Articles & News on Human Machine Interface

Beckhoff to feature automation and IT convergence at Pack Expo 2017

  • News

Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to “BYOD”, using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos – including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from Stäubli – using any mobile device with a web browser.

MAC Solutions helps deliver open PLC communication for British research effort

  • Case Study

By introducing change management and version control software from M.A.C. Solutions for more than 400 of its programmable devices (PLCs and HMIs) at its facility in Oxfordshire, Diamond Light Source intends to minimize the risk of machine downtime caused by PLC back-up or software code errors

Peratech and SMK Electronics partner to integrate QTC technology in SMK remote control products

  • News

Incorporating QTC force-sensing technology into a remote control is intended to improve the experience of using capacitive buttons, touchpads or directional pads, by requiring a press-with-force to send commands to the receiver.

QUBYX Software delivers calibration software to WIDE LCD displays

  • News

Available under the product name ezCAL, the application is designed to enable radiologists with an enhanced display to accurately interpret images. WIDE ezCAL is also backwards-compatible and available for use with existing WIDE displays.

Weintek announces opening of Seattle branch

  • News

Acting as a branch office, this Seattle facility is designed to enhance Weintek’s HMI position in North America. Weintek is an HMI manufacturer and is dedicated to development, design and manufacturing of HMIs

Rockwell Automation helps Tyson Foods update control and integration systems

  • Case Study

The operating system that supported the Tyson Foods' Wisconsin plant's human machine interface (HMI) application was facing obsolescence. The new solution is based on the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system that incorporates both the Logix control platform and FactoryTalk production management software

Modern Functions in HMIs

  • Feature

By Scott A. Kortier, Schneider Electric Software Automation applications are benefiting from HMIs that have moved well beyond panel device replacers and are now collecting, filtering and displaying data from multiple machines or processes.

Exele and Benchmark Software announce partnership for SCADA Alarm Notification

  • News

The result is intended to be a SCADA alarm notification and management solution with minimal development and configuration time.

Open Architecture Standards and Vendors: Finding Clarity Amidst the Chaos

  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor, Automation.com We've received a number of comments and questions from vendors about The Open Group's effort to push for open process automation standards. Tn the aim of encouraging more discussion on the topic, we're sharing some of these questions in order to provide some more clarity on its importance.

Matrox Imaging announces launch of Matrox Vision Academy

  • News

Designed to better serve Matrox software users located around the world, the on-demand Matrox Vision Academy expands upon the current classroom-based on premise training sessions to help users build out skill sets and knowledge on their own timeline and from their preferred location.