The world of asset management is changing on a pace never seen before and VR and AR has moved from a gimmick into mainstream Asset Management. AR and VR has potential in the complete value chain for Asset Management companies, all the way from increasing productivity to visualize 3D model on the job.
Whereas mechanics used to sit with their ears on a screwdriver to find a broken bearing, nowadays sound cameras, heat cameras and advanced vibration meters can be used. But combining them with the use of VR and AR can result in even more information.
The added value of VR|AR is particularly evident in unclear and/or unknown situations. In 24/7 operational environments where work is being shifted, it is a challenge to communicate a new work instruction clearly to all mechanics. Asset Management companies are also lacking in finding new skilled personnel to do the job, AR and VR could be a vital part of companies strategies to keep their workforce trained and skilled.
Digital twins reduce downtime of machines and production line, virtual training assures work safety or remote assist diagnoses a problem.