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RFID-based tracking and monitoring approach of real-time data in production workshop

Xixing Li (Hubei University of Technology, Wuhan, China)
Baigang Du (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China)
Yibing Li (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China)
Kejia Zhuang (Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China)

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 19 June 2019

Issue publication date: 3 October 2019

Abstract

Purpose

In practical workshop production process, there are many production emergencies, e.g. new manufacturing tasks, facilities failure and tasks change. On one hand, it results in poor timeliness and reliability of real-time production data collection, acquisition and transmission; on the other hand, it increases the difficulty of real-time data tracking and monitoring. This paper aims to develop a novel RFID-based tracking and monitoring approach of real-time data in production workshop (TMrfid) to solve them.

Design/methodology/approach

At first, a three-layer model of real-time data based on RFID has been constructed, which contains RFID-based integrated acquisition center; “RFID & Cloud-service-rules”-based calculation and analysis center; and “RFID & Ontology-knowledge-base”-based monitoring and scheduling center. Then, a targeted analysis and evaluation method of TMrfid with feasibility, quality and performance has been proposed. Finally, a prototype platform of a textile machinery manufacturing enterprise has been built to verify the effective of TMrfid.

Findings

The effectiveness of TMrfid is verified by applying two groups of actual experimental data from the case enterprise, the results show that TMrfid can promote the efficiency, reliability and feasibility of tacking and monitoring of real-time data in production workshop.

Originality/value

RFID-based tracking and monitoring approach of real-time data in production workshop has been developed to solve the data information transmission and sharing problem. Three analysis and evaluation approaches have been introduced to solve the un-standardized evaluation problem of RFID application. A prototype platform of a textile machinery manufacturing enterprise has been constructed.

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Acknowledgements

This research was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51805152, 51705386), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2017-IVA-016) and the Scientific Research Foundation for Doctoral Program of Hubei University of Technology (BSQD2017002).

Citation

Li, X., Du, B., Li, Y. and Zhuang, K. (2019), "RFID-based tracking and monitoring approach of real-time data in production workshop", Assembly Automation, Vol. 39 No. 4, pp. 648-663. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-06-2018-080

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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