Augmented Reality technology is one of the key areas of Industry 4.0. It can be applied in many different fields such as Hotels, Industries, Malls, etc. In the industry, AR has been presented as a powerful tool for improving the efficiency.
Augmented Reality is a variant of Virtual Reality. Virtual objects are placed in the real environment and harmonized with the space in which the user is. On the one hand, VR technology creates a virtual environment that is presented to our senses in such a way that we experience it as if we were really there. In contrast, AR incorporates virtual objects into the real frame.
Many companies are developing Software and Hardware technology related to Augmented Reality. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple are working with their RnD departments to develop similar technologies, mainly for commercial applications. Today, Schneider Electric and Phoenix Contact provide solutions in the international industry. Schneider uses smart devices as a medium with the pioneering application of EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor. Phoenix has developed a device similar to Google Glasses, as well as its own application that works via smart devices.
The advantages in the industry are many and are constantly increasing. Combining Augmented Reality with a well-trained technical department you can:
- Reduce the downtime time of the machine
- Find out about the operating conditions of the machine (speed, recipe, last maintenance, etc.)
- Find out about the condition of the panel equipment without opening its doors
- Accelerate the maintenance process
- Reduce human errors – We create graphical environments to fix the faults so that the operator of the machine can repair the damage.
- Reduce work accidents
Combining the know-how of our 40 years of operation, our different areas of action, the continuous support of Schneider Electric and the know-how given to us by the Schneider Electric Automation Club, we can introduce Augmented Reality solutions in every industry.
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