Surge Protection Augmented Reality Simulation by Pepperl+Fuchs
Company uses AR app to demonstrate the benefits of using their safety module
Pepperl+Fuchs is known by customers around the world as a pioneer and an innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology. From the automotive factory floor to wastewater treatment plants, to packaging equipment, printing machinery, and corrosion protection, Pepperl+Fuchs is a partner for factory automation and process automation projects that require industry-specific technologies.
Lightning is a natural spectacle, but for unprotected industrial plants, it can have devastating consequences. To keep employees safe and avoid costly damage on expensive machines, the M-LB-5000 system provides reliable protection against surges, lightning strikes, and switching operations. To give users a firsthand look at the benefits of these modules, Pepperl+Fuchs wanted to develop an augmented reality app that would simulate the modules’ operation in an industrial environment.
With the new Surge AR app for Tablets, users can simulate how the module reacts during a lightning strike. Three downloadable triggers simulate operation and provide interactive product information. After scanning a trigger, a 360-degree view of the module appears, along with an application menu, key benefits of the M-LB-5000, and a storm button that simulates lightning strikes to test the performance of the module in real-time. Users can also replace modules to virtually interrupt a loop for commissioning and simulate signal transmission to the control level in different situations.
THE AR APP DEVELOPER
Stoll von Gáti is a digital communication agency that advises and supports companies and international corporations in the areas of Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization, Animation, Interactive Media, Configurators, Simulators, Apps and Web. The company, in dialogue with customers, elaborates appropriate concepts and develops visually high-quality and technically sophisticated solutions for use in sales, at trade fairs, in training or in the service area.
THE AR TECHNOLOGY
This AR feature is used to detect, track and digitally augment 2D images – ideal for augmenting customized image targets, magazines, books, user manuals, packaging, catalogs, coasters, gaming cards and much more.