While a level of industrial automation carries on growing, workers performing manual work are left behind, using old fashion technology and paper documentation. Instead of searching for a general solution to this problem, we typically hear of various ideas about deploying robots to improve quality, efficiency and uniformity. Let’s consider, though, that improvements could be achieved by merely applying new technology to human effort. Spectral Applications solves this problem by creating software with digital procedures for hands-on work in the industrial environment. The modular platform includes shop-floor apps (such as visual work instructions), remote expert interactive support and training modules.
Industry 4.0 and modern manufacturing have been the focus of advancement in production and services recently. A major element of these concepts involve cyber-physical systems to monitor the physical processes of the factory by making decentralized decisions. But what about the processes that are conducted by human hands? Despite constant automation, there are still many environments and processes that require physical human work. To address the challenges associated with managing and optimizing such processes, Spectral Applications delivers augmented reality enabled apps.
Having recognized the technological potential and business requirements in this area, Spectral Applications creates a modular software platform that gives access to digital contextual documentation and resources, step by step task guidance, barcode scanning, and much more.
The quality of industrial assembly and manufacture depends upon continual supervision and complex instructions in order to assess accuracy. Using traditional paper and desktop instructions, the employee has to frequently exit the workplace in order to check the relevant procedures. Frequently, the whole process needs to be paused so that the supervisor can approve the work.
Thanks to visual and voice digital instructions superimposed onto a real working environment, the employee receives complete information on what he or she has to do to perform a particular production, assembly or service operation along with how, when, where and with what tools.
Spectral Support improves remote diagnostics and resolution of failures through real-time visual and voice collaboration between field technicians and experts at the manufacturer’s headquarters. The solution helps to avert downtime and reduce unnecessary field visits. Thanks to augmented reality goggles, the expert sees exactly the same as the serviceman at the repair site and can deliver live support through diagnosis and repair. In this way, the mechanical failure can be easy fixed, and the manufacturer can deploy their expert technicians more efficiently.
Furthermore, newly hired employees can enjoy instant access to a remote expert who guides and trains them. This solution enhances service quality and customer satisfaction, while also significantly decreasing travel time and costs.
Modern industry during a time of digital transformation must not forget the value of their human resources. Spectral Applications has created an AR based platform comprised of individual modules that improve the productivity, accuracy, quality and safety of any skilled industrial workforce. By projecting digital instructions directly onto a work surface and providing audio/visual guidance and projections, Spectral Applications AR solutions make manual work faster and more precise.