“Jari demonstrated both good technical competence and excellent problem solving skills during the project.” Timo Mäkimattila, XR specialist, Rejlers Finland Oy
Leonidas involved in giving birth to a digital twin
Rejlers is investing in digitalising industrial manufacturing plants with its Accelerated Operations solution. One of the objectives is to enhance maintenance tasks by developing smart services for industrial environments.
“We are developing next generation digital systems, for example to speed up and enhance the work of maintenance personnel,” says XR specialist Timo Mäkimattila from Rejlers Finland.
One of the pilot projects in the programme was implemented in cooperation with Leonidas. The customer used to have several information systems that had to be separately logged into to search for maintenance targets and related information one by one. The Rejlers Accelerated Core solution compiles the information produced by several different systems together, which enables targeting the information to the right equipment with the help of location data.
Leonidas XR specialist Jari Nevala, specialised in game engines and various virtual technologies, programmed a digital twin, or a 3D model, of a factory hall. By clicking on points in the model, you get information on the values indicating the condition and power of the machinery in the hall.
“A 3D model that gathers real-time information helps maintenance personnel to monitor how the machines in the factory are doing. Now all the data from the several condition monitoring sources goes to a single system, where the data can be viewed collectively and visually with the help of the 3D model,” says Mäkimattila.
Factory 4.0 – centralised, machine-specific condition monitoring data
The project was already very well developed before involving the XR specialist from Leonidas, so his task was to resolve programming issues. “Jari is a good operator and such an experienced lad that he was able to join in the development work on the run. This man knows his game engines,” says Timo Mäkimattila.
The solution was carried out with the Unity game engine. “Jari demonstrated both good technical competence and excellent problem solving skills during the project. Jari’s competence is shown in the quality of his way of seizing the roots of the problems.”
The project related to condition monitoring was a part of a larger entity, where other solutions making use of virtual technologies were also implemented. “The pilot project with its integrations was extensive. We have already received positive user experiences with the end product,” says Mäkimattila.
Rejlers offers a wide range of engineering services to customers in the fields of industry, energy, construction and infrastructure. The company combines ICT with engineering expertise and also offers their customers digital service solutions. The Swedish family business Rejlers employs 600 people in Finland.