Installing a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system improved efficiency for a Wisconsin-based automotive supplier. Results included greater visibility, faster problem solving, lower costs and more throughput.
The June issue of AppliedAutomation looks at high-performance HMIs (HP-HMIs) and remote monitoring in the age of COVID-19.
When beginning a hardware and software upgrade project, look to implement high-performance human-machine interface (H-P-HMI) graphics for greater control of manufacturing processes and systems.
Which devices to use? A multi-tasking controller combines functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications, and input/output connections. Combining a scalable human-machine interface (HMI) system, supervisory control and data acquisition, and other functions can add edge functionality.
Combining a scalable human-machine interface (HMI) system and supervisory control and data acquisition with additional edge functionality gives machine and plant designs a high degree of flexibility and adaptability to quickly react to changing market environments and maintain fast innovations cycles.
Unlock monolithic clean in place and steam in place procedures to optimize process KPIs, OEE and profits. Batch automation model, control programming, HMIs can help.
The industry is moving toward using collaborative robots (cobots) with force-sensing technology that work alongside people
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Have a plan when it comes to configuration your human-machine interface (HMI) and hiring the next generation of engineering talent.
Automation design: Understand the user to create a useful, effective user interface.