Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Extension
Monitor assets, inventory, team, and their interactions.
Connect shop floor to top floor
Collect data to receive actionable information
Industry4.0 is here
ASSET-Rx: API Calls to the Physical World
Connect Shop Floor to the Top Floor, Globally
ASSET-Rx enables the design, planning, and real-time monitoring of operations for efficiency. It autonomously acquires the critical data from your worldwide operations and provides you operational information.
- Seamless connectivity from a diverse set of sensors, gateways, or barcode scanners to your inventory or to your assets for a hyper-connected, lightweight, and easy to deploy infrastructure without changing your existing one.
- Real-time connections of context information about your inventory, assets, and team members, such as location and condition, to your operational plans for granular and crystal clear visibility.
- Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry4.0 technologies merged together to address digital transformation challenges, with an easy to understand browser interface with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), providing you with what matters the most, in real-time.
TRACE-19: Your COVID-19 Response
TRACE-19 is integrated in your manufacturing execution system software, ASSET-Rx.
- Stay informed glancing over the real-time reports on the progress of operations, workflows, utilization, locations of inventory, assets, and workforce
- Monitor real-time activity levels and operational efficiency
- Gain deeper visibility into inventory condition, flow, and custody
Solve the last yard problem in connecting automation layers to the physical world. ASSET-Rx connects physical entities to digital identities such as Barcodes, NFC tags, and sensors. Through these connections, it provides business intelligence and operational intelligence from the physical world by acquiring the real-time location, condition, context, activity, and custody information of inventory, assets, and workforce to your digital world through the easy to use ASSET-Rx browser interface or through APIs to your existing intelligence platform.
Maximize Information Accuracy. ASSET-Rx integrates scanners, tablets, sensors, tags, barcodes, and QR codes. “All in One” system eliminates the need for pen and paper recording or pushing spreadsheets. Eliminate reporting delays, errors. ASSET-Rx automates for consistency.
Gain Full Visibility over Inventory, Assets, and your Team. ASSET-Rx monitors anything and everything in operations, it provides you with the tools to analyze the current, and predict the outcomes. You can record the data, and playback the history, gain insights and streamline operations. Enjoy information in real-time, react in no time, reduce risk.
Connect Everything to Everyone. ASSET-Rx has a lightweight infrastructure that supports human and machine-readable displays, tablets, scanners, and sensors. All the interfaces that you and your team would ever need to have easy access to information that elevates your operational excellence.
ASSET-Rx monitors and connects staff, equipment, inventory, and any physical entity to business intelligence using identification and sensing technologies. Extracting insights from interactions between the connected entities, it exponentially increases the visibility over global operations.
Traditional asset management solutions for the manufacturing industry efficiently track production activity, trace parts history, and apply their location and status to numerous other applications. ASSET-Rx automates processes that trigger or that are triggered by shipping or receiving materials. ASSET-Rx provides businesses with a single point of truth, and an accurate view of their manufacturing processes and warehouse operations, thereby enabling optimization of production capacity throughout the manufacturing process, from raw materials through final product.
The operational location intelligence adds value throughout the manufacturing supply chain by tracking tools and fixtures on the shop floor, by monitoring to assembly and quality assurance processes, and by providing real-time data for materials tracking into and out from the manufacturing facility.
Asset Management Companies
If your success depends on managing and monitoring your assets in real-time, such as in a rental or leasing business, or if you are responsible for the availability and planning of asset usage in a plant, we suggest getting in touch with us to make your life easy and your operations efficient.
Here is what ASSET-Rx offers:
- Find assets on-demand or trace over time
- Easily schedule asset maintenance
- Monitor usage and improve utilization
- Automate fleet management, track, and trace vehicle activity
- Autonomously manage and plan asset utilization using inventory and team data
- Reduce equipment, asset or inventory loss
- Implement higher team safety measures such as lone-worker risk mitigation, or emergency response planning and execution with real-time location, condition, and proximity information.
- Address regulatory or internal process compliance
• Eliminate manual assembly processes
• Automate status information transfers
• Get instant reporting plus customized dashboard views of operational KPIs Distribution
Composites & Industrial Chemicals
ASSET-Rx is the prescription for eliminating Out-Time related damage in handling of composites and other industrial checmicals. Time and Temperature-Sensitive (TATS) materials such as pre-impregnated carbon fiber (prepreg), composites, and solvents will deteriorate and expire under extended temperature excursions. In the course of normal internal operations, transit, and storage prepreg materials spend time outside the cold room. This period of time is referred to as “Out-Time”. If not handled appropriately, the shelf life of these materials will shorten; the tack and drape properties of the prepreg material will suffer. ASSET-Rx monitors and records Out-Time for each prepreg roll or package and calculates its remaining shelf life. ASSET-Rx is second to none in TATS materials monitoring through the supply chain.
