HMS demonstrates human-machine interface solutions on the Vuzix smart glasses platform

HMS Industrial has demonstrated a range of human-machine interfaces on the Vuzix smart glasses platform.

Vuzix is a supplier of smart glasses and augmented reality technologies and products for the consumer and enterprise markets.

HMS is provider of industrial networking and remote management solutions.  Continue reading HMS demonstrates human-machine interface solutions on the Vuzix smart glasses platform

Enabling Industry 4.0: Baumüller at SPS IPC Drives 2017

Industrial automation specialist Baumüller is presenting its exhibits for its main theme “Enabling Industry 4.0” at SPS IPC Drives in hall 1 at booth 560 from November 28 to 30, 2017.

The trade fair visitors will be able to see how Baumüller makes the smart digitization and networking of machines and systems possible for its customers with intelligent components and solutions, creating the connections and interfaces for Industry 4.0.

At the trade fair stand, Baumüller will show how Industry 4.0 generates added benefits through increased efficiency for the mechanical engineer in every phase of the value added chain.  Continue reading Enabling Industry 4.0: Baumüller at SPS IPC Drives 2017

‘Virtual dashboard’ sounds better than ‘human-machine interface’

A human-machine interface is a computer screen through which a human can control a machine. It can be a screen on a tablet computer or a desktop computer, or even a wearable, like a smartwatch.

The majority of HMIs in the industrial sector take the form of tablet computers, though there are also many desktop HMIs, and an increasing number of developers are releasing wearable HMIs, although they are few in number at the moment.

The reason why mobile HMIs seem to be favoured is that they can be located near the machine, or the user can be near the machine when using the device, to either directly control it in realtime or programme it to perform whatever operations at a subsequent time.  Continue reading ‘Virtual dashboard’ sounds better than ‘human-machine interface’

Continental unveils new human machine interface for automated driving

 

Continental, a developer of advanced driver assistance systems, has developed a new human-machine interface which places the control of a vehicle at the user’s fingertips, says the company.

The HMI – which is designed to be integrated into a vehicle dashboard (as pictured above) – provides a central input device for maneuver control in the center console as an element of the holistic human-machine dialogue, says the company.

Continental says the input element increases the mode awareness when moving from manual to automated driving mode.  Continue reading Continental unveils new human machine interface for automated driving

Renesas launches Linux platform for developing human machine interfaces

 

Renesas Electronics, a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has launched the RZ/G microprocessor series, which the company says enables rapid development of high-performance Linux and Android applications.

Designed for industrial, home appliances, and office equipment employing a human machine interface, the RZ/G Series extends the capabilities of the RZ/A Series MPUs – which supports 2D graphics at up to WXGA resolution – to deliver high-end performance in applications such as image processing, video sensing, and 3-D graphics and multimedia at up to 1080p resolution.

One of the key features of the new RZ/G Series, says Renesas, is the high performance for enhanced UI expressiveness and video sensing.  Continue reading Renesas launches Linux platform for developing human machine interfaces

Yaskawa Motoman launches new software for robots and programmable logic controllers

 

Yaskawa Motoman has launched new software for robots and programmable logic controllers – the computing appliances connected to industrial robots.

The MLX300 software option is the newest generation of integration for Yaskawa robots and PLCs.

The MLX300 enables operators to control and program Yaskawa robots in a standard PLC programming environment, eliminating the need to learn a specific robot programming language, says the company.  Continue reading Yaskawa Motoman launches new software for robots and programmable logic controllers

B&R launches new widget for dynamic human machine interface design

 

B&R has launched a new widget that the company says makes dynamic human machine interface design easy.

The widget enables the creation of HMI animations with the mapp View’s “Paper” widget.

The new widget is offered with B&R’s web-based HMI solution.  Continue reading B&R launches new widget for dynamic human machine interface design

Mitsubishi releases new widescreen human machine interface

 

Mitsubishi has released a new widescreen human machine interface.

The company says demand for operational efficiencies such as greater visualization into a factory’s automation solutions portfolio has prompted it to launch the new GT25 Wide HMI.

The GT25 Wide HMI is an interface that monitors and controls machine components with a graphical touchscreen that connects to equipment such as programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives and servos. Continue reading Mitsubishi releases new widescreen human machine interface

Global HMI market could reach $6 billion by end of decade

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The human machine interface market is forecast to reach $6 billion by the end of the decade

The global human machine interface (HMI) market is expected to grow at a rate of 6 per cent a year from 2016 to 2020, according to a report by Big Market Research

In a separate report by Transparency International, the HMI market is forecast to reach $6 billion by the end of the decade.

HMI is a significant tool for communication between humans and machines. It is adopted in plant automation to assist humans to interact with automation machines and gain understanding of plant floor automation process. Operation efficiency is increased and cost associated is reduced with the help of HMI.

The Big Market Research report provides information on the leading market players: Rockwell Automation, GE, Siemens, and Schneider Electric among others. 

A study of other prominent vendors, such as Advantech, Atmel, Beijer Electronics, EAO, Eaton, Elektrobit, Elipse Software, Bosch Rexroth, Digital Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric, Progea, Omron, and others has been covered.