HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
It took engineers nearly half a century to determine why the SS Schenectady, while docked quietly in a harbor off Portland, Ore. one day, suddenly snapped in half.
The medical devices behind the superbug outbreak at UCLA suffer from a design flaw that experts have been aware of for decades.
Just when you thought mobile technology couldn’t get any more personal, Procter & Gamble have come up with a way to put your mobile where your mouth is, in the form of a Bluetooth 4.0 connected toothbrush.
The grab bag of plastic and rubber materials featured in this new product slideshow are aimed at lighting applications or automotive uses. The rest are for a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, oil & gas, RF and radar, automotive, building materials, and more.
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
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