Take advantage of the potential of Augmented Reality for your production

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Once dreams of the future, it has now long been part of everyday life in many innovative industrial companies: Augmented Reality. With Inspect AR software, you can streamline inspections and maintenance by giving your staff direct access to expertise – in the form of digital guidance or remote assistance. Compatible with smartphones, tablets or data glasses. You can log and document all completed tasks digitally. And if you want to further improve your processes, just adapt them!

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More efficiency for your production

Servicing and maintenance for Industry 4.0

32%

fewer errors*

15%

faster reporting*

28%

less downtime*

Inspect AR

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Inspect AR

AUGMENTED REALITY FÜR INSTANDHALTUNG UND INSPEKTION

No more pen, paper and clipboard: Conduct your inspections and maintenance digitally and efficiently – with traceable results and fewer errors!
Inspect AR tracks the entire inspection process digitally. Ideal for getting started with AR: mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. These devices allow for easy and secure processing of digital checklists.

Ideal for getting started with AR: mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. These devices allow for easy and secure processing of digital checklists. Advantages of data glasses: Reality and user-defined data overlays merge. Information, visual notes or markings are displayed directly in the field of view or placed over the component to be inspected. The inspector is able to keep both hands free for other tasks. Visual step-by-step instructions and checklists specify the procedure in detail.
Of course, all standards and compliance requirements are met – Inspect AR is specifically designed for use in industrial production.

 

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The advantages for the industry

Simple optimization of maintenance processes

A data-based approach to improve your processes – without development experience, scripting or coding. With Inspect AR, you create step-by-step instructions with AR-overlays as well as checklists via an intuitive user interface in the web browser or directly in the app. The templates can be adapted as quickly as they are created. Feedback from employees can be entered directly, thus constantly keeping all knowledge up to date. The system always adapts to your new processes, not the other way around. The next inspection can already be carried out in accordance with the new process – without any downtime at all.
Inspect AR makes inspections and maintenance easier, faster, more efficient – and error-free: Step-by-step instructions ensure that tests are carried out in full. No process step is overlooked. If necessary, experts can also be called in remotely, e.g. via Microsoft Teams or xmReality. With the confirmation of the tests, all results are digitally documented – in real time. This way defects can also be recorded directly and rectified in a controlled manner through a simple workflow. You will automatically be informed as soon as all the work has been completed.
Plant inspections, incoming and outgoing inspections, final assembly inspections, safety and compliance tests or regular plant checks – if many complex maintenance tasks are carried out at the same time, paper lists will not be helpful. Now is the time for an overview. View all work reports and data analyses centrally on your computer! Errors are reported in real time and documented at the push of a button, including description, image, video and prioritization. Inspect AR can be used across multiple applications and always provides you with an up-to-date overview of all operations. Just with one click.

With Inspect AR, you increase the knowledge and productivity of your employees. Technical know-how is imparted “on the job” at the plant or with a machine – more efficiently than through other learning methods. The test is therefore no longer dependent on a test expert. Put your whole team to work because more variety at work also means: more attention in the test. If an expert is required for troubleshooting, he/she will be called in. Inspect AR is also ideal for gathering knowledge from employees. When the baby boomers retire, their experience will stay with you in the production department!

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    AR designed for your company

    HoloLens 2

    Inspect AR has cross-platform capabilities: There is a suitable end device for every application. A smartphone is sufficient for the daily routine check. If work is to be done directly on the object or in demanding environments, data glasses provide optimal support.

    Our solution is suitable for any level of digitization. If you want to start with digital checklists on your smartphone, you can be sure that the software will later run on all future generations of the device as well. The same is also true of all high-end data glasses.
    With hosting on Azure Cloud, Inspect AR is immediately ready for use – no infrastructure or installation required. In order to meet increased security requirements, an on-premise installation is certainly also possible at any time.
    With Inspect AR, digital inspections are possible even in areas with poor or blocked Internet connections. If the connection is interrupted, the inspector simply continues to work offline . As soon as the Internet connection is up again, Inspect AR loads the test data into the system.
    Use our out-of-the-box interfaces or enterprise connectors to your IT landscape, e.g. SAP integration. This allows you to create one-off and periodic orders or have them automatically set up by SAP.
    With a multilingual user interface, you can customize Inspect AR to meet your needs. Your employees choose their preferred languages themselves and are able use the app immediately. The app uses logo and colors to adapt to the design of your company.

    Logistics

    Learn how our customer Rexel.co.uk optimizes workflows with Inspect AR with the use of HoloLens 2.

    Production

    The world market leader for wire processing machines, Spühl GmbH, relies on Inspect AR for maintenance.

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    DIE WICHTIGESTEN FRAGEN ZU AUGMENTED REALITY IN PRODUKTION UND FERTIGUNG

    There are many terms associated with augmented reality, but not everyone needs to be able to distinguish between them. With augmented reality (AR), you see the world around you as it is. Additional interactive information is placed in the real environment. It is also called “mixed reality” because the real world and virtual information are visible at the same time. Virtual reality (VR) is a different concept. In VR, the user wears a pair of glasses that is completely closed on all sides. All he or she sees is a virtual environment or a digital world.

