At the Hannover Messe we are presenting, together with SALT AND PEPPER, how existing plants can be networked intelligently, in order to show mechanical and process data inside VIOS. A connection to the plant is established with the Beat Monitoring System (BMS) of SALT AND PEPPER. With the BMS and VIOS, mechanical and process data can be captured fully automatically and in real time. Inside VIOS, the Expert gets an insight in the data of the machine. This way you can increase your production efficiency and improve processes.
Visit us in Hall 11, Stand C15 and experience Industry 4.0 with the BMS and VIOS.
Is Augmented Reality (AR) the future of industrial maintenance? In March at the CeBIT in Hanover we presented possibilities for using AR in service and maintenance processes. The visitors could experience an industry-related scenario, supported by the Microsoft HoloLens glasses and VIOS AR.
Our demo was about the process of examining an aviation component for material deficiencies.
The component could be examined by using an Ultrasonic Measurement Device. The procedure is called Non-destructive testing (NDT) – evaluating the properties of a material or component without causing damage. Usually a technician has to look at the monitor of the device, which the Measurement Device is connected to, in order to see results. With the HoloLens there is no need to do this, which allows for more efficient work. Within the demo the technician can see suspected damage areas as well as the scan results. This way he is guided through the inspection process. Continue reading “VIOS AR: The future of industrial maintenance?”
In the current issue of the magazine i-Quadrat for intelligent maintenance, we present a scenario to make remote maintenance smarter and more efficient. An example created by Bitnamic and GiS (Gesellschaft für integrierte Systemplanung) shows the advantages of combining enterprise asset management and remote maintenance systems for service and maintenance.
Using modern remote maintenance solution VIOS in combination with solutions like enterprise asset management systems or additional systems like SCADA, SAP or BDE offers a comprehensive view of the problem. Experts get audiovisual and data based state descriptions, and technicians on site get precise instructions. A positive side effect comes from the documentation of the executed tasks. Using VIOS allows records, artefacts, images and actual data to be added to the documentation history. This way the data can be accessed later and records can be used as manuals. This is an important aspect for machine manufacturers, for example while handing over or in after sales service in remote regions. Using the knowledge gained, documented as cause of error analysis in the knowledge database, machines and service processes can be optimized continuously. Guarantee cases can be solved remotely. The distribution and usage of third-party provider knowledge is another advantage.
You can find additional information on combining VIOS with EAT systems as well on the consequent advantages in the i-Quadrat article online (link below) or in the print issue 02/2016.
i-Quadrat Article (German)