Augmented Reality in industrial maintenance
Augmented Reality is a technology that connects the real world with the digital world. It consists of superimposing digitally-generated images (computers, smartphones, tablets, etc.) over real elements, maximising and enriching the information obtained from said environment..
The application ERIS by IDEA Ingeniería improves the operational maintenance processes, speeding up access to all the information of any and thus minimising the costs associated with plant maintenance..
How does ERIS employ Augmented Reality (AR) in Industrial Maintenance processes?
What are the benefits of applying Augmented Reality to Industrial Maintenance?
1. Real-time information
Real-time data from the SCADA system of the equipment and plant elements can be visualised thanks to the platform’s connection to various data sources. .
2. Maintenance Management
It is possible to access thecomplete maintenance history of any plant element, introducing and managing incidents on site from the platform itself.
3. Access to Documents
Documents relating to the elements are accessiblefrom the platform once the element or equipment has been identified because the platform is connected to the client’s correct data source.
4. Process Simulation
It is possible to carry out AR simulations of plant equipment from the app sohe operator can operate certain mechanisms or change certain variables of the equipment, generating a 3D simulation of the equipment.
5. Remote Support
Incidents can be managed in real time via remote supportstreaming, meaning that the operator can contact a technical team which, thanks to the platform’s tools, can help the operator by means of annotations or marks on those specific elements on which the operator must act.
Nowadays, IDEA can state that it is firmly consolidated as an innovative SME and a national benchmark in Industry 4.0, having invested in innovation and the commitment to new technologies as two of the fundamental pillars on which it has built its growth and which have served as a competitive advantage over the rest.