Sept. 14 2020 08:34 AM

The company adopts Augmentir’s AI-powered Connected Worker platform to empower its manufacturing workforce and improve operational efficiency.

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Augmentir Inc., Horsham, Pennsylvania, a provider of artificial intelligence-based connected worker software for industrial companies, announced that Hunter Industries, San Marcos, California, a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, outdoor lighting, dispensing technology, and custom manufacturing sectors, has selected Augmentir as its next-generation Connected Worker platform for its manufacturing operations.

The company’s initial focus for Augmentir is on their injection molding and extrusion departments, where changeover processes often lead to lengthy downtime.

Augmentir’s software platform allows Hunter to

  • Digitize and standardize on work instructions for manufacturing, changeover and quality assurance procedures
  • Create and deploy work instructions at a faster rate
  • Accelerate onboarding and provide on-the-job instant training for technicians
  • Gather instant feedback from their technicians as they perform tasks
  • Reduce scrap and prevent unplanned downtime and quality issues within its manufacturing operation
  • Provide remote guidance tools for technicians, allowing them to virtually connect with subject matter experts to help resolve manufacturing or maintenance issues

“The use of Augmentir within our manufacturing operation highlights our commitment to our people and innovation in the workplace,” says Yunior Murillo, operations training supervisor at Hunter Industries. “Augmentir’s platform allows our technicians to perform at their best while improving efficiency across our manufacturing department. Additionally, the operational insights provided by Augmentir’s AI allow us to focus our training efforts on individuals that need them most and intelligently guide our technicians in their day-to-day activities.”

The Augmentir Connected Worker Platform is a comprehensive suite of AI-powered tools designed to help manufacturing and service teams improve operations, close skills gaps, capture knowledge and drive continuous improvement efforts. The platform provides tools to help teams author and publish digital work instructions and workflows and also provides an industrial remote assistance and collaboration solution to support remote expert guidance scenarios. In addition, the platform delivers AI-based organization-wide insights and recommendations that focus on improving the quality and productivity of frontline workers.

“We are excited to work with Hunter and bring an innovative connected worker technology to its manufacturing operation,” says Russ Fadel, CEO and co-founder of Augmentir. “Our AI-based Connected Worker platform helps industrial companies to intelligently close skills gaps so that the entire workforce can perform at its peak.”

Hunter plans to expand its use of Augmentir across its operation and into its maintenance group, furthering the workforce efficiency and continuous improvement benefits that the platform offers.