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RipplesIPS - RTLS with E-Paper for improving production workflow

RipplesIPS - E-paper with RTLS integration improves production workflow

10 ways e-paper with RTLS can help improve production workflow

E-paper with RTLS integration. E-paper or electronic paper is a special type of display that does not need electricity to sustain the displayed text and image. Just like real paper, the displayed image resembles ink on paper (hence the name). Unlike traditional LCD or OLED display, it does not emit light but reflects light

  • Real-time work instructions: E-paper displays can be placed at workstations, displaying step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and safety protocols directly relevant to the current task. This reduces reliance on paper manuals, minimizes errors due to misunderstandings, and improves efficiency by keeping workers focused on the task at hand.

  • Dynamic work order updates: Production workflow, schedules and work orders can be displayed on e-paper screens near workstations, updating automatically as priorities or materials availability change. This empowers workers to react to changes quickly and adapt their workflow efficiently.

  • Visual production flow representation: E-paper displays can showcase a visual representation of the entire production flow, highlighting work progress, bottlenecks, and potential delays. This allows supervisors to identify areas requiring attention and make informed decisions for optimizing workflow.

  • Paperless data collection: RipplesIPS with E-paper forms can replace paper checklists and data collection sheets. Workers can directly input data like quality checks, production numbers, or equipment readings on the e-paper form, eliminating the need for manual data entry and reducing the risk of errors.

  • Improved communication and collaboration: E-paper displays can be used to share important announcements, production goals, and team updates across the production shop floor, fostering better communication and collaboration among workers and fostering a sense of shared purpose in an Industry 4.0 environment.

  • Reduced paper waste and environmental impact: RipplesCMMS with E-paper replaces printed materials like work instructions, schedules, and forms, repair history, inspection reports etc. E-paper displays contribute to a more sustainable production environment by significantly reducing paper waste and associated environmental impacts.

Benefits of deploying E-paper with RTLS in smart manufacturing

  • Enhanced training and knowledge sharing: E-paper displays can be used to display training materials, safety videos, or best practices directly at workstations. This provides employees with easy access to critical information and promotes continuous learning within the production team.

  • Improved inventory management: E-paper displays can show real-time inventory levels of raw materials and finished products, allowing for better planning and resource allocation. This minimizes the risk of stockouts or overstocking, ensuring smooth production flow.

  • Reduced reliance on mobile devices: E-paper displays are energy-efficient and offer clear visibility even in bright lighting conditions. This can reduce the need for workers to use their mobile devices for accessing work information, minimizing distractions and promoting a safer work environment.

  • Enhanced data security: E-paper with RTLS displays offer greater data security compared to traditional paper methods. Access to information can be controlled and restricted, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive production data.

By incorporating e-paper with RTLS into your production workflow, smart factories can expect increased efficiency, improved communication, reduced errors, and a more sustainable and paperless production environment.