Automotive production at the BMW Group is a lot like top-flight sport in that it’s about high-performance process. The real-time locating platform KINEXON OS forms the backbone for fully digitalizing our production. It’s an innovative operating system that makes our highly complex manufacturing processes transparent and raises efficiency in production even further.
The KINEXON OS platform excels in capturing real-time location data and providing dynamic workflows, offering actionable insights for production and logistics.
Our real-time location system excels in large-scale industrial settings, delivering high-performance tracking with a superior position update rate. The superior tracking accuracy significantly enhances our Assembly Line Control solution, enabling effective and informed real-time decision-making.
With KINEXON OS we have succeeded in gaining a holistic picture of our activities around the globe and in converting the data into automation applications that add value.
Digitize and manage movable shopfloor assets with the most cost-efficiency localization solution.
Reduce shopfloor inefficiencies with real-time traceability of production orders and processes.
Maximize efficiency of automated indoor transportation with a vendor-agnostic solution.
Looking at our KINEXON RTLS hardware portfolio, we recommend our powerful e-Paper Tag to track vehicles on the assembly line or larger subassembly component groups. Smaller components can be equipped with our lightweight x-tag.
Especially for wireless assembly tools, we provide an integrated tool tag which runs with the tool's power supply. Alternatively, our high-capacity tag can be attached to wired tools or larger assembly installations.
As KINEXON OS can process position data from various sources, 3rd party hardware can also be used to track the location of vehicles, tools, components or material.
KINEXON RTLS provides precise real-time tracking for large-scale industrial processes. Utilizing ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, it delivers accurate data on assets and workflows. It's designed for seamless integration and scalability in demanding environments.
UWB technology is based on the combination of very short pulses moving at the speed of light. The band width of at least 500 MHz allows an exact measurement of the arrival time and thus a high-precision determination of the positions. UWB technology does not interfere with other technologies because the bandwidth (3.25 — 4.75 GHz and 6.25 — 6.75 GHz) differs from WLAN and ISM channels, and the signal strength is very limited. Anchors can cover distances of up to 200 m if there is visual contact.
Interoperability is a key factor for your automation strategy: KINEXON OS is designed to break up data and technology silos by integrating position data from various sources. Our software platform provides a selection of interfaces tailormade for state-of-the-art localization technologies same as ISO/IEC 24730-1 standard interfaces to receive incoming positions from other RTLS vendors.
In addition, our low-code/no-code engine KINEXON OS allows to flexibly integrate ID and location data via protocols like HTTP, OPC-UA, Kafka or MQTT. This open platform approach enables a seamless interconnectivity to automate your shopfloor based on data-driven decisions.
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