If a new pharmaceutical product has to be packaged on the machine, the operator must carry out a check to ensure that the machine is clear of any product or material residues and must also change a defined number of machine parts and settings. This process is called a “format change.” Theresa Toldo demonstrates how Lion is used to carry out a format change. She puts on a special set of goggles that recognize the machine and represent all the relevant information about the necessary work steps directly at the corresponding positions in the machine. Which screw must be adjusted, and how? Which values have to be taken into account? The Hololens goggles can do things that used to be the preserve of highly qualified and trained experts. They guide the developer through the complete process by providing precise instructions. The big advantage of this solution is that although resetting processes are still necessary, they are now carried out efficiently and flawlessly. The solution ensures the quality assurance that is so important for pharmaceutical production.
For Toldo, the reconfiguration process is easy. Thanks to the goggles, she can look directly into the machine to see which work steps must be carried out in which sequence. That also includes the documentation of the process, which is already done by the camera automatically. The work that has been accomplished is photographed at certain locations, and the pictures are automatically integrated into the documentation. Thanks to Lion, the previously necessary cross-checking against paper-based checklists is now a thing of the past.