Smart Guidance for Home AppliancesAs products and devices become more intelligent, customers expect smarter functionality, looking to their smartphones to set the standard for user experience. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of home appliances, which has a huge potential for smart guidance, offering simplicity, style, and control.
Intuitive operation and modern design
Glass is the ideal material for user interfaces, as it offers a multitude of options for touch displays, control panels, contact-free gesture controls, and much more. The result: minimalist design and functional elegance.
Printing is available with standard enamel or organic colors, with the option for symbols and graphics including very fine lines.
The latest trend in appliances is the shy-tech or dead-front effect for backlit symbols, touch sensors, and seven-segment displays, where switches hidden behind sleek black glass panels only become visible once switched on.
Simple to integrate, easy to maintain
SCHOTT offers a number of options for touch buttons and displays, all easily integrated into your appliance control panel, protecting switches and displays against water penetration while providing a smooth, hygienic, and easy to clean surface.
Elegance in three dimensions
All SCHOTT smart guidance solutions are available with a range of surface finishes and printing options. These include unique 3D effects featuring front-side printing and mirror coating combined with rear-side printing.
Intuitive user guidance
Haptic printing effects offer satisfying user feedback, while optical, tactile, and acoustic feedback can be easily integrated for electric switches.
Long-lasting, all-in-one solution
Sensor areas for capacitive switch buttons and circuits are printed directly on the glass for easy connection to electronic components, offering a slimmer, more flexible design, no moving parts, and no aging effects.
SCHOTT Smart Touch
SCHOTT Smart Touch provides haptic feedback on a plain glass surface for the easy detection of touch sensors behind the glass. Smart Touch is available in three different shapes (point, circular, or slider) and in a variety of sizes.
SCHOTT Drip Guard
SCHOTT Drip Guard is an advanced repellent coating that prevents drops or drizzles from running down the glass panel and keeps touch screens functional even when exposed to steam.
Key advantages of SCHOTT smart guidance solutions
SCHOTT understands the vital role that glass plays in the modern kitchen, providing elegance and style, as well as clear function. Our smart guidance solutions offer a vast range of design and functional options. In addition, high mechanical and chemical resistance coupled with a sleek, easy-to-clean surface make glass the ideal material for appliance control panels.