EC: VIC/HMI Control Panel
Hardware – Integrated HMI-controller: The VIC/HMI Control Panel from Vecoplan LLC includes innovative user-friendly HMI programming and an integrated troubleshooting guide, targeting machine builders. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
The VIC/HMI Control Panel from Vecoplan LLC includes innovative user-friendly HMI programming, targeting machine builders. Integrated troubleshooting guides combine detailed text with high-resolution photographs that pinpoint problems down to the component level. HMIs give an unsurpassed level of detail while remaining easy to use. If a problem occurs, a photo of the machine with the general problem area highlighted and a description of the problem are displayed. Users can touch the screen to see a close-up of the specific problem along with text details and step-by-step instructions on how to fix it.
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