Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are available with many hardware and software features and users should work backwards from the target application to make sure all needs are addressed.
Using mobile devices on the plant floor offers many potential benefits, but the right approach is a must because of safety and cybersecurity concerns.
Good mobile software promotes efficiency by delivering data on intuitive screens that empower users to integrate information and saves trips back to the control room or to the site.
Mobile human-machine interfaces (HMIs) have evolved over the last decade and offer a lot of potential value on the plant floor, but there are perceived cybersecurity and risk management issues for many users that need to be overcome.
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SKF Pulse combines a handheld sensor with a mobile app to allow users to monitor rotating equipment and machine health to predict issues and improve reliability before operations are impacted.
Automation advice: Devices and systems should provide a positive customer experience and be easily connect, monitor, commission, and operate. Use the smartphone benchmark.
Manufacturers' technology often wasn’t built to suppress today’s digital threats and with the advent of mobile technology in the workplace, it is easy for hackers to exploit this soft weaknesses.
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