As the first company in the European aviation sector, Lufthansa Technik AG has optimized the maintenance process of auxiliary power units (APUs) using the Honeywell Voice maintenance and inspection solution. Their process requires technicians to assess the external conditions of transport containers and components, and then record their findings in the primary diagnostics. The same process applies to the entire disassembly of each part of the APU, including part numbers. Before installing Honeywell Voice, the process required two mechanics to share the duty of manually checking diagnosis and inputting data into a computer. See how mechanics can now experience the hands-free, eyes-free efficiencies of Honeywell Voice, allowing them to concentrate fully on the task at hand and document activities in real time.
For many of us trying to navigate the 21st Century, it's become sensible – healthy, even – to maintain a simmering, low-grade paranoia about the impending robot revolution. Advances in automation and robotics are impacting virtually every area of technology and industry.
When people think "robots," they often envision vaguely humanoid sci-fi-movie beings with strange speech patterns. But today’s state-of-the-art robots are a far cry from that outdated stereotype. And they are showing up for work.