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“The machine’s dimensions are two metres each way. Hauling it on site requires power, fuel and thousands of euros. You may have to pay several thousands of euros just to move the machine from the truck to the stand with the logistics services which have a monopoly at the exhibitions,” says Tamturbo’s CEO, Timo Pulkki.
One-time exhibition machines may have arduous customs procedures in distant countries, and the schedules of handling them in customs may also be uncertain. Before an exhibition in Brazil in the spring of 2018, there was a risk that the machine would not arrive in time for the exhibition. Pulkki contacted Wakeone after realising that it may be best to haul the machine to the exhibition ecologically on an iPad in a briefcase.
Thus the super high-speed compressor was showcased in São Paulo, Brazil, on a tablet. “This was the right solution for our needs. The implementation of XR Showroom is a great and impressive experience, also for exhibition visitors. It enables a machine to be showcased diversely without having to haul a physical machine weighing several tonnes on site. XR Showroom is a package clearly worth the money,” says Timo Pulkki, contently.
With the help of the XR Showroom application utilising augmented reality technology, an exhibition visitor may examine the real-sized machine far and near – and even inside! A CAD model of the machine is uploaded into the application used on a tablet or a mobile phone, and the application transforms it into a 3D model which can be moved with your fingers. Modelling still requires some manual labour from the people at Wakeone, but this will also be automated in the future.