MXR BRINGING THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION : INDUSTRY 4.0

Reality solutions in inventory management

Computer simulated realities can help industries to improve their management practices. Managing resources like tools and labour become easier through different immersion technologies. Augmented Reality assists an industry to manage its inventory in an effective manner. Through a smartphone, a worker will be able to locate a part required in a large warehouse. AR will also navigate them to take the shortest path to reach or transport a component or tool on a different portion of the industry. This will also improve the efficiency of the workers and assist them in follow complex procedures easily.

Training in a virtual environment

Working in an assembly line or in a workshop always has risk associated with it for the worker. This risk is increased even further if the worker is a recruit and don’t have much experience with machines and tools. Virtual reality will help a worker to practice in a virtual environment by interacting with its nearby tools and machines. He will be able to grasp all the operations of the plant in the virtual world and learn the proper way of performing a task. This will also reduce the cost associated with real-life training and eliminate the risk regarding machine failure.

Designing in a virtual environment

Virtual Reality also encourages designing in a simulated environment. By wearing a head-mounted display a user can recreate a manufacturing line in the virtual world, and locate potential hazard points even before the component is developed in real life. Designing parts in a virtual environment will also reduce the cost associated with building a prototype or model of the component, and allow the user to eliminate errors in the design itself

Maintenance and Inspection through AR

Inspecting and maintaining the quality of an assembly/manufacturing has become quite easier through augmented and virtual reality solutions. An inspection specialist with a mixed reality headset like HoloLens can visit its facility and safely inspect and conduct routine maintenance of equipment by following the instructions visible on the screen. This will also allow the quality inspector to conduct frequent inspections easily, at a low cost. A virtual walkthrough of the workshop can be performed more frequently by an expert.

Artificial Intelligence

AI describes the thinking and learning ability of a computer system or machine. AI allows a machine to learn from the existing data and enables it to predict the future outcomes that are mostly correct. Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning in industries will enable the company to forecast the future decisions of the organization and strategically plan for upcoming production or manufacturing in the industry. Industrial AI brings the benefits of customer value creation, improvement in productivity, and insight development in a production organization.