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Effective Equipment Maintenance: A Business Imperative
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.”
– Abraham Lincoln
What is Augmented Reality and How Does It Support Equipment Maintenance?
Benefits of Using Augmented Reality in Equipment Maintenance
Benefits of AR in Equipment Maintenance: A Snapshot
Top AR Use Cases in Equipment Maintenance
Example 1: Bosch
Bosch Automotive leverages Augmented Reality to accelerate motor-vehicle repairs and support technical training of workshop employees.
- Smarter and faster fault diagnosis and repair instructions with all the information displayed where needed
- 15% time saved by technicians per step taken when performing repair tasks
- Location of hidden components, instructions, or required special tools are integrated into the real image
- Clarifies the next steps to be taken in order to avoid unnecessary disassembly and assembly work
Example 2: DHL
DHL Supply Chain employs AR-based “Vision Picking” smart glasses in their warehouses to speed up the picking process and reduce errors.
- 25% efficiency increase during the picking process
- Hands-free order picking at a faster pace with reduced error rates
- Pickers equipped with smart glasses that visually display where each picked item needs to be placed on the trolley
- Workers can provide more complex value-added services to customers and accelerate new employee onboarding time
Example 3: Boeing
Boeing, the premier manufacturer of commercial jetliners, leverages Augmented Reality to advance fighter pilot training.
- Boeing’s next-generation fighter jets T-7 and F-15EX offer pilots a safe augmented reality training environment
- Pilots and ground operators can see synthetic threats in real-time, outdoors, and critically, in high-speed environments
- Real-time 3D visualizations to increase the efficiency of mission planning, briefing, and debriefing
- Tactical training scenarios delivered through AR reduce the cost of and need for multiple platforms and real world training exercises