What is augmented reality and how is it used in maintenance?

What Sets Us Apart

Augmented reality (AR) is the process of using smart technology to illustrate and train maintenance professionals on how to perform important maintenance procedures effectively and accurately. AR replaces classic methods of teaching such as training manuals, printed graphs and material, and even 3D models. Augmented reality takes things to the next level by allowing you to see – and often virtually perform tasks – by combining a computer-generated image with a real-life machine or piece of equipment.

The opportunities to integrate AR into maintenance processes is extensive. The ability to track your work, document it, and send it to managers could be enhanced by leveraging wearable technologies that provide engineers with an elevated view of assets. 

Augmented Reality for Asset Maintenance

Augmented Reality allows users to enhance their field of view with real-time superimposed digital information. This allows users to make use of information about an asset or to access step by step instructions on how to repair an asset while actually working with that asset. The applications of AR in maintenance have a great deal of potential. They provide users with the ability to receive information about specific assets instantly. Some of the proven advantages of using AR for maintenance include:

  • Reduced human errors

  • Reduced execution time

  • Reduced breakdowns

  • Reduced downtime

  • Reduced cost

  • Increased productivity

  • Increased operation speed

  • Increased fix rates

  • Increased compliance

  • Increased profit margins