IMS Factory App

IMS Factory App

In times of Industry 4.0 and the ever advancing technology development, modernization in the field of maintenance is indispensable. Not only monitoring the operation of the production, but also the manual intervention and control of a process must be possible via new technologies. Maintenance modules that have to be connected via cables or that only provide PDF instructions on the screen were state of the art in Industry 3.0.

Operating and monitoring via lists can quickly become confusing in a process with many signals. The local assignment of signals to sensors in the machine can be so time-consuming. Thus, a wireless connection of the maintenance module to the machine and a display of the signals in an augmented reality environment has many advantages. With augmented reality, the image displayed on the screen via the camera shows the control signals where they are located in the machine. This means that signal states or error messages can be quickly assigned and localized. Shorter downtimes are thus achieved.

The definition and positioning of the signals is individual and can be freely defined by everyone. The configuration of the machines in production can also be freely configured. The Augmented Reality App establishes a connection to the machine via WLan. Communication then takes place via the defined IP addresses.