Italpresse Gauss uses AVEVA's virtual and augmented reality for maintenance

The cutting edge technology could simplify maintenance and cut costs

AVEVA's AMe solution for maintenance mixes virtual reality, augmented reality and the Industrial Internet of Things for maintenance. Photo for demonstrative purposes only.
AVEVA's AMe solution for maintenance mixes virtual reality, augmented reality and the Industrial Internet of Things for maintenance. Photo for demonstrative purposes only.

Global engineering and industrial software company AVEVA has launched a new tool, AMe, which combines the Industrial Internet of Things, virtual reality and augmented reality for maintenance. As complex as that may sound, it’s designed to simplify the diagnostic and process.

“The Industrial IoT has unlocked new business opportunities to offer innovative services,” said Maurizio Galardo, Director, AR/VR Business at AVEVA. “AVEVA’s robust industrial software portfolio lets manufacturers embed key technology, which when used within an IIoT strategy, delivers new value to customers.”

Italpresse Gauss will use the software to perform maintenance on its light metal casting solutions. The process: Point a tablet with a camera towards a machine part to get augmented data and maintenance documentation directly on the screen. Then, an engineer with a virtual reality headset can guide the user’s maintenance team remotely.

“In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, it is critical to separate ourselves from the competition by providing new value for our customers,” said Carlo Scalmana, President of Italpresse Gauss. “As an outcome of our digital transformation strategy, AVEVA enabled us to apply new technologies to existing processes for improved efficiency and customer satisfaction. Based on the strength of the AVEVA software platform, AMe allows maintenance technicians to address service requests faster, reduce down time and increase machine productivity.”

For oil & gas operations in locations that are difficult to reach or far from service centres, physically removing and shipping faulty parts overseas leads to machine downtime. While virtual and augmented reality will not be able to address all maintenance issues, they could decrease downtime and expenses for processes that can be led remotely.

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