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Mobile human-machine interface (HMI) strategies should consider security, ease of use, level of access and detail, and collaboration when bringing HMI interfaces from the control room to the plant floor.
When designing human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for mobile devices consider critical factors such as navigation, layout, and system controls.
Mobile devices with human-machine interface software can be used in the context of the worker’s location and work that needs to be performed. Contextual HMIs allow workers to increase efficiencies and improves worker safety and security.
Control system benefits on mobile machine include improved machine and equipment performance, quicker production, and easier maintenance.
The 2018 HMI Software and Hardware study revealed several upward trends on the usage of human-machine interface software and hardware.
Automation software design inspiration comes from new technologies, partners, and involved customers.
Inductive Automation announced the creation of its Ignition Onboard program, which involves device manufacturers embedding Ignition and Ignition Edge software in the devices they manufacture.
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Industry regulations aren’t specific enough, so internal standards are required to ensure consistency among automation system hardware and software installed in your plant or facility.