JLG augmented reality guidance simplifies equipment ordering and renting
6 Sept 2022
Report helps users of JLG’s own AR app to streamline project planning and reduce costs
A new whitepaper report from global access equipment heavyweight, JLG, has delineated how augmented reality (AR) technology can be used in the access sector.
The report, titled Augmented Reality Solves Two Common Challenges on Construction Job Sites, also seeks to help users of JLG’s own AR app - such as access equipment users and rental companies - make the most of the app. The report contains four case studies that enable the AR app users maximise the apps utility.
The case studies explain how costs can be reduced for users through AR by streamlining project planning and simplifying ordering and renting of JLG equipment.
Ara Eckel, director of Product Management – Connected Solutions, JLG, said: “JLG’s AR app is designed to help users find the answers to the questions they have, but because this technology is still relatively new to the industry, many aren’t aware of how it can be used in everyday operations.
“This whitepaper provides an in-depth look at how augmented reality can assist with 1) Sizing and configuring equipment and 2) Helping operators better understand and use their machines.”
The report is available for free download from the company’s website and shows JLG AR app users how to save time and money by selecting the right machines and accessories for their jobs. It also guides users on navigating “the virtual machines around their job sites to confirm planning”.
Included in the app are educational resources for rental outfits to “quickly refresh operators on how to operate the machines by accessing relevant operational guidance”.
Rental companies can also use the JLG AR app to select appropriate machines for a first-time customer’s project, which reduces guesswork and duplication of logistics and rental paperwork, according to JLG.