TOMSK, Jun 7 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk company Rubius and STAN machine tool holding have developed an AR-platform for repair and maintenance of CNC machines, they presented the solution to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at the international exhibition Metalloobrabotka-2021 in Moscow, co-founder of Rubius Anton Kudinov told RIA Tomsk.
According to the website of the Government of the Russian Federation, the International Specialized Exhibition for Equipment, Instruments and Tools for the Metalworking Industry Metalloobrabotka brought together professionals of the machine tool industry since 1984. In 2021 leading manufacturers and suppliers of metalworking equipment and technologies - more than 750 companies from 28 countries - participated in it.
"With STAN (Russia's largest manufacturer of high-tech machine tool equipment, owned by Rostec), we presented our Augmented reality (AR) CNC machine tool repair and maintenance platform at the show. During the pandemic everyone realized the relevance of such technology, so the interest was huge, the development was seen by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin," Kudinov said.
He specified that the platform combines the functions of remote assistant, AR instructions and simulator for novice specialists. With its help it is possible to visualize a 3D model and the internal structure of the machine, to see in augmented reality, readings of sensors and notifications of failures.
In the event of a breakdown, the platform gives step-by-step repair and maintenance instructions, allows remote communication with the equipment repair technician and broadcasts the image from the AR glasses to his monitor.
"The main advantage is exactly that with the help of the platform one can remotely assist in machine repair and maintenance, saving money on service engineers' business trips to remote regions, as well as reducing losses from machine downtime," Kudinov emphasized.
According to him, AR/VR platform is being developed now, where AR will be used to work in the shop directly with the machines, and VR - to train the personnel (models and instructions are the same in this case). Prime Minister Mishustin, getting acquainted with the development, emphasized exactly its educational function.
"In the machine tool (industry) and industry in general it would be a good tool. We need to see with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation that the digital educational environment, which they are engaged in, would absolutely include this block. <...> I am referring to the basic universities that train specialists for the machine tool industry, for industry.
This is a very good story - the digital twins, the capabilities of the corresponding technological processes, which young guys can master even without contact. It's a whole other level or push to make the specialist training time reasonable enough," Mishustin is quoted on the website of the Government of the Russian Federation.
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Mikhail Mishustin is presented with an AR platform for machine tool repair