San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.697.1 - 25.697.14
HMI Design: An Analysis of a Good Display for Seamless Integration between User Understanding and Automatic Controls.AbstractIn process automation industry operator interface is usually a Human Machine InterfaceUnit (HMI). It plays a significant role in creating a friendly visual environment betweenuser and technology. It is considered to be the window to the automation control system.Controlling through finger touch has replaced the use of hammers and manual switchesenormously. With the increasing application of HMIs in industry, a good number ofsoftware tools are being introduced and the competiveness in designing HMI displays isincreasing tremendously. This research focuses on various aspects in designing HMIdisplays to meet the quality criteria such as ease and seamlessness in user understanding,efficiency of leaning the HMI design software tools and satisfaction of the operators tocontrol large systems. These aspects consist of issues with screen layout, colorrepresentation, graphics and pictures, text and data values, alarms, navigation and controland so on. The scope of this paper is to learn how to incorporate as much information inone limited display monitor needed to make a clear visual understanding to a useroperating a machine with both simple and complex applications. This paper will alsoshow the step-by step process of designing an Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus600 HMIunit in a most efficient way. In this application the HMI unit is controlling a packagingmachine coupled with Allen-Bradley CompactLogix, MicroLogix and PowerFlex®4variable frequency drive systems.
Hossain, A., & Zaman, T. (2012, June), HMI Design: An Analysis of a Good Display for Seamless Integration between User Understanding and Automatic Controls Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21454
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