Industries with high rotations need to train workers efficiently. That is why the leading companies in any sector are turning their heads to XR technologies. Cemex, a global leader in construction materials and cement production, will start to train its production engineers and technicians with VR headsets this December 2022.The project, developed by PNX Labs, aims to reduce the time it takes to train production engineers so they can understand from top to bottom the critical production variables involved in cement production. The VR experience was divided into ten modules, each with 5-10 sub-modules. The training program includes the following modules: Mixture preparation, milling, preheater and calcination, rotatory kiln, burners, cooling, cement production, packaging, hydration, and concrete production. With this VR experience, Cemex will be able to train more than 4,000 Engineers responsible for the everyday production of Cement in 50+ production plants worldwide. The cost of engineers making a mistake can result in the loss of millions of dollars per hour, so training is a critical part of hiring new engineers. Cemex is the leading construction materials producer in North America. About a quarter of the company's sales come from its Mexico operations, a third from its plants in the U.S., 30% from its operations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and the rest from its other plants around the world.
Starting in September Lamar University in Texas will use for the first time a series of Virtual Labs for Engineering. Students will be able to do multiple experiments in both Windows PCs and VR Headsets, perform calculations, record data and modify key variables with real instrument models. All the data used to develop the simulations was gathered from real experimentation so students and professors can be confident the same data generated by the virtual labs will math that of the real world.
Starting in September 2021 the Florida International University will make use for the first time of a series of Virtual Labs for Engineering. Students will be able to do multiple experiments in both windows and HTML platforms, perform calculations, record data and modify key variables with real instrument models. All the data used to develop the simulations was gathered from real experimentation performed by the faculty so students and professors can be confident the same data generated by the virtual labs will match that of the real world. Some of the experiments that were developed by PNX Labs for FIU are the following: