News | 12.06.23

The power of UWB technology for industrial transformation

Today, many companies within heavy industry are being digitalized to get work done smarter, safer, and more efficiently. As modern technology is key for digital transformation, access to reliable situational data – including data on locations and environment – is the foundation on which to start a digital journey.

One of the leading technologies for smarter industries is Ultra-Wideband (UWB) positioning technology, offering many advantages that makes it well-suited for critical applications within heavy industry. Let’s look at some of these advantages.

  • Highly accurate, real-time position information
    UWB technology provides extremely accurate positioning capabilities. It is a wideband radio, enabling precise location tracking with centimeter-level accuracy in real-time. This level of precision is vital for critical applications in sectors such as manufacturing and construction, where accurate positioning of personnel, equipment, and assets is critical for optimizing operations and ensuring safety.
  • Reliable indoor tracking in complex areas
    Industrial sites often consist of large indoor areas with complex layouts, where traditional positioning technologies like GPS or BLE may not function optimally. UWB technology is well-suited for such environments. It is resistant to multipathing (signal interference), which allows it to maintain consistent positioning accuracy even in complex indoor conditions. This reliability allows for real-time tracking of assets, equipment, and personnel, enabling streamlined workflows and efficient resource planning.
  • Improved safety
    Safety is of utmost importance in harsh industrial environments and UWB technology can contribute significantly to reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. By accurately tracking the movements of workers and equipment, it enables the implementation of proactive safety measures. For example, in hazardous areas, UWB position data can be utilized to trigger automated alerts or warnings when personnel enter restricted zones or get close to dangerous machinery.
  • Increased operational efficiency
    The precise positioning capabilities of UWB can significantly improve operational efficiency. By tracking the location of assets, materials, and equipment in real-time, it is possible to optimize their utilization, minimize downtime, and streamline workflows. This information enables better coordination of tasks, reduces the time spent searching for tools or resources, and optimizes deliveries of materials, ultimately leading to increased productivity and cost savings.
  • Integration with automation systems
    UWB positioning can seamlessly integrate with IoT and automation systems, creating an extensive digital ecosystem that enhances industrial processes. By combining UWB’s precise position data with IoT sensors and automation technologies, new possibilities for streamlining heavy industry processes open up.

All in all, UWB positioning technology offers significant advantages in heavy industry applications. Its highly accurate and reliable indoor tracking capabilities, coupled with enhanced safety measures, can optimize operational efficiency and productivity while ensuring a safe working environment.

Solutions making smart industries a reality
At Mobilaris Industrial Solutions, we have a unique competence within UWB-technology and offer IoT solutions that ensure maximum return of digital investments. Our platform Mobilaris Precision™ is developed to determine and communicate real-time data on distance, movements and positions of machines, people and vehicles with very high precision and reliability – making it the perfect solution to elevate the potential of any digitalization project.

Explore our precise real-time positioning solutions

For further information contact

Markus Sjölund

Markus Sjölund

Sales Director

+46 72 526 14 41

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