Virtual Reality Machine Training is a world first in software training that allows glass manufacturers the ability to address numerous challenges in real-world training, whilst recognising fault diagnostics, optimisation and collaborative technical support.
Virtual reality technology has taken the world by storm in the last few years, so why wait for a better time to take part in the global phenomenon? The market of VRMT is ever-expanding and is predicted to be worth over £90 billion by 2030. With the influence of these gadgets becoming as large as it has, we have taken advantage of the popularity and simplicity of virtual reality to create a unique trainee program that focuses on the glass industry, allowing for trainees to gain experience in specific tasks without disruption to trained staff going about their day to day tasks, and costing businesses less in terms of stopped production lines and lost hours. Using VR for training purposes is a relatively new endeavour in the world of industry (and the world in general) so we aim to show everybody how beneficial using VR can be, as a market leader in our industry niche.
Our goal is to supply software allowing our customers to train new employees in the glass industry to the best standards possible. We do this using pioneering new technology in the form of virtual reality. Using VR allows the trainees to fully immerse themselves in a real-time manufacturing exercise, honing their skills and familiarising themselves with the pace and equipment of machine operation. The old way of learning (from a book or being on the shop floor) makes the training process much harder for the learner because they cannot see exactly what to do or how to do it. This lengthens the time taken to understand the craft and does not give the learner much experience in the workshop.
In the future, we believe that not only could VR training be used for initial training programs for new starters, but also for effective refresher training for existing employees – allowing glass industry companies to benefit from the highest standards of training without the traditional disruption to business that a solid training program usually entails.
Our tried and tested program is being continually updated with new features and improvements and something we are incredibly proud of. It has a huge focus on health and safety awareness and the ability to create records of training achievements for individuals. If you would like to find out more information, then get in touch to find out how VRMT could help your business train better and operate more efficiently, while saving costs at the same time?
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Another advantage of VRMT training is that it is carried out in a safe, friendly space, ensuring the trainees’ safety. Being trained in a manufacturing line could be dangerous, especially for new recruits with limited experience. Our solution avoids these risks.
Our goal is to provide a training service that is cost-effective and will not waste resources or money on unnecessary practices like buying books or training software. Using virtual reality reduces the training costs for our clients compared to other forms of training.
VRMT training uses specially-designed software that can be accessed by trainees all over the globe, creating an international web of VR-trained manufacturers and spreading our philosophy that virtual reality is the way forward in training programs for the glass industry and others.
Stopping training in functioning factory environments also stops the disruption to production. This, in turn, reduces profit losses and allows staff to continue working unimpeded, yet allows for virtual 'experience' in machine operation, where tasks can be repeated until trainees are confident.
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Our Case Studies
Beaston Clark working alongside VRMT
New recruits at leading glass manufacturer Beatson Clark are training to operate complex production machines using pioneering new virtual reality technology.
“We have been working closely with VRMT for several months to develop the program, which is the first of its kind to be used by a glass manufacturer anywhere in the world, Trying to learn the glass forming process from a book, or even on the shop floor, is difficult because the trainee cannot see exactly what is happening, so it takes quite a while to grasp. Because the virtual machine is highly visual the trainee becomes immersed in the program –rather like when you’re engrossed in a good movie – and it becomes easier to recall what has happened”
Trevor Phillips – Production and Engineering Director at Beatson Clark
“As someone with no previous knowledge of the glass-making process I found the VR training to be an excellent way of learning. It is now one week since my training and I am surprised how much I can still recall!”
Karen Scholey – Buyer at Beatson Clark