Augmented Reality (AR) is the addition or reduction of information compared to the existing one. Reality is filtered and modified through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets equipped with webcams or other sensors, with vision, listening or manipulation devices that add multimedia information to everyday reality.
The person involved in Augmented Reality continues to live in augmented reality, but has access to additional or manipulated information. This technology can be very useful for improving logistics processes and managing maintenance.
Augmented reality applied in logistics
The logistics sector is always looking for solutions to improve procedures that show the operator where to place or pick up the goods in real time and with precision. Thanks to tablets or smart glasses that display the appropriate information on the screen, the operator is able to interact with the management system.
With the right integrations, it is possible to manage the warehouse assets with an individual identification of the object through the image recognition. The software application reports the notifications of machining advances to the computer system, reducing the slowdowns in the production chain with great savings in terms of time and costs.
Augmented reality in maintenance management
In maintenance management, augmented reality brings significant benefits in terms of speed and performance precision.
This technology shares useful information between the operator and the computer system. In particular, it automatically recognizes the object requiring maintenance, without the operator having to consult operating manuals, and informs the operations center of the success or failure of the maintenance operation.