Overcoming distances with VR- virtual collaboration in production planning
Regardless of the size of the project, whether planning of an entire new hall or continuous improvements on the shop floor: the design of workstations is decisive for the efficiency of production and the health of the employees. Communication and collaboration are typical challenges.
Mistakes are costly and still happen far too often. Usually these are based on incorrect data , limited cooperation between departments and difficulties in communication.
Halocline has made it its business to create an understandable planning environment that solves these challenges through the possibilities of virtual reality and is accessible to all participants from anywhere.
Experience rather than imagine
Enter your virtual shopfloor together
Virtual reality makes it possible to plan spatially right from the start: estimating paths or reaching out for a component — on a 2D screen, this requires a lot of imagination. With Halocline and the multi-user feature, communicating planning results becomes a simple matter. Once the first iteration of 3D layout planning in Halocline Layout is completed, it’s time to coordinate with colleagues.
With the multi-user in Halocline Performance, users can enter the previously planned shopfloor together with their colleagues, discuss the planning status of future workplaces and evaluate the different variants. Here, change requests and ideas can be discussed directly on the digital twin of the production hall.
What are the advantages of the multi-user feature?
By using Halocline…
- collaboration in production planning is also possible remotely.
- misunderstandings in the coordination of planning results are avoided.
- travel costs to production sites abroad are no longer necessary.
For everyone & from everywhere
Planning together at the digital twin — regardless of location
Production planning in virtual reality thus not only offers the third dimension for a better understanding, but also increases the planning quality and the acceptance at the start of production. Halocline enables interdisciplinary collaboration between production planners, logisticians, workers and managers. All participants enter the virtual production area together in order to plan sustainably and efficiently — regardless of whether they are in the same room in reality or on another continent.