Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)

A Human Machine Interface (HMI) is the user interface in a conveyor control system that provides a graphics-based visualization of the material handling system. HMI diagnostics systems provide a beneficial tool to monitor key areas of the conveyor system including programmable logic controllers (PLC), barcode scanners, photo eyes, motors, drives and weigh scales.

Human Machine Interface (HMI) programs are an efficient and timely way for a company to utilize their automated system. Allowing company associates detailed error notification, showing the status in all areas of the system, and providing remote access to all control stations located on a system are three of the major benefits of the HMI.

Adding 3D drawings to the program, instead of 2D, makes the automated system easier to identify different areas of the building. Different elevations, over-lapping conveyor, and unfamiliar areas of the building are displayed better than 2D drawings can depict.

Adding or updating a HMI program to any automated system immediately begins to increase productivity within a facility, and HMI programs give company associates a much easier approach to operating an automated system effectively.

Lafayette Engineering can implement an HMI display that keeps operators and managers informed on the status of the conveyor control system.

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Each screen in the program will be specifically labeled and personalized for your facility.

The 3D images, drawn to scale, will allow more accuracy in finding a problem in your system.

Along with live statuses of your system, an alarm log and statistics page will be put in your software.