QMT News: December 2009
Ubisense and Atlas Copco Industrial Technique enter development partnership
Ubisense, leader in precise Real-time Location Systems, and Atlas Copco Industrial Technique, provider of industrial productivity solutions, are collaborating in the research and development of real-time locations systems for industrial tooling.

The Ubisense system is installed in the production facilities of companies such as BMW, Aston Martin, Caterpillar and Honda. The application at BMW called LIS/TAS involves tracking the industrial tools used on the final assembly line and loading the correct program into the tool automatically based on the specific vehicle being worked upon.

"The introduction of LIS/TAS has resulted in the elimination of the need to scan vehicles in order to identify them", comments Andreas Lehner, project manager at BMW in Regensburg.

"This unique relationship allows Atlas Copco Industrial Technique and Ubisense to investigate the key innovations that will drive the next set of standards for use in manufacturing production and enable significant process improvements", comments Terry Phebey, VP Sales Ubisense.
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