AeroScout was recently selected to implement and integrate its Wi-Fi RFID-enabled Work-in-Process (WIP) Visibility solution for a Continental Tire factory in France.
Traditionally, manually locating the large carriers used for material transport was challenging and inefficient, resulting in wasted time and materials. With the AeroScout solution, Continental Tire employees can check where a carrier is located in real-time from a Wi-Fi enabled computer.
Leveraging RFID technology, the WIP Visibility solution will help to ensure that carriers arrive at the right machine at the right time, reducing delays and errors. It is also expected to increase the factory’s daily output by 12% and increase production from 33,000 to 37,000 tires per day.
The AeroScout solution is also being deployed in Continental Tire’s 60-acre manufacturing plant in Mount Vernon, Ill. in the United States.