As part of a joint project funded by the “Mittelstand 4.0” initiative, CE cideon engineering, Sporer PCS and Plasmanitriertechnik Dr. Böhm, supported by Fraunhofer IWU, wish to test the possibilities of augmented reality in the maintenance of a workpiece cleaning system.

Workflows are visualised directly on the system via mobile devices such as tablet PCs or data glasses. This enables people without specialist knowledge to carry out the tasks and reduces the fault rate. The integration of real-time data from the plant also paves the way for pre-emptive maintenance. Whenever a problem occurs, a specialist can be called in at any time via a camera integrated into the data glasses.

The aim of the funded project is to compare different mobile devices and to gather experience in preparation for the commercial use of these technologies.