High-quality cables; e.g. for telecommunications or for use in infrastructure measures represent a valuable asset. For this reason, companies take precautions to prevent the theft of cable drums.
In addition, companies strive to maintain as complete and timely an overview as possible of the status quo of their capital goods. This is done, among other things, with so-called trackers, which are used for this purpose in the so-called asset tracking management.
m2m has therefore developed a product concept for such a tracker, which allows the localization of cable drums or other high-quality capital goods on a GSM basis.
The tracker we co-developed can also be used to improve internal logistics.
industrialpartners was responsible for developing a housing concept that ensures long-lasting continuous outdoor operation even in changing temperatures, rain and other harsh weather conditions.
The tracker will initially be produced in a small quantity of 500 units. Due to the small quantity, the production of the housing using additive manufacturing was the obvious choice.
This requirement necessitated and enabled a special design solution that protects the housing against moisture or vandalism.
After the test phase in the field, a small series of 500 units was then produced at industrialpartners using additive manufacturing (HP Multi Jet Fusion) and finally assembled at m2m.
Production using additive manufacturing allows short reaction times with regard to design changes or short-term changes in demand requirements.
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