HMI, OI October 8, 2018

Standardizing multi-touch HMI hardware

Cover Story: Implementing cost-effective multi-touch panel technology now can future-proof system architectures.

By Eric Reiner, Beckhoff Automation
HMI, OI June 13, 2018

Five essential criteria for effective mobile HMIs

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.

By Mariana Dionisio, Camilo Fadul, and Cindy Scott, Emerson Automation Solutions
HMI, OI June 12, 2018

Top 5 best practices for designing HMIs for mobile devices

When designing human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for mobile devices consider critical factors such as navigation, layout, and system controls.

By Joseph Zulick, MRO Electric and Supply
HMI, OI June 2, 2018

Replacing stationary HMIs with contextual HMIs

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.

By Ed Nugent, PcVue Inc.
HMI, OI April 10, 2018

Four control system benefits for mobile machinery

Control system benefits on mobile machine include improved machine and equipment performance, quicker production, and easier maintenance.

By Wade Wessler and Chris Vrettacos, Cross Company
HMI, OI March 5, 2018

2018 HMI Software and Hardware Study: Upward trends for HMIs

The 2018 HMI Software and Hardware study revealed several upward trends on the usage of human-machine interface software and hardware.

By Amanda Pelliccione
HMI, OI February 16, 2018

Apply technology advances to automation software

Automation software design inspiration comes from new technologies, partners, and involved customers.

By Melissa Topp, Iconics
HMI, OI February 12, 2018

Embedded software program for device manufacturers announced

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.

By Inductive Automation
HMI, OI February 1, 2018

Control Engineering hot topics, January 2018

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in January 2018 included stories about PID controllers, modular control systems, control and instrumentation results, 2018 technology trends, and VFD management. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
HMI, OI January 31, 2018

Setting internal automation standards

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.

By Bill Dehner, AutomationDirect