The necessity of the human-machine interface

From the pages of Control Design

HMIs create a window of opportunity

By Andy Watkins, contributing editor

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) play an integral role in the manufacturing world that allows us, as humans, to interact with machines for a number of specific purposes. Whether we are utilizing a handheld control unit on a small deburring robot or an onboard CNC control on a multi–axis, multitasking machine tool, our ability to engage with a machine to carry out tasks is all dependent upon an HMI. Each of these machines, from robots to machining centers, has been developed, programmed and tested through some sort of an HMI. They remain and will continue to remain a crucial factor in the age of the machine that we are in now and on into the foreseeable future.

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