Schneider Electric transfers enterprise control to augmented reality
Schneider Electric introduces the EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor solution to test the assets of an industrial enterprise. The mechanism is based on the technology of augmented reality.
The tool allows you to monitor settings, analyze the status or examine the documentation for any equipment online. Provides instant access to information for operators and technicians. Due to this, the system helps to increase the efficiency of production processes and reduce operating costs.
Among the advantages of the new solution for industrial facilities are:
- Reduction of equipment downtime. To virtually open and view the electrical cabinet, you do not need to stop the workflows.
- Operational adjustment of devices and maintenance - the necessary data (instructions, manuals, diagrams, etc.) is always available to the operator in the application.
- No errors related to the human factor. Step-by-step instruction allows you to carry out competent maintenance.
EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor can be used in various situations. The operator simply guides the camera of the tablet or phone with the installed application to the equipment and receives the necessary information about its operation online. The EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor interface provides information on production processes using mnemonic diagrams, trends, databases, technical documentation, single-line diagrams, web pages, instructions, notes and videos.
The architecture of EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor allows you to work with applications on tablets (iOS and Android, soon and Windows), interact with controllers (Schneider Electric and other manufacturers) and SQL databases.
"Engineers who handle complex distributed systems can spend up to half of their working time looking for the right information among disparate software, databases, event logs, or obsolete file folders, - says Igor Vasikhin, the leading expert of the "Industry" market management of Schneider Electric company. - EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor - a system based on augmented reality, allowing you to instantly receive and use the necessary information".