How to specify the right HMI: Gallery

Richard Clark

September 30, 2014

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Whether you are specifying, designing, buying or selling packaging machines, the selection of the human machine interface (HMI) can have a big impact on both current and future equipment operation, compatibility and maintainability. The HMI affects not only your packaging machines, but also other connected equipment.

There are advantages and drawbacks of each of the three basic choices of HMIs: PC-based, embedded and operator interface terminal (OIT). Major factors driving selection include how end users run their business, the complexity of the packaging machine, and the connected equipment and process control system.

The packaging machine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) may have support and maintenance foremost in mind, and the end user may need to improve business intelligence and long-term equipment stability. Both are interested in security, compatibility and competitive pricing.

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