    The terms see-through, smart glasses and wearable glasses refer to augmented reality data glasses. Microsoft HoloLens are probably the most popular data glasses on the market and are, of course, also compatible with Inspect AR. As mixed reality glasses, they project virtual images, instructions and data into the room and are completely hands-free, i. e. Employees have both hands free during inspections and maintenance work. Moreover, data glasses can even be used with eye tracking and voice control.

    RealWear HMT-1 is a pair of data glasses based on the principle of assisted reality glasses which display instructions in the form of a screen in front of the eye and are also fully voice-controlled.

    Important: Hardware is necessary for Inspect AR, but it does not always have to be a take the form of data glasses. Smartphones or tablets can also be used. The latest generations of iPhones and iPads deliver very high precision for AR navigation and are a familiar form factor for your employees.

    Remote Assistance means that specialists provide direct support to persons working on the machine from a distance (e.g. via video link). It is a genuine innovation that avoids a lot of commuting and waiting times and, thereby, machine downtimes as well.
    Then you simply adapt checklists and checkpoints to your changed processes – not the other way around. Our mobile app recorder is the fastest way to create templates for new checklists. Due to the spatial mapping, CAD data is not necessary but can certainly be integrated. Or you can create the checklists via Excel importer, API or web interface.

    AugmentIT is a business unit of the medium-sized Swiss software company Netcetera AG. With 700 employees in eight offices worldwide, Netcetera supports medium-sized and large companies in their digital transformation into high-tech enterprises. In addition to its core business as a provider of financial software, Netcetera has developed other key areas.

    AugmentIT is a full-service provider for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality technology (AR technology) and software services relating to augmented reality apps and data glasses. We also gladly implement individual augmented reality applications, VR projects and AR solutions for our customers. We help companies realize the full potential of this new technology, optimize processes, create new experiences and innovate together. We follow a best-of-breed approach and operate independent of platform and device.

    We rely on Microsoft Azure as well as custom-developed apps for iOS, Android, HoloLens and RealWear. These enable high performance, stability and the best possible user experience for your employees.

    Hosting on Azure Cloud allows for immediately operable installation. An on-premise installation is, however, also possible without compromising quality. Since the data is transmitted asynchronously and stored locally, Inspect AR does not require a permanent Internet connection – a necessary advantage for use in manufacturing.

    In addition to the option of using different data glasses, their use on iOS and Android smartphones or tablets is also possible. The web-based management software runs in the browser on any computer. Inspect AR can be easily integrated into your IT systems over various connectors and the widely used technology platform.

    Inspect AR is available for Microsoft HoloLens 2, RealWear HMT-1 as well as Google Glass and Vuzix devices.

    Inspect AR is available for Microsoft HoloLens 2, RealWear HMT-1 as well as Google Glass and Vuzix devices.

    HoloLens 2 offers the most capabilities with stable 3D navigation over longer distances and ease of use thanks to hand tracking. Based on Windows 10, it also integrates very well into secure corporate networks. The Industrial Edition is even suitable for clean rooms and can be used for short periods in areas with flammable substances. Voice control and eye tracking enable its use with protective suits as well. HoloLens 2 is suitable for indoor use.

    RealWear HMT-1 is the most resilient device, and the HMT-1Z1 version is even certified for ATEX protection zone 1 as it meets safety protocols and standards for oil and gas drilling rigs, pipelines, refineries, petrochemical and pharmaceutical plants, and many more areas, ranging from food processing to food processing plants, construction and textile mills. Thanks to the excellent microphone, the data glasses can be controlled with voice commands even at ambient noise levels of up to 85 decibels. The glasses also have a very good camera with an integrated flashlight. They are therefore particularly well suited for outdoor areas.

    Many companies ask themselves how they can work faster, smarter and better in the age of digital transformation. Augmented reality plays a key role in digital disruption. In the multiple use cases that AR has generated – digital checklists, remote assistance from experts, digital training or guides, and more – AR is not only changing processes and the way companies operate but also enabling them to become more agile and responsive to changing market conditions. Numerous companies from a wide range of sectors, such as mechanical engineering, life sciences, logistics, transportation, aerospace and defense, etc., have already recognized this and are using it to gain competitive advantages.

    In the future, organizations will want to use a robust and secure AR solution that can be employed across multiple application areas, such as onboarding, training, security checks, compliance requirement fulfilment, custom process improvements, inspections, and maintenance. In addition, new features such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will become available to contribute to better forecasts. In the short term, integration with the Internet of Things (IoT) will become an increased topic, e.g. for the live display of sensor data on machines. However, first and foremost, developments in the AR market will essentially: continue.

    Inspect AR is also used in the areas of life science and chemistry for plant control and quality assurance as well as for training. Furthermore, in industries such as transport and logistics, augmented reality is very useful because, by using data goggles, both hands remain free for important tasks. This saves a considerable amount of time and additional work steps that would, for example, in maintenance or approving and accepting, cost a lot of money. Many suppliers, including those in the building technology sector, now seek to increase their efficiency with this new technology. We have numerous examples throughout the entire industrial supply chain where our solutions are successfully being used. Contact us!

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