Virtualization enables the creation a 360-degree visual twin of your assets. It allows a full, immersive experience without the need to physically be in the space. This technology has been used for many years in the oil and gas industry where visiting offshore platforms is expensive, dangerous and restricted to essential visits only. Now CXV Global brings this technology to Life Sciences to further the digitalization of operations.
Disruption of operations to facilitate training of staff is a costly inconvenience in Life Sciences when the same training could be effectively carried out in a virtual way. Allowing trainees to experience a room layout, walk through a space and interact with equipment from all angles is possible without physically being in that space. It allows for risk-free immersion in the environment in which they will be deployed and for testing and certification to take place. In Life Sciences, this can allow trainees to interact with virtual versions of real equipment, without the need to gown up or other GxP precautions/risks.
Areas/equipment in the virtual space can be augmented by linking to content associated with them. For example, a machine in a virtual space can have clickable links added that allow the user to access training manuals, calibration records, SOPs or work instructions. Links can be real-time channels to enterprise-wide content management systems, so that fully compliant and version-controlled content is delivered to the end user.
As demonstrated by the Covid-19 restrictions, access on site can be interrupted without warning, impacting projects and planned upgrades. Having a virtualized twin allows communication and visibility of an area to be shared without the need to physically visit. For example, when discussing a maintenance issue with a vendor, communicating the specifics of the issue is greatly enhanced by being able to share a virtualization of the exact area being discussed.
A virtual space can be used to assess the impact of adding more equipment into an area. For example, if a new line is being planned in an existing packaging hall, a 3D model of the line can be dropped into the virtualization to assess any pinch-points or otherwise unintended impacts of equipment and room design.
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