SIMATIC RTLS – Discover the infinite options

The locating platform for your digital enterprise

Respond more swiftly to market changes, optimize capacity utilization, or manufacture smaller batches: Let’s raise the efficiency of traditional workflows in production and logistics. Key to this are flexible production and logistics concepts based on our SIMATIC RTLS locating platform. You can use it to navigate material flows, monitor component use, and document the entire product assembly. Welcome to the Digital Enterprise.

Applications

Get insights from indoor locating data

With precise locating information, you can tap our broad base of expertise to explore various applications and benefits. You can pinpoint your production assets and materials, for a start, and then track them as they move. Knowing when and where they move, and visualizing these data points, will help you eliminate bottlenecks, improve throughput, increase efficiency – and give you new insights into your production process and how to automate it.

Cut your search times – significantly

With SIMATIC RTLS, you’ll find what you’re looking for – from materials, workpieces and components, tools and workpiece carriers to containers, vehicles, mobile robots and employees. You can thus eliminate time-consuming search processes and optimize your material stock.
 

Applications

  • Control production stages
  • Container management
  • Workpiece status and position
  • Forklift location

Meet your documentation requirements — automatically

Ensure perfect quality control of your products and processes – automatically. Also automated: documentation of when your materials and final products arrive and depart. Of manual and automated work processes. Of assembly and production stages. Of maintenance and repair jobs.
 

Applications

  • Maintenance
  • Container management
  • Depot management
  • Paperless factory
  • Tool locating

Shorten throughput times

There are many ways to optimize your entire production process with SIMATIC RTLS. Starting by monitoring your entire material flow – from the warehouse to the travel routes of your transportation systems to the movements of tools, workpieces and components within the process.

This will allow you to identify bottlenecks and analyze material flow to shorten throughput. Relevant information can always be displayed directly on the object.
 

Applications

  • Forklift location
  • Container management
  • Depot management
  • Paperless factory

Automate and accelerate workflows

Get your workflows moving quicker by automating production steps based on the progress of preceding steps. Then set all of them in motion and see your equipment work together, smoothly and according to plan.

With SIMATIC RTLS, you can guide the mobile production of materials and control tools. You can also determine optimal paths, avoid hazards, and enable self-controlling production and logistics concepts.
 

Applications

  • AGV / Trugger trains
  • Depot management
  • Robotics

Support your employees

Empower your on-site staff with efficiency-enhancing information. Tablets and vehicles can be fitted with transponders transmitting locating information to tablets, HMIs, or higher-level control systems. Together with location-dependent instructions, your employees can be efficiently guided in their respective tasks.
 

Applications

  • Access control
  • On-site safety
  • Optimization of on-site service
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SIMATIC RTLS – the system

Explore a flexible, expandable and adaptable solution that is easy to install.

Dynamic, self-sufficient production

Free from linear processes

For intelligent systems to be able to focus and respond autonomously, they need to know what’s where, and when.

Intelligence is based on reliable information

In the smart factories of the future, various production materials like Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) and mobile robots will work together with humans, machines and systems. The location of a machine or robot will be a relevant variable in this regard. Knowing where they are in the factory is therefore essential for a self-directed, highly efficient workflow.

Localization in precision. For a digital enterprise in motion.

SIMATIC RTLS makes sure that information on the precise location of the production resources is available to all higher-level intelligent systems. That is the only way that Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) or cloud-based applications, e.g. in MindSphere, the open IoT operating system, will be able to trigger dynamic commands for target systems like mobile robots, programmable logic controllers (PLC) or AGVs for example. There can be no doubt: SIMATIC RTLS is the locating platform for dynamic, self-organizing processes.

SIMATIC RTLS will become a key component in the digital infrastructure of future factories.
Nandini Bhattacharya, Industry Analyst at the Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Awards ceremony in London

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Our comprehensive expertise

Siemens is your trusted partner, when it comes to end-to-end solutions for your Digital Enterprise. We have many years of expertise with innovative technologies for industrial applications in production and logistics. SIMATIC RTLS from Siemens includes all components and services for customized locating solutions. We are looking forward to design a customized locating solution that will perfectly suit your requirements. Contact us.