HMI Provides Operator Friendly Changeover Automation
May 08, 2013
Automatic guide rail adjustment systems are highly controlled, utilizing HMI (Human Machine Interface) technologies. The added process control allows hundreds of feet of guide rail adjustment to the desired width in seconds.
In the photo, an Allen-Bradley PanelView™ Plus 6 human machine interface (HMI) provides a user-friendly interface between the machine and operator monitoring the changeover. The HMI is programmed using FactoryTalk® View ME for three recipe/product size changes. Users can also browse through the stored layout documents, mechanical drawings and reference manuals, easily accessed on the PanelView Plus 6 HMI.
Nercon is part of Rockwell Automation’s elite Machine Builder Program. As a member of the PartnerNetwork program, Nercon continues to demonstrate innovation and market leadership with conveyor and equipment that incorporates Rockwell Automation solutions. Through collaboration with Rockwell Automation, Nercon also helps customers develop an ongoing approach to plant-wide optimization, improve machine performance and achieve sustainability objectives.
For more information on Nercon’s controls capabilities, download our Panel View Plus Application presentation.