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Essentials of a well-connected operator interface

March 25, 2019

Although industrial controllers are described as the brains of automated machines, the human-machine interface (HMI) provides the information, data and control functions to create the proper machine-user experience. The technology in HMIs enables designers to develop easier-to-use machines and presents the data to make both the operator and the machine more efficient. Operators appreciate the crisp, bright images on the thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid-crystal display (LCD) and similar technology. It’s an important feature for the display to be bright—sunlight-readable brightness— with a long lifespan. Learn more in this Essentials Guide.

Topics include:

  • Operator-interface techonology
  • Access and control
  • Data and information access
  • Connection required
  • The smart HMI and script