Industrial RTLS

Our industrial RTLS is a positioning system for demanding environments. Real-time location data is the backbone of digital twins. Location tracking creates process visibility, improves efficiency, quality and employee safety.
Industrial RTLS

Efficient, safe and smart digital experiences

Enter the era of Industry 4.0. More efficient deployment of equipment and personnel as well as better management of assets, materials and end products. A safe workplace with digital safety zones and reliable real-time alarms and prompt notifications. Transparent, automatic operations for audits, regulators, and just-in-time production. All this and more can already be achieved. The future of manufacturing relies on real-time location data with the industrial RTLS as the backbone of solutions. We have all the resources to help you achieve those seamless digital experiences.

Industry challenges

1

Unplanned downtime

The average OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) in manufacturing is only 60% due to unplanned stops and delays in the production process. Too much time is wasted on manual searches for pallets and materials. Production plants can see about 800 hours of unplanned downtime per year, which can cost up to 45 bln EUR per year.

2

Lack of transparency

Production engineers and logistics planners struggle to get accurate data on what is happening on the production floor or in warehouses. Due to a lack of transparency and good quality data, it’s difficult to make informed decisions. Without transparency materials and goods get lost, events go unnoticed and efficiency suffers.

3

Environmental Impact

30 min of search time costs 140,000 EUR annually for a fleet of 20 forklifts. This waste causes an equivalent of three Helsinki-London airplane rides’ worth of CO2 emissions. The industry needs to become more sustainable starting with the efficient use of resources.

4

Workplace safety

People are injured every day in vehicle collisions and accidents while using equipment. Reducing costly and demoralising accidents is a top priority for most industrial companies.

Industrial RTLS applications

Below are the most common industrial RTLS applications that have helped increase the efficiency of processes in warehouses and on production floors while also improving the safety of employees. With the industrial RTLS, you can track anything from forklifts and people to material flow and expensive tools. When you have set up the tracking infrastructure, you can include all these use cases into one system.

Forklift tracking

The indoor tracking system for manually or automatically operated vehicles in warehouses or production plants enables you to gain more transparency over the logistics processes and find bottlenecks to increase efficiency.

  • Accelerate planning time by automation
  • Optimise route definition and decrease distance travelled
  • Reliable automated data for external audits

Asset tracking

Complex logistics and huge areas can cause extremely expensive equipment to get lost. Have a complete overview of your valuable assets and tools in real time across large areas by locating your equipment with a precise UWB-based tracking system.

  • Reduce time spent searching
  • Send notifications over UWB to your assets
  • Better overview and planning of your equipment

Safety solutions

The Eliko RTLS helps you increase the safety of employees in workplaces. With its digital geofence feature, you can build systems where forklifts reduce speed or machines shut down when people are in range.

  • Static and dynamic safety zones
  • Reliable low-latency alerts
  • Reduce accidents and near-miss incidents

 

Material handling

By tracking vehicles, with the same infrastructure you can also indirectly track material flow throughout the production processes. The Eliko RTLS enables a variety of advanced configurations to flexibly suit your use case needs.

  • Streamline workflows in real time
  • Better planning of processes
  • Find bottlenecks and improve efficiency

All in one tracking network

Tailored to your needs

The Eliko real-time location system supports various use cases all in one single tracking network. This highly flexible system with its unprecedented reliability has been proven to have the capabilities to meet demanding requirements. Therefore, it’s useful for many industries, such as automotive, logistics, and underground mining. The system can be accessed and managed through a user API and the Eliko RTLS management platform, which makes it ideal for developers who require flexibility.

More about the Eliko RTLS

“As our plant has many components, materials and finished goods as well as a large number of vehicles, it used to be hard to know what was happening on the shop floor and make plans in real time. We installed the real-time tracking system in our main production building. It is full of manufacturing machinery, from heavy presses and conforming machines full of metal to assembly lines with high aluminium profiles. The first big challenge was to get an accurate system in these conditions. We studied several real-time tracking systems with different technologies and, in the end, we decided to implement the UWB RTLS from Eliko. For us, it had the best location tracking results, the easiest configuration and the best cost-efficiency ratio.”

Tiago Moura
Digitalisation Engineer at Bosch Thermotechnology

Why Eliko

Reliable

We put the core positioning technology first to provide you with reliable low-latency location data for your applications.

Efficient

Our hardware is highly optimised, which means you need up to half the hardware typically required to set up the infrastructure.

Tailored

Our flexible technology and agile team enable you to pilot quickly and configure the system to your application needs.

Supported

We guarantee full lifecycle support from solution consultation, network design and installation to maintenance.

Experienced

Our passionate and diverse team has 10+ years of experience with positioning technologies and 7+ years with UWB.

Future-proof

We grow alongside our partners and customers and continuously innovate to stay at the forefront of technological solutions.

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Eliko is shaping the future of industries by developing next-generation positioning networks for digital solutions that depend on location data.

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