Real-Time Part Tracking for Industry 4.0

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Real-Time Part Tracking for Industry 4.0

February 22, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

SIRL (Search in Real Life), a leading provider of Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) for manufacturers will be presenting and demonstrating the deployment and economic justification of Indoor Tool Tracking at the CCAT Advanced Technology Center in East Hartford, CT.

– The session will cover how precisely accurate RTLS technology plays a central role in the production process and across supply and distribution chains.
– See how the SIRL solution can be rapidly, securely and cost effectively deployed by manufacturers to track assets including tools and WIP components in real time.
– Example use cases and the expected return on investment in RTLS will be discussed.
– Tracking tools and providing ITAR compliant security will be shown during a live demonstration of the operating SIRL deployment

Learning Objectives

– What is Real-Time Location Technology and why is it important to manufacturers’ production and supply/distribution operations?
– Learn how RTLS works and what is involved in deploying it.
– Explore manufacturing and supply/distribution chain application of RTLS.
– Understand the costs associated with a RTLS deployment and the financial return on investment.
– Gain knowledge about a secure installation of RTLS including integration with current and planned systems (ERP, MRP, MES, etc.)

Target Audience
– Manufacturers and their supplier/customer partners that need to improve production throughput, lower labor costs, reduce waste and rework resulting from missing, hard to find assets including tools, parts and work in process components.
– This session will be beneficial to:  Management roles with involvement with manufacturing operations, production engineering, digital manufacturing, information technology, technology procurement and finance.

SIRL Presenters
Michael Wang, CEO
Bart Shappee, CTO
Vaughn Roller, CBO

Learn More
There are a variety of grant programs available to help Connecticut manufacturers acquire the skills, tools, and resources needed to keep pace with today’s rapidly evolving manufacturing ecosystem. Programs are funded by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and administered by CCAT. Visit to learn more and apply.


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February 22, 2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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CCAT Advanced Technology Center
409 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT 06118 United States
(860) 610 0478