As part of Honeywell Connected Plant, new technology brings live data and real-time support to increase safety and efficiency.

Honeywell has announced a handsfree, wearable technology that allows industrial workers to more safely, reliably and efficiently accomplish their tasks in the plant or the field. Honeywell Connected Plant Skills Insight Intelligent Wearables uses a head-mounted visual display that responds to voice and brings live data, documents, work procedures, as well as health and safety information into view. It also connects field workers with remote experts in real time.

The new technology uses the latest in handsfree mobile computing, augmented reality, IIOT and mobility software. It combines the RealWear HMT-1Z1 handsfree wearable computer with Honeywell’s Movilizer platform, an industry leading, cloud-based workflow solution, to support field service operations, specifically in hazardous locations. With the new solution, field workers can assimilate valuable skills and knowledge while working.

“This new Honeywell Connected Plant technology offers industrial workers the information they need, when they need it, wherever they are,” Youssef Mestari, program director, Honeywell Connected Plant, said. “That means workers carry with them decades of relevant expertise that is accessible at any time by simple voice activation. This makes this solution a particular good fit for industrial workers who have an affinity for technology and who need more physical freedom to efficiently accomplish their work.”

“That means workers carry with them decades of relevant expertise that is accessible at any time by simple voice activation.”

Sanjay Jhawar, co-founder and president of RealWear added that RealWear’s 100 per cent handsfree, rugged head-mounted computing platform is the world’s first to achieve the Zone 1, Class 1/Division 1 level of intrinsically safe certification. “Together with Honeywell’s software and services we enable digital transformation that drives higher productivity and safety for people working in hazardous locations and across the industrial sector,” he said.

Honeywell Connected Plant is a suite of applications that delivers higher levels of safety, reliability, efficiency and profitability. These proven industry solutions are based on decades of domain knowledge and controls experience. They turn data into actionable insight so industrial manufacturers can optimize operations, predict plant failures and eliminate unplanned downtime. This new level of consistent high performance makes every day the best day of production.