Emerson Automation Solutions’ Plantweb Optics is an asset performance platform
Version 1.6 of Plantweb Optics is set for release in summer 2020 and will include augmented reality (AR) capabilities for locating and assessing assets and enabling real-time collaboration with experts. Having this data integrated into an asset management system means you can execute work orders based on direct insights from the assets, said Zornio.
Anna Velena, product manager at Emerson Automation Solutions, says the new AR capabilities in Plantweb Optics provides users with situational awareness through the use of relevant IoT data from devices to help them navigate to and locate specific assets by overlaying AR data on devices. This AR data displays the current status of those assets and helps users understand what problems a specific asset may have.
“Instead of searching for this information, Plantweb Optics provides that information with just a few clicks,” she said. “It also includes live remote assistance for real-time collaboration with subject matter experts wherever they may be.
See the video below for an explanation of how augmented reality is connected to Plantweb Optics’ workflows and real-time collaboration features.
Some Emerson customers have already been testing this new version of Plantweb Optics with AR capabilities. Based on these early use cases, Velena noted that Emerson estimates it can help users save up to $90,000 a year and deliver return on investment (ROI) in about 6 months. Emerson has made an ROI calculator
Editor’s Note: The video below shows a February 2020 pre-release version of Augmented Reality for Plantweb Optics. For the latest version, visit Emerson.com/PlantwebOpticsAR