The benefits of using projected Augmented Reality for your digital work instructions

Aug 31, 2023 | Blog

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing environment, every business is looking for ways to improve their processes and increase efficiency. One way to achieve this is by using projectors in your manufacturing plant to provide your operators with digital work instructions, as a replacement of or an addition to the traditional (touch) screens. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of implementing this innovative new technology, and what you can expect from it.

There are several reasons why projectors are a very effective tool for conveying information in a manufacturing setting. Screens can be difficult to read from a distance, especially if workers are wearing protective gear or working in low-light conditions. Projectors, on the other hand, can display high-contrast images on any surface, making it easier for workers to see and understand the information they need.

Another advantage of projectors is their flexibility. With a screen, you’re limited to a single fixed display, that cannot always be installed at a very convenient location. With a projector, you can project work instructions, schematics, or other critical information onto any surface. This means you can adapt to different workspaces, or even project instructions directly onto the product being worked on.

One of the biggest benefits of upgrading to projectors is improved productivity. By providing workers with clear, easy-to-follow and real-time instructions, they can complete tasks faster and with fewer errors. Instructions can be projected in or near the working zone, right in operator’s field-of-view. Operators can consult them without changing their focus or interrupting their work. This can lead to significant cost savings over time, as well as improved quality control and customer satisfaction. Additionally, projectors can be linked to a centralized computer system, allowing for real-time updates and adjustments to instructions as needed.

Finally, projectors offer a more immersive and engaging experience for workers. By projecting instructions and diagrams in augmented reality, workers can get a better understanding of the task at hand. And contrary to AR wearables such as glasses or headsets, they will not experience projected AR as uncomfortable to use during a complete working day. All this will lead to increased motivation and a better overall work experience.

In conclusion, upgrading your manufacturing plant from screens to projectors is a smart choice for any manufacturing plant looking to improve their processes and increase efficiency. With the benefits of clearer instructions, flexibility, improved productivity, and engaging work experience, projectors are a powerful tool that can help you take your business to the next level.

Arkite can help you to make the switch and start guiding your work with augmented reality. Arkite’s operator guidance platform enriches the physical workbench with a projected digital overlay. It highlights the relevant work area and projects related text, image and video instructions. Furthermore, with the Arkite 3D sensor, the platform also validates whether all required actions in the assembly process are executed correctly and in the right sequence.

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