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HMI Design: An Analysis of a Good Display for Seamless Integration between User Understanding and Automatic Controls

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Projects in Instrumentation and Control

Tagged Division

Instrumentation

Page Count

14

Page Numbers

25.697.1 - 25.697.14

DOI

10.18260/1-2--21454

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https://peer.asee.org/21454

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479

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Akram Hossain Purdue University, Calumet

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Akram Hossain is a professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Director of the Center for Packaging Machinery Industry at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind. He worked eight years in industry at various capacities. He is working with Purdue University Calumet for the past 24 years. He consults for industry on process control, packaging machinery system control, and related disciplines. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He served in IEEE/Industry Application Society for 15 years at various capacities. He served as chair of manufacturing Systems Development Applications Department of IEEE/IAS. He authored more than 25 refereed journal and conference publications. In 2009, he as PI received NSF-CCLI grant entitled A Mechatronics Curriculum and Packaging Automation Laboratory Facility. In 2010, he as Co-PI received NSF-ATE grant entitled Meeting Workforce Needs for Mechatronics Technicians. From 2003 through 2006, he was involved with Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill., in developing direct computer control for hydrogen powered automotives. He is also involved in several direct computer control and wireless process control related research projects. His interests are in the area of industrial transducer, industrial process control, modeling and simulation of mechatronics devices and systems, wireless controls, statistical process control, computer-aided design and fabrication of printed circuit board, programmable logic controllers, programmable logic devices, and renewable energy-related projects.

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Tanima Zaman Purdue University Calumet

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Tanima Zaman is a graduate staff member under the Department of Engineering Technology at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in mechatronics engineering technology at Purdue University, Calumet. She has obtained a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her interests are in the area of modeling and simulation of mechatronics devices and systems, designing human machine interfaces, statistical process control, computer-aided design, and fabrication of printed circuit board, programmable logic controllers.

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Abstract

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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