Enhancing remote collaboration and workforce effectiveness

22 June 2020

Emerson has introduced augmented reality (AR) technology to its Plantweb Optics asset performance platform, in a move designed to deliver enhanced access to real-time diagnostics and analytics, as well as live remote assistance, to industrial plant workers responsible for maintaining and optimising plant equipment.

With AR technology integrated into Plantweb Optics, companies can improve productivity, collaboration and operational performance, without being limited by shortages of skilled workers or travel restrictions, says Emerson.

Commenting on the move Stuart Harris, group president for Emerson’s digital transformation business, said: “Successful digital transformation programmes that lead to Top Quartile performance have people and work practices as a key focus. Adopting innovative technology like augmented reality and institutionalising best practices enables workers to add more value than ever to operational and business performance. “With these new Plantweb Optics technologies, customers can experience significant improvements in equipment reliability and the safety of their facilities.”

Plantweb Optics employs artificial intelligence, machine learning analytics and data contextualisation to provide real-time visibility into plant reliability and operational performance. AR is integrated into Plantweb Optics, providing immediate access to a data. 

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