AR offers an unlimited variety of interfaces and integration options: a real-world marker, based on text recognition, enables you to link real-time information about equipment and alarm status, a maintenance manual or even a video procedure for equipment maintenance. Recent advances in artificial intelligence have led to new text recognition techniques that offer reliable and powerful applications.
One of the most interesting technical characteristics of AR is that it works in tandem with already existing standard systems, which is a major advantage in the industrial field. The risks associated with using AR are low: if the wireless connection is temporarily interrupted, your system continues to operate independently of the interface.
Toward better productivity
Being notified in real time of asset downtime helps make decisions and act quickly to restart production as soon as possible. Remote control is also possible. Additionally, having access to an asset’s real-time information makes it easier to maintain. Operators can now access to the status of equipment, its maintenance reports, its maintenance plan and other information right from their mobile device, without having to travel or communicate with the control centre.
Improving health and safety
Serious accidents remain an unfortunate fact of life in industry. With AR, your employees are now notified in real time about assets, communicate more easily and minimize their travel by having everything at their fingertips. AR becomes an ally in achieving your health and safety objectives.
Immediate returns on investment
Implementing AR is a manageable and scalable solution: user-friendly, it takes the entire process into account, from creating the marker to its recognition in an industrial environment. Most assets can be linked to the solution with minimal investment. The items to view on the interface are managed internally, and it only takes a few hours of training to learn how to use it.
Digitalization and motivation at work
In a context where hiring new motivated employees is a real challenge, incorporating AR into daily tasks is a competitive advantage. Providing this technology to employees helps free them from certain redundant and repetitive tasks. As a result, they can dedicate their efforts to value-added activities.
It’s essential to think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of adopting advanced technological solutions when modernizing a plant. And it’s just as important to ask yourself the following question: what are the consequences if I opt for the status quo? Seeing as how fast AR is becoming a requirement, it will come as no surprise how quickly it will develop into an industry standard.
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