Virtual assembly line training
Challenge: Existing solutions required too much set up, did not integrate seamlessly with the production environment, and only yielded mediocre learning results.
Learning objectives: Achieve proficiency in the assemby of Opel vehicles.
Context of use: Just-in-time at the assembly line or small groups in class room.
Solution: The solution repurposes engineering data from the PLM system, transferring both geometry and process data automatically to a 3D interactive simulation that can be used either with a mouse/keyboard or Kinect/Wii interface.
The operator logs in to a custom LMS and gains access to the appropriate training plan. Training is divided into stations, and the operator carries out the right actions with the right objects and using the right tools.
The operator is guided step-by-step through the assembly with decreasing assistance as proficiency increases. Finally, there is an assessment level that is saved to the LMS.
Results: Training time reduced with 50%, critical errors in assembly reduced by 50%, and significant overall reduction in enterprise training costs.