Maintenance Dortmund 2018

„Leading trade show for industrial maintenance”

At Maintenance 2018 we are presenting together with GiS mbh how Remote Maintenance Assistance combined with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems represents a technologically innovative all-round service solution for maintenance processes.

Experts receive audiovisual and data-based concrete state descriptions, the local technicians precise and direct instructions. By documenting the records, images and actual data, this data can be accessed during later maintenance and records used as instructions. This is an important aspect for plant manufacturers.

Visit us in Hall 4, Stand B11 and experience Remote Maintenance Assistance combined with Enterprise Asset Management (EAM).

Register here via this link for a free ticket (value: 30€).

HackOS #2, the AR/VR Hackathon in Osnabrück

Thirty active participants – four industry partners – two experienced organizers – one successfull event!

HackOS, the AR/VR Hackathon in Osnabrück, took place for the second time last friday (27.10.2017). After intensive preparations and anticipation, we can proudly say: HackOS#2 was again a very successfull event!

Our industry partners Testia, CLAAS, Die Etagen and Netrocks presented four exciting use cases for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). Our participants, experienced as well as young programmers, were very motivated to discuss and realize the use cases. After a few hours the first ideas could already be presented directly on the AR/VR Glasses, Smartphones or PCs. The participants were guided and catered for throughout an exciting and educational day.

The organizers, Bitnamic and Salt and Pepper, would like to thank all participants, industry partners, the ICO, as well as everyone who supported us! We are already looking forward to the next Hackathon in Osnabrück, HackOS#3 in 2018!

If you don’t want to miss the date for HackOS#3 you can follow the Event on Facebook: HackOS on Facebook

Smartglasses in use for Quality Assurance

In the article of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM you can read how the use of our Smart Service Software simplifies and optimizes the processes in adhesive technology. In use are mobile devices as well as modern smartglasses. In combination with our Smart Service Software, supporting instructions and important data are provided in real-time.

The article with further information and advantages can be found online at the following link:

https://qualitaetssicherung.ifam.fraunhofer.de/de/schwarzes-brett/datenbrillen_qualitaetssicherung.html (German)

Source: Fraunhofer IFAM

Events in September

In September we will be present at two exciting events.

  • On September 21st you have the chance to meet us at EMO Hannover, the leading trade fair for the metalworking sector.
  • From September 24th to 26th the  smart.Remote Service takes place in Berlin. It is the biggest yearly industry meeting for remote service in DACH. We will be at the event all three days.

We would be happy to meet you in Hannover or Berlin for a personal meeting, to show you exclusively the newest advancements of our smart service solutions.

For a personal meeting please contact us at +49 541 3470090-0 or www.bitnamic.net.

 

Industry 4.0 at the Hannover Messe 2017

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.

 

 

VIOS AR: The future of industrial maintenance?

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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?”

Prominent guests at the CeBIT

At the CeBIT in Hannover visitors could not only try our remote maintenance solution VIOS, but for the first time also VIOS Augmented Reality (AR) on the Microsoft HoloLens.

 

We are pleased about the great interest in our solutions and the many interesting conversations.
We were also very happy to welcome prominent guests: Among others were the Minister President of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, and the Mayor of Osnabrück, Wolfgang Griesert, at our booth and tried our AR solution on the HoloLens.

 

You can find interesting facts about VIOS AR at the CeBIT and about the future of industrial maintenance here.

 

VIOS and VIOS AR at CeBIT 2017

Bitnamic develops mobile Smart Services for Industry 4.0, to improve and cheapenclassic service processes.

 

At CeBIT 2017 in Hannover we present our remote service solution VIOS, that allows companies to make expert knowledge available wordwide without delay.

But Bitnamic thinks one step further! At our booth we are simulating possible scenarios for the future of industrial maintenance by using augmented reality. Experience the next step of digital service processes with the Microsoft HoloLens AR-Glasses.

 

Visit us at the CeBIT in Hall 6, Booth A18 and experience VIOS and VIOS AR live.

Bitnamic hosts the #hackOS – Osnabrück’s Hackathon for AR/VR

On Saturday, January the 14th, Bitnamic co-hosts a Hackathon for Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality.

Together with Osnabrück’s startups Adaptvis, Forestage Technologies and Virtual Spice, we want to show how much potential there is in the Osnabrück and Weser-Ems region.

 

Participants and guests will get an introduction to those new technologies. They will work together closely with well-known companies like FRIMO, Testia, Anlagenbau Habeck, GiS and Salt&Pepper to create exciting proof of concepts.

 

In Industry 4.0, companies are always facing new challengens and they always have to (re)consider bussines opportunities in a clever way. With Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, there are lots of exciting scenarios and use cases. The hackathon offers a unique way to connect those companies with motivated developers and minds to work closely on those use cases and scenarios together. All results will be published on GitHub!

 

We, the team of Bitnamic, are looking forward to this event to have a nice, friendly, collaborative and efficient day.

VIOS – smart and efficient

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)
GiS Systemhaus