Why trust CIR for HMI?
There are several basic components to any well-designed HMI. It must be intuitive for the operator. The better the system communicates with the operator the better the system. In order for the system to communicate it must be user friendly. The system must represented virtually every condition and sub routine of the process. A good alarming structure must also exist to alert operators via alarm message banners and graphical object animations to get the attention whenever necessary.Intuitive Operator Interface.
Display must be clear, straightforward, easy to control and immediately understandable.
A simple click or touch of a screen should instantaneously verify actions.
Comprehensive Overview Screen
The overview screen must quicklyidentify graphically what it is controlling.
Navigation to detail views must help the operator drill down quickly and intuitively.
Strong Alert Interface
Establishing alarms, warning and equipment states that do not create confusion are critical.
Acknowledge buttons let the operator take the appropriate actions before the process continues.
Well-organized alarm summary page is critical to eliminating confusion.
Extra care developing comprehensive training and operating manuals
Manuals can be build into the system so the operator can access them right from the operator interface.