Rostec and its partners present a digital machine shop based on augmented reality
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, May 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – STAN LLC, with the support of RT-Capital de la Rostec State Corporation, has developed “StAR”, the first Russian industrial platform for the implementation of digital machine shop technology based on augmented reality (AR). The project is implemented jointly with Rubius Company, a Russian developer of industrial IT solutions. The platform can reduce maintenance and repair costs for machining equipment by 34% and reduce potential human error by 87%. The project was presented to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin at the metallurgical exhibition “Metalloobrabotka-2021”.
The “StAR” platform is a combination of hardware and software that can be combined with a wide range of mobile devices: AR glasses, tablets, smartphones. Special software is used to create virtual simulators and interactive digital instructions on how to operate and repair industrial equipment. Users will also have access to a library of 3D machine tool models. The system is easily configured and compatible with all modern machines created by STAN.
The first stage of the “StAR” project saw the creation of a virtual assistant for the repair and remote maintenance of numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. The program combines an interactive user manual and an employee training platform. The operator can observe the main characteristics of a machine through AR glasses or a smartphone screen. After answering a number of clarifying questions, the specialist receives various instructions from the software: the system visually highlights the necessary cable, control element or panel that needs to be replaced or repaired. If the worker faces a difficult problem, the interface provides quick communication with a specialist from the STAN service center.
“The new solution helps prevent machine downtime and reduces the time it takes employees to master new workflows. An operational communication session through our AR platform can save the customer between 100,000 and 1 million rubles. The effect is intensified when maintaining businesses in remote Russian regions, in other countries, or when working under quarantine restrictions. The technology can also be used for educational purposes, allowing a virtual machine to be installed at home or in a university lab, ”said STAN CEO Denis Polevshchikov.
In addition to the virtual assistant, the StAR platform also implements the concept of the workplace of the future using a computer simulated virtual space. By using a training mode, the operator will be able to go through all the stages of machine maintenance in augmented reality. This approach will train staff in accordance with Industry 4.0 standards.
“STAN is the largest national machine tool manufacturer effectively combining hardware and digital solutions. We were the first Russian machine tool company to present a business option for the use of augmented reality in industry. We will continue to develop our vision and complement the functionality of the platform with new solutions based on artificial intelligence, Big Data and other promising technologies ”, added RT-Capital CEO Kirill Fedorov.
The AR “StAR” system will be available to customers in 2022 and will be distributed on a subscription basis.
STAN LLC is the largest Russian integrated company in the field of design and manufacture of machine tool equipment. Its products cover more than 50% of the domestic market for the production of metalworking machine tools. The company has six production sites located in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ryazan, Ivanovo, Rostov regions, Moscow region and Moscow.
Rubius is a Russian IT company founded in 2008 in Tomsk. Its main activity is related to the development of engineering software: computer-aided design systems, geographic information systems and electronic document management. The company also offers custom software and information systems development services. The company’s customers operate in more than 30 Russian regions, as well as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Ukraine, the United States and Switzerland.
RT-Capital is a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation which deals with non-core and problematic assets. The company is implementing debt restructuring and financial recovery measures for companies under the Rostec state-owned company, which also deals with property management. RT-Capital LLC manages assets of various forms of ownership and for economic purposes.
Rosteñ State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It brings together more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its main fields of activity are aeronautical engineering, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. active in the implementation of 12 national projects. The company is a key supplier of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is making plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, a Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data and Blockchain Systems. . Rostec partners with leading global manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The company’s products are delivered to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost a third of the company’s revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.
Rostec State Company