Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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Asset Tracking
Asset Tracking
Each day, PAK picked up soiled linen which had been hand counted by its customers. On the following day, they were expected to return the exact same amount of linens. However, manual counts conducted by PAK’s customers were always inaccurate (a problem inherent to soiled counting) and not being able to return exact amounts was very problematic. PAK sought an RFID-enabled textile-tracking system to enable total linen monitoring throughout the whole linen cycle, while increasing facility and operation efficiency, preventing loss and ensuring customers receive the correct textiles.PAK chose to work with USTEK RFID Solutions, a sister company that designs and manufactures integrated RFID terminals for industrial laundry markets worldwide.It was challenging to find RFID products that operated well in the PAK facility, as the environment was damp and full of metal trolleys. After testing many different readers, chips and antennas in the facility, USTEK and PAK chose to use Impinj products due to their superior performance.
Increase in Laundry Facility Output with Item Intelligence
Increase in Laundry Facility Output with Item Intelligence
Established in 1854, Berendsen is a European textile service business with 127 locations in 15 countries throughout Europe. Berendsen provides service solutions to lease, source, clean and maintain textiles used in various settings, including healthcare, washroom, hotel, restaurant, and cleanroom.Since 1996, Berendsen has focused on providing services for the healthcare and industrial areas, becoming a leader in their field. Supplying hospitals, retirement homes and care facilities with linens represents a significant part of the daily business for one Berendsen facility in Germany. This facility receives tons of used linens each day. The contaminated linens, shipped in laundry bags and roll cages, are weighed rather than counted to protect workers from the risk of infection. Once the linens are washed, they are manually sorted, giving Berendsen insight into what they’ve received and how much manpower they will need to process the laundry.Berendsen needed a solution that allowed for the bulk reading of contaminated linens, enabling them to better plan the manpower needed to finish each job. They also wanted a solution that would scale in the future to meet other project needs. In the past, RAIN RFID solutions had been implemented in other Berendsen facilities to give better insights into laundry care. As bulk reading was the number one priority of the new system, a RAIN RFID solution, powered by Impinj technology, was implemented to analyze the bulk shipments arriving at the facility.
IoT Applications and Upgrades in Textile Plant
IoT Applications and Upgrades in Textile Plant
At any given time, the textile company’s manufacturing facility has up to 2,000 textile carts in use. These carts are pushed from room to room, carrying materials or semi-finished products. Previously, a paper with a hand-written description was attached to each cart. This traditional method of processing made product tracking extremely difficult. Additionally, making sure that every cart of materials or semi-finished products went to its correct processing work station was also a problem. Therefore, the company desired an intelligent solution for tracking assets at their factories. They also wanted a solution that would help them collect process data so they could improve their manufacturing efficiency.
Number of Suppliers8
Shanghai Lanbao Sensing Technology
Shanghai Lanbao Sensing Technology engages in the research and development, production, and sale of industrial automation products in China. It offers inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and pressure sensors. The company provides its products for use in machine and equipment manufacture, food and beverage, and warehouse and distribution applications; doors, gates, and elevators; automotive, packaging, print, and textile industries; and others.
3onedata
Haibao company's products and solutions have been widely used in aerospace, railway high-speed rail, mechanical and electrical equipment, motor vehicles and parts, household appliances communications, mold manufacturing, mining machinery, engineering machinery, hydraulic machinery, textile machinery, printing machinery, bearings manufacturing, mechanical and electrical manufacturing, metal processing industries.
Yaskawa Electric Corporation
YASKAWA Electric Corporation is the leading global manufacturer of inverter drives, servo drives, machine controller, medium voltage inverters, and MOTOMAN industrial robots. Founded in 1915, YASKAWA has been a pioneer in motion control and drive technology, launching product innovations, which optimise the productivity and efficiency of both machines and systems.
Number of Organizations8
Shanghai Fengjing Industrial Park
Shanghai Fengjing Industrial Park
Shanghai Fengjing Industrial Park (Shanghai Fengjing IP) consists of Shanghai Fengjing Town Industrial Zone and Xingta Industrial Zone. Textiles and related industries are the major industries in Xingta Industrial Zone. The development of Xingta Industrial Zone is boosted by neighboring regions; Zhejiang Province and Jiangsu Province are two of the major textile bases in China. The zone is divided into Sections A, B and C. Shanghai Textiles Industry Pilot Zone, the largest textile industry zone in Shanghai, was jointly set up in Section A in 2003 by China National Textile Industry Council, Shanghai Textile Group and the government of Jinshan District. Section B, which focuses on producing automobile parts and rice wine, has attracted investment from Maple Automobiles and Fengjing Rice Wine. Section C specializes in textile equipment manufacturing. Shanghai International Textiles Equipment Town, covering an area of 3.97 sq km, is located in Section C.
Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone
Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone
After the establishment of Zhanjiang Development Zone, over 700 enterprises and companies had settled down in the development zone, the investors are from America, Japan, England, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, some global top 500 companies and other famous enterprises such as Bao-steel, Sinopec, CNOOC, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Pacific Ocean, Saint-Gobain, Hilti, Guanhao Hi-tech, Guolian Aquatic, Dai Chung Textiles launched in this zone one after another. The export-oriented economic structure based on petrochemical, special paper, electromechanical equipment, agricultural products and seafood processing, textile and costume, biomedicine, food and beverage had been formed. The accumulated gross industrial output value is over RMB 140 billion, foreign investment in actual use reaches over USD 1 billion, foreign exchange earning by exports adds up to more than USD 4 billion, and the fixed assets investment totals over RMB 30 billion.
Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Park
Shanghai Qingpu Industrial Park
The major industries in the Shanghai Qingpu IZ are precision machinery, electronic information and printing. The zone also encourages investment in modern textiles, new materials and biopharmaceuticals.
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