Real-time data is displayed virtually on the very object it is generated, using the latest mixed reality technology.
Background: CSL Behring AG is a global biotherapeutics leader, specialized in the manufacture of medicines derived from human plasma. CSL Behring’s facility in the Wankdorf, in the heart of the capital city Bern, generates a large amount of data on a daily basis, which is crucial for the production of their life-saving therapies. The aim of the project was to provide employees with the necessary information as quickly as possible and to make the complex production processes easier to understand.
Solution: The collected data of the system is retrieved and assigned to a digital twin in a smart AR cloud system (Azure). Using the Mixed Reality glasses, the needed information is displayed directly on the corresponding object in real time. The Mixed Reality glasses are used as a completely new HMI.
Benefit: The application enables the employee to make faster and more accurate decisions and thereby helps to avoid errors. By using a head-mounted display, the worker also is unhindered because his hands remain free.
With the “PlasmiX” application, afca. was included in Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Partner Program. The expansion of services through machine learning and artificial intelligence promises the breakthrough of immersive technologies in the evolution of industry 4.0.
Mixed Reality Partner Programm
afca. ag was the first Swiss company to join Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Partner Program on July 2018. The Microsoft Partner Quality Seal is given to companies that produce high-quality software in projects with innovative technologies and approaches.afca. ag was the first Swiss company to join Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Partner Program on July 2018. The Microsoft Partner Quality Seal is given to companies that produce high-quality software in projects with innovative technologies and approaches.
Best of Swiss Apps
At this year’s Best of Swiss Apps Awards, the PlasmiX app wins gold in the Augmented & Virtual Reality category. The app convincingly demonstrates how the HoloLens can already be used in a productive environment today. The app is visually and acoustically appealing and the user guidance is easy to understand and target-oriented.