Industrial IoT at enterprise scale
SmartSpace is an enterprise platform that uses location and identification from any source to create visibility of real-world objects and their interactions, enabling complex manufacturing processes with high levels of variability to be more flexible, easier to manage and easier to control.
SmartSpace brings visibility of the physical world to planning, management and control systems, making real-world processes involving moving assets visible and measurable. By location-enabling the environment with any number of location and identification technologies, SmartSpace handles the complexity of location so existing business systems don’t have to. It turns location into language that the business systems understand.
Eliminate Data Gaps
SmartSpace closes a fundamental data gap between production systems and real-world physical activities which cannot be connected to the enterprise LAN. Using location as an accurate context cue, SmartSpace plugs in to the movements and interactions of real-world objects, creating a real-time digital twin of all untethered production activity. By connecting people and systems to this production reality, SmartSpace can be used to monitor, control and optimise process for increased quality, productivity and flexibility.
Lack of Flexibility & Modularity
SmartSpace is a distributed controls platform that uses location as an accurate context-cue to create software-defined work zones anywhere. These work zones can be created, modified and moved in real-time, either manually or automatically, to establish the situational-awareness needed to trigger product- or process-specific controls. In so doing, SmartSpace becomes a foundational component of Industry 4.0, enabling the factory to continuously adapt itself to the current production reality.Read more
Lack of Standardisation
SmartSpace is the single unifying platform that can be tailored to address a wide range of production applications and adapt to plant-specific production strategies. In any process where movement demands a need for location context, SmartSpace becomes the single hub for visibility and control applications, seamlessly connecting all departments across materials handling, assembly, finishing and shipping. For global manufacturers who must accommodate local deviations from their best-practice blueprint, SmartSpace is the common platform which can be effortlessly tuned to meet the needs of plant-specific visibility and control strategies.Read more
SmartSpace Asset Monitor
SmartSpace monitors the location of tools and equipment throughout multiple production sites, where build and test processes are widely dispersed. Operations teams can now instantly find required resources, increasing productivity and decreasing order-to-delivery times by eliminating search waste.Read more
SmartSpace Compliance Monitor
SmartSpace brings multiple different assembly and MRO verification processes together in a reliable, digital build record for complex products and assemblies. With both real-time and digital-ledger capabilities integrated into one platform, operations teams can rely on SmartSpace to immediately identify non-conforming tool, equipment or parts use within their assembly process, while quality and compliance teams gain a digital build record that is unmatched in both detail and reliability.
SmartSpace Inbound Logistics Monitor
Ubisense monitors the flow of trailers and containers in the yard and detects deviations from schedule creating a real-time view of status and alerts. Operations teams can now proactively maintain JIT and JIS parts flow into the plant and from dock to point of consumption.Read more
SmartSpace Process Control
Ubisense virtualises physical process controls and removes the constraints of traditionally fixed workstations. Planning teams are now free from fixed TAKT times and can better align process design with product complexity. Operational teams can quickly reconfigure and rebalance the line to rapidly react to product and process changes.
SmartSpace Process Monitor
SmartSpace continuously monitors the flow and interaction of products in and around the test and repair department, capturing real-time insight into WIP status and location, repair area availability and adherence to planned flows and delivery targets. With the aid of real-time guidance, automatic flow verification and detailed process audits, operations teams can now proactively route WIP for optimal productivity and continuous improvement teams can quickly identify process waste and instability.Read more
SmartSpace Production Logistics Monitor
Ubisense monitors the flow of kits and subassemblies through the plant and detects deviations from plan creating a real-time view of status and alerts. Operations teams can now proactively maintain JIT and JIS flow from origin to point-of-use with the aid of real-time guidance and automatic verification.Read more
SmartSpace Tooling Management
SmartSpace continuously monitors the movement of tools and equipment throughout the production process, revealing real-world movements, utilisation and detecting non-compliant use. This real-time view of utilisation enables operations teams to improve productivity by ensuring tools and equipment are optimally distributed and used, non-conformant tools are quarantined and inventory levels are optimised.Read more
SmartSpace Yard Monitor
SmartSpace monitors the location of WIP in the yard, where high volumes of finished and unfinished product are widely dispersed around site, awaiting the next phase in their production lifecycle. Operations teams can now instantly find individual or groups of products, increasing productivity by eliminating search waste.Read more
AngleID precision zone Location showing direction of movement
Ubisense SmartSpace tracking parts kits and trolley
Ubisense technology at work in BMW factory
Challenge for the 21st Century Automotive Manufacturer: Should you invest in cutting costs or increasing flexibility?
During this webinar our panel of experts in automotive assembly lines discuss the following issues:
- Why do manufacturers spend so much money refitting assembly lines for new models?
- Is lean thinking the problem?
- Is there a new assembly paradigm that doesn’t have these problems?
- How is the industry responding to this problem, what models are being adopted?
- And where does Industry 4.0 fit into all of this?
To find out the answers to these, and many other questions, view our webinar to hear views from the expert panel, including Adrian Jennings, VP RTLS Technology at Ubisense and Monika Minarcin, Industry Manager Automotive and Semiconductor at Omron.
Why is Geo IoT the productivity enabler you need today?
The webinar explains:
GEO IoT – what is it and why is it important?
How Ubisense’s Geo IoT platform SmartSpace addresses market challenges by unifying location and identification across multiple departments and business units
Department specific problems such as integration with the existing business ecosystem and turning technology into ROI
Real life examples demonstrating how location-enabling environments increases productivity and profitability across multiple departments and functions whilst reducing logistical errors.
What our clients say
"Ubisense has been a great partner and we're very happy with the support that they’ve given us".
“South East Asia or ASEAN has huge potential as a big growing market and also as a competitive and reliable manufacturing base. This area, in particular Thailand as the leading country in the region, has signs of needing something innovative to stimulate to dramatically heighten their production and logistics capabilities. I believe that Ubisense RTLS will satisfy such requirements due to its unique and distinctive technology.”
Ryoichi Sasaki, founder of Logiprotech and ex President of Toyota Motor Thailand and President of Toyota Motor Asia-Pacific
Aldric Pavec, Claas Production Manager, said: “As a leading tractor manufacturer throughout Europe, Claas offers an extremely wide choice of vehicle models in order to meet the needs of modern agriculture. By adding Ubisense technology to the facility at Le Mans, we will be able to best cope with product complexity while reducing waste.”
Dave Haydon at Outboard said: “We’ve been using Ubisense’s technology for a number of years now and it gives our systems unparalleled precision when tracking performers around the stage. It’s been great working with Finnish National Opera (FNO) and the New National Theatre in Tokyo, two establishments that demand high-quality solutions to deliver their audiences the very best in sound quality.”