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Oct 07 2021

5 Questions To Ask if You Think Your Company Has Communication Issues

We’re living in the communication age. Nowadays, communication is verbal, written, electronic, and everything in-between. Our global village has never been more interconnected—we can instantly get in touch with people on the other side of the world from the palm of our hands.

Sep 22 2021

The Honest Truth About AR Implementation

As with most exciting new technologies, augmented reality (AR) is shrouded in a certain sense of mystery. Some people believe the best AR software to be a revolutionary, game-changing innovation that’s set to take over the world. Others see it as an evolution of existing technological[…]

Sep 16 2021

Is Augmented Reality the Best Option for Technical Documentation?

Manufacturing has evolved considerably over the past few decades. Automation is now ever-present, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on using real-time data analytics, and there’s a renewed focus on insourcing versus offshoring. 

Aug 26 2021

Does Innovation Make a Difference? 5 Augmented Reality Examples

The manufacturing industry is currently in the midst of a drastic evolution. But it’s not just manufacturing—across the world, the pace of innovation has reached a breakneck speed. It took until 1886 for the first car to be invented. Now, just 125 years later, there are cars that can drive[…]

Aug 12 2021

How Augmented Reality is Solving the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Picture this scenario. An important piece of machinery in your factory breaks down. Your one on-site expert who could resolve this issue and get things back up and running retired last week. You have a couple of available service technicians, but they’re not fully versed in how to address the[…]

Jun 29 2021

Workflows are inflexible—Here are 5 easy ways to make them flexible and smart

Workflows for assembly, service and repair are often static and don’t consider the worker’s actual situation, experience and need. It doesn’t have to be like that. Here’s how to build smarter workflows by using workers' live input and feedback.

Apr 29 2021

Augmented Reality Documentation – Technical Publications 4.0

In the last decade, Augmented Reality has increasingly established itself as feasible technical publication format in industrial manufacturing and maintenance. According to Trish Laedtke, Product Manager for Siemens PLM Software at Siemens, we've  now reached Tech Pubs 4.0. An era where AR[…]

Nov 13 2020

IoT and AR in Industrial Manufacturing: How to unleash the Power of Data

In this article I outline how the convergence of IoT (Internet of Things) and Augmented Reality (AR) empowers businesses to turn their data into a meaningful format that optimizes processes, reduces cost and saves time. We'll look at different types of IoT data before diving into two real-world[…]

Aug 28 2020

Global Remote Support made easy: New ways to scale across teams, countries and brands

There are many ways to introduce Remote Support solutions across large enterprises. What if there was one way to keep all your users and support enquiries organized?

 

We have all encountered a situation where we have called a service provider for support, only to find out that the person we are[…]

Aug 04 2020

Cake Baking vs. AR App Creation: Is there a difference?

There’s more than one way to make a cake, and the same applies to AR content creation – it is all about the key ingredients and the skills you have...

 

AR applications: Develop in-house or buy off-the shelf?

 

Every enterprise that wants to create AR content to improve their operations,[…]

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PAC RADAR 2021 REPORT SHOWS REFLEKT AS #1 STARTUP AMONG AUGMENTED REALITY COMPANIES FOR CONNECTED WORKER PLATFORMS

 July 30th, 2021. Since 2016, REFLEKT has been continuously listed as a leading company for enterprise AR software by renowned analyst and research firms. Teknowlogy’s PAC Radar Report confirms the successful journey with the top position in the latest 2021 edition.

The focus on a modular and integrated software for industrial augmented reality has led to a high quality of medium-sized and corporate customers in the portfolio. 

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OUR CUSTOMERS BENEFIT FROM PAC RADAR

“We are very proud to be awarded ‘Best-in-Class’ for the second time. This can only be achieved with an exceptional team and customers who work with us in partnership. At the same time, the PAC radar demands our best performance year after year in order to play a decisive role as the leading startup in the top group”, says REFLEKT Co-founder and CEO Wolfgang Stelzle. 

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WHAT IS WORK AUGMENTATION?

Work Augmentation with Augmented Reality Guidance and Remote Collaboration solve the modern challenges industrial enterprise are facing. Digital training guides accelerate training by enhancing the learning experience with augmented content, displayed in context with the real environment.

With these guides trainees grasp knowledge faster and no longer rely on outdated paper manuals. In addition to digital training guides, remote collaboration tools also bring the training to the employee, instead of the employee to the training. While onsite trainings remain limited, and travel is restricted and time consuming, remote support apps combined with smart glasses make instructor-led training possible from anywhere.

 

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DIGITALIZED MANUALS AND TRAINING BUILT WITH REFLEKT ONE AUGMENTED REALITY SOFTWARE IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND REMOTE ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY

Siemens and REFLEKT today unveiled Augmented Reality (AR) manuals and training guides for a process-based testbed together with Dow. The testbed demonstrator at the MxD Innovation Center in Chicago shows how digital twin technology and work augmentation simplify manufacturing and make remote accessibility easier in the process industry.

