Smart and predictive maintenance
Routine maintenance of the industrial equipment is vital for both work safety, business continuity and legal compliance. Production operators performing their tasks using smart glasses on machine maintenance processes can easily access the checklists or standard operating procedures using voice commands and following the next steps or data on their smart glasses’ display. That enables them to conduct their maintenance operations hands-free making it safer, faster and at the highest standards. Predictive, condition-based maintenance is proven to reduce unexpected failures and to extend equipment lifetime. Using smart glasses for inspections unlocks the right amount of information to the maintenance teams.
Support the touchless service model
COVID-19 has proven to be a major obstacle to the field service arms of manufacturing companies, preventing technicians from going to job sites to install, reconfigure or repair equipment. Smart glasses make it possible for technicians to provide remote assistance by sending customers smart glasses and walking them through basic setups, troubleshooting and repairs. COVID19 has accelerated the drive for (travel-)cost reduction. The touchless service model deals with travel restrictions and optimizes field service utilization.
Leverage collective knowledge base
Increased equipment complexity, distributed competences and the widening skills gap in the (ageing) workforce, forces companies the leverage the collective knowledge efficiently. Providing step-by-step workflow guidance on smart glasses or real-time remote assistance from a colleague or remote expert will make it possible to bridge the skills gap in manufacturing jobs.