Courtesy: Inductive Automation
HMI, OI May 20, 2022

Four ways to build a great HMI with visual hierarchy

When designing a human-machine interface (HMI), it’s important to keep in mind it needs to be designed for the human eye. Four visual hierarchy pillars are highlighted.

By Dante Augello
Courtesy: Applied Control Engineering
HMI, OI March 1, 2022

Five improvements made by incorporating situational awareness in an HMI

With the ISA-101 standard aimed at addressing operator effectiveness, there has been an added focus on bringing practical HMI design concepts to plants. Five improvements are highlighted.

By Mike Lennon
Courtesy: Applied Control Engineering
HMI, OI February 17, 2022

Optimizing plant operations with situationally-aware HMIs

When updating a human-machine interface (HMI) to meet today's plant needs, following the ISA-101 standard is a good place to start.

By Tim Mullen
Courtesy: Cincinnati Incorporated/Steve Rourke, CFE Media and Technology
HMI, OI October 26, 2021

Seven tips for creating a customer-facing dashboard

Maintaining a customer-facing dashboard as an asset can help manufacturers get access to their data more quickly and efficiently. Seven tips are highlighted.

By Dave Hurt
Courtesy: Sigmatek, New Products for Engineers Database
HMI, OI September 29, 2021

Modern dashboard benefits for manufacturing plants

A modern dashboard is one such way to take raw production line data and present it in a way that it becomes useful information for various system stakeholders such as plant management, operations and maintenance. 

By Ed Miller
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
HMI, OI July 1, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, June 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in June 2021 included stories on HMI and SCADA design, six things to know about calibration, process control system connectivity, the Career and Salary Survey and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
HMI, OI June 14, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 7-13, 2021

Articles about HMI and SCADA design, six calibration tips, the Career and Salary Survey, process control system connectivity and UPS implementation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 7-13, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Pro-face America
HMI, OI May 7, 2021

HMIs work in rugged, low-temperature outdoor applications

Recycling center upgrades baling machine to an outdoor-sunlight readable human-machine (HMI). Larger screens decreased number for used from six to three.

By Janelle Morris and Robert Springer
Courtesy: Industrial Defender
HMI, OI April 19, 2021

How security by design might have stopped Oldsmar HMI attack

Oldsmar's cybersecurity attack was due to a lack of defense in depth in the human-machine interface (HMI). A good security by design protocol can help avert this, but it requires a fundamental rethink.

By Jeremy Morgan
HMI, OI April 4, 2021

Insights on remote operations and HMIs

A look at how COVID-19 is changing remote operations and human-machine interfaces

By Jack Smith