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Paperless with Smart Labels

Always the Right Information at the Right Place

Paperless with Additional Benefits

Solutions for paperless production have finally become cost effective, practical and shopfloor firendly. The utilization of e-ink technology, offers paper-like readability, exceptional battery life, remote content update and pick/put to light capabilities.

Numerous industry projects effectively prove positive impact of e-paper labels on

  • Inbound logistics
  • Sustainability and cost by saving paper and secondary costs
  • Quality due to having the right information at the right place – always
  • Overall cycle time because of less searching for material
  • Transparency on every stage of the production
  • Buffer management – e.g. first in, first out
  • Kanban – e.g. pick to light, put to light

Billions of e-paper labels are common in retail stores accross the globe for years. This technology is now available for manufacturers as well. E-paper labels are available in different shapes, sizes, with or without buttons and extended robustness.

As System Integrator we offer turnkey solutions for your production, including integration into your existing IT/OT landscape.

Your Benefits

Inbound logistics and Quality

  • Always up-to-date and just the right amount of information
  • Less search effort for materials due to dynamic LED signaling
  • No more extra work due to dropped paper labels
  • Fewer errors thanks to “Pick to Light” and “Put to Light” with every label

Sustainability, Cost of Paper

  • Customers save up to 1.3 million sheets of paper per year per site
  • Secondary cost of paper e.g. printing, dispose of are reduced to almost ZERO

Return on Investment

  • A fraction of the cost compared to solutions based on mobile devices
  • Implementation in a matter of weeks, not months
  • High user acceptance, paper-like reading-experience
  • Permanent attachment possible due to long battery life and remote update capability
Big Data

IT/OT-Integration

  • Seamless integration with your existing systems (e.g. MES, ERP)
  • Proven coexistence with your wireless network – no interference
  • On-premise or cloud-based backend for centralized device management
  • Supports multi-building and multi-site deployments

How it works

Smart Labels – the Frontend

  • Various sizes from 2,6″ to 12″
  • Different environmental ratings
  • Battery life 5-7 years – attach permanently
  • Controllable Multicolor LED- locate everythin faster
  • Remote content update – always current information
  • Buttons enable bidirectional user interaction, e.g. for work progress feedback

Communication Gateways – the Infrastructure

  • Connect labels to backend
  • Low energy wireless network
  • Proven co-existence with Wifi
  • Secure bi-directional protocol
  • High-speed, high-throughput
  • OTA update of labels
  • Compliant with international standards

IIoT Platform – the Backend

  • Manage infinite numbers of labels
  • Powerful template functionality
    “What you see is what you get”
  • Workflow editor for label-content, -buttons, -LEDs
  • Easy integration with existing IT/OT (REST API)
  • On premise or cloud variant available

Customers Trust Us

 

We are proud to work with many customers in the manufacturing industry.

Typical implementations are:

  • Simply paperless – save millions of paper sheets annually
  • Dynamic space management e.g. for kitting area
  • Buffer area management – first in, first out
  • Improve Kanban with pick to light an put to light
  • Quality feedback with labels
  • Conference room occupation visualization

Selected customers

Learn more

If you want to know more, please have a look at our recorded live session named Use-Case Forum. In this episode we show different versions of smart labels, how we used them in customer projects and which benefits were created.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Atos expert.

Bernhard Schinkowitsch

bernhard.schinkowitsch@atos.net

Recording of Smart Labels Live Cast (30 min)