Articles & News on Human Machine Interface

HMI market to reach $3.60 billion in 2018

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The deployment of real-time intelligence and big data analytics is expected to revolutionise future HMI technologies

AutomationDirect Announces HMI Photo Contest

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The contestant with the winning photo will receive a C-more HMI Touch Panel and the newest version of the C-more programming software.

Siemens updates three-stage lathe line for railroad axle manufacturer

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Siemens Sinumerik CNCs, Simotics motors and Sinamics drives were installed at each lathe, with Simatic PLC and HMI as the master of the entire line.

Factory of the Future: From Vision to Reality

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By Andy Chang, NI The Factory of the Future is a research and technology initiative aimed to push emerging technologies to improve the competitiveness of manufacturing processes by leveraging cyber-physical systems and big data analytics to enable a smarter, operator-centric production.

Rockwell PAC automates harrow disc production

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The new press at North American Tillage was automated with a GuardLogix PAC, PowerFlex VFD, and EtherNet/IP network to fit into their automated process line.

Comark acquires Total Control Solutions

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Total Control Solutions specializes in embedded and industrial computer and display interface solutions.

ISA-101: Toward a More Effective HMI Strategy

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By Leila Myers and Maurice Wilkins An effective HMI should give operators the information they need in a form they can comprehend quickly so they can make good decisions. The new ISA-101 standard helps users understand what those concepts mean and how to implement them.

Top 5 problems with HMIs

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By Jonathan Wilkins, European Automation The static days of the monolithic monitor are beginning to make way for smaller, portable interfaces that provide the user with much more freedom—and problems.

New Historian Simplifies Data Capture & Analysis

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Kepware Technologies recently introduced a new Local Historian Plug-In for the KEPServerEX communications platform and a Splunk plug-in to support big data systems. The products were born from customers’ requests for an easy to install and use historian for various plant applications, including labs, test situations, and at remote sites.

Team8 cybersecurity research lab starts up

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Team8 launches with a USD $18 million A-round investment from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Investments, Marker LLC, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Innovation Endeavors.