WISER RRLT helps to reduce workloads, prevent loss, and simplify asset management. It does so by wirelessly tracking material locations in real time and logging their movement histories. This is particularly valuable in settings where assets can easily be misplaced or mixed up, such as in architectural glass factories.
When manufacturing architectural glass, technicians must pair specific pieces--like window frames and panes--with specific orders. This is challenging because completed panes of glass are often near-identical, and some panes may be stored or waiting for long periods of time before custom frames are prepared for them. Finding the precise sheet of glass can be enormously difficult and can drain manufacturers’ time, often requiring glass to be recut when the correct sheet cannot be located. WISER RRLT, however, can alleviate this burden by pairing barcoded sheets of glass with the table, cart, or buggy holding them.
When manufacturers cut sheets of glass, a worker barcodes the glass at the end of the conveyor belt. The barcoded glass passes over a stationary barcode scanner as workers place it into a container, such as a cart, equipped with a WISER tag. When the scanner detects each barcode, WISER’s software pairs each with the identity of the tag on the cart. Now floor-workers and supervisors know both the location of the barcoded glass and the real-time, physical location of the cart carrying it.
This means that the system can detect a cart arriving at the wrong location or failing to arrive on time. It also provides granular histories of the locations of each individual window component. This data can be delivered as real-time alerts and notifications so that no piece of glass is lost or fitted incorrectly, and nothing needs to be rushed or recut.
This combination of barcode scanners and real-time WISER tags means that manufacturers won’t need to manually search-and-scan a sheet of glass to discover its identity. This saves countless work hours and prevents significant product loss and waste for manufacturers. It allows them to locate all purchase order components instantly. It also ensures that doors and windows are put together correctly the first time, eliminates waste, and enables system adopters to track the finished product by customer or work order.