Acando and Brickmakers using augmented reality technology to digitize production step at TMD Friction

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(PresseBox) - IT and management consulting company Acando and its subsidiary Brickmakers have created a proof of concept for digitizing the initial step in the production of brake linings involving interactive 3D projection implemented based on augmented reality technology.

TMD Friction Services, a global leader in brake lining technologies, asked Acando and Brickmakers to create a proof of concept for demonstrating TMD innovations to management staff at its internal Global Operations Conference in April 2018.

The crucial first process step in the production of brake linings -e used to identify the materials. The purpose of the proof of concept was to come up with a solution for making the interaction between the various devices more ergonomic and efficient. In addition, the process steps were to be simplified and accelerated and, simultaneously, information protected from unauthorized access.

The IT consultants and software developers at Acando and Brickmakers designed a storyboard following a joint requirements workshop. Using Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality glasses, the team developed the ?Virtual Weighing? application to digitize the mixing and weighing process in the Unity 3D development environment. This projects an interactive 3D interface onto the various work areas, giving employees all the information they need to perform their work while keeping their hands free. Navigation is by modern voice control, eye focus and optical gestures. An integrated barcode scanner is used to select the correct raw material, allowing it to be identified unambiguously and effectively eliminating the risk of confusion. Interactive scales continuously display what materials in what quantities have been added to the mixture.

?With their ?Virtual Weighing? solution, Acando and Brickmakers have fully met our expectations: The information remains protected from unauthorized access, while ergonomics and our employees? mobility are maximized. The open communications and the agile and focused approach made the partnership very pleasant,? says Richard Diez-Holz, Head of Group Manufacturing IT at TMD Friction Services.



Acando is the consulting company who with equal parts of technical excellence and insight into human behavior - innovates, streamlines and mobilizes organizations for sustainable change. The Group has approximately 2000 employees allocated over five countries. Acando had sales of more than 2,4 billion SEK in 2017 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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In Germany, the company has its head office in Hamburg as well as further offices in Braunschweig, D

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Acando is the consulting company who with equal parts of technical excellence and insight into human behavior - innovates, streamlines and mobilizes organizations for sustainable change. The Group has approximately 2000 employees allocated over five countries. Acando had sales of more than 2,4 billion SEK in 2017 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.www.acando.comIn Germany, the company has its head office in Hamburg as well as further offices in Braunschweig, Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich. With around 500 employees, Acando GmbH defines itself as a partner for innovation in the digital world. Its range covers advice on strategies, methodologies and technologies as well as the design, development and management of solutions.www.acando.de

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Date: 07/24/2018 - 06:56
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