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AutoBeacon | AutoLean’s iBeacon

AutoBeacon

Features

  • Range: up to 70m / 230’
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad & Android
  • 2 Year battery life (running 24 hours / per day / 350ms interval)
  • 6 month iBeacon specification battery life (running 24 hours / per day / 100ms interval)

Technical Specifications

  • 55mm x 55mm x 15mm (2.16” x 2.16” x 0.59”)
  • 23g (0.81oz)
  • 2.4 GHz RF
  • IP-57 (dust protected and waterproofed for up to 1m immersion)
  • Temperature: -20°c / + 60°c (-4°F / +140°F)
  • Humidity: from 0% up to 100%
  • 1,000mAh CR2477 coin cell battery

For more AutoLean Products, visit the AutoLean Store!

FREE Apps | iPhone & iPad for Manufacturing

FREE Apps

AutoLean is making all iOS FREE for this week only.  Get them from the App Store now!

  • 5S Audit - Manage your work areas, audit them against world-class 5S
  • Coating Weight Calculator - Manage recipes and calculate coating usage that is machine specific
  • OEE Monitor - Manage an unlimited number of production assets by shift, and day.  View with highly response graphing capabilities
  • Takt - Quickly calculate Takt time for any process
  • Coating Weight - Quickly calculate coating weight for any printing type process
  • Quick OEE - The most efficient and informative way to calculate OEE
  • Life Cycle Cost - A lightweight whole life cost calculator
  • Economic Order Quantity - Simple EOQ calculator for iPad and iPhone
  • Kanban Size - Determine the ideal bin size for your kanbans
  • Spare Parts Calculator - Decide if a critical spare is worth keeping on hand

Best Practices | Sharing & Implementing

Sharing & Implementing Best Practices

For those of you who use our apps, Thank you!

Let us know how you use them!  Share with us your best practices and we will contribute back on our twitter, instagram, facebook, and blog accounts.  Tell us about your role, company and specific problems you are trying to solve.  As our network grows you will gain positive engagement that will assist in your continuous improvement initiatives.

The greatest part about best practices is that from sharing, others can re-implement in a fast and effective way.

Speaking of best practices, who’s interested in an app specifically for this?

We look forward to what you have to share!

Proximity & Mobile Applications

Proximity

When AutoLean first launched, we went after the opportunity of connecting manufacturers to mobile applications.  This vision was to allow anyone in any size business to make better decisions real-time. By increasing mobility on the floor we could enable improvements in productivity, profitability, and safety at all levels in the organization.  This principle has led us to selling hundreds of thousands of apps on the App Store, and partnering with multiple Fortune 100 & 500 clients.  It has been an exciting journey for us, and we are even more excited to be working on the next chapter of our company story.  Mobile applications have allowed us to be closer to our processes than ever before, and now is the time for us to turn on true proximity and location-awareness capabilities.

In the next couple weeks, AutoLean will be releasing a suite of Bluetooth low-energy devices that will improve the experience of our existing app users, as well as enable our enterprise clients to be more aware and connected to the manufacturing processes around them.  Our new line will enable proximity & location awareness in nearly all manufacturing environments.

We plan on making an announcement in the next couple weeks but would like to extend to our followers the first opportunity to take part of this new platform.  Our proximity and location-aware enabling devices will provide the following set of features:

  • Apple iBeacon license
  • 2 Year battery life (for all battery powered models)
  • Up to 70 meter range (for most models)
  • Indoor, Outdoor, and Explosion-Proof enclosures with multiple mounting options
  • iOS apps to management and ease of deployment
  • Affordable prices and concessions on bulk ordering

For early access to our new product line, be sure to register your email for first notice.  Again, this is an exciting time for manufacturing and mobile apps.  Be sure to contact us directly, or read more about our mission, vision, and promise.

Push Notification

Version 2.3 – Push Notification

This week we are updating our iOS Apps to enable push notification capability. You will find this enhancement in Version 2.3 of our products.

Push notifications will allow us to better connect with our customers, and provide real-time connectivity between users in the same organization… more on this to come later!

Included in the update also includes minor bug fixes, as well as improvements provided by iOS 8!

Check out all of AutoLean’s iOS on the App Store today! If you’re new to AutoLean apps, be sure to try our Manufacturing Bundle! The bundle gives you all 10 apps for only $2.99, saving you 70%!

Do you want push notifications in your iOS or custom enterprise application?  We can help.

entourage.io

entourage.io ~ your most influential followers on twitter and instagram

Introducing entourage.io! This past year we built technology to better understand our social network connections.  After realizing that our core technology had purpose and could be packaged we decided to build an app.

Download it for FREE from the App Store!
http://www.entourage.io
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/entourage.io/id914293083?mt=8

entourage.io – your most influential twitter and instagram followers

** Engage Followers **
Reach out to your followers with the most impact, and share content directly to them!

** Competitive Analysis **
Understand the social network of your competition. Look up your competitor and see who’s following them.

** Grow Your Network **
Identify influential people in your network and follow back.

** Share **
Let others know who’s following you. Send a social graph to facebook, twitter, Instagram, iMessage, and more!

** Deep Connections **
Cascading analysis into anyone’s entourage.

** Free Searches **
Search your twitter and instagram account as many times as you want, FOR FREE!

** No Sign-Ups **
You don’t need a new account to use entourage.io, just connect to the networks you want to use. Simple.

In coming weeks, we will be adding the ability to receive FREE credits from sharing as well as the addition of additional social networks to connect with.

Company Highlight – Strength of Nature Global LLC

Today’s blog post will feature a company called Strength of Nature Global LLC based out of Savannah, Georgia. Strength of Nature “is the choice manufacturer of innovative hair care solutions that specifically address the critical hair care needs, styling, and desires for Consumers of Color.” The company has created 11 different brands to specifically target individual needs. They also have outreach programs that benefit civic centers, churchs, salons, and hair schools.

William Kersh is a Production Supervisor and Mechanic working in the Kitting Department for Strength of Nature. He uses AutoLean’s OEE Monitor app exclusively to track the efficiency of his machines. He discovered the app while searching the App Store. William is currently compiling a month’s worth of data and then plans to use that information to make changes as needed.  His reports are already showing positive improvements.

Your company can benefit from OEE Monitor by tracking uptime, downtime, productivity and product quality.  Compare working shifts, and different production lines to identify opportunities for improvement.   OEE Monitor is also a great tool to track positive trends in your kaizen events.

To learn more about Strength of Nature please visit http://www.strengthofnature.com

AutoLean is currently offering the OEE Monitor app for FREE on the App Store!

To download the OEE Monitor app featured in this article please visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oee-monitor/id453806384?mt=8

If you would like your company to be featured on a future AutoLean Blog post please contact us at: info@autolean.com

Customer First | Our Commitment

Customer First

A cornerstone principle of AutoLean is ‘Customer First’. Ensuring our internal and external customer needs are communicated, understood, and delivered upon are essential in establishing and maintaining 100% customer satisfaction. To help grow and nurture our customer relationships even further, we regularly follow-up with existing clients to ensure their product is meeting their expectations. Many times we hear awesome stories about how even our most fundamental apps which cost less than $1, can have a huge impact on an organization.

On upcoming blog entries AutoLean will be featuring companies that utilize our iPhone and iPad applications. These posts will highlight the uses of our mobile apps, as well as showcase some of the diverse clientele AutoLean is privileged to work with. If your company would be interested in being represented on this blog, please contact us at info@autolean.com

Stay tuned for our post next week on Strength of Nature!

Quick OEE iOS Update | Version 2.0

Quick OEE iOS Update

The recent Quick OEE iOS update now includes a more intuitive interface to help users understand each component of a good Overall Equipment Effectiveness calculation.  Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

Quick OEE is a simple universal app used to calculate OEE as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is compatible for any type of production cell or asset. Useful for kaizens, and asset management projects. Quick OEE also allows emailing OEE data out from the app to colleagues and co-workers.

The Quick OEE app is FREE from the App Store.

If you have any suggestions for any future Quick OEE iOS updates, please let us know!

Economic Order Quantity iOS Update

Economic Order Quantity iOS Update

The recent Economic Order Quantity iOS update now includes a more intuitive interface to help users understand each component of the EOQ calculation.  Available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

Calculate economic order quantity to minimizes total inventory holding costs and ordering costs.

EOQ is useful when demand for a product is constant over a particular range of time and when each new order is delivered in full at the point when your inventory reaches zero.

There is a fixed cost for each order placed, regardless of the number of units ordered.  There is also a cost for each unit held in storage, commonly known as holding cost, sometimes expressed as a percentage of the purchase cost of the item.

Use EOQ to determine the optimal number of units to order such that you can minimize the total cost associated with the purchase, delivery and storage of the product.

Do you need an app for Economic Order Quantity?  Look no further than the simple solution from AutoLean.  Download it for FREE from the App Store today!

If you have any suggestions for any future Economic Order Quantity iOS updates, please let us know!