Nagarro, a technology solutions provider headquartered in Hanover, Germany, announced this week that is has entered into a new partnership with Nokia for ‘Factory in a Box 2.0’.
First announced in 2017, Nokia’s ‘Factory in a Box’ solution is a disruptive new project to provide modular and flexible production in a mobile, demand-centric way. According to the company, “the idea is to support Industry 4.0 / Supply Chain 4.0 agile, modular and flexible production wherever needed.” Housed in a shipping container, the ‘Factory in a Box’ can provide manufacturing solutions such as 3D advanced manufacturing, robotics and augmented reality. The underlying communication infrastructure also leverages Nokia's 5G network capabilities.
Nagarro's AR solution will enable workers inside 'Factory in a Box 2.0' to produce defect free parts and seamlessly use advanced manufacturing machines. This AR solution for the next generation of connected workers provides capabilities such as: step-by-step instructions, hands-free navigation, remote connect with experts and the ability to take notes.
The augmented reality application – which has been built using Skylight, Upskill's multi-experience AR software platform - allows the worker to learn and adapt to customized production on highly sophisticated machines in a very short span of time. At Hannover Messe, the solution would be demonstrated on three smart glasses – Glass Enterprise Edition, Realwear HMT-1 and Vuzix M300.
Nokia is currently showcasing the factory at the 5G Arena in hall 16 at Hannover Messe 2019. Grant Marshall, VP Supply Network & Engineering at Nokia said: "We could tell from the positive feedback we received on the Factory in a Box last year that there is a lot of potential for this concept in the manufacturing industry. This year, we have raised the bar again, and Factory in a Box 2.0 is now connected to Nokia WING and has Nokia DAC on board, making it even more flexible, secure and efficient."