Enhanced industrial maintenance work task planning by using virtual engineering tools and haptic user interfaces

Simo Pekka Leino, Salla Lind, Matthieu Poyade, Sauli Kiviranta, Petteri Multanen, Arcadio Reyes-Lecuona, Ari Mäkiranta, Ali Muhammad

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    Abstract

    Good maintainability is an essential feature for machines and processes in industry. It promotes, among others, maintenance safety, post-maintenance reliability and cost-effective maintenance by ensuring quick and easy operation and short downtime. Virtual engineering tools provide an effective way for maintainability design already during the design phase. Machine designers may not consider maintenance tasks systematically, which can leave important task details open. The missing detail planning can contribute significantly to the probability of safety or reliability risks. So far, generic tools or facilities for planning demanding maintenance tasks in detail have not been available for companies' independent use. Another challenge is to develop and apply better user interfaces for design processes. Virtual engineering tools, such as virtual reality (VR) and haptics, provide a potential solution for improving maintenance planning and maintainability design. This paper introduces development and benefits of a new haptic interface for planning and training industrial maintenance tasks. The paper introduces a test with haptics tools in virtual maintenance case examples. As a conclusion we will sum up, whether the use of a haptic user interface would enhance task planning and maintainability design. In addition, we propose a set of recommendations regarding use of haptics in maintenance planning and maintainability design.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVirtual and Mixed Reality - Third International Conference, VMR 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages346-354
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02770-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event3rd International Conference on Virtual and Mixed Reality, VMR 2009: Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 19 Jul 200924 Jul 2009
    Conference number: 3

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume5622 LNCS
    ISSN0302-9743

    Conference

    Conference3rd International Conference on Virtual and Mixed Reality, VMR 2009
    Abbreviated titleVMR 2009
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period19/07/0924/07/09

    Keywords

    • Haptics
    • Maintenance
    • Virtual Environments

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    Leino, S. P., Lind, S., Poyade, M., Kiviranta, S., Multanen, P., Reyes-Lecuona, A., Mäkiranta, A., & Muhammad, A. (2009). Enhanced industrial maintenance work task planning by using virtual engineering tools and haptic user interfaces. In Virtual and Mixed Reality - Third International Conference, VMR 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, Proceedings (pp. 346-354). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 5622 LNCS https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02771-0_39