Workers can use visual step-by-step instructions and 3D visualizations to perform service work such as replacing a pump faster and with a lower risk of errors than before. The advantage over classic documentation lies in the simple visual guidance as well as the realistic representation directly on the machinery and equipment.

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SIEMENS CUSTOMERS BUILD AR SOLUTIONS WITH REFLEKT ONE

Siemens customers benefit from the integration of the work augmentation platform REFLEKT ONE into Teamcenter PLM and Mindspehre. This allows companies to create AR instructions and trainings in a short time without any programming knowledge.

“Together with Siemens, we show the digital toolset for the connected mobile worker. The combination of Teamcenter with REFLEKT ONE is the most powerful AR system using PLM and CAD data. It saves our joint customers a lot of time and money”, says Wolfgang Stelzle, CEO and Co-founder of REFLEKT.

WHAT IS WORK AUGMENTATION?

Work Augmentation with Augmented Reality Guidance and Remote Collaboration solve the modern challenges industrial enterprise are facing. Digital training guides accelerate training by enhancing the learning experience with augmented content, displayed in context with the real environment.

With these guides trainees grasp knowledge faster and no longer rely on outdated paper manuals. In addition to digital training guides, remote collaboration tools also bring the training to the employee, instead of the employee to the training. 

 

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ABB, MEDTRONIC AND ROCHE ACHIEVE MEASURABLE RESULTS WITH REFLEKT WORK AUGMENTATION FOR TRAINING

  • Medtronic accelerates operator onboarding by 50% using the new AR Training Aid built with REFLEKT ONE

  • Roche Diagnostics turns traditional documentation into mobile training guides to make work easier for their service technicians

  • ABB Drives reduces training time by 40% with the white-labeled ABB Ability Remote Insights solution

Munich/San Francisco, July 20th, 2021. After the significantly increased demand for Enterprise AR in the last 12 months, industry leaders ABB, Medtronic and Roche report first results in training and onboarding their workforce with RE’FLEKT solutions.

“Training field service technicians with ABB Remote Insights has become a highly effective alternative to in-person training. It frees up time for instructors, saves cost, and increases utilization”, says Kim Fenrich, Digital Services Product Manager at ABB.

MEDTRONIC ACCELERATES OPERATOR ONBOARDING TIME BY 50%

Medical device manufacturer Medtronic found that complex Operating Procedures (OPs) lack user-friendly and clear instructional guidance for the manufacturing specialists.

To speed up training and provide EPIX operators on the manufacturing floor with clear instructions, Medtronic builds their AR guides on the AR content creation platform REFLEKT ONE.

EPIX Training Leader Khanh Vo says: “This AR application will save us so much time” and his co-worker Hermanth Kumar, EPIX Site Analyst, adds: “The ease of use of the AR guides is simply 5/5 stars.”

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Each guide transforms the most crucial OPs into visual AR animations, accompanied by step-by-step instructions, videos, images and quality control features. The operator can perform a procedure by walking through each step on a tablet or other mobile device.

Peter Tortorici, Senior Engineering Manager at Medtronic explains the value: “The digital training guides built in REFLEKT ONE speed up our onboarding process by 50%. Operators now only need half the time to familiarize themselves with new OPs compared to training with paper-based instructions.” Learn more.

ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS ENHANCES LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH AR TRAINING

Roche are using REFLEKT ONE to create training guides in-house that are based on existing technical documentation but train service engineers closer to the real equipment by using animated content. The content creation platform enables Roche to feed product data into step-by-step instructions combined with animations that explain the diagnostic systems visually.

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“Switching from paper-based manuals to digital guides allows us to replace standardized classroom trainings by more individualized and task-oriented trainings”, says Ralf Distler, Global Customer Support Lead at Roche Diagnostics. Learn more.

ABB DRIVES REDUCES OVERALL TRAINING TIME BY 40%

To ensure high-quality installation and commissioning of ABB drives at customer sites, ABB field service technicians undergo extensive technical training. However, the in-person classroom training requires participants to incur time away from the plant.

With ABB Ability Remote Insights field service technicians learn how to install and commission electrical drives in a fully digital environment that combines instructor-led remote training with an eLearning experience.

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ABB Drives reduces the overall training time by 40% as trainees save two days they used to spend travelling to training sites. The training with ABB Remote Insights leads to significant reductions of travel expenses and utilization cost.

Based on REFLEKT Remote, the app connects instructors and trainees across the globe via video call from the comfort of their workstation or home office. Instructors can conduct the technical training on a laptop or PC and guide participants wearing RealWear smart glasses. Learn more.

WHAT IS WORK AUGMENTATION?

Work Augmentation with Augmented Reality Guidance and Remote Collaboration solve the modern challenges industrial enterprise are facing. Digital training guides accelerate training by enhancing the learning experience with augmented content, displayed in context with the real environment.

With these guides trainees grasp knowledge faster and no longer rely on outdated paper manuals. In addition to digital training guides, remote collaboration tools also bring the training to the employee, instead of the employee to the training. While onsite trainings remain limited, and travel is restricted and time consuming, remote support apps combined with smart glasses make instructor-led training possible from anywhere.

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