The display in an industrial automation system, more commonly called as 'Human Machine Interface' (HMI) is a very critical aspect of the system. As the name implies, it is the operator interface with which the humans interact with the system. It needs to be very intuitive even for a less skilled plant worker to understand and operate for easy monitoring and control leading to effective resource management.
With advent of mass computing especially low cost displays and interface technologies, industrial displays with touch have become the trend. The latest devices for the operator interfaces are having ruggedized single/multi touch options. Embien has worked across a spectrum of display technologies right from the basic LED/LCD based character displays with keypad to the touch enabled HMI's. Some of our offerings in the segment include:
Human Machine Interface Design
With our rich experience in working with various industries and embedded technologies,
Embien has expertise in developing
- Android based industrial displays with touch and accelerated boot
- Linux QT based displays
- Character LCD Displays
- HDMI Interfaces with rugged Industrial touch panels
Our HMI application designs generally has following advantages
- Intuitive graphic design
- Least degree for access
- Common widgets like Graphs, tables
- Remote acquisition
- Cloud based data acquisition and control
- Customized widgets development
Considering the requirements of the industrial segments, we have developed an embedded GUI library - Sparklet especially for usage in HMIs.
Web Based Mobile Operator Interface Design
Currently with wide spread use of cloud technologies, it is possible to remotely monitor and control industrial devices. The performance of an industrial device could be continuously uploaded to a central web server from where the data can be visualized using Web interfaces or by using mobile applications. Such systems not only leverages existing infrastructure, but also enables control/debugging without any field visits. Powerful smart phones enable viewing these data using multiple intuitive widgets.
With experiences in deploying JSON, REST and other web based technologies along with mobile/web development, Embien has capabilities in designing and developing such systems. Some of our project executions include remote solar inverter monitoring systems, home automation systems etc.