Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri Launches Smart Goggles Support Service for Customers of CASTECH™ Machines
New technology provided by GlassUp to be showcased at UTECH Europe as part of Huntsman’s total innovation network
Modena, Italy - Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri today announces the launch of a unique new service for its machine customers. As part of a cooperation with GlassUp, an Italian technology company, Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri is now able to offer remote technical support to customers using its CASTECH™ elastomer processing machines via an innovative smart goggles system. The new system lets equipment engineers see what CASTECH™ machine operators are looking at, in real time.
GlassUp’s smart glasses system is transforming how processing and equipment maintenance advice is deployed - enabling the rapid delivery of remote, front line technical support, in busy production environments. Featuring an in-built optical system and web cam, the GlassUp system lets Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri’s machine experts share a customer’s field of vision, while talking to them at the same time. Running on Windows OS 8 (or later versions), the GlassUp spectacles use a Wi-Fi connection to simultaneously stream images, videos and voice calls. The GlassUp system also comes with its own desktop software.
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri will be showcasing the GlassUp system at UTECH Europe at the end of May - helping to demonstrate the breadth of support available in Huntsman’s total innovation network for the polyurethanes industry.
Johan Van Tongelen, Global Business Director, Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri, said: “GlassUp is taking wearable technology into the workplace and we are proud to be the first elastomers producer in the world to adopt this system. The benefits that GlassUp can bring to industrial and manufacturing environments are huge. For customers of our CASTECHTM elastomer processing machines, that choose to use this service, the advantage will be even quicker access to our team’s technical know-how plus more accurate on-the-spot advice and problem resolution.”
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri will be incorporating GlassUp’s technology into the 360º scientific support service it already offers to customers that need help evaluating or working with elastomers.
Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-tech elastomers and elastomer casting equipment. Part of global chemical company Huntsman, the systems house offers a bespoke, end-to-end elastomers service. Under its TECNOTHANE™ brand, Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri provides a wide range of off-the-shelf and custom made hot-cast engineering elastomers. These innovative materials are used to create durable wheels, seals, rollers, pads and other technical parts for industrial, manufacturing and transportation applications. Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri also makes its own CASTECHTM machines for the efficient processing of polyurethane elastomers and microcellular elastomer foams.
To find out more about Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri, its latest elastomer and equipment innovations, and its use of GlassUp’s technology, visit Stands 506-600 at UTECH Europe from 29-31 May 2018 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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