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Control Quality. Save Time. Lower Costs.

Ubisense understands the two main drivers of cost in automotive assembly: time and quality.

Reducing assembly time increases throughput and maximizes the utilization of valuable manufacturing resources. Improving quality by eliminating errors reduces expensive repair and rework processes, and lowers future warranty costs.

Ubisense location sensing technology digitizes all the manual and moving parts of the vehicle assembly process and connects to manufacturing execution and planning systems to help you improve quality and save time.

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Remove barcode scans

Ubisense can automate the identification of cars on the production line and the parts and tool settings required all based on location, so you no longer need to waste time scanning barcodes.

The precise location of cars and wireless tools are tracked on the assembly line. When a tool comes together with a car, an automatic match occurs to make sure the right tool is configured with the right settings and the right instructions displayed to fit the right parts to the right car. No more scanning errors and no wasted assembly time.

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Switch to wireless tools with digital tethers

Corded DC tools create trip hazards, mar paintwork and slowdown workers. Switching to wireless assembly tools solves those problems but creates others; how do you control tool use when it’s not fixed to a workstation?

Ubisense has been swapping physical tethers for digital tethers in global automotive plants for over a decade. Location sensors attached to wireless tools control the use and settings in the spaces you care about, giving you the confidence to switch to wireless tools.

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Bolt-level accuracy for critical fastenings

Corded DC tools create trip hazards, mar paintwork and slowdown workers. Switching to wireless assembly tools solves those problems but creates others; how do you control tool use when it’s not fixed to a workstation?

Ubisense has been swapping physical tethers for digital tethers in global automotive plants for over a decade. Location sensors attached to wireless tools control the use and settings in the spaces you care about, giving you the confidence to switch to wireless tools.

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Solutions for Automotive

Tool Control

Directly control wireless tools in real-time on fast-moving or complex assembly lines.

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Yard Management

Automotive Industry - Yard Management

Locate and manage Work-In-Progress (WIP) in real-time across indoor and outdoor storage areas.

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Production Logistics

Add real-time location data to logistics management applications to optimise efficiency.

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Ubisense Success Story

BMW and Ubisense

With the Ubisense real-time location system (RTLS), BMW tracks the precise 3D location of cars and tools to within 15cm, 10 times per second. This removed the need for barcode scanning; improving efficiency and error-proofing assembly tasks.

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Location Data Integration

Ubisense Dimension4™ Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) uses not just Ultra-Wideband (UWB) but can integrate any location sensing technology to offer extended use cases across the automotive plant.

Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) or RFID can be integrated in the same system for high volume parts and materials tracking to optimize production logistics, optical vision and laser systems offer millimetre level accuracy for critical fastening and tightening sequencing, and GPS extends coverage outside to storage and test areas.

Application Integration

Ubisense connects to any existing system of record, including ERP and MES to update planning and execution with real-time events and activity, and tool control systems to ensure correct operations are enabled, tracked and audited to reduce errors and improve quality.

Extensible APIs support any non-typical integration through various interfacing technologies including REST services, .NET, and direct RDBMS integration.

Reporting and Dashboard

Build and customize process and KPI reports from large volumes of historical and real-time data. Move from out-of-date excel planning documents to real-time systems offering insight and optimisation of off-line repair and rework processes like Aston Martin <link to case study>

Highlight process inefficiencies and give decision makers valuable business insights into performance, trends and previously hidden processes.

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Trusted Adviser to some of the biggest automotive companies in the world.

We are proud to be a trusted adviser to some of the biggest automotive companies in the world, offering in-depth knowledge of the sectors in which we operate and the challenges that customers face, at every level of the organisation.

Automate Tool Audits

Our solutions are based on our powerful, sensor agnostic SmartSpace® enterprise platform, which uses location to deliver a real-time digital twin of our customer’s physical operations, driving quality, increasing productivity, managing complexity and reducing costs.

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Technology

World-class technology specifically designed to operate in complex and dynamic automotive plants with a proven track record of reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.

Advisory

Trusted advisers offering deep understanding of digitizing the automotive assembly processes from long-standing relationships with leading global OEMs.

Customer Service

Strong customer references demonstrating compelling return on investments and a global service network meaning local support where you need it.

Zero Interruption

A solution architected with automotive manufacturers in mind, with the ability to install, configure, test and deploy without disruption to ongoing operations.

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How to get started

Speak to one of our automotive experts to define the sensor and tag coverage required to enable the solution you need; wireless tool control, production logistics, yard management and repair/rework optimisation.

Software integrations with ERP, MES and tool controllers enabled, and reporting and dashboards easily configured whether on-premise or in the cloud.

Hardware installation and configuration with Ubisense and local partners, including automated sensor calibration and verification.

Ongoing tech support and training to ensure continued performance and optimisation for busy, dynamic and complex manufacturing facilities.

Additional features

Gone in 60 seconds – thinking beyond the fixed workstation

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Automotive Industry, Blogs, Industry Trends, Technology Trends, Transformation|

Ever since Ransom Olds introduced the automotive assembly line in 1901, and Henry Ford the moving conveyor in 1913

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It’s about time automotive manufacturers replace a 70-year-old technology

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Automotive Industry, Blogs, Industry Trends, Technology Trends, Transformation|

The barcode was first imagined in 1948 by Joseph Woodland, inspired by the dots and dashes of Morse code.

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How to automate human tasks without creating robots

By |May 20th, 2020|Categories: Automotive Industry, Blogs, Contact-tracing, Industry Trends, Transformation|

As manufacturing facilities re-start around the world, it’s clear several efficient operating practices that are almost universally adopted will

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