HMI is the acronym for Human Machine Interface which, simply put, is an interface between a user and a machine. HMI is a term specific to manufacturing and process control systems. An HMI provides a visual representation of the status of a control system with real-time data acquisition.
HMI’s can also act as the centralized control unit for manufacturing lines as they are usually equipped with non-volatile memory containing data recipes, can execute event logging and event triggering, and can provide video feed for status monitoring. For a manufacturing line to be integrated with an HMI, it must first be connected to a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Motion Controller. It is the PLC/Motion Controller that takes the information from the machine sensors and converts it into Boolean algebra to communicate with the HMI. From factories to extreme remote locations, IndustLabs HMI control panels enable customers to easily connect, monitor and control processes across a diverse range of industries that include manufacturing, oil and gas and water/wastewater.