Human Machine Interface (HMI)
The HMI is the primary tool by which operators and line supervisors coordinate and control the industrial and manufacturing processes in the plant
The Interface Between Process and Operators
The Human Machine Interface (HMI) is the interface between the process and the operators – in essence an operator’s dashboard. This is the primary tool by which operators and line supervisors coordinate and control the industrial and manufacturing processes in the plant. HMIs serve to translate complex process variables into usable and actionable information.
Displaying near real-time operational information is the domain of the HMI. Visual process graphics give meaning and context to motor and valve status, tank levels and other process parameters. HMIs give operational insight into the process and enable control and optimization by regulating production and process targets.
Our Unique Approach Enables Operational Efficiency
Traditional HMI control systems have inadvertently created a situation of information overload
Exacerbating this problem is the fact that there is a general scarcity and shortage of skilled labour and expertise to understand all this information. Furthermore, operators have enormous responsibility, long shifts, and can become prone to fatigue. With this problem intensifying each year, the need for ease-of-use has never been greater.
Advanced Situational Awareness
Modern HMIs must automatically focus the operator’s attention on the problem. They must enforce standard operating procedures and ensure timely, easy identification of abnormal conditions. Advanced situational awareness design must help the operator see what is happening, focus on the problem and deliver relevant screens instantly.
More than Process Visualisation
Modern HMIs must provide more than process visualisation. They must connect people, applications, and machines for greater collaboration, efficiency, and economy. The HMI must expose the relevant information, to the appropriate people, at the right time to enable them to make better decisions.
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