How to learn more about ePaper in factories

ePaper for RTLS in industry 4.0

RipplesIPS E-paper RTLS  solutions for production inventory management

E-paper applications in industry 4.0

What is ePaper

E-paper displays are not the actual “tags” used for location tracking in RTLS. These tags are typically small electronic devices that emit signals or communicate with anchors to determine their position. However, ePaper displays can be attached to these tags or the tracked assets themselves.

While E-paper itself isn’t directly deployed in RipplesIPS Industry 4.0 RTLS (Real-Time Locating Systems) solutions, ePaper displays can be integrated with RTLS to offer several advantages:

Improved visibility and information access: ePaper displays can be attached to tracked assets, showcasing crucial information like real-time location, status updates, maintenance schedules, or safety instructions. This provides personnel with instant access to relevant data at the point of need, enhancing visibility and simplifying workflows.

Enhanced user experience: Compared to traditional paper labels or small LED displays, E-paper offers a larger, clearer, and more user-friendly viewing experience. This can improve readability and information retention, especially in environments with varying lighting conditions or for personnel working at a distance.

E-paper with RTLS

Durability and low maintenance: E-paper displays are known for their durability, withstanding harsh industrial environments like extreme temperatures, dust, acceleration and equipment usage data. They also have incredibly low power consumption, requiring minimal maintenance compared to traditional displays, which can significantly reduce operational costs in the long run, including that of valuable information related to MTBF and MTBR

Improved data accuracy and communication: Integrating ePaper displays with RTLS software allows for automatic updates of production inventory information based on real-time location data. This eliminates the risk of errors associated with manual data entry or outdated labels, ensuring personnel have access to the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Potential for paper reduction and environmental benefits: By replacing traditional paper labels or signs with ePaper displays, organizations can contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing paper consumption and waste.

Overall, integrating E-paper displays with Industry 4.0 RTLS solutions can offer a multitude of benefits, leading to improved operational efficiency, enhanced user experience, and increased sustainability within industrial settings

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Mr Srihari Acharya is head of Ripples IoT pte Ltd, RTLS solution sales in Bengaluru India. He brings over 6 years of experience and expertise in industrial automation solutions