Can you digitally transform production employees? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.
Visualization technologies — mixed reality, virtual and augmented reality — can enhance worker capabilities and help create safer, more productive processes.
Imagine the knowledge of your entire organization applied to a specific production problem. For example, a maintenance engineer can wear a mixed-reality device as he examines a machine stoppage on a high-volume line.
Hundreds of dollars are lost each second the equipment sits idle; until now, the engineer would be forced to solve the problem alone — slowly.
But now, equipment-manufacturer intelligence can be streamed directly to his device, even as maintenance staff at other plants help with the diagnosis.
Together they examine the machine, gather additional information, identify the root cause of the problem — and recommend a repair solution in minutes, not days.
Mixed-reality devices can also help frontline employees to safely assemble complex products. Instead of flipping through work manuals, an employee uses the device to see real-time production data and safe assembly instructions as required (e.g., sequence of steps, correct components, order of components, placement) while performing the task at hand.