ASSET-Rx platform replaces paper tags and eliminates human errors by incorporating smart sensors to calculate Out-Time and the remaining shelf life of prepregs. Out-Time is calculated in real-time within our sensors. Both our sensors and our cloud platform generate user triggers and alerts if expected Out-Time is exceeded. Our streamlined solution eliminates manual interventions, ensuring that the system is operational right out of the box.
Wireless, autonomous sensors that are attached to ASSET-Rx provide solutions for dozens of scenarios that damage materials due to Out-Time, shock, and various environmental conditions. ASSET-Rx provides complete visibility for full and fractional prepreg rolls in-transit and in long term storage (i.e. cold stores). Prepreg serial numbers and custody information are tracked alongside a timeline for traceability, which can be accessed either through our ASSET-Rx dashboard or from your existing ERP or MOM software.
Smart Buildings & Workplaces
Workplace Environmental Condition Information ensures the safety of the workplace and quality of handling of the assets. Access to temperature, humidity,gas, ambient light, pressure, sound, motion, shock, and extracted context information. Reduce risk and react to hazardous conditions for the well being of your team.
Facility Utilization & Access Analytics
Track facility utilization and occupancy second by second. Distribute the cost of ownership of assets such as buildings, common areas, warehouses,meeting rooms, by cost center, department, by employee.
- Generate arrival and departure records of employees without having to physically check-in to the system.
- Monitor access to restricted areas by user access levels and generate customizable notifications.
- Provide surveillance coverage in the areas that require privacy where cameras cannot be installed.
- Optimize and schedule janitorial services by utilization.
- Monitor physical security coverage real-time.
Generate usage heatmaps of the factory floor, assets,inventory, and personnel locations. Heatmap views are used to eliminate congestion, enable efficient use of the facility and avoid accidents.
Logistics & Supply Chain
ASSET-Rx by CRATUS is an end-to-end monitoring software platform for companies with logistics and supply chain operations.
- In-storage and in-transit monitoring of inventory and assets
- Monitor team compliance with respect to regulations, such as mandatory rest and driving cycles
- Automate receiving/shipping processes and documentation
- Monitor and calculate the condition of materials and to generate spoilage predictions, remaining lifetime and estimate value erosion
- Chain of custody monitoring to accurately track shipments and identify the entities handling the materials – traceability
- Monitor, record and trace tamper, authorized or unauthorized access
Food & Beverage Industry
CRATUS’ ASSET-Rx platform makes it easy to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act by monitoring food shipments and making that data available in a central location.
Food Loss (Spoilage) and Waste Reduction
ASSET-Rx helps prevent losses due to negligence and mishandling while facilitating the interception of spoiled food before it makes it to the end customer. Our automated system minimizes manual labor, saving both time and money.
Serialization, Traceability, Automatic Reorder of F&B Items
ASSET-Rx is designed to interface with the packaging to reorder the food and beverage item and execute similar actions, increasing customer loyalty, reorder frequency, and revenues for the beverage manufacturers and distributors.
ASSET-Rx Deployment Components
NFC Interactive Tags and Labels
Uniquely identifiable Near Field Communication (NFC) neck-tags and labels are placed on each bottle, replacing conventional neck-tags and labels. These digital touchpoints transform each beverage bottle into its own interactive marketing channel. Scanning the tag on the bottle with a mobile phone, displays custom messaging and graphics as well as the opportunity to reorder on users mobile phones.
Tamper Evident NFC Tags
The ASSET-Rx system seamlessly integrates with tamper evident NFC tags to indicate the beverage bottle has not been tampered with. This gives customers the assurance that their beverage has not been adulterated,Ultimately improving the end customer’s experience and increasing brand awareness.
Wireless Gateways with a variety of functions and form factors come integrated to ASSET-Rx.
Sensors & Beacons
The familiar form factor sensors are the access badges, badge holders and keychains. These sensors can be provisioned as RFID-NFC access badges for access control, compatible with existing systems. Most models operate with a primary coin cell battery and feature 2-year typical battery life.
