Scanning large objects

QR Codes are often used on small objects for marketing and tracking & tracing purposes in logistic processes. However QR codes have some nice extra features.

Large QR codes enable identification from objects like train from distances well over 40 meters, further more the angle and size of the uniformed code reveal information like rotating angle and distance

This application helped logistics and operations to more precisely run there operations with the use of QR-codes and vision systems.

  • No contact between object and measured device
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Reliable and easy to alter and maintain

There's always room for improvement

Van Beek - a respected machine builder and specialist in the field of screw conveyors, has, in the last thirty years produced and improved their primary product "DINO".

This mobile screw transportunit is used in all weather conditions transporting a variety of bulk goods. Noticeably, maintenance is not a real priority of the end user.

To get more knowledge of the use of the machine and to find out breakdown root causes or unusual short operating times, UVS / van Beek incorporated an eWON for data logging and sends this data to OpenICM for analyses and alarming. By doing this van Beek :

  • increased it's service level
  • Improved the DINO
  • Detects failure in an early stage

Tracking and Tracing assets

De Jong - Zuurmond, specialist in the field of (water) roads and their environment, owns a lot of equipment to maintain roads and roadsides. This equipment leaves the storage to be used and is returned periodically to undergo maintenance.

To simplify the lending process and issuing of incoming and outgoing equipment, OpenICM in combination with a RFID / QR-code reader is utilized. The storage manager scans the equipment and based on loan time and purpose a maximum maintenance and loan period is determined.

Because assets are now assigned to a person, the whereabouts and point of contact are also know

  • Whereabouts are always known
  • Track assets and determine maintenance
  • Prevent mistakes while issuing equipment

When stock levels keep rising

The price of keeping stock is huge and by the time you need an article it's probably superseded by a new number or version. Keeping only those articles in stock that you really need in the right quantities reduces costs, space and gives better control.

For our customer (global supplier of food products) OpenICM helped to address two questions : which components and materials do i need to keep in stock and at what quantities.

By registration of all assets and determination of their criticality and FMECA, OpenICM clearly showed which components needed high and which low or none spare parts.

  • Saved millions on stocking costs
  • Increased effectiveness
  • clear overview on whats critical
  • Clear relation between Maintenance and stock

Enhance maintenance effectiveness

Scheduling maintenance just in time would be the ideal situation. To achief near that you need to know the degradation behaviour of your assets.

UVS Industry Solutions - consultants investigated all assets this food producing company owned and determined their typical degradation behaviour. From this investigation 20 typical maintenance intervals where derived.

  • Simplified maintenance planning
  • Reduced need for spare parts
  • Enhance trust in the systems