Industry 4.0 Use Cases

One of the best ways to learn about Industry 4.0 is to see it in action. We've worked with our partners to cultivate a list of use cases that highlight some of the incredible things Industry 4.0 can accomplish. On this page you'll find how companies just like yours are growing their businesses with Industry 4.0 technologies.

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Training surgeons without any patient risk using VR simulation

A medical institute used virtual reality experience to teach surgeons step-by-step procedures without any patient risk. With the global unsafe healthcare challenge and limited trained surgeons, they needed a fast and effective method of training surgeons, so they performed surgical procedures using virtual reality headsets. They were able to reduce errors, improve outcomes and monitor progress in real-time.

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Creating efficient clean-up operations with simulation technology

An environmental management company used simulation technology to support and speed up clean-up operations. They needed to analyze ideas and what-if scenarios, to understand the facilities, personnel, environmental impact, spares, and instrumentation needed to achieve their goals in the shortest time possible. They deployed a desktop modeling studio software that provided unparalleled insight through dynamic data visualization and provided the opportunity to explore different what-if scenarios in a risk-free virtual environment. The solution has helped remove weaknesses, appropriate issues and proceed with operations efficiently.

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Identifying process improvement options with AR simulations

An automotive manufacturer used simulation technology to analyze their existing processes and define the best outcome. Because of the rapid change in business competition and high levels of technological advancement, they needed a solution that guaranteed risk analysis and process improvement, so they implemented a dynamic simulation software tool that emulated the real processes and also gave insight. With this development, they were able to quantify risks and confidently plan their logistics operations while addressing many other operational problems.

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Determining equipment capability with simulation technology

An engineering company used simulation technology to determine the capability of its existing equipment relative to its operating modes. They needed to determine if a third compressor train is required to meet unstable demand so they used a desktop modeling studio to build a digital representation of their reservoir and conducted a Reliability-Maintainability-Availability (RAM) analysis. With valuable insight gained from the simulation, the team was able to conclude that the existing two compressor trains could continue to meet the reservoir’s needs.

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Employing a workstream to more efficiently produce aircrafts

An aircraft manufacturer used augmented reality (AR) to save time, increase speed and improve accuracy. Due to the complexity and time needed for the production process, they needed a new approach, so they employed a workstream - a wearable, hands-free smart device that worked with existing back-end systems and workflow. With this solution, they produced aircraft efficiently and at a faster rate.

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