During the last four years, NXP Semiconductors was involved in the OPTIMUM project, spearheaded by an international consortium consisting of 17 contributors. There were seven partners in the German use case (Comnovo GmbH, Demag Cranes & Components GmbH, Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V., NXP, Tarakos GmbH, Thorsis Technologies GmbH, University of Rostock). The project focused on smart manufacturing and smart material handling, equipping cranes and their operators with ultra-wideband technology, creating context awareness. This enables intelligent functions including follow-me, come to me, follow machine to optimize manufacturing processes and increase their efficiency. Additionally, different kinds of machines from different manufacturers can now communicate with each other on the shop floor.
To read more please visit NXP article about the project.