Conference paper

Virtualization of an Aluminum Cans Production Line Using Virtual Reality

L. Sales de Oliveira Almeida, A. Baratella Lugli (Inatel, Brazil), T. Cleber Pimenta (UNIFEI, Brazil), M.V. Cirino e Silva, J.P. Carvalho Henriques, R. Paranaiba Mesquita (Inatel, Brazil)

In this context of the 4.0 industry, new Technologies have been aggregated to the industries, which has been pushing production levels and through the use of Big Data keeping great control over its products. Connectivity has been the main focus of this new revolution highlighting the Internet of Things and Systems Integration. One pillar of this massive change industries is Augmented and Virtual reality, which shows itself as a promising area for training purposes and error diagnoses. The focus of this paper is to develop a virtual reality system capable of showing a can production company operators the procedure for components exchange in a machine responsible for the extrusion of aluminum cups. For this end an HTC Vive device was employed for the immersion of the operator, the full modeling of the machine was also needed. The methods used to fulfill the project goals are presented as well as the tools used to develop the proposed system.

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Receipt of papers:

March 13th, 2020

Notification of acceptance:

May 18th, 2020

Registration opening:

May 20th, 2020

Final paper versions:

June 5th, 2020