Intelligent Workstation

Revolutionising manufacturing and maintenance operations, developed and deployed in partnership with BAE Systems.

Developed in collaboration with the UK’s premier aerospace, defence & cyber security provider. BAE Systems, the Intelligent Workstation is a smart manufacturing system designed to support a range of complex operational requirements.

The Workstation combines a range of Industry 4.0 technologies and systems to assist the operator in a range of complex, secure and demanding environments.

Designed with the operator in mind, it has been developed to maximise the value of human touch. 

Its modular design can be adapted and scaled to suit a range of operational needs to deliver more efficient and adaptable capability.

“Working collaboratively with BAE Systems, we have securely integrated many new technologies and connected them to business systems. Our unique partnership has allowed us to develop and prove Intelligent Workstation in a live production environment, ensuring it is safe, secure, and resilient.

Oliver Mangham, Applications Director, Fairfield Control Systems

Product Applications

Intelligent Workstation is ideally suited for quality critical, high precision, low volume, high complexity operations and/or situations requiring rapid training/ up-skilling.

Examples include:  


Each Intelligent Workstation is unique in its design, wrapping a secure digital operational tech solution around individual requirements. Final solutions can include: Bench Systems, Augmented Reality Headsets, Laser Projection Systems and scaled-up Gantry Systems.

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Secure systems integration
  • Intelligent Workstation has the ability to securely pull through a range of key information from a multitude of business-wide systems. This ensures Intelligent Workstation is stitched into the fabric of existing operational environments, not isolated as an island of technology.
Dynamic Work Instructions
  • Interactive PDF’s, video content and 3D models can be used to provide the operator with enhanced training and support
  • The system has been designed to connect with other manufacturing systems e.g supply and stock systems to provide an end to end smart manufacturing solution
  • Every assembly has a completed digital signature
Augmented Reality
  • Making use of optical projection, laser projection, mobile tablets & AR headsets, Intelligent Workstation can provide the operator key information at precisely the right time in any given operation
  • From the placement of components on a sub-assembly, to manipulating the finished part and envisioning the final output, the latest software is utilised to transform the operator experience
Smart Tools Compatibility
  • Tools are integrated into the Workstation so that operators have at a glance guidance for optimal use.  Utilising an open system architecture means users are not restricted in their choice of tools
Automatic Operator Recognition
  • Bench height and lighting is adjusted to individual operator preferences
  • Operator settings can be adjusted depending on the nature of each operation
Light assisted kitting
  • Guides operator to part selection
  • Smart supply systems – System informs stock/re-order requirements reducing waste and time from the process
Smart Management
  • Live data dashboards from the Workstation can be live tracked from remote location
Automated Validation
  • Live quality checks ensure task is being completed within the specifications required


“Intelligent Workstation has revolutionised the operator experience across BAE Systems Air Sector. We believe there is huge potential for other adjacent industries to benefit from this experience and transform their complex operations too"

Shaun Williams, Entrepreneur in Residence, Air Sector

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