POLIBATAM – The increasingly rapid development of technology has brought many positive impacts to human life. We cannot deny that various conveniences have been felt with the emergence of high-tech innovation.
Various high-tech innovations have been created by the Indonesian citizen. Of course, these results have benefits for all of our activities. One of the newest innovations made by citizens is the Hololens-based Digital Twin. This product is an innovation from students of Politeknik Negeri Batam (Polibatam), Riau Islands.
The Hololens-based digital twin product is the result of collaboration between students of the Animation, Mechanical and Multimedia Engineering (TRM) Study Programs. This product was created to help workers operate the Engel Victory holding machine. That is a machine that functions to print plastic. In this machine, there is a resin melting activity using a heater at a reasonably high temperature.
Every worker must be ready if the machine runs into an error or something similar. The high level of risk that workers have to face is the background for making this product. The Hololens-based digital twin was created in three stages, namely observing machine components, creating product designs and programming. According to Widuri Sugiyani, a student of the Polibatam TRM Study Program, these smart glasses have various advantages that can help workers detect irregularities in the machine.
Not only for detection, workers can also carry out maintenance and clear up machine problems with the sensor system and Internet of Things (IoT) system on these glasses without having to intervene directly.
“The machine has a high risk, especially since the temperature used for the melting process is quite high. “It’s perilous if they come straight down and fix it,” said Widuri.
For information, the Hololens-based digital twin product is a form of project-based learning (PBL) at the Politeknik Negeri Batam in collaboration with the manufacturing industry. This product has the opportunity to be exhibited at the 2023 Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI), which took place on 18-22 October 2023 at ICE BSD Tangerang, Banten.
“From making this product, we can learn cross-disciplinary knowledge, which, of course, can be a provision when we enter the workplace. “This product is proof that we can collaborate between types of technology,” said Widuri.
Meanwhile, Riwinoto, a Lecturer in the Informatics Department, Politeknik Negeri Batam, said that in the future, the product will be developed further to make its quality perfect.
“In the future, the development of a Hololens-based digital twin will be equipped with predictive, prescriptive and autonomous capabilities, thereby helping the manufacturing industry in optimizing production processes in terms of quality and costs,” said Riwinoto. (Aya/Cecep)