The individual work steps are displayed to the worker at the work table via the controlled monitor with corresponding aids (texts, arrows, images, etc.). If it is a touch screen, the worker can confirm completed work steps on the screen and forward to the next step. Confirmation can also be made via a keyboard or "buzzer".
Keyboards, as well as buzzers (operated by hand or foot), are used to confirm individual operations or make other acknowledgements to the system.
Pick To Light light bars are versatile. They can, for example, signal to the worker which compartment he has to reach into next. If they are equipped with an intervention monitoring function, the system detects whether the worker has reached into the relevant compartment and acknowledges this internally so that the next assembly step is indicated.
Another option for an optical positioning system is projection by laser beam. In this case, a special laser projector is mounted above the workstation. The assistance system automatically controls which object the laser should highlight during the assembly steps. Depending on the setup and orientation of the system, markings can be projected onto the work surface, components can be highlighted on it, or even objects (e.g. tools) and surfaces away from the work surface can be illuminated.
The laser projection can be not only a point. Rather, a variety of shapes are available for selection in the editor (e.g. rectangles, arrows, circles, ...). A freely rotatable arrow can be used to point out a detail with high precision. A polygon consisting of four freely adjustable corners can be configured in such a way that distortions are compensated. Thus, even obliquely illuminated surfaces are no problem for MiniTec SmartAssist.
The handheld scanner can be integrated into the work process in various ways, for example for starting processes or confirming work steps.