Worldwide, there is a heavy focus across the manufacturing sector on digital transformation, industry 4.0 and stronger performance. While this sometimes gets framed as digital channels replacing the human touch, the key discussion points should be around the interface used to interact with machines, and how this enables data-driven decisions which provide a smarter, optimized services. As automation increases across the supply chain, technology like VR and AR ensures that process and production can still be analyzed, serviced and optimized in real-time by human intelligence.

AR Assist for Manufacturing – a business case example

Imagine being on an aluminium factory line. You are a junior operative and it is your first time in a sheet rolling mill to detect and surface issues. In the land of continuous process manufacturing, one wrong move can create a domino-effect of expensive and highly injurious occupational and operational consequences.

As such, your knowledge has equipped you enough to see that the last throughput is showing defects across all the metal surfaces. As always, you make the right decision in highlighting tiny temperature and pressure inconsistencies – a good 20 minutes before the defects could appear. You let the plant manager know and make the correct call on gauge adjustments. Thanks to Augmented Reality, you can conduct this best practice in real time, taking and processing data on the spot – saving your boss time and money.

Why is this important?

While it is largely down to human wisdom to spot manufacturing errors like these, the observation is ‘post-process’, i.e. the mistake and the materials cost is written off first. In AR, ‘man-machine collaboration’ allows these kinds of relatively simple optimizations to take place, and prevent parting with lost materials and lost money. AR provides constantly-connected ways of optimizing productivity and helping to prevent costly mistakes with live and preventative data fed into a person’s field of vision.

VR Health and Safety Training for Manufacturing

 

Virtual Reality and the digital twin are two growing, related concepts in a variety of industries. The two have never been more relevant in manufacturing than they are now. Traditionally, these are used as parallel systems, where a digital twin system can be used for testing, maintenance observations and operations optimization. If the digital twin yields good results, they can be applied in real-time directly to the ‘real-world’ system. Virtual Reality is also being used for training, as an interface that provides true-to-life scenarios that encourage experiential learning for faster knowledge transfer.

At EON Reality, we have a ‘tripartite’, definitive use for VR and AR called ‘Learn (AR and VR), Train (VR), Perform (AR)’. We bring these technologies together in the AVR (Augmented Virtual Reality) Platform.

Discover the AVR Platform

Just like the metal-rolling analogy used above, there are thousands of parallel scenarios which take place in almost every sector, in a huge variety of training environments. By putting all of these scenarios into an online AVR platform, every practitioner and trainee ends up safe, upskilled, and with easy access to revision training and compliance at any time – while also bringing these learnings for the best performance in the workplace.

This is where AR and industry 4.0 meet – for manufacturing, it’s about combining efficiencies in process across the supply chain, primed to deliver results and savings from remote computing assistance to create savings and sustainability.

SCHEDULE A DEMO WITH US

This blog post is a recap of our appearance at the International Business Festival 2018. Click here for the original events listing.

Join the discussion 8 Comments

  • cbd vape says:

    I’m the proprietor of JustCBD brand (justcbdstore.com) and am aiming to expand my wholesale side of company. I really hope that anybody at targetdomain can help me ! I thought that the most ideal way to accomplish this would be to connect to vape companies and cbd stores. I was really hoping if anybody at all could suggest a reputable web site where I can purchase Vape Shop International Sales Leads I am already examining creativebeartech.com, theeliquidboutique.co.uk and wowitloveithaveit.com. Not sure which one would be the most ideal selection and would appreciate any guidance on this. Or would it be simpler for me to scrape my own leads? Suggestions?

  • Good blog post. I definitely appreciate this website. Keep it up!

  • Very good article! We will be linking to this particularly great content on our site. Keep up the great writing.

  • Very nice post. I certainly love this website. Thanks!

  • I could not refrain from commenting. Well written!

  • Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a really good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  • You made some good points there. I checked on the net for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

  • You’re so cool! I don’t believe I’ve truly read through something like that before. So good to find somebody with unique thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that’s needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

Leave a Reply