Our small form factor handheld scanners offer a variety of new solutions to already existing or new use cases: Autonomous function assignments depending on the user or location, location awareness, personalization. These handheld scanners are completely untethered, operating with wireless connectivity, and are capable of scanning RFID-NFC, 1-D barcodes, 2-D barcodes, and QR codes. They can dynamically change their functions depending on the assigned user, the location that they are used in, and can be configured to make autonomous decisions when used with the services offered on our platform.
Deployed tablets double as gateways to communicate data extracted from physical operations and they provide an informative user interface to communicate to the team member working on the field. Our tablets not only function as HMIs but also are capable of scanning 1-D barcodes, 2-D barcodes, QR codes, NFC tags, fingerprint and sensor service data, and sensor process data. One of the most important features is the Kanban functionality on our tablets where the line personnel can have a 360-degree view of the operations around them, placing them in an operational owner position for the WIP. These functions make ASSET-Rx a platform that seamlessly connects the shop floor to the top floor in real-time.
The most important aspect of the ASSET-Rx platform is the flexible command center browser interface. Please request a demo to take a scenic tour of our use cases by emailing us at: asset-rx (at) cratustech.com
Wristbands educate workers in manufacturing environments, students in schools, and team members in companies to embrace working and studying at a distance. The wristbands vibrate and alert the users for being in close proximity, creating a safer environment for all.
Cloud platform keeps the historical records. This contact history is searchable and downloadable for primary and secondary contacts for easy tracing.
During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to know the density of occupancy in a building. It is also important to know if the physical distance between any two team members is being maintained. Another social responsibility we have is to warn those who are close to each other. Every institution needs to educate their teams so that individuals refrain from close contact or close proximity activities. The ASSET-Rx platform integrates TRACE-19 completely.
- Alerts to team members if they are close to others
- Analytics to the management for the usage density of facilities, zones, and footprints.
- Reports to the corporate indicating the statistics and trends for practicing social distancing between their employees.
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The ASSET-Rx Indoor Location Services module is a powerful tool to assist organizations in establishing a lean workflow by:
- Real-time reporting of assets and personnel locations.
- Improving the safety of the workplace and productivity of the personnel.
- Providing data and analytics which can be used to optimize inventory flow and inventory handling.
- Reporting the conditions of the assets as well as identifying the personnel, assets or inventory at risk.
The platform acquires, calculates and presents the real time position of the wireless nodes by utilizing the gateways which are installed in the facility. The wireless nodes can be sensors, identification cards or access badges. The calculated real time or historical locations for the nodes with respect to the floor plan of the indoor area are stored in and are accessible from the ASSET-Rx server by easy to use APIs. The data can also be accessed from the ASSET-Rx dashboard.
Chain of Custody
ASSET-Rx provides accurate, up-to-date, and traceable Chain of Custody data for critical supplies. These features are essential for use cases in defense, law enforcement, emergency services, biopharma, and secure delivery services. ASSET-Rx not only offers serialization features for asset and inventory intelligence but also brings the value it offers to a new level by the Chain of Custody Services for safe and secure transactional traceability of inventory and assets among individuals, in enterprise-wide or beyond-enterprise settings.
ERP or CRM Integration
ASSET-Rx integrates with existing ERPs and becomes the essential data source to your Robotic Process Automation.
ASSET-Rx provides access to information about the key metrics on the existing ERP or CRM dashboard for better real-time tracking of operational entities. It features dedicated customizable dashboards displaying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) required by your organization.
SimpleAPIs for leading ERP packages enable your team to gain visibility using the tools they are most familiar with: Integrate with your ERP or use ASSET-Rx dashboard.
Beyond-the-Edge Data Processing
ASSET-Rx system calculates and records parametric information regarding time, temperature, traceability, custody linkage, and Out-Time calculations in the recorder sensors and on the cloud, in line with Industry 4.0 principles. This “Beyond-the-Edge Processing” enables the records to be accessed through the ASSET-Rx browser interface or from any other digital platform through open APIs.
ASSET-Rx brings full visibility to your operations. When deployed across your supply chain, ASSET-Rx increases revenue. Let us show you how.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Data
ASSET-Rx system also connects to data from third-party sensors and data sources. Whether ingesting data from a historian database or connecting the raw data from a one-of-a-kind sensor that is used in a specialized operation, API integrations are supported. ASSET-Rx transforms the ingested data into context-rich information for operational intelligence. Our Managed IoT Platform Services provides an alternative to managing data sources, devices, and users.