GERHARD PICHLER VERSCHLEISSTECHNIK & CONSULTING GMBH

Use VR goggles for a virtual visit to an industrial plant

Upper Austria’s GPVC – Gerhard Pichler Verschleißtechnik & Consulting GmbH – has ­succeeded, by developing “VR Plug2Work”, in adding to traditional engineering processes a virtual-reality (VR) tool. Linking with tried-and-proven 3D visualisation technology makes it possible to achieve extremely realistic inspection of industrial plants using the VR goggles.

A‌fter several months of intensive development work, 3D visualization technology was presented for the first time to customers from industry and plant engineering in January 2021 and has since undergone its successful market launch.

Plant engineers are frequently faced with the problem that the current condition of a plant no longer accords with the original, “as-built”, situation. Repeated on-the-spot measurements and discussions are then necessary if further alterations or modifications become necessary. Or, instead,  one can put on the VR goggles, “move” through the virtual space of the...

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