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Human Machine Interface

Human Machine Interface
Human Machine Interface
A human-machine interface, or HMI, is a device that allows an operator to interact with a machine. Using inputs, outputs, industrial networks, operating systems and specialized software, the HMI can communicate with any production system.

Modern HMIs have advanced multi-touch displays that operators can use to closely monitor production, adapt to production demands, and quickly respond to equipment fault or failure. Today, sophisticated industrial networks even allow operators to manage process remotely, from central control rooms or even smartphones and tablets.

HMIs are can applied to any industrial application, but they are particularly useful in process industries like oil and gas, mining, wastewater treatment and others due to the on-demand information and improved diagnostics they can provide.

Human Machine Interface: Learn About Human Machine Interface Here > An HMI is an acronym for Human Machine Interface. Sometimes referred to as touchscreens, this electronic interface replaces pushbuttons, lights, gauges and other traditional hardwired devices. The most popular is the dedicated operator interface systems because they are easy to use, fully integrated and cost effective.

HMIs are available in panel mount or stud mount, monochrome or 256 color screens ranging from a two-line display up to 12.4 inches with excellent visibility. Choose from stand-alone controller or units that communicate with other devices like PLCs.