We develop user friendly software with which you visualize of your newly designed machine in 3D. A virtual prototype can be made from a 3D model of a machine that is still in development. This virtual prototype be treated in the exact same way as a physical prototype. The machine can be grabbed, viewed, taken apart, and you can even program it. It’s everything you need to reduce your development time.
We currently have 3 different kinds software. Each of which is made for a different step within the development proces of new machines. For the programmer, there’s XR4programming. This allows you to make a virtual protoype of a newly developed machine, a Digital Twin. This virtual prototype can then be used to visualise the software written for the PLC, allowing you to start programming directly after the 3D model of the machine is completed. This saves a lot of valuable time during the development fase because the software for the PLC is already made and tested. This allows you to work on programming it during production of the physical machine, giving you the opportunity to first run the actual machine with software that has been throughoutly tested on it’s virtual counterpart.
XR4engineering allows the developer, more specifically the engineer, to validate his 3D design early on in the development proces. The engineer can, for example, view the 3D models in VR, build the machine in a virtual world to check if everything matches up, and take the machine apart again to take a look at every little detail of the machine. This wil help bring a lot of design flaws to light. Fixing these before building the first prototype will save time, and give you a much more solid first prototype.
XR4sales is the tool for the Sales and Marketing department. The virtual prototypes can be presented at expos, fairs and even remotely. The virtual prototypes made with our software can be placed in a virtual showroom with multiple other machines. Or by themselves in a room in extremely high detail to catch more attention. This way costumers can easily be informed of the newest developments. If a company wants a private demonstration, the sales person can easily visit and give a presentation. This is even possible remotely via Teams, Zoom, etc.
Probably the biggest difference with other Digital Twin software is the user-friendliness of our software. To make a Digital Twin in our software, no programming or programming experience is required. We deliver plug-and-play Digital Twins instead of a software programs in which the customer has to develop and program the Twin themselves. Another advantage is our independence. We develop our software completely in-house, meaning our software works with every robot/machine supplier, with every brand of PLC and with all commonly used CAD programs software and models. Its completely universal.
XR4programming is a virtual simulation environment that can be used to program your products. You don’t need to be near the physical machine, it can even be still in development. As long as there is a 3D model, our software can be used to make a virtual prototype. The virtual machines and robots are “Digital Twins” of their physical counterpart. Our API allows you to connect your XR4programmers software to the Digital Twin component in your PLC/DLC. This makes programs written for the Digital Twin instantly usable on the actual robot, and vice versa. This product is mainly usefull for programmers and system integrators.
In short, XR4programmers is unique because:
- Written code can be tested without the need for a physical copy of the product being programmed.
- The virtual products are Digital Twins of their real-life counterparts, meaning they function in the exact same way.
- The simulation environment is OS and programming language independent because of a generic API.
Ariane Buining, Sales & Marketing Director at Codian Robotics:
“We always invited people at an expo, or to our Experience Centre in Ede. There, we can show all the details and differences between our robots. Since we got the VR showroom, we can also do this through Teams.”
XR4sales consists of interactive virtual showrooms, meant to present your products to the client. With this, the client gets an immersive experience about the inner workings of your products.
There are multiple ways of presenting this: With a Virtual Reality environment, which means an experience where the client steps into a virtual environment. A definite eyecatcher on expo’s, and the most immersive option of the two. Without Virtual Reality, the virtual environment can also be shown by guiding a camera through the space using a keyboard. This requires less hardware, and also makes it possible to present the virtual environment on a video call. If an environment is lightweight enough, we can also make it available on websites.
In short, XR4sales is unique because:
- of the ability to show your products and all their details.
- it gives the possibility to interact and/or animate your products.
- it’s a complete 3D showroom containing multiple products.
- it’s an environment that can be used to generate video’s of (part of) the showroom, allowing you to specifically make them for a certain client.
- the directions of movement per machine or robot is unlimited.
- it’s usable completely independent from your CAD-software.
Immensely detailed interactive presentation digitally showing the movements of the robot.
Freek Hartman, Managing Director at Codian Robotics: “When I use Virtual Reality to look at my design, I get more realistic insights before I get to see the first prototype. This shortens the development process a lot.”
XR4engineering is a Virtual Reality-based environment that allows you to look at your prototype design, before actually building the prototype. This allows you to uncover design flaws very early in the development process.
It can be used with a Virtual Reality set, or simply on your laptop or computer.
In short, XR4developers is unique because:
- it allows you to view your new design in the same amount of detail as your CAD-design.
- you can disassemble the product up until the last bolt, allowing you to check your design up to the smallest detail.
- the software allows you to load your own models. It’s easy, and can be used by everyone.
- you can load a CAD-model without delay
- It’s compatible with any CAD-program imaginable. (AutoCad, SolidWorks, ArchiCAD, etc.)
XR4industry was founded on a collaboration between three areas of expertise: An autodidactic programmer, a perfectionistic 3D-animator and a research and product developer with over 25 years of experience in the more traditional industries. This unique collaboration, through the small scale and diversity, makes it possible to apply the newest techniques in the industry in an affordable manner.
3D visualisations are becoming more important with the day. More and more companies can make huge gains by a detailed virtual rendition of their products. A mechanical engineer might want to check and test their design early in the development process. Or the sales department who can present these designs on expos or through a video call using 3D.
XR4industry is a new company who uses several virtual reality techniques to make these types of 3D renditions possible for businesses. These techniques were developed in the gaming industry, and continue to improve at a rapid pace. XR4industry follows these developments, and keeps implementing these techniques into their own products. Several of these techniques are being tested in a practical environment through a close collaboration with an industrial partner, preparing them to be used on a larger scale.
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