Today, two billion frontline workers globally serve as the backbone of various industries, yet they face challenges such as insufficient technical training, collaboration difficulties, and health and safety risks. In developing countries, these workers have even more limited access to modern technology, necessitating innovative solutions for enhanced efficiency and safety.
DataMesh’s mission is to support frontline workers in the current era where technology and human creativity converge, utilizing digital twins and XR technology. In line with this mission, DataMesh introduced DataMesh Director, a 3D guidance tool based on digital twins and XR technology. It enables cost-effective and rapid training on complex equipment using smartphones or MR devices and allows frontline workers to customize operation tutorials without programming or 3D modeling knowledge.
In partnership with 100+ Accelerator and DataMesh, Swire Coca-Cola initiated a digital transformation project to enhance maintenance processes within its bottling facility. By implementing DataMesh’s digital twin and mixed reality technology, local workers received immersive training, enabling them to perform complex maintenance tasks with minimal downtime. This successful collaboration not only reduces operational costs but also empowers the workforce, driving productivity and job opportunities in the region.
In process manufacturing, especially in packaging lines within the bottling facility, training and maintenance are critical yet complex. The intricate disassembly and assembly of aseptic filling valves, traditionally time-consuming to train, are streamlined by DataMesh Director. It creates 3D instructions for local workers on aseptic filling valves, combined with augmented reality (AR) technology, allowing them to intuitively grasp operational procedures through smartphones, tablets, or MR headsets. With DataMesh’s assistance, workers receive real-time feedback, significantly reducing training time, and can now assist senior engineers more efficiently during actual work.
Innovative strategies extend beyond training to daily operations and maintenance. The new training model is proven to reduce expected maintenance downtime by one-third, enabling the production line to produce millions more beverage cans annually as expected.
Inclusive growth, a core element of ESG, is demonstrated in this collaborative project. DataMesh’s solution ensures widespread technology adoption and equalized training, allowing previously marginalized frontline workers to enjoy modern training and operational experiences. These equal opportunities, driven by technology like those from DataMesh, not only promote capability building and employee professional growth but also bring fast tangible benefits to businesses. This true inclusive growth, consistent with the philosophy of ESG, has proven to be a perfect combination of technology and ESG goals, setting a role model for the industry.
DataMesh showcased the innovative achievements in process manufacturing of this collaboration at the 100+ Accelerator 2023 Demo Day by AB InBev, presenting to renowned industry leaders like AB InBev, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever, and more.
Nikita Huang, Chief Operating Officer of DataMesh, expressed gratitude for collaboration with industry leaders and the strong support from AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator, looking ahead into the future, stating, “This is just the beginning. DataMesh, equipped with Digital Twin and XR technologies, remains committed to offering more convenience and support to frontline workers in process manufacturing, pushing the industry forward.”