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XR technologies in the production chain and operations

XR technologies in the production chain and operations

New technologies such as Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality can help optimize and improve the processes that are carried out throughout the production and operations chain, such as those related to assembly, handling of items and performing operations such as cleaning, sealing or greasing certain parts.

In this context, assembly is a field in which the application of XR technologies is very useful. Let's look at some examples:

In planning the assembly line, a virtual model of the line is created, including handling technology, transport technology, belt delivery and robot systems. VR allows you to easily try different configurations to choose the most suitable one.

Regarding the evaluation of the product, virtual techniques allow virtually assembling and disassembling a product, allowing an expert to carry out an evaluation of the construction capacity according to the defined process.

Virtual Reality is also important in job design. It virtually defines the best way to carry out the processes in terms of ergonomics, and in the future it will even be possible to measure the movements of the operators in real time to detect points of improvement in their jobs.

On the other hand, thanks to Virtual Reality we can evaluate the process. Define work instructions in a 3D environment so that they can be viewed on a smartphone, PC or with AR, VR or MR glasses.

And finally, regarding process support, it is important to note that XR technologies provide real-time assistance to the operator. They allow the employee to work freely and superimpose indications on his environment to complete the process.

At ARSOFT we have developed a platform, EYEFLOW, which offers companies the possibility of monitoring the production and operations chain from virtual environments to improve training and support the technician in maintenance operations with easy-to-follow 3D instructions for the different models.

The use of XR technologies is increasingly common in production and operations departments because they avoid human errors in processes and improve execution times