Web based HMI solutions – the future of machine automation
Machines and production lines are getting more complex all the time. Complexity of the machine brings totally new challenges to the user interface software. Operator has to monitor complex processes and service engineer have to diagnose complex problems.
HTML5 based visualization allows machine manufacturer to present all machine and diagnostics data in a intuitive way. Operators are already familiar with the elements from their daily life like websites and mobile apps.
Web based HMI
User friendly and intuitive
Everyone has used internet browser and mobile phone apps. Familiar graphical elements in the machine HMI makes it easy to use.
All types of media supported, like video, embedded websites, pictures, SVG graphics with infinite zoom, audio and so on.
Huge base of elements and libraries
There are thousands of libraries for graphical elements, icons, trends, dashboard or whatever you can imagine. Time saving is big when using ready made elements that are in wide use all over internet.
HTML5 is the standard for web content that has billions of daily users. We can say for sure that HTML5 will be here for long time. When using
Web based HMI
Nearly every platform supports HTML5. This gives you the freedom to choose your operator panel hardware from any vendor. Any hardware or operating system that support HTML5 browser, can be used as client. No special software needed on the client side.
Web visualizations can be easily accessible via remote connection. In todays envinronment, the remote connectivity is a necessity.
All communication between the client and server is encrypted. HTTPS combined with OPC UA offers secure channel all the way from PLC to the operating panel even over remote connection.