HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
taimoortariq
User Rank
Gold
Re: Multi-Touch HMIs
taimoortariq   7/19/2013 1:36:53 PM
HMI's may find more market in research and development centers which need advance HMI's for their applications. Still it is great to see HMI's advancing to serve more flexibility in operations.

taimoortariq
User Rank
Gold
Re: Multi-Touch HMIs
taimoortariq   7/19/2013 1:35:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Very Interesting article, HMI is definetly worth spending money on by a company since it makes control easier and more centeralized. But it would be interesting to see that how many companies actually adopt multitouch technology, some might stay with the conventional HMI's mostly because there might not be alot of application for the multitouch. Multitouch although quite fascinating might be a bit too advanced for manufacturing companies.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Multi-Touch HMIs
apresher   7/18/2013 4:01:14 PM
NO RATINGS
It will be interesting to see how many OEM machines actually implement more sophiticated HMIs that use some of these features.  It definitely would add to the cost of development, especially moving to more sophisticated graphics, and one question is whether that expense will be worth it for many machines.  Especially over the near term.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Re: The plant as a video game
TJ McDermott   7/18/2013 12:58:01 AM
NO RATINGS
If my work's not fun Rob, I have to ask myself why I'm doing it.  Yes I need the wage to live, but it should be fun at the same time (just don't tell the owners or they'll dock my pay for having fun on company time).

I see it more as bringing expectations of machinery up to human standards, instead of shaping humans to fit machinery.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
From high volume to low volume industries
Ann R. Thryft   7/17/2013 12:44:35 PM
NO RATINGS
Another example of how successful, large-scale consumer electronics innovations can be ported to much smaller markets such as industrial, after high enough volumes have been manufactured to bring prices down.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
The plant as a video game
Rob Spiegel   7/17/2013 10:41:13 AM
NO RATINGS
Nice article, Al. This is one more example of the plant as a video game. This is the kind of development that will help bring an army of new engineers to the plant floor. Plants are becoming cool.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
As part of a new DARPA project, Jan Scheuermann, a quadriplegic woman, was able to use neural implants to control a F-35 fighter jet in a simulator.
An app for your Android phone finds lighter materials for your design and even tells you how much each will save (or cost) you.
Italian robot maker Comau Robotics has introduced the small, quick Racer999 robot for assembly and packaging.
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 9 - 13, Implementing Motor Control Designs with MCUs and FPGAs: An Introduction and Update
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service