINEXON Breakfast Morning Mingle. Read on to learn more from our VP of Sales IoT, Tinos Kountroubis, about his experience at the show.
SportsPro Insider Series: Emerging Tech, Data & Media
Sports entities are continuing to look to data to drive success, both on and off the field. From player recruitment, through in-game analysis, and fan interaction to business performance. This edition by SportsPro, in conjunction with KINEXON, offers discussion and insight in all areas affecting leading sports franchises, and how it is becoming increasingly important to turn to data to gain an advantage over competitors.
Experience Tool Control and More at the Assembly Show!
The 10th annual Assembly Show is returning to Chicago in a month’s time, and were thrilled to be a Silver Sponsor of this year’s event! Thousands of attendees and exhibitors are coming together to showcase the latest and greatest in technology, equipment and products.
Key takeaways from IMTS 2022
IMTS 2022 — what a show for the future of manufacturing! The KINEXON team had an incredible time introducing our real-time location technology solutions to many of the over 95,000 attendees and exhibitors in Chicago at the biggest manufacturing trade show in the Western Hemisphere. Here are the 3 key themes we took away from IMTS.
Load Management: A Look Behind the Scenes at the Bundesliga Club With the Fewest Injuries
In the Bundesliga, 1. FC Union Berlin recently became the surprising leader. Union also impressed with another statistic recently: no team had fewer injury-related absences. Is that part of the secret of success?
European League of Football and KINEXON Launch Partnership
In cooperation with the European League of Football, KINEXON’s LPS system will be used for live player tracking in American Football at the upcoming Championship Game in Klagenfurt. The European League of Football also aims to further enhance the fan experience with live stats at the highest level.
Why you need RTLS solutions on your assembly lines
Precision, quality, and speed are key factors for fast-paced manufacturing industries. In the automotive industry alone, a production stop of just a minute can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and automated tool control is a powerful solution to address challenges in automotive assembly. This is the second part of a three-part series exploring the potential of automated tool control for the automotive industry, based on an interview Assembly Magazine conducted with KINEXON. In the second part of the series, we outline why RTLS solutions are the clear choice for the automotive industry. Enjoy the read and stay tuned throughout the series for valuable insights on all things tool control.
Official Match Balls With Integrated Tracking Sensor - What Do They Deliver That No Other Technology Can?
To take a very close look at every action on the pitch, field or court in professional sports, data collection nowadays relies on countless technologies. In the midst of all these, there are new players: official match balls with an integrated tracking sensors for live tracking. FIFA has tested this technology extensively. The result: Balls with tracking sensors offer exclusive added value.
Understanding Women-Specific Requirements in Professional Sports
Regardless of your sex, athletes deserve the same treatment; but in this case, equality means to differentiate in the ways athletes need to be trained to perform at their best.
We closed our season-kickoff webinar series with a topic that’s particularly important to us right now — namely, what specific requirements do women have?
The Impact of Ball Data on Physical, Tactical, and Technical Performance Evaluation
In combination with player tracking, the measured physical load and athletic performance of players can be evaluated in context of football-specific situations. Thus, it is possible to also assess tactical and technical data in comprehensive context. Some examples: How fast does a player run with the ball? How is a team controlling space? What’s the shot speed?
3 Key Features of Automated Container Management
No production or logistics operations function without the extensive use of containers or load carriers. Manufacturers rely on thousands of containers to push materials and products through the supply chain. When a single container arrives at its destination late, at the wrong cycle, or carrying the wrong materials, it can bring the production line process to a standstill. Automated container management solutions overcome this challenge and benefit the entire intralogistics and assembly process — by guaranteeing an optimized and efficient material supply.