At Shoreline Power Services, HMI design and programming is just one of the many services we offer. Our programmers have extensive experience developing HMI systems for several different industries including automotive, water/wastewater, oil and gas, and food/beverage. Every HMI is specifically designed to optimize your process and enables the operator to increase performance and productivity.
What is An HMI?
Put simply, a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a dashboard or interface that helps connect a user to a system, machine or another device. The phrase is most commonly used in an industrial context.
In environments such as these, HMIs are used to display data visually, keep track of production time, KPIs and outputs/inputs of the machines. Much like you would use the display of your heating and cooling system to maintain your home’s temperature, an operator in an industrial setting would use an HMI to control and monitor elements on the plant floor.
Which Industries Use HMIs?
Many industries use HMIs in some capacity. We have worked with and developed HMI systems for many different industries like automotive, water/wastewater, oil and gas, and food and beverage. Other industries that use HMIs include energy, manufacturing, recycling, transportation, and more—so you can see how important clarity of design and functionality of an HMI is to the efficiency of the industrial process.
What Are HMIs Commonly Used For?
In the past, plant operators would be required to make numerous trips to each piece of machinery in order to monitor it and keep a record of it on paper. The digital age allows the operators to keep track of this information in one central location, without making constant trips across the plant floor. HMIs can even be created on tablets for ultimate mobility. Another benefit of an HMI is less likelihood of human error.
No matter what reason you need an HMI, Shoreline Power Services can help. Contact us today to get started!