- Analytics & Modeling - Virtual & Augmented Reality Software
- Wearables - Augmented Reality Glasses, Headsets & Controllers
- Equipment & Machinery
- Augmented Reality
- Digital Twin
Somic Group, a machine builder in the packaging market, was facing several challenges. They were seeking ways to reduce costs and react more quickly to customer requirements, while also improving their service business. The market was demanding more innovative, intelligent, and smarter machines, and Somic wanted to meet these demands by building compact, high-performance solutions that incorporated preventive maintenance with an augmented reality interface. Their customers were looking for reliability, production security, and high availability in machines, which were also priorities for Somic. They aimed to deliver all these features while maintaining a compact technology footprint.
About The Customer
Somic Group is an innovative machine builder that operates in the competitive packaging market. They strive to meet the market's demand for intelligent, innovative, and smarter machines by building compact, high-performance solutions. Their customers prioritize reliability, production security, and high availability in machines, and Somic aims to deliver these features while also incorporating preventive maintenance with an augmented reality interface. They are committed to reducing costs, improving their service business, and reacting quickly to customer requirements.
Somic Group turned to Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ Machine solutions to build their high-performance coffee capsule packaging machine. They designed and engineered the machine using a digital twin, which simulated the machine's real performance, allowing them to work virtually for added flexibility. The machine was equipped with 76 motion axes and was controlled by a smart Schneider Electric controller. For safe and speedy machine diagnosis and maintenance, Somic used EcoStruxure™ Augmented Operator Advisor, an augmented reality application that enabled operators to open the machine's cabinet doors virtually, using a mobile tool. This allowed them to identify and resolve issues without having to physically work on dangerous machines.
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