Ebara installs real-time location system at Futtsu plant

Ebara Corp has started using Acceliot Inc’s STAR system with RFID technology on the custom pump production line at its Futtsu plant in Japan.

The STAR System, which covers an area of approximately 24 000 sq m, uses electromagnetic waves received through 262 antennae installed on pillars inside the facility. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags track components enabling inventory and location management.

With the STAR System, Ebara expects to improve real-time location management and visibility of components inside the plant, reduce manpower, improve component search efficiency and increase productivity.

The data obtained from the STAR system will be analysed and utilised with a view to deploying the system at other Ebara plants to reduce lead times and enhance manufacturing processes.