SMART REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE ASSIST-APP USED AS WHITE LABELED SOLUTION FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS
- Faster and easier error identification
- Shorten support response times
- Reduce downtime during the manufacturing process
REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF COMPLEX MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT
When machinery fails on large production plants, even short disruptions cause major deficiencies in the manufacturing process. As global supplier of mechanical components ERIKS supports customers across industrial sectors globally with various unique machinery and equipment in operation. When ERIKS customers, such as DSM Dyneema – producer of the world’s strongest fiber, experience technical difficulties, ERIKS needs to respond fast with expert advice during maintenance and repair procedures. In a usual case of technical failure, the onsite technician at DSM Dyneema would contact an ERIKS engineer via phone or email.
These outdated communication methods make it difficult for the ERIKS engineer to clearly understand the problem as all information is provided by the on-site technician who is often unfamiliar with the machine or the error. It can take days of back and forth to identify the problem and even longer to find the right fix for it. Consequently, increased downtime inflates cost across the production process.
“With ERIKS Brain we are able to channel our multi-product specialism with a single point solution. We want to be there for our customers if they struggle with finding the right solution for their, often critical, on-site issue.”
– Bart Keijzer, Project Lead Digital, ERIKS
NEXT LEVEL EXPERT SUPPORT WITH AUGMENTED REALITY AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME
Using the REFLEKT Remote white label app which forms a part of the REFLEKT ONE Operating System, ERIKS rolled out ERIKS Brain which allows the DSM Dyneema technician to connect with the right ERIKS expert with a single click. Shifting all service communication to the one-button solution makes ERIKS expertise available instantly and directly where the technician needs it. Providing visual guidance with AR helps identify errors faster and significantly decrease required time and cost.
For example, when the DSM Dyneema technician clicks the ‘Contact an expert’ button in the app, the ERIKS expert is notified and both can communicate via live chat or call straight away. The live video option allows the ERIKS expert to see and understand the issue as well as guide the on-site technician through the fix by drawing and placing augmented instructions into the field of view. Incident-based reporting allows ERIKS to better understand their service activity and improve their offering.
PTC acquired REFLEKT IP. You can find information about the Vuforia AR suite to build your own applications on the portfolio page.