Category: HMI

20-HIM-A3 vs 20-HIM-A6

What is a HIM?  The term HIM stands for Human Interface Module. It’s basically a user interface that enables human operators to engage and interact with a drive, machine, or a system. HIMs are commonly used in the industrial context, and you’ll often come across them in industrial environments alongside AC drives or Variable Frequency…

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PanelView vs VersaView

VersaView and PanelView are Allen-Bradley operator interfaces from Rockwell Automation, with similar functionalities as Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). These graphic operator terminals combine HMI software and hardware to allow users to interact with a controller and the system being controlled. An HMI terminal can vary from a physical control panel with indicator lights and keypad buttons…

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PanelView 800 vs PanelView Plus 7

Allen-Bradley PanelViews are graphical operator interfaces, similar to Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). They are a combination of hardware and software through which users interact with a controller. These PanelView terminals are popular in a variety of industrial applications that require monitoring, control, and graphical display of operational data. Their color graphics displays allow operators to quickly…

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IPC vs HMI

Recent advancements in industrial automation have led to the development of more powerful and more flexible control systems, which are easier to program, configure and communicate with. Modern industrial controllers are characterized by higher processing power and better interconnectivity in comparison to traditional controllers. Today, many industrial control applications utilize Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and…

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Hardware Comparison: PanelView Plus 7 Standard vs. Performance

As smart factories, facilities and cities continue to grow, so does the need for improved visualization and functionality in Human Machine Interfaces (HMI).   By bringing that visualization down to the operator and technician level at the machine level, machine state, error messaging, real-time running conditions, and other information can be graphically displayed to assist in…

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