Voices: Dave Perkon

Dave Perkon is technical editor for Control Design. He has engineered and managed automation projects for Fortune 500 companies in the medical, automotive, semiconductor, defense and solar industries.

A modern, minimalist HMI

9 is the new dozen in HMIs when it comes to displaying information to an operator

By Dave Perkon, technical editor
Dec 10, 2018

There are many functions in an HMI related to machine status, process variables, manual controls and alarms. However, too much of a good thing, with numbers and different colors all over the screen, is a common occurrence—the developer and programmer overwhelm the operator instead of providing quick access to the 20% of information that is important.

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