Tracing technologies

Adaptive tracking and tracing assistance system for order management in highly flexible, made-to-measure textile production of technical textiles

Saal C
Donnerstag, 12.09.2024, 13:30 - 13:55 Uhr

Manufacturers are increasingly switching their production to the manufacture of innovative technical textiles. In the process, production-related IT must change just as much as the manufacturing processes itself. An adaptive tracking and tracing assistance system for made-to-measure companies was developed using innovative flexibilization technologies from the Industrial Internet of Things, mobile computing, wireless communication and model-based low-code programming, which helps to meet the increasing requirements for batch tracking.

Sprecher
Dirk Zschenderlein (Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI))
Co-Authoren
Andreas Böhm (Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI))
Manufacturers are increasingly switching their production to the manufacture of innovative technical textiles. In the process, production-related IT must change just as much as the manufacturing processes itself. An adaptive tracking and tracing assistance system for made-to-measure companies was developed using innovative flexibilization technologies from the Industrial Internet of Things, mobile computing, wireless communication and model-based low-code programming, which includes the following functions. For example, the user can log in to the tablet-based assistance system using wireless technology and to the sewing workstation using an optical marker scan. Furthermore, training assistance is available for the onboarding of new employees by means of step-by-step guidance. The materials to be sewn can be detected automatically using innovative, low-cost camera and mirror technology. Plug-and-produce sensor technology and smartphone-supported, marker-based declaration functions (for the set-up, cleaning and repair processes) are also used for sensor-based process monitoring. The extent to which the workstation is occupied is also permanently detected. Hybrid technology consisting of a localization system and wearable scanning glove is used to support production-related picking processes. The overall system is highly customizable thanks to its model-based architecture and helps garment manufacturers to meet the extensive requirements for batch tracking in the production of technical textiles.