Emerson integrates AR into its Plantweb Optics Software22 June 2020

With relevant IoT and situational awareness data available in augmented reality, field workers can locate assets when using Emerson’s Plantweb Optics asset performance platform.

Emerson has introduced augmented reality (AR) technology to its Plantweb Optics asset performance platform with the aim of delivering 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 travel restrictions or a shortage of workers, according to the company.

“Adopting innovative technology like augmented reality and institutionalising best practices enables workers to add more value than ever to operational and business performance,” says Stuart Harris, group president for Emerson’s digital transformation business. “With these new Plantweb Optics technologies, customers can experience significant improvements in equipment reliability and the safety of their facilities.”

Plantweb Optics leverages artificial intelligence, machine learning analytics and data contextualisation to provide real-time visibility into plant reliability and operational performance. Benefits of augmented reality for Plantweb Optics are said to be enhanced situational awareness, live remote assistance and analytics delivered in context of the plant.

For use by manufacturers in the life sciences, food and beverage, chemical, metals and mining, power and water, pulp and paper and energy industries, Plantweb Optics is part of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem of technologies, software and services.

Adam Offord

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