Novel Tools and Approaches for Remote Maintenance Activities

Authors: I.N. Metaxa, C. Ziazios, A. Serra, D. Tzovaras, A. Tsakiris, S. Voutetakis, C. Ziogou and P. Cultrona

Abstract

Manufacturing today can be geographically scattered and reconfigurable. The augmenting use of commissioning and subcontracting is a growing sector. More and more customization of products and processes is required. In this competitive environment, the maintenance process can become one of the key parameters for the operational success. The adoption of novel technologies (that includes industrial IoT, Virtual and Augmented reality-AR, Decision Support Systems-DSS for analysis and recommendations, combined with wearable technologies and localization modules as well as thermal and depth cameras for accident prevention and detection) integrated in a new kind of environment, is helping factories to obtain better quality with less costs. This is especially true in the context of those market niches that are becoming more and more strategic for the European manufacturing industries, characterized by high quality, rapidly changing of products and high embedded value.

Citation

I.N. Metaxa, C. Ziazios, A. Serra, D. Tzovaras, A. Tsakiris, S. Voutetakis, C. Ziogou and P. Cultrona, ” Novel Tools and Approaches for Remote Maintenance Activities”, Euromaintenance 2016, Athens, Greece, 30 May – 01 June 2016.

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