EC: Configurable HMI Panel
Hardware – HMI, operator interface, thin-client: The EAO Configurable HMI Panel provides a modular and uniquely customizable approach to implementing an HMI control panel in industrial machinery by use of mixed HMI technologies within one complete unit. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
The EAO Configurable HMI Panel provides a modular and uniquely customizable approach to implementing an HMI control panel in industrial machinery or fabrication equipment. The panel allows for mixed technologies, using standard components with the ability to customize the layout with adaptable switch cut-outs. The panel incorporates durable membrane buttons, an integrated display, resistive touchscreen, and integration of electromechanical push-buttons and components. The Configurable HMI Panel is an innovative, affordable solution for designing a control panel that is customizable and can incorporate advanced electronic components with reliable electromechanical buttons and switches.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey