SIEMENS Real-Time Locating Systems

The way of the future is to make traditional workflows in production and logistics more dynamic, allowing flexibility to market changes, optimize capacity utilization or manufacture smaller productions. SIEMENS SIMATIC RTLS can navigate material flows, control mobile robots, monitor component use, and fully document the final product assembly.


Mobilize Production. Maximize Flexibility

SIMATIC RTLS, the locating platform for your digital enterprise.


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The SIMATIC RTLS locating platform achieves this accurately and reliably to be able to focus and respond autonomously, they need to know what’s where, and when. It locates objects with accuracy measured in centimeters and makes the positioning details available to higher-level systems in real time, and it is extremely easy to install.

Use Cases for RTLS

Smart Manufacturing

Production and Logistics

People Tracking

Service, Maintenance and Access Control

Vehicle Tracking

Public Transport, Fleet Management & Access Control

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Significantly reduce your search times

SIMATIC RTLS lets you locate relevant assets in real time with an accuracy measured in centimeters – whether workpieces, tools, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, or even employees. As a result, you can eliminate time-consuming search processes and optimize your material inventory.


  • Control production stages
  • Container management
  • Workpiece status and position
  • Forklift location

Automated documentation processes

With SIMATIC RTLS, you automatically guarantee the perfect quality control of your products and processes. In addition, the input and output of materials and end products, manual and automated workflows in production and assembly, as well as service and maintenance jobs are documented automatically.


  • Maintenance
  • Container management
  • Depot management
  • Paperless factory
  • Tool locating

Shorten throughput times

Discover the many ways to optimize processes with SIMATIC RTLS – for example, by monitoring the entire material flow from the warehouse, to the travel routes of your transportation systems, to the movements of tools, workpieces, and components within the process. This allows you to identify bottlenecks, analyze material flow, and shorten throughput times. Relevant information on a particular object can always be displayed directly.


  • Forklift location
  • Container management
  • Depot management
  • Paperless factory

Automate and accelerate workflows

With our pioneering, real-time locating system, you can coordinate and accelerate workflows by automating production steps based on the progress of preceding steps. You can also control your mobile production and tools, identify optimal transportation routes, avoid hazards, and implement self-controlling production and logistics concepts.


  • AGV / Trugger trains
  • Depot management
  • Robotics

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The system components for a flexible infrastructure

SIMATIC RTLS represents a major step toward the digital enterprise. The system can be adapted to growing requirements. The system adapts to growing requirements. Further components can be added at any time without a lot of additional configuration effort. The following components. all of which you can find in the Industry Mall, cover the entire locating infrastructure.


Gateways are fixed reference points in the local infrastructure for real-time locating with an accuracy measured in centimeters. They record the transponder signals and give them a fixed position stamp. The real-time positioning data is bundled and transmitted to the locating server.


Transponders are fitted to workpieces, robots, vehicles, etc., and transmit a wireless signal at defined intervals. They can also be equipped with data interfaces and transmit location details directly to the local control system or make them accessible for higher-level systems.

Locating Manager

The Locating Manager is a software system that calculates the real-time position of the individual transponders and passes the details on to the higher-level systems via defined interfaces.

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