Hexagon and RealWear Reshape Maintenance Operations with Connected Workflows for Heavy Asset Industry
Real-time data with Hexagon’s PPM division’s owner operator solutions and RealWear’s hands-free, voice-enabled headsets for Smart Factories helps to mitigate safety hazards
VANCOUVER, Wash., and HUNTSVILLE, Ala., November 3, 2020 – Hexagon’s PPM division and RealWear® announce the continued development of interoperability between Hexagon’s Xalt Connected Worker solution and RealWear’s HMT family of wearable, hands-free devices.
Hexagon’s Xalt | Mobility is a cloud-based enterprise software platform that lets users quickly build robust mobile workflows to solve daily challenges. Its groundbreaking technology connects with a customer’s existing enterprise applications, systems and sensors providing front-line workers with all the data they need, in a single app. No longer is disparate data a vexing problem. Through this approach, maintenance teams can now have real-time access to current work orders, maintenance history, associated engineering documentation, manufacturers’ schematics, permits, safety documentation and best practices. Data integrity, smoother operations and dramatically reduced administration costs are ensured with low initial overhead.
RealWear’s voice-enabled headset solutions facilitate increased operational efficiency, which lets frontline workers troubleshoot issues in real time and remotely perform live inspections via two-way video as supervisors watch on a laptop.
Hexagon and RealWear have continued their development of enhanced interoperability between the Hexagon’s Xalt Connected Worker solution and RealWear’s hands-free Connected Worker wearable devices. The combination of software from Hexagon and hardware from RealWear® allows plant workers to increase efficiency of operations while minimizing potential safety issues. Utilizing the “Maintenance Execution 2.0” package, workers can leverage hands-free technology end-to-end throughout their work processes. All necessary data can be provided to the worker at the required time and place, while communication and collaboration between operations and maintenance is increased. These digital workflows are designed to optimize a technician “time on tool,” ultimately improving important metrics like Mean Time to Repair (MTTR), First Time Fix Rates (FTFR) and overall reliability. Efficiency and safety can be optimized by real-time notifications of hazards and “near-miss” reporting. This increased visibility into plant conditions drives preventative action and improves traceability for auditing and investigating purposes.
Sanjay Jhawar, RealWear President and Co-Founder, said, “Our partnership with Hexagon and the integration with Xalt harnesses the power of RealWear’s 100% hands-free platform and our industrial head-mounted, assisted reality headsets, enabling customers to rapidly deploy and quickly scale tailored connected worker solutions that simultaneously enhance both productivity and safety.”
“The combination of Hexagon’s Connected Worker solutions with Xalt and RealWear’s wearable hands-free technology provides a unique ability to conduct plant work processes with increased safety and efficiency,” said Jaclyn Arnold, Vice President of Owner Operator Solutions, Hexagon’s PPM division.
RealWear’s Jhawar and Patrick Harrigan from Hexagon will co-present a session titled, “Connected Workers: Essential and Non-essential” on Thursday, November 5 at 11:25 a.m. U.S. Central Time during HxGN LIVE evolve720, Hexagon’s PPM division’s first fully virtual conference. HxGN LIVE evolve720 will feature two days packed with interactive, industry-disrupting keynotes and workshops as attendees dive into ‘The Next Normal’ and discover how to thrive in today’s ever-changing economic environment.
For more information on HxGN LIVE evolve720 or to register for the RealWear/Hexagon session, please visit hexagonppm.com/hxgnlive-evolve720.
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RealWear® is a knowledge transfer platform company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product, the HMT-1®, is the leading ruggedized head-mounted, wearable, Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. With an ever-growing number of hands-free software solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization, video micro-training and digital workflow solutions. Global leaders in energy, manufacturing and automotive industries trust the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1® to empower and connect their global workforce.
Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.
Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.
Hexagon’s PPM division empowers its clients to transform unstructured information into a smart digital asset to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities, ensuring safe and efficient operation throughout the entire lifecycle.
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