HMI & Operator Interfaces 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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LT4000M Modular HMI Plus Control
The Pro-face LT4000M series offers a 3.5” or 5.7” HMI plus control, with 22mm hole mounting, and extensive connectivity. It’s your complete HMI Solution.
Groov by Opto 22: Monitor and control your automation system on a mobile device
Are you an industrial controls engineer who'd like to monitor and control your automation system on a mobile device? Just imagine what you could do with an operator interface you could use on any...
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RESOURCES

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Opto 22 updates groov with faster development/improved communications

Enhancements in Version 2.1 include faster tag handling with OPC-UA servers, and improved data exchange with mobile devices for faster response times and lower mobile network costs. Price: $2895.

Parker releases Remote Manager app

Parker Remote Manager mobile application lets users monitor and control Interact Xpress and Parker Factory Display products.

ASM publishes 2nd Edition of HMI Design Guidelines

The ASM Consortium revised the display design guidelines after 5 years, following its first ‘Effective Operator Display Design Guidelines’ published in 2008.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Multi-touch Technology: Intuitive Functionality Advances Automation

By Richard Clark, InduSoft
Today’s workers use multi-touch technology on a daily basis with their smartphones and tablets. This white paper surveys the benefits of multi-touch technology in an industrial setting, such as lower hardware and training costs, as well as improved safety, easier troubleshooting and faster command execution speeds.

HMI Mobility

By Fabio Terezinho, InduSoft
Since operators, engineers and managers must monitor more processes in more places, they need the ability to access SCADA information from mobile devices. In response to those needs, SCADA suppliers have designed their products to provide a wide range of remote access methods.

Cloud Computing for SCADA

By Larry Combs, InduSoft
Although cloud computing is becoming more common, it’s relatively new for SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) applications. By moving to a cloud-based environment, SCADA providers and users can significantly reduce costs, achieve greater reliability, and enhance functionality.

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CASE STUDIES

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Information-rich design for large-screen displays

Nuclear Engineering International
By Alf Ove Braseth
A new approach to human-machine interfaces has produced a radically different design of control room displays. The first of these has now been installed at the Halden research reactor in Norway.

Roxtec seals up Carometec food production touch screen panels

Carometec produces touch screen control panels, contained in a stainless steel enclosure, for use in slaughterhouses where they get pressure hosing at a temperature of over 80°C to kill all bacteria.

PcVue supervises 400 tanks of champagne

PcVue HMI software monitors and supervises 400 fermentation tanks at champagne maker Veuve Clicquot in France.

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EVENTS

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March 17, 2014 - June 30, 2014


This alarm management course is designed to educate key site personnel on industry standards, best practices, business justification, safety implications, business issues and the Seven-Step Approach to Effective Alarm Management.

April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

April 25, 2014
Marlborough , MA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

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TRAINING

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April 30, 2014
Lenexa , KS


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

May 15, 2014
Waukesha , WI


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

June 5, 2014
Beachwood , OH


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).