And if they need help, a remote expert or partner can join them in the AR environment to talk them through the repair process. With both parties viewing the same thing, miscommunications that can have dangerous consequences during equipment servicing and repair can be avoided.
It's Achievable Today
Developing AR and VR environments may sound elaborate or futuristic. But today’s mature technologies make it easier and cheaper than ever to implement. And there are already mines out there taking advantage of this technology.
You can use your existing 2D drawings and 3D models, or even aerial photos of your mine, to build the environments. Industrial IoT software can connect these AR or VR environments to data sources like control systems and ERP systems. And analytics software can combine and contextualize different raw data into relevant information for operators.
Learn more about how AR and VR technology, as well as other information solutions tools, can help companies enhance worker safety and reimagine the equipment maintenance process. And download Vuforia Chalk, a collaborative remote assistance tool, for free through August 31, 2020.