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Sandy Builds Tesla Battery Bay

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Sandy Builds Tesla Battery Bay

In this episode, Sandy builds a Tesla Battery Tray using Light Guide Systems.  This ingenious setup allows an operator to assemble a complex series of parts with a great amount of ease and precision by giving the operator visual steps on the screen as well as on the parts themselves; shining a light in the shape of the parts and illuminating the places where pieces must be inserted/assembled.

The Light Guide System is the world’s leading software tool for Augmented Reality Manufacturing, enabling even a first-time operator to quickly and painlessly get trained and perform new processes and assemblies.  As you can see in the video, Sandy is assembling the battery tray for the first time, but it takes him no time at all to figure out what he has to do in any particular operation to assemble the parts.

According to their website, Light Guid AR Software Engine enables and provides the following:

  • Install seamlessly onto single workstations or across entire assembly lines.
  • Project visual prompts in the form of text, graphics, animations, pictures, drawings, or videos.
  • Eliminate operator reliance on printed work instructions, computer screens or memory for guidance.
  • Provide operator guidance and confirmation that each step was properly completed.
  • Capture full digital traceability: automatically record cycle production times, defects, and variable part data to drive real-time data, analytics, and reporting.
  • Error-proof operations, even in high mix / high variation environments.
  • Interface across the Enterprise via realtime connectivity to both custom MES environments as well as standard platforms (ie, Siemens Mindssphere, Microsoft Azure, and PTC Thingworx

But don’t take my word for it, watch this fun video and be blown away by the innovative tool:


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