A Human Machine Interface is a graphical interface that allows humans and machines to interact. Human machine interfaces vary widely, from control panels for nuclear power plants to the screen on a mobile.HMI products feature the necessary electronics to control and signal various types of automation equipment in an industrial setting.
Benefits of using HMI for industrial purpose can be easily understood by going through following points:
The greatest advantage of an HMI is the user friendly graphical interface. Every HMI comes with different features; some may play sound while other may play video or even may have remote access control. HMI Systems encompass all the elements a person will touch, see, hear, or use to perform control functions and receive feedback on those actions.
HMI devices are now extremely innovative and capable of higher capacity and more interactive, elaborate functions than ever before. Some technological advantages of HMI are:
Converting hardware to software
Allowing kinesthetic human/computer interaction
Eliminating the need for mouse and keyboard
HMI has the ability to personalize the interface. An HMI can fully support the most complex industrial applications, with multiple screens and several routines running. It also improves communications among various types of equipment throughout the facility with the use of remote I/Q, Ethernet, Data Highway Plus, Serial port and other modes.
A highly-reliable HMI System can delivers safe, cost-effective, consistent and intuitive performance relies on the application of engineering best practices throughout design and panel layout, production, testing, and quality assurance processes.
‘Anax Projects and Development’ provides training on present technology on plant maintenance, erection, commissioning and installation of HMI. This training on HMI will prove to be the milestone in the career of aspiring candidates of automation industry.