HMI solutions allowforinteractive operation and control between humans and machines. An HMI (human-machine interface) provides feedback from the industrial machine to the end user. This feedback allows the end user to make changes so that the machine is more effective in production. An HMI can also provide a way to control, manage, monitor and visually operate processes during production.HMI solutions are usedin robotics, process controls, ergonomics, PLC and other industrialapplications.
An industrial HMI systems processing power determines its usability and its ability torender complex screens. An HMI’s fastresponse time to user input and exibility tohandle multiple levels of operator interactions is also determined upon the processing power within the HMI.HMI’s require dynamically changing graphics that require a high-performance solution that can achieve the 60 frame per second refresh rate that’s required at the rightresolution. HMI’s also have to support multipleconnectivity and communications protocols tocommunicate between the operator and variousmachines and control systems.
HMI solutions range from simple displays to high resolution LCD panels. HMI solutions can be mounted on a user’smachine, portable handheld devices, or installed in centralized control cabinets. With HMI, users can process control to connect sensors, actuators and machines on the plant oor; to I/O control and PLC systems.
ABB HMI Solutions
Individual ABB HMI solutions provide operators with an overview on profitable production – coupled with the ability to manually intervene, if necessary. ABB HMI solutions makecommunication protocols possible these control panels the ideal complement to ABB PLCs, Drives and Robots.The control panel series CP600 provides HMI solutions with color touch screens from 4.3 to 15.
The ABBCP600 range is dedicated for machines and systems requiring visualization performance or representative design. The CP600-WEB range is similar to theCP600, while the visualization is based on the web server of the AC500 PLC platform. This provides the user with an advantage of less cost.