Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface or dashboard that connects a person to a machine, system, or device. While the term can technically be applied to any screen that allows a user to interact with a device, HMI is most commonly used in the context of an industrial process. However, the main purpose is to provide insight into mechanical performance and progress. HMIs are essential resources for these professionals, who use them to review and monitor processes, diagnose problems, and visualize data.
Applications: HMI technology is used by almost all industrial organizations, as well as a wide range of other companies, to interact with their machines and optimize their industrial processes.
In Industrial Settings, HMIs can be used to:
Industries using HMI include:
High Performance HMI's
Operators and users are increasingly moving toward high-performance HMI, a method of HMI design that helps ensure fast, effective interaction. By only drawing attention to the most necessary or critical indicators on the interface, this design technique helps the viewer to see and respond to problems more efficiently, as well as make better-informed